Shift The Gift

Married father of two seeks Best Christmas Ever. No presents allowed.

In which our hapless hero does his best to get himself out of the hole he dug when he asked, in front of all the world, that friends and family give his kids nothing for Christmas.

Enough with the Christmas cookies: Five unpredictable homemade food gifts

These ideas will help you think outside the cookie tin.

Umbra’s second helpings: The ultimate guide to consuming wisely

Do the holidays have you feeling frazzled? Check out Umbra's guide on how to streamline your life and still enjoy the heck out of it.

This year, make it a DIY Christmas

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, has some unconventional ideas for gift-giving this season -- and she needs a little help.

Forget Buy Nothing Day: Could you hack Buy Nothing Christmas?

This year the folks behind Buy Nothing Day up the ante by challenging everyone to opt out of the entire holiday shopping season. Join us -- and share your tips.

Please get my kids nothing for Christmas

This holiday season, think of the children! And please, please don’t give mine any more stuff.