If you still have some gifts to pick up why not skip the busy mall and big box store and shop locally owned stores. Not only are the stores often less crowded but you will also get more personal service and unique gifts. You can find some great eco-friendly options on our business directory. Another great last minute idea is gift cards to locally owned restaurants, we have a great list of some local and natural options also in our business directory.
And what about for people on you list that have everything and are very hard to shop for? Consider donating to a local cause that is near to their heart. With donation gifts you are really giving two gifts.
Baked goodies made with local ingredients can also make great gifts. Don’t want to bake? You pick up some great local baked goods at Native Roots Market and all of the great bakeries around the state.
These are just a few quick ideas to help you with your last minute shopping. You can find a few more over at Retro Housewife Goes Green. Also be sure to share your ideas in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
About the Author
Lisa Sharp is passionate about green living, organic food, animals, and natural medicine. She is an environmental activist, green living expert, and consultant. In addition to being the founder and editor of Green Oklahoma, Lisa has a green living blog, Retro Housewife Goes Green. You can follow Lisa on twitter @Retrohousewife5 and Facebook.
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