It’s that time of year again when I start planning my playa gift.
Gifting is one of the 10 Principles of Burning Man and I must say, it’s one of my favorites along with Radical Inclusion.
Basically, the premise is that no money is exchanged at Burning Man.
No trading/bartering either.
Instead, everything is gifted from one person to another.
It’s such a lovely tradition.
One year, I was gifted a white LED flower crown from a bride because I complimented her on it.
She took it off and gave it to me, just like that.
In 2015, I gifted organic mint SPF30 chapstick.
Lesson learned: DO NOT put the year on your label because leftovers will be outdated.
I have a box of chapstick in my garage now that I’ll never use up.
In 2016, I gifted pendants that I made out of washers.
Pretty, but oh so heavy.
In 2017, I had a GENIUS idea to gift credit card sized beer bottle openers with the Burning Man logo:
What can I say about this gift?
It was brilliant!
In 2018, I gifted glass pendant necklaces which were very popular.
Possibly the most popular gift I’ve ever given.
This year however, I am struggling to come up with an idea.
I could sew something, since I like to sew.
But what to sew that’s useful for everyone?
I could also revisit my glass pendants since I really liked working with glass.
Quite frankly, I’m a little lost at the moment and brainstorming is getting me nowhere.
What awesome gifts have you encountered on the playa?