This holiday “think outside of the gift box” and give an alternative gift. Here are some ideas add to the “real spirit” of the season. Give from the heart!

  1. Cook a meal for a favorite friend and enjoy the relaxation and company.
  2. Take a friend or loved one to a concert, movie or museum and enjoy some time together and support artists at the same time.
  3. Buy a CD, record or t-shirt from a favorite artist and support the musicians while giving the gift of great music.
  4. Give the gift of time: This is the most valuable gift you can give! Make some time to share or have an adventure and enjoy the holidays with loved ones while creating a new memory.
  5. Sponsorship gifts: The gift of sponsorship is a great one that can connect people to wonderful organizations that are helping people and the environment. Here are some that are promoted by your favorite rock icons:
    • One Campaign
    • Tibet House
    • Milagro Foundation
    • School of Rock
    • Little Kids Rock
    • Paul McCartney
  6. Fair-trade gifts: There are wonderful fair trade gifts out there that that give pleasure and support local communities
    • Moroccan Elixir Argan Oil
    • Fair trade coffee and tea
    • Fair trade chocolate
    • Fair trade children’s gifts
    • Fair trade arts and crafts
  7. Give a health-inspired gift
  8. Gifts that support local artisans and businesses
    • Shop at holiday markets and fairs that support local businesses
    • This is a great way to meet and support locals while giving a gift that is original and thoughtful

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