Gifts are such an integral part of the holiday season that for many of those celebrating, they away at their very core. Some stop at no costs to put together ultimate gifts, while others liberally distribute gift cards with no attempt at thoughtfulness. For as many people who start shopping in July, there are just as many who wander aimlessly through stores the night before gifts are exchanged. One subsection even stands on an anti-gift pedestal with a finger pointing at American consumer culture.
No matter which group you fall into, there is one place that serves as the middle of this gift giving Venn diagram: the “free” section of Craigslist. Unlike retail stores, there are no professionally manicured displays for people to gawk at. There are no Cyber Monday deals. You won’t find any digital marketing scientist-created banner ads dragging your mouse with the force of a black hole. All you have is a place where people are giving things away for zilch, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This online shopping resource keeps your wallet flush, leaves items out of landfills, and most importantly, fills your loved ones full of holiday glee. In this world, one person’s trash may be a gift recipient’s treasure.
For the foodie: Whole Shabang potato chips
Everyone has a foodie in their family. They go to all the hip restaurants, ride the wave of new food trends, and always have the freshest quinoa salad ready to rock for the holidays. Shabang! You’re in luck, because Craigslist Free…
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