Friday 24 November is a day when different organisations are trying to tell us what to do with our money ahead of Christmas.
Firstly, it’s Black Friday, which has become a day of special shopping deals and discounts.
But, Friday 24 November is also Buy Nothing Day, set up as a 24-hour detox from shopping and a chance for us to think about the impact we have on the environment through buying stuff.
The organisers say we can already see harm to the environment and developing countries from over-buying. They say recycling is great, but reducing is better.
On the subject of recycling, Secondhand Santa is another idea that not only helps the planet but helps our pockets too!
Workplaces, schools, families and friends often organise Secret Santa days when everyone buys a present for one other person in the group. Now, Hubbub, an environmental charity that’s all about inspiring action that’s good for us and the environment, is challenging people all over the country to try Secondhand Santa instead this year, rather than buying new gifts.
Hubbub says we should give and receive pre-loved and homemade gifts, which is more sustainable, more thoughtful, and cheaper too.