A Beginner’s Guide to Gifting At Christmas
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Last Updated on by Noni May
Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Season of Lights are all giving us a little hope, determination, and focus on something more positive, away from all the craziness happening worldwide, from elections, Pandemics, economic crashes, and war zones.
Don’t run off in the opposite direction, or hide under your duvet until next year.
You can turn things around by thinking positively and being open-minded.
Be a little gentle with yourself. Feel the festive vibes starting to break-out.
Random Acts of Kindness
You can start by practicing Random Acts of Kindness, by creating your journey by trying a few of these little acts of love and caring for others:
- Plant a tree.
- Text someone a Good Morning or a Goodnight message.
- Eat locally.
- Support local businesses.
- Start a Book Group.
- Gift a book, story, or poem.
- Collect money for a cause.
- Complain, Less.
- Leave inspirational quotes in random places.
- Write a letter to an older person.
Alternatively, see what ideas you can come up with by yourself, and have fun with Random Acts of Kindness.
Giving From the Heart
You don’t have to buy expensive gifts and presents; it’s the thought that counts. You could opt not to buy any Christmas presents at all, especially if finances are tight or limited due to the impact of the Coronavirus and job losses.
If this is the case, you could give yourself as the gift offering to do chores for a year, collect shopping for a few months, make something or paint a masterpiece – be creative, bake some Christmas treats and give from your heart.
Alternatively, you could spread the gift of love by supporting someone less fortunate than you. For example, you could choose to buy a pig for a poor farmer somewhere in the world, or you could plant an apple orchard for a family to sell at the market. You could invest your money in so many things to help others and gift this to the family instead of buying expensive gifts that they’ll stockpile and forget. Show your concern for others and change the world.
The Christmas Gift
As Christmas approaches, you may be scratching your head wondering what you can buy family members, like Uncle Bob, who loves his favourite cigars from ye olde Tobacco Shop, or Aunt Mabel with her Eau de Toilette.
You may also be feeling a little fearful about venturing outdoors or be forced into a Lockdown situation, keeping you indoors. Without a shopping outlet, as most High Street shops are well and truly closed. Leaving you reliant on online shopping and short of perfect ideas.
You may think up some other ideas that work better for you, your circumstances, and most importantly, your wallet.
Whatever you decide, it will be the right choice for you, and the gifts you give with love are always gifts of love from your heart.
Have fun, share the happiness, plant smiles, and enjoy Christmas!
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