We preach it all the time but let me repeat it once more. This world is filled with things we don’t need, things we don’t want. Therefore when you are giving away physical objects, take a more discerning approach and buy timeless, versatile things that your loved ones will love to have around and cherish for years to come.
I have noticed that the best gifts usually fall into one of these categories:
– something they need but they had somehow not spotted or bought themselves
Think about the receipents, their life, interests and hobbies. Is there something they need or secretly wish and haven’t bought yet?
– gifts that encourage
A good gift encourages recepients to think about their desires, reflect on themselves, take action and change. These gift show them that you cherish not only who they are, but also who they might become.
– self-reflective gifts
Or simply give away a bit of yourself like your favourite book, home baked goods, drinks, candle, flowers etc. – something that feels personal, shows your personality and make the recepient feel closer to you. Bonus points if you bring something that can be finished up and consumed without adding additional cluter to their home.