Refuse, refuse, refuse. Then reduce, reuse, and recycle (and only in that order). – Bea Johnson
When you do your Christmas shopping consider “waste”. Does the person really need or want the gift you are planning to buy? May be giving your own time (baby sitting, personal shopper, helping with a certain project etc.) or buying gift certificates for services (spa, house cleaning, yoga lessons etc.) are better ideas.
Before buying always think: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle.