Ah, November. Cooler weather coming in, pumpkin spice everything and dreams of turkey and dressing.
Of course, you know what that means………CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! It’s time to start thinking about travel plans, gift lists, family outings and more.
Not only are the adults among us thinking in terms of gift buying, but the kids are too. That might cause an issue. Unless your kiddo has saved allowance and birthday money since he or she was born, they may not have a lot of resources.
We have an alternative. They can shop in the Naturally Wild Swap Shop and they won’t need cash!
How? The Naturally Wild Swap Shop is designed for people of all ages to bring in things they find in nature. They can bring rocks, minerals, fossils and shells among other things. (click the link below for more information) As many as three things per person can be brought in a day. These items will earn points based on how unusual they are and what condition they are in. Knowledge points can also be earned if they can tell us about their item. When you trade, you can also earn extra points for having items from our Take Action list. That includes reusable bottles and bags, pictures of recycling, sustainable seafood and more. Then, those points can be spent in the shop!
What kinds of things can you get with your points? There is a lot to choose from! Rocks, minerals, shells, even cut gemstones. The shop has items ranging from 5 points to 50,000 points so there is something for the spender and the saver alike.
In the rock and mineral section, you might like the geodes or the rose quartz. If mom or dad is a fossil fan, the kids might want to get them an ammonite or a fossil sea biscuit. There are shells in a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes for them to pick out someone’s favorite color shell as a gift. For those who have saved up some points, we even have cut gemstones in amethyst, aquamarine, citrine and more.
While trading is now open to all ages, the younger of our traders may be more likely to want to shop with points to make their holidays merry. We hope to see you in the shop soon.
Don’t know about the Naturally Wild Swap Shop? Click here for more information.