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November 28, 2017
In the amount of time it would have taken you to find a parking spot at the mall, you’ll get thoughtful ideas for everyone on your list.
by Rani Jayakumar | November 17, 2017
Learn how one California group is boosting local resilience and strengthening community ties by sharing stuff, skills, memories, and stories.
by Edna Rienzi | November 7, 2017
New Dream's Edna Rienzi shares six tips for how she gets her family on board with a simpler, yet more meaningful, holiday season.
by Edna Rienzi | October 19, 2017
Rather than making a typical wish list of items to receive, why not create a list of gifts you want to give to your loved ones?
by Shara Drew | October 12, 2017
New Dream's Shara Drew describes her quest to create a different kind of holiday tradition for her family—one that has nothing to do with "stuff."
by Lisa Mastny | October 11, 2017
Halloween is big business. Avoid the hype and direct your energy, $$$, and creativity toward a greener, simpler holiday.
by New Dream | October 9, 2017
Learn more about New Dream's research on the barriers and benefits to giving gifts of experience rather than "stuff."
by Edna Rienzi | July 16, 2017
At SoKind, you can register for anything you can imagine. Here are some of our favorite quirky and creative gift ideas from users.
by Edna Rienzi | May 30, 2017
New Dream's SoKind registry enables registrants to request meaningful gifts from the heart.
by Jennifer Oehme Knepper | May 4, 2017
It's never too early to start planning an alternative gift fair. Here's one story about getting it done.
by New Dream | March 22, 2017
Challenge yourself to create an Easter basket that will produce no garbage that would be sent to landfill.
by Edna Rienzi | March 22, 2017
Easter doesn't have to be yet another commercialized, excessive celebration. You can still participate in all the fun without the waste and stress.
by Evonne Marzouk | March 17, 2017
If you’ve been wondering how to do Passover in a more environmentally friendly way, here are six ideas that might help.
by Anne G. Lliversidge | November 14, 2016
How one New Dreamer found meaning in finding and creating presents that reflect the true value of Christmas and family.