Christmas is upon us and money is being thrown around like water buying new, unnecessary stuff for people who one may or may not love or even like.
But it is about giving that we are told makes us better people.
I reckon what would make us even better people that giving new things, is finding things that already exist and saving them from becoming landfill.
Go to an 'op shop', a fete, a fantastic store like Seasonal Concepts in Redfern or the Flea market in Athens and find that unique thing that has a history and is made to last.
It will be half the price and ten times the quality of today's mass produced objects.
Do it. It is fun going through those places and the satification you feel when you have FOUND IT!
Recycle, upcycle, repurpose.