Did you know that close to 40 percent of holiday gifts are returned? Did you also know that 18 percent of gifts are donated to charity, 15 percent are re-gifted and a whopping 11 percent of gifts are tossed in the trash? That means only about 15 percent of gifts received this holiday season are actually kept and enjoyed. To help cut the waste, consider scrapping giving gifts that are too personal, like clothes, toys, electronics, jewelry, cosmetics and kitchen and bath items. Instead, think about experiential items like excursions to restaurants, a delicious bottle of organic wine or even a donation in the recipient's name to a worthwhile charity. We can cut the waste and give gifts that are a joy to give and a joy to receive.