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The best gifts all start with one key component: your ability to listen. Believe it or not, your loved ones tell you what they value every day through the topics they discuss with you. All you have to do is pay attention. If you hear a random statement about an item they adore or an experience they would love to have, stop what you are doing and write it down for future reference. If you have been listening but still feel like you are unsure of what meaningful gift you could buy for an upcoming occasion, below you will find four ideas for gifts that keep on giving.
If your loved one can’t stop talking about how they want to get in shape but is terrified to go to the gym, you may want to gift them a block of sessions with a personal trainer. You could boost their confidence and fitness all at once with this gift. A personal trainer can teach them the foundations of a good workout, as well as providing the framework they need to be able to feel comfortable utilizing all of the items a gym has to offer. The gift of fitness is one that can last a lifetime.
2. Charitable Donations
Perhaps your significant other loves to volunteer their time for a cause they are passionate about. In that case, an excellent gift could be donating to their favorite charity in their name. Most organizations send thank you letters to the donors, which could be something they could reflect upon for years to come. Some people put up Facebook birthday campaigns allowing you to donate to a cause on their behalf, but you may want to do a little research on any underlying issues to ensure that your donation packs the power punch it could if done outside of Facebook.
3. Spa Memberships
If you notice that the important person in your life talks about feeling exhausted and stressed out all the time, consider gifting them peace and relaxation with a spa membership. Most locations that offer a monthly membership allow at least one visit per month to the spa for a massage, facial, or other service and some allow additional free visits to enjoy the hot tub or steam room. This gift could offer your loved one a space that has no associations with it other than relaxation and rejuvenation, which can be priceless in today’s fast-paced life.
If your loved one is focused on experiences, consider gifting them the time to make a memory doing something they love. If you are not sure what that may be, here are 21 ideas for an experience gift, ranging from a cooking class to flying lessons. If nothing on this list resonates with you, don’t be afraid to ask them questions like, “What is one thing you have always wanted to do and never told anyone about?” You may be surprised by what they say, and they will likely be thrilled by what they receive from you.
If you want to give meaningful gifts that keep on giving, take note of what the important people in your life talk about consistently, and then provide them with that thing. It’s that simple. Throw your net wide and consider giving gifts like a session with a personal trainer, an experience, a spa membership, or a charitable donation. Give them opportunities to build memories instead of just collecting more things.