I do like maths -and love statistics. This week’s ‘Good Weekend’ had another interesting one.
Estimated proportion of unwanted Christmas gifts in Australia that are thrown away;’
Weight of potatoes consumed by average Australians each year’
Which leads me to this year’s Christmas gift giving tip:
Give sensible, give things people need – even for children, ask what they want, accept if someone says “I don’t want anything”.
Because if you keep on giving, it can get too much. People find the task of putting all the gifts away after Christmas overwhelming. You don’t want to be the one tipping someone from ‘a bit too much stuff’ to “I have so much clutter around, I don’t know where to start!”
Did you know, that most of us find it harder to let go of an unwanted gift than something we bought ourselves for a lot of money? So be mindful this year – and if you think potatoes are a bit too ‘down to earth, think of something slightly more pretty, but still useful.