(NC) Finding the perfect gift during the
holidays for everyone on your list is tough. But with a little creative,
out-of-the-box thinking, you can choose meaningful presents that still
fit in your budget. Here are some ideas:
Quality time. This idea is a twist on the popular
“experiences, not things” gift-giving trend. Great for parents,
grandparents or even your kids, it involves sharing an experience with
someone you’ve been meaning to spend more time with. Whether it’s a
luxurious weekend getaway with your spouse or an evening out with
grandma to catch a play at the community theatre, find a way to create
Giving back. Sometimes the most symbolic present you
can give someone is supporting an important cause in their name. A
great idea for those who love kids is choosing a gift from Canadian Feed
The Children’s Best.Gift.Ever catalogue. More than a monetary
contribution, you can pick a gift like a school uniform, library books
or breakfast for a child for a month, to help support children who need
Memory mementoes. A lovely way to show someone how
much their relationship means to you is with a token that commemorates a
special occasion or time shared together. For example, a nice collage
frame with photos of great memories throughout the year is something
they can use to decorate their home and make them smile as they pass it.
Another idea is a coupon for a favourite home-cooked meal you can enjoy
together in January, once the holiday hustle and bustle is over.
Handmade items. An item that takes time and effort
to make with your own two hands is always meaningful, and it doesn’t
have to be hard. Check out online videos and tutorials to make useful
gifts like a knitted sweater or homemade soap; you can even get the kids
involved to decorate a tree ornament or flowerpot. Baking a treat is
another great homemade gift – try vegan cookies to show the vegan in
your life you care about their beliefs.
Find more information at bestgiftever.ca.