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It’s hard to believe that many people are starting their holiday shopping for the 2018 season. In a world dominated by Amazon, where it’s easy and affordable to get almost anything you could ever think of, it can be hard to find the perfect something for that special someone to convey your thoughtfulness and consideration.
Finding meaningful gifts at a reasonable price isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Here are some of the best meaningful holiday gift ideas for 2018.
When was the last time you held one of the hundreds of photos you take in your hand? In this digitally dominated world, we tend to keep everything stored on our phones or in the cloud rather than printing images. That’s why a printed image is such a meaningful gift idea now; it’s a novelty.
To make the gift special, forget the traditional glass frame. Opt for acrylic photo prints that will refract light and enhance the photo in unimaginable ways or a metal print that’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind conversation piece. Find an image that will have meaning to your chosen person.
It’s rare that people want more stuff in their houses, even if the idea comes from the heart. That’s why the gift of experiences is such a great idea. Not only do they get your family members and friends out enjoying the world, but you can often include yourself in the deal as well!
Rather than exchanging gifts with your closest friends, agree to treat yourselves to a fancy dinner together. Rather than buying new toys for the children in your family, offer to take them to the local indoor playground or on an adventure – this gives the kids time being physically active and their parents time to unwind and enjoy the free babysitting you offer. Movie passes, season tickets to the theater, cook them dinner in their home – give the gift of living life to the fullest.
DIY Gift Baskets
Consider giving the gift of DIY gift baskets, not those ones you buy from Walmart when you’ve exhausted all other ideas. Think about what people might need. If you have a young relative who just bought a new car or moved out on their own, make a basket of cleaning supplies and fun housewarming-inspired items. For the coffee lovers in your life, get a few samples of coffee and a nice travel mug.
You can take an expert approach to this by incorporating things you’ve made. Create breakfast baskets with baked goods to feed your friends and family on Christmas morning. Make your own pasta and marinara sauce, and pair them with a bottle of wine. Think outside the basket and be creative!
Subscription boxes are a fun way to give a gift that keeps on giving, and the most hands-off way to give a meaningful gift. You have to put thought into what will please the person you’re buying for, but you don’t have to put in the effort to put the items together.
Subscription boxes are versatile, with options for both children and adults. Kiwi Co. is one of the innovators for children’s subscription boxes and provides fun learning activities that will keep kids engaged for hours. There are wine, coffee, chocolate, and world travel subscription boxes for the adults in your inner circle.
Gifts from the Heart
When it comes to holiday gift giving, give from the heart. Think about what would truly move someone and create a memorable gift. Having your grandmother’s recipes copied to tea towels might be something special for your mother. An old framed photo of your father and his family might be meaningful to him. It doesn’t have to be complicated; it just has to matter.