Conscious gift giving ideas to express gratitude
What if we bought gifts with the intention of providing relief rather than for the sake of buying?
Wouldn’t anyone enjoy receiving a more personalised gift that actually benefited them?
With these ideas in mind, I wanted to dedicate this space to conscious gift giving ideas that anyone, adolescents or adults, can use as inspiration to treat their loved ones this year.
4 Intentional Gift Ideas for the Holidays:
Everyone needs to replace socks & underwear at some point, and this can be a chore to buy.
2. Membership of which they pay for themselves
If they are a regular member of a club or product user, you could cover part of the yearly cost or the entire cost depending on your budget. This is nice because they can start off the year knowing that expense will be covered and they can live a little bit more predictably. For some people, this can be a huge weight lifted off them, especially after two years of ongoing unpredictable changes marked by the pandemic.
Whether this is an express massage, a Sports massage or an Indian Head massage, unless this person suffers from massage contraindications, this is a great way of gifting relieving tension and providing a loved one with a moment of wellness.
4. Offer to be of service
Drive them somewhere they always wanted to go. Offer to wash their car. Take care of their plants, pets, children. Or even – ask them what logistic task is slowing them down or stopping them in the process of doing what they want to, and help them with this!
Third-Culture Teenagers and Money Management
In my late teens, I became more and more interested in well-being and reading self-help books. The take home message in a lot of these books emphasised on choosing values which support your beliefs and lifestyle. One of my values was intentional spending. And one of the benefits of decluttering our physical space and only holding onto items which mattered was I became intentional about the value of things. And although reducing the number and bulk of physical items did reduce a lot of cognitive load and time spent around how to store, move my extra stuff and I made some money by selling my unwanted items.