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Present Pacts!

Every year lots of Christmas presents are purchased. (And lots of money are spent on them!) That might sound great, but sometimes it isn't. A Present Pact can help gift giving be a good experience for everyone!

Present Pacts - Taking the Pressure out of Gift Giving!

It might seem strange that a Christmas site is linking to a site about possibly not giving people presents! A 'No Unnecessary Present Pact' was the idea of the UK 'Money Saving Expert' Martin Lewis in 2009. As it says on his post about them: "The NUPP [No Unnecessary Present Pact] campaign aims to take the stigma out of NOT giving unnecessary gifts just for the sake of it, fighting the over-commercialisation of Christmas. It isn't anti-presents. Family Christmas gift-giving's a lovely tradition. Yet a tick-list of presents for friends, which will only languish unused in cupboards, isn't."

We very much agree with this, so we created our Present Pacts site as hopefully an easy way to 'break the ice' about the idea of Present Pacts. We're not associated with Martin Lewis or Money Saving Expert, we just think it's a really good idea!

You can read the full post by Martin about NUPPs on the Money Saving Expert blog.

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