It’s a bit naff having a January birthday if I’m honest, everyone is skint, or dieting, or not drinking so meals and nights out aren’t that well received really! I am lucky really that my birthday is at the end if January rather than the beginning I suppose. I’m also pretty useless at compiling a list of presents for when people inevitably ask what i’d like as I’ve normally used up the few things I want on my Christmas list! I’m also trying to be far better at asking for things I really need this year, so they will actually come in useful in my daily life rather than sitting on a shelf gathering dust! I’m on a bit of a decluttering mission this year too so ideally want to get things that are either useful or ‘joy sparking’ can you tell I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s book about tidying?
Anyway I’ve been looking at the gift site Uncommon Goods for things that I’d really like to get, items that I like the look of and would get use from. Another thing I want to try and cut down on is my carbon footprint, a part of not wanting to waste things that would eventually end up in Landfill is trying to buy from sustainable sources. Uncommon Goods have a great ethical mission; you can select a non-profit organisation to receive a donation at check-out, use paper from FSC certified projects as well as sourcing handmade/recycled and organic products.