Create memories, not garbage.

Gift Ideas

This year, create lasting Christmas memories, not garbage.  Give shared experiences and gifts that are made to last.

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Theatre Tickets4http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Theatre ticketsTheatre Tickets<div class="ExternalClassC7AD55015AB94B868691124CEDEF2D0E">​Check out what's available in your area, from movies, orchestras, musical theatre, community theatre productions, etc. Plan to attend a few shows as a family throughout the year, or buy tickets for friends and offer to babysit the kids. Consider getting seasons tickets to share with other friends and family throughout the year. Check out <a href="http://www.maxguide.org/">MAXguide </a>for arts and culture events in Metro Vancouver.</div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/theatretickets.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/theatretickets.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/theatretickets.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/theatreticketsshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/theatreticketsshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
A Day Off6http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Day offA Day Off<div class="ExternalClass17B38E4776464298816FF6C342026D03"><p>​We all know that parents work very hard. Things tend to get especially crazy around the holidays too. Try giving a series of “days off” where the parent(s) don’t have to cook or do anything around the house. Create your own <a href="/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/coupons/Pages/default.aspx">custom coupon</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dayoff.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dayoff.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dayoff.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dayoffshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dayoffshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Sports Tickets7http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Sports ticketsSports Tickets<div class="ExternalClass782F27577C1849748F54DBE27FDF7FC9"><p>​Because who doesn’t love hockey or baseball? Seasons tickets to a local minor league make a great family activity that lasts all season long.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportstickets.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportstickets.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportstickets.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportsticketsshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportsticketsshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Date Nights8http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Date nightDate Nights<div class="ExternalClassB9ABFBBD6EB44FD8B22B11C041F4415A"><p>​Plan a few date nights for your significant other where you handle the arrangements, get a sitter and make the plans. Create your own <a href="/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/coupons/Pages/default.aspx">custom coupon</a>. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/datenight.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/datenight.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/datenight.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/datenightshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/datenightshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
A Treasure Hunt9http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Treasure huntA Treasure Hunt<div class="ExternalClass9739A4AF700B4B9BA5359DF40B8203EF">​Make giving the gift itself a fun experience. Give your children a series of clues and let them go on an adventure to find it. Ever heard of geocaching? All you need is a GPS enabled device and you can do a treasure hunt with the family almost anywhere in the world. Google "geocaching" to find out more. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/treasurehunt.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/treasurehunt.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/treasurehunt.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/treasurehunt.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/treasurehunt.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Family Tree37http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Family treeFamily Tree<div class="ExternalClassF7F847E219C74D3D947897F008012797"><p>​Teach your children about their heritage and encourage them to pass it on to future generations. This is a gift that could truly last for generations to come.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familytree.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familytree.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familytree.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familytreeshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familytreeshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Activity Book38http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Activity bookActivity Book<div class="ExternalClassC6153838B909432AA49382B807B95DFF"><p>​A great gift for a loved one that you would like to spend more time with. When you’re at a loss how to spend a Saturday evening, create memories and get them to pick a fun inclusive activity from the book.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/activitybook.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/activitybook.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/activitybook.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/activitybookshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/activitybookshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Christmas Ornaments39http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Christmas ornamentsChristmas Ornaments<div class="ExternalClass92D58AAB4E554AD389BD87BFDD76D392"><p>​Give them a hand-made keepsake to hang on the tree. These are fun, easy to make, and a great activity to get the whole family involved in. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ornaments.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ornaments.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ornaments.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ornamentsshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ornamentsshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Bath Salts with Essential Oils40http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Bath saltsBath Salts with Essential Oils<div class="ExternalClassB048C8CC8F9B41C89AC9166E24D46ED5"><p>Salt baths are a great way to relax, reduce stress, and soothe both the mind and body. Do-it-yourself aromatherapy blends are easy and fun to put together. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/bathsalts.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/bathsalts.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/bathsalts.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/bathsaltsshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/bathsaltsshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Create a Recipe Book41http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Recipe bookCreate a Recipe Book<div class="ExternalClass18F73FA76E52406AA3460510BA5E3E57"><p>​Gather your favourite recipes for a friend or loved one. They might even invite you over for dinner. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/recipebook.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/recipebook.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/recipebook.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/recipebookshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/recipebookshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Build an Earthquake or Vehicle Emergency Kit42http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Emergency kitBuild an Earthquake or Vehicle Emergency Kit<div class="ExternalClassFD4353BC0ECE4A4EBEC0C173CE9A8205"><p>​Having emergency supplies in your home or car is essential to keeping your family safe in times of emergency. Know someone who hasn’t crossed this off their to-do list yet?  Check out the <a href="http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/index-en.aspx">Government of Canada Emergency Kits</a> page for instructions on how to assemble a kit for the home or car. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/emergencykit.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/emergencykit.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/emergencykit.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/emergencykitshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/emergencykitshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Homemade Jewelry43http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Handmade jewelryHomemade Jewelry<div class="ExternalClass9A164B5E060A47A9ABB95B15FE7BF49F"><p>​Do you have an artistic flair? Homemade jewelry could be a big hit with many people on your list. Pick up some coloured beads and string and make a nice necklace or bracelet. You might even discover a hidden talent!  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/homemadejewelry.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/homemadejewelry.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/homemadejewelry.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/homemadejewelryshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/homemadejewelryshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Symbolically Adopt a Species24http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Adopt a speciesSymbolically Adopt a Species<div class="ExternalClass0E00B9EE364241658F6E9CE4B9E4FAEF">​Many wildlife conservation organizations have animal adoption programs, which typically include a mini version of the species of choice and educational materials. Symbolically adopt a species and teach your children about wildlife conservation. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/species.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/species.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/species.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/speciesshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/speciesshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Family Portrait25http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Family PortraitFamily Portrait<div class="ExternalClassDF6AF1C9744C4C679F89ED05052F85D0"><p>​Preserve the memories with a nice shot of the family. These gifts can be passed down through the generations to become family heirlooms.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familyportrait.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familyportrait.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familyportrait.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familyportraitshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/familyportraitshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
DIY Kits26http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/DIY kitsDIY Kits<div class="ExternalClass24D70AEFF019441ABA089640B6C138AF"><p>​Do you know a cheese fanatic or someone who puts hot sauce on everything? Fan the flames of their obsession with a do-it-yourself kit. There are great DIY options out there for adults and kids alike.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/diykit.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/diykit.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/diykit.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/diykitshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/diykitshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Hand Crafted Items27http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Handcrafted itemsHand Crafted Items<div class="ExternalClass28E665AFAC1444ABA0C138E589C26CA4"><p>​These items are typically durable and have a unique quality to them that will no doubt be appreciated by the recipient. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/handcrafted.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/handcrafted.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/handcrafted.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/handcraftedshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/handcraftedshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Organize a Clothing Swap28http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Clothing swapOrganize a Clothing Swap<div class="ExternalClassD9AAA6DDAD914E15BEF814E5A2734724"><p>​This could be the alternative to those $5 gift exchanges we all enjoy so much, and a fun activity to do with your friends or co-workers. Bring clothes you no longer wear and walk away with clothes that you will. Everybody wins! Who knows, maybe you will start a trend? </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/clothingswap.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/clothingswap.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/clothingswap.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/clothingswapshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/clothingswapshare.jpgGP0|#198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62;L0|#0198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62|Second hand gifts;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Pass on a Good Book29http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Good bookPass on a Good Book<div class="ExternalClass92F18D45C7134377AB62EC64F00EA37B">​Read any good books lately? Re-gifting a book is a great way to share that experience with someone you care about, while ensuring the book itself is put to good use. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/book.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/book.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/book.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/bookshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/bookshare.jpgGP0|#198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62;L0|#0198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62|Second hand gifts;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Take Up a Hobby Together3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Take up hobbyTake Up a Hobby Together<div class="ExternalClass31541CA8159642B582A80EF6DFC372BB"><div><p>​Try yoga, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing or another fun activity. This is a great way to spend quality time with the person on your list while encouraging healthy physical activity. Create your own <a href="/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/coupons/Pages/default.aspx">custom coupon</a>.</p></div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takehobbytogether.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takehobbytogether.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takehobbytogether.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takehobbytogethershare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takehobbytogethershare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Heirlooms30http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/HeirloomsHeirlooms<div class="ExternalClass1989130C94384A30BC39641FA843CD39"><p>​How do you know something will really last? When it already has. Pass on a family heirloom, or something you cherish from your childhood.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/heirlooms.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/heirlooms.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/heirlooms.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/heirloomsshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/heirloomsshare.jpgGP0|#198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62;L0|#0198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62|Second hand gifts;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Antiques31http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/AntiquesAntiques<div class="ExternalClassF6DCA18A14E34E9988FF1490DF06507F"><p>​Go vintage and you can’t go wrong. Antique jewelry, furniture, dishware or linens are all excellent gift options. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/antiques.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/antiques.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/antiques.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/antiqueshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/antiqueshare.jpgGP0|#198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62;L0|#0198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62|Second hand gifts;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Sports Equipment32http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Sports equipmentSports Equipment<div class="ExternalClass11602FDF12C34CD89D3406C68D292714"><p>​Got an athlete on your list? Sports equipment makes a first-rate second-hand gift! </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportsequipment.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportsequipment.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportsequipment.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportsequipmentshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sportsequipmentshare.jpgGP0|#198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62;L0|#0198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62|Second hand gifts;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
One-of-a-Kind Gifts33http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/One of a kindOne-of-a-Kind Gifts<div class="ExternalClassB1A3BCEE3F3946A7A8866CFC2918850B"><p>​Keep an eye out for unique items that they couldn’t find anywhere else. A few ideas: autographed sports memorabilia, hand-crafted items and stylish retro fashion. These will surely prove to be lasting gifts. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/oneofakind.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/oneofakind.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/oneofakind.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/oneofakindshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/oneofakindshare.jpgGP0|#198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62;L0|#0198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62|Second hand gifts;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Where do I start?34http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Where to startWhere do I start?<div class="ExternalClassFE4A2BABA4174FB5A358812F7DBDF2BD"><p>​Write a list of people you would like to give a gift to, and jot down some ideas of things they might like. Now all you have to do is start looking. Flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores, Facebook Buy and Sell pages and classifieds will provide an abundance of options. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/wherestart.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/wherestart.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/wherestart.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/wherestartshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/wherestartshare.jpgGP0|#198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62;L0|#0198208d0-6a81-4fab-a1e6-910b030e9b62|Second hand gifts;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Edible Gifts35http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Edible giftsEdible Gifts<div class="ExternalClass3A23E234E6AC4EA5A4B4D5FBBDC01DE9"><p>​These make an excellent zero waste option. Get the whole family into the kitchen to whip up something special for those on your gift list. Try baking cookies, making jam, pickled vegetables, granola or a holiday nut mix! Check out our <a href="/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/wrap-wise">Wrap Wise section</a> for some sustainable food wrapping tips. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ediblegifts.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ediblegifts.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ediblegifts.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ediblegiftsshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/ediblegiftsshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Create a Memory Book36http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Memory bookCreate a Memory Book<div class="ExternalClass39427111777B43FFAF729F84A29EDAC7"><p>​Preserve memories with a homemade memory book for your loved one(s). Fill it with pictures and captions of your most memorable experiences. Take it up a notch by adding keepsakes from places you have visited together. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/memorybook.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/memorybook.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/memorybook.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/memorybookshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/memorybookshare.jpgGP0|#6e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6;L0|#06e445ce9-f2e7-4225-b55e-fbd7b66540d6|Make your own;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Sponsor a Family1http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Sponsor a familySponsor a Family<div class="ExternalClass0BE8C55AF9D54AA1896D5AF50E4CE214"><p>​Looking to give back this holiday season? Help bring memories and joy to a family in need. Many charitable organizations can assist with coordinating your sponsorship.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sponsor.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sponsor.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sponsor.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sponsorshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/sponsorshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Take Them Grocery Shopping10http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Grocery shoppingTake Them Grocery Shopping<div class="ExternalClass3402366A74FC4247BC7211CCAED10122">​Have a hungry student on your list? This might just be the best gift ever. Check out <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/">Love Food Hate Waste</a> for recipes and tips to reduce food waste.</div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takegroceryshopping.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takegroceryshopping.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takegroceryshopping.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takegroceryshoppingshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/takegroceryshoppingshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Plan a Trip11http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Plan tripPlan a Trip<div class="ExternalClass3284F6EAA8574C73931D7C0AFE80647F"><p>​What better way to create memories than to organize a trip for your family or friends? Vacation home rentals are becoming increasingly popular, and you can find great deals both locally and abroad. Camping is another good low-cost option - just don’t forget the bug spray! </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/planatrip.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/planatrip.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/planatrip.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/planatripshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/planatripshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Offer Your Time12http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Offer your timeOffer Your Time<div class="ExternalClass9F054CD88CF8480CAC0343909EF5DAD6"><p>​The gift of your time is unbeatable. Offer to help with a task: paint a deck, fix a step, or mow a lawn. Create your own <a href="/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/coupons/Pages/default.aspx">custom coupon</a>. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/offertime.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/offertime.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/offertime.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/offertimeshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/offertimeshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Host A Movie Night13http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Movie nightHost A Movie Night<div class="ExternalClass484E93A2C10A463CA7CC3AAE3B21FBA0"><p>​Let them pick the movie, and offer to host and provide snacks. Check out <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/">Love Food Hate Waste</a> for tips on what to do with your leftovers. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/movienight.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/movienight.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/movienight.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/movienightshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/movienightshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Dinner Out14http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Dinner outDinner Out<div class="ExternalClass068EA14BE3A44F3A8E24396819C521F0"><p>​A gift for busy parents? Dinner out is priceless. Many restaurants offer gift certificates or they’ll let you prepay for the meal. Even better, offer up some babysitting too.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dinnerout.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dinnerout.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dinnerout.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dinneroutshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/dinneroutshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Camping Gear15http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Camping gearCamping Gear<div class="ExternalClass4F92D0AD1C704FD2975D380F8284D398"><p>​Tents, camping chairs and eco-friendly equipment, such as hand-powered LED flashlights and solar-powered lanterns, make excellent gifts for the outdoor aficionado on your list. Start planning annual camping trips with family and friends to create lasting memories for years to come.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/campinggear.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/campinggear.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/campinggear.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/campinggearshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/campinggearshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Wool Always Be Friends16http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Wool giftsWool Always Be Friends<div class="ExternalClass58DA9D6C9FDF4D63A64182162AF2FF5E">​Natural products such as wool garments make wonderful lasting gifts. Wool is a biodegradable, renewable and natural fibre that is warm, tough and lasts a long time. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/woolgifts.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/woolgifts.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/woolgifts.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/woolgiftsshare.jpg, Wool giftsGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Cast-iron Cookware17http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Cast-iron cookwareCast-iron Cookware<div class="ExternalClassA22360D9E7344391A59CFFF422269852">​Know a culinary enthusiast? Every home chef needs a good cast-iron pan. Cast-iron cookware is versatile, guaranteed to last for many years, and highly recyclable. Check out <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/">Love Food Hate Waste</a> for recipes and tips to reduce food waste. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/castiron.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/castiron.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/castiron.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/castironshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/castironshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Let the Games Begin18http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Board gamesLet the Games Begin<div class="ExternalClassCDB16F9D760D4A4AB95F7372FC59AB4C"><p>​Got a favourite board game? Dust it off and pass it on. Talk about a lasting gift.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/games.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/games.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/games.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/gamesshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/gamesshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Eco-friendly Gardening19http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GardeningEco-friendly Gardening<div class="ExternalClass8B3A96C075D3474893787CE5439A9AD3"><p>​For the budding gardener, organic potting soil, bamboo stakes, and recycled plastic gardening pots are great additions to any green thumb’s arsenal. Check out our <a href="http://www.growgreenguide.ca/">Grow Green Guide</a> to learn how to grow a sustainable outdoor space, and <a href="/welovewater/Pages/default.aspx">We Love Water</a> for water-saving tips. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/gardening.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/gardening.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/gardening.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/gardeningshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/gardeningshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Build a Skill2http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Build a skillBuild a Skill<div class="ExternalClassF4FF04608A7644C1B0D15372887FFC67"><div>Music, art or dance lessons make terrific gifts that can create memories for years to come. Check out local community centres to see what classes or lessons they offer. </div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/buildaskill.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/buildaskill.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/buildaskill.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/buildaskillshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/buildaskillshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Chef's Knives20http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Chef knivesChef's Knives<div class="ExternalClassBF97A5DA3B51498E89335F5E80BD3256"> Know someone who recently moved into a new home? A good chef's knife or set of knives are essential tools for any kitchen, and can last a long time.<br> <br>Many people around the world believe that a gifted knife will "cut the friendship" between the giver and the recipient, unless one tradition is followed. The giver should offer the knife with a coin attached, which the receiver promptly gives back as payment for the knife, thereby preserving the friendship. <br> <br>Check out our video on the <a href="http://players.brightcove.net/775281566001/default_default/index.html?videoId=4503818370001">3 Knives Every Kitchen Should Have</a>. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/chefknife.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/chefknife.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/chefknife.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/chefknifeshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/chefknifeshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Travel Stuff21http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Travel stuffTravel Stuff<div class="ExternalClass0931CB787DA5497FA942E6A1B97735B2"><p>​Got a traveller on your list? A good quality backpack or reusable water bottle could make a great gift. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/travelstuff.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/travelstuff.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/travelstuff.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/travelstuffshare.jpg, Travel StuffGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
A Shave That Lasts22http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Safety razorA Shave That Lasts<div class="ExternalClass6ACE2F6FD17543668334B38655D6CC0A">​Reduce waste by giving a good quality safety razor. They will never have to purchase another pack of disposable razors again. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/shavethatlasts.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/shavethatlasts.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/shavethatlasts.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/shavethatlasts.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/shavethatlasts.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Green Gifts23http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Green giftsGreen Gifts<div class="ExternalClassEF200AE356F9491092DF152D27C9ED1B">​Purchasing eco-friendly products is a great way to reduce waste this holiday season! Look for products made from scratch or from recycled materials. Check out <a href="http://www.metrovancouverrecycles.org/">Metro Vancouver Recycles</a> to find out what to do with older used materials. </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/greengifts.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/greengifts.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/greengifts.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/greengiftsshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/greengiftsshare.jpgGP0|#fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe;L0|#0fabcf70c-dcee-48bb-8567-8136d2cab5fe|Gifts that last;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089
Take Advantage of Our Local Environment5http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/Local environmentTake Advantage of Our Local Environment<div class="ExternalClass29D0133F9B1842F3BF2330FA4A89EAA3"><p>​Ski, snowboard, ice skate, hike, kayak, paddleboard, play golf, sail, or mountain bike. The possibilities are endless. Create your own <a href="/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/coupons/Pages/default.aspx">custom coupon</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/localenvironment.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/localenvironment.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/localenvironment.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/localenvironmentshare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/gift-ideas/GiftIdeasPhotos/localenvironmentshare.jpgGP0|#28775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e;L0|#028775d06-ebb2-48e3-9447-ab1cd3cffa8e|Experiences;GTSet|#a9923e58-f557-4ae8-9322-43b8e31fd089