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Destiny Hagest
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Okay, well it's not great big yet, but it will be.

I know a lot of us lament the materialism of the holidays, but there is a certain sense of fun and frivolity to it all, and my philosophy is, if people really want to buy me something, well, more power to them. I thought we could all drop links and photos of things we're pining for, or buying for other loved ones here in this thread.

Eco gifts, permaculture gifts, homesteading gifts...whatever strikes your fancy. Post it here - and remember, it helps support Permies.com if you use an Amazon link - if anyone buys what you post, or anything else from the link that you use, Permies.com gets a little kickback, WOOT!
 
Tracy Wandling
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That's an easy one for me. I want soil blockers! Especially the ones that make 12 or 20 at a time. As well as the 4" blockers. Yeah, hundreds of dollars that I don't have at the moment - but they're on the list! I have the one that makes 3/4" blocks, and 4 2" blocks. But being able to make more blocks at one time would be wonderful.

http://www.soilblockers.co.uk/index.php/store

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Destiny Hagest
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So a few things we're kind of hoping for or buying around here:

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Source: Amazon.com

Apparently this book teaches that mommies aren't always able to be there right away, but that doesn't mean they don't love their little ones. As we struggle to balance working with raising our son and meeting the demands of a household, I feel this book is very appropriate.

Aromatherapy Diffuser - Professional Grade - Wood and Glass

Source: Amazon.com

Something for said mommy

The Ringer - The Original Stainless Steel Cast Iron Cleaner

Source: Amazon.com

I hear these are great for cleaning rough stuff off of cast iron pans - the outside of our main skillet could use some attention.

Carhartt Men's Quilt Lined Duck Bib Overalls

For my husband

Finger Paint - Eco Kids Non-Toxic Natural Paint

Source: Amazon.com

The reviews for these suck, but my kid eats way too much fingerpaint to put prettiness over quality of ingredients.

[url=http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1333342&b=278912&m=30889&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Echelseagreen%2Ecom%2Fgaias%2Dgarden%2Dsecond%2Dedition]Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition
By Toby Hemenway[/url]

Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

Something I've been pining after for my bookshelves for a long time now.

BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Technology

Source: Amazon.com

Something I've been pining after for a while now - so I can work upstairs without being distracted by the mayhem that goes on below.



What about you? What do you want/need?
 
Anne Miller
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Some things I would like:


Brix-JarKey-Opener-Original-JarPop



Permaculture Playing Cards

 
Anne Miller
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I am sorry that the images didn't work. Maybe someday I will figure out how to do it.

Here is the link to " The Story of the permaculture playing cards"  I think these would be a great gift and an excellent way to show non-permaculture folks about permaculture.

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Here are some pics of things that would make great gifts:

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Pickled Veggies
 
Anne Miller
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Thanks to Destiny Hagest for explaining how to post the pic!

https://permies.com/t/61133/Post-Image-Permies
 
Anne Miller
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We had a very Merry Permaculture Christmas.  I gave "green" money, cookies and "gifted" some new items that we could not use.  I recycled all gift bags, tissue paper and the metal can for the cookies.

What I received was some essential oils, a calender, and a fruit cake.  DH and I got a greenhouse

I hope every one has a Merry Permaculture Christmas.
 
Casie Becker
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This year I grew and saved seed for Christmas Lima Beans (the actual variety name). I feel very slow for only realizing today that that should be a guide for when to pass the seeds out. There are family friends coming this evening who already expressed an interest when we harvested, so we've repurposed a jewelry box from on of the girls gifts.
 
Destiny Hagest
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What cool gifts Anne!!

I didn't get anything in the way of permaculture-y stuff But I did get a cheap set of noise cancelling headphones to help me work, and I think they'll do the job til I feel like forking over a bit more cash for something with an in-line mic.

I was really bothered by the amount of plastic packaging that came with my son's gifts - he got mostly wooden toys, but all packing in plastic and styrofoam, from my parents. Ugh. A bit off topic, but I'm wondering if there's somewhere you can send styrofoam packing materials to be reused? Must research this later.
 
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The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book by Mike Oehler - digital download
https://permies.com/wiki/23444/digital-market/digital-market/Earth-Sheltered-Solar-Greenhouse-Book
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