There are problems and then there are first world problems. Like the problem of too many Christmas gifts. Things you already have, gifts you don't want or gifts you have no use for. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia alone had about $ 520 worth of unwanted Christmas gifts this year. Gosh, what a waste.
If you happen to be one of those battling the problem of plenty, here are some ways to empty your stash.
Anne from The Unique Gifter blog, offers some useful tips like donating to a shelter, selling on Craigslist or sharing the goodies by throwing a party. For more tips, check out her post on How to get rid of unwanted Christmas gifts.
In Where to swap your unwanted Christmas gifts, Lovemoney says if you don't want it, swap it. It names sites that allow you to swap what you have in return for something else you want. Check out the online swap stores in your location and swap away.
If, like me, you live in Denmark, you can always donate to charity shops like Røde Kors (The Red Cross) or give it away free on the Facebook group Free Your Stuff Copenhagen. Your unwanted gift might be just what somebody needs.
And if you're hoping the gifts you give won't end up in the surplus or unwanted pile, here's my earlier gift guide on How to choose gifts that won't be returned, regifted or resold
Here's to year of better gifting!
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