Consume, consume, consume. That message is about as easy to ignore this time of year as the sight of a plump, red-suited man tromping over a crest of new-fallen snow.
[….] A growing number of companies are making it easier to give the gift of local experiences rather than things. The following ideas go easy on the resources required for wrapping, packaging, manufacturing and shipping (not to mention operation and eventual disposal) in favor of outdoor adventure, local activities, good food, learning and entertainment.