The holiday season is so often focused on gifts, but when you think back, is that what you remember? ⁠What are the best Christmas memories of your childhood? Do you remember the make-up set you got or making cookies with your parents and gifting them to your aunts, uncles and grandparents? Do you remember the Barbie set you got or visiting Santa in the woods while singing Christmas songs? Do you remember getting that green dress or visiting the Christmas light installations of the neighborhood while drinking hot chocolate?


  1. Material gifts vs Experience gifts?

As we head even deeper into the holiday hustle remember, it’s not about the things you buy each other, it’s about the atmosphere, creation, and connection.⁠ Focus on experience gifts if the person doesn’t need anything in his life. Sometimes it’s something as simple as going to the movies together. And, maybe it’s a movie & pizza night at home, or a ticket for a museum or a lecture, or even a camping weekend away.

Now we would like to hear from you, what’s the best experience gift you’ve ever received? ⁠


  1. Predominantly Meaty vs Plant based dishes?

According to a study conducted by the WWF, our food accounts for one third of the environmental impact of consumption in Europe. Especially the production of meat and dairy products cause significantly more greenhouse gas emissions than the cultivation of plant-based foods. Hence we can reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions by adding more plant based ingredients to our diet.

Grandmothers Kitchen by chef Anoha, cooks the perfect plant based Christmas meal menu for us. If you are interested to see a short video tutorial, please view it here.

Another thing you can do to avoid food waste, just bring your tupperwares to your friends place and to restaurants, and enjoy the leftovers the next day.

What is your favorite plant based meal?


  1. Plastic vs real Christmas tree?

What is more sustainable, a plastic tree or a real tree? Put the focus on the fact that if the plastic one already exists and you already have it or u plan to buy it pre-loved, then that is the most sustainable option.⠀⁠

A real tree is more eco-friendly if: ⁠⠀⁠

  1. you don’t already have a plastic tree⁠⠀⁠
  2. you rent a tree with roots in a pot
  3. you will return the tree with roots in a pot to the company planting them back in the woods

A plastic tree is more eco-friendly if: ⁠⠀⁠

  1. you already own one⁠⠀⁠
  2. you buy one secondhand⁠⠀⁠
  3. you will take good care of it and use it for years to come⁠⠀⁠

What does your Christamas tree look like?