As the holidays approach, I encourage everyone to make wishlists. We all receive gifts that we don’t want or need and end up having to return it to the store. That uses energy, not to mention our precious time. Otherwise we end up keeping these gifts at home in case the giftgiver stops by and looks for it. If you really want to minimize returns, specify your size, color preference and other specs. Of course another option is to donate these unwanted or unusable presents, or (horror of horrors!), re-gift them. I am a proud re-gifter. I have an Amazon wishlist. The Things I want is a universal wishlist. For environment-friendly gift registries, try New American Dream.