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Tiny Bites 31: Shopping Q & A

June 21, 2018
Episode 31_ Shopping Q &A | Tiny Ambitions

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In this week’s episode of Tiny Bites, I’m answering your questions! My year-long shopping ban and my consumption habits are on the table today – let’s get into it.

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Thank you for all your questions and comments! I love hearing from you so if you ever have any questions, please do send me an email at, or leave me a comment down below. I learn just as much from your questions as I hope you learn from my answers – so keep them coming!

P.S. There’s an exciting announcement coming on the blog next Tuesday – stay tuned for that!

  • Lisa July 4, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Really enjoyed this Q&A, Britt. I especially love the point you make about people actually appreciating feeling special rather than the gift itself. Earlier this year I presented a colleague with a (rather shoddy…) birthday card I made from scrap paper and a rose I asked the gardener at work to cut for me from one of the garden beds. It felt like a bit of a throw-together, but she loved it. In that moment I thought to myself, why did I waste my time and money shopping for gifts for all those years, when this is all people want? Just knowing that they are special and appreciated.

    Less than 200 days of your ban to go! Time is flying!

    • Britt July 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      That is such a good gift! It’s so interesting that we are sold the idea that we need to buy everyone in our lives something expensive to show we care. In reality, like your experience, people often just want to feel special.

      I love handmade gifts (on the rare occasion I receive a gift). They are just so much more heartfelt and full of effort. It might not have cost a lot of money, but that’s not the only thing to think about when calculating the ‘worth’ of a gift.

      Thanks for sharing your experience, Lisa!

    Hey! I'm Britt. I write about living a tiny, simple, intentional life. Because life doesn't need to be lived big.