Everyone wants less clutter in their homes. According to a national survey, more than 3 in 4 Americans wish that holidays were less materialistic. In fact, nearly 9 in 10 Americans believe that holidays should be more about family and caring for others, not giving and receiving gifts. Many of us dread the stress as well as the overload of gifts that comes with the upcoming holiday celebrations. While it’s easy to complain about holiday clutter, it’s harder to find tools that let you avoid getting “too much stuff.”
SoKind Registry is the registry with alternative gift ideas that lets you build wish lists based on experiences, homemade and secondhand goods as well as practical things you need is a great way to manage the influx of clutter that comes in with the holidays.
The registry at SoKind is the only non-profit alternative gift registry on the market that lets you ask for anything you can imagine. Check out the registry we made, and see what types of experiences you can wish for.
Too Much Stuff? The New Gifting Solution:
Using the registry you create at SoKind Registry is beneficial to your kids, to you, to your relatives and to the planet:
1. Your kids get memorable experiences and things they really enjoy. There are multiple benefits to kids from having fewer toys and significant research demonstrating that experiences are more beneficial (and bring more happiness) than things.
2. Your house stays less cluttered, you save money and you don’t have a pile of too much stuff to get rid of at the end of the holiday season. Asking for experience gifts like museum memberships or zoo passes doesn’t take up space in your house, and you save money throughout the year.
3. Loved ones still get to give something that lets them show their love for your kids
4. Your family uses fewer resources and helps protect the environment and slow climate change.
The Registry that Simplifies the Holidays with “Non-Stuff” Gifts
Check out this list with TONS of ideas of experiences, gifts of time and skill, classes, charity, handmade items, and more.
SoKind Registry is a project of the Center for a New American Dream, a 501(c)3 organization working to encourage more sustainable lifestyles based on thoughtful consumption, sustainable environmental principles, and increased community connections.