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6 unusual circular economy Christmas gift ideas

If you’re looking for something a little bit different this Christmas, our gift list has lots of ideas including cameras, Lego, tools and bikes. 

1. Remanufactured Polaroid camera

If you’re old enough you’ll remember the fun of taking a Polaroid photo & holding your breath to see how it turned out.

This Christmas why not turn back time & get someone a remanufactured Polaroid camera from Impossible.

You can buy new film, though if you’re feeling adventurous you can get out of date film that can create some really interesting photos.

2. Repair skills workshop

Why not book someone an upcycling or repair course at the Remakery in Edinburgh? They've got lots of different courses including upholstery, pyrography & book-binding.

Or if you know someone looking to improve their sewing skills, book them on a course with Sew Confident. They have classes in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh & Glasgow & run classes for guys who want to learn the basics.

3. Lease some Lego

If your kids (or grown up kids) love Lego, we’ve got the perfect gift for them. Get them a year’s membership to We Love Bricks

Members can pick the Lego set they want to build & once they're finished with it post it on to the next person.

An annual membership costs £89 a year.

4. Get some new to you wheels

If you’re thinking of getting someone a bike this Christmas, visit Revolve certified Edinburgh Bike station, Perth Bike station, De'ils on wheels or Recyke-a-Bike and get a second hand one.

All the bikes are safety checked & come with a guarantee.

5. Get sharing with a tool library membership

Get someone membership to the Edinburgh Tool Library or Transition Stirling library - instead of having lots of tools that you maybe only use once or twice just borrow it from the tool library when you need it.

6. Buy a gift that is guaranteed to last

It is really tempting to buy people lots of funny gifts which if we’re honest most people don’t end up using. Just think about the number of plastic rainbow coloured Slinky’s you’ve been given over the years!

This Christmas buy less and buy quality that will last. Look for items that come with long guarantees. Buy Me Once has lots of products that come with long or lifetime guarantees.

They’ve got kitchenware, clothes, accessorises & furniture.

As a bonus, for those of you really looking to splash the cash, how about a Tesla? Though with a starting price of over £50,000, Santa would have to be feeling very generous!

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