Thinking about Christmas gifts

Here’s a suggestion for gift giving this holiday season from Living Green 365-

Make memories, not trash
Although our homes may be overflowing with material goods, those things don’t bring us lasting happiness.

What does, research has shown, are experiences.

Our enthusiasm for new possessions is short-lived. Experiences, on the other hand, live on in our memories and stories.

Some additional benefits: experiences don’t have to be dusted, organized, stored, tossed, or donated. They don’t end up in landfills or other waste disposal facilities. They’re the ideal eco-friendly gift option!

This holiday season and beyond, consider experience-based gifts for those on your shopping list. Below are some suggestions to get you started.

Gift cards for unique winter activities—which can be done on your own or with a guide:

Dog sledding
Fat biking
Ice fishing
Snow tubing
Registration for social winter events, like:
Book Across the Bay (Ashland, WI)
Luminary Loppet (Minneapolis, MN)
Loppet Kuub tournament (Minneapolis, MN)
Fitness classes – Yoga, Zumba, Jazzercise, Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, to name a few

Minnesota State Parks gift card–This gift card can be used for a Minnesota State Parks Permit, camping and overnight getaways; or canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and snowtube rentals.

For more experience-based gift ideas, see Make Memories, Not Trash.

And of course- consider a gift card to Voyageur Canoe Outfitters!

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