What presents are you giving?
My loved ones nonchalantly mentioned that they haven’t brought any Christmas presents yet. It’s the 12th of December! Christmas is just around the corner! For a lot of people, this could raise the pre-Christmas stress levels. Luckily, we have a rule in this family: No presents above EUR 30 (around 116 dirhams).
Are you also fed up with going in debt to give toys which, after only 3 days, are just laying around? Looking a disappointed expression on your loved one’s face when they don’t get the gift they wanted? It’s time to change your approach to gifting at Christmas! If you can’t or don’t want to give up presents just yet, present clutter-free, memorable gifts to your loved one!
Here are 23 great presents!
- Tickets for an exhibition, comedian, play or concert
- A round of ice skating followed by some hot chocolate
- A family portrait session
- Subscription to a digital magazine
- Savings bonds or other investments for children
- Basket filled with foods and a voucher for a cooking class
- Fabric for a piece of clothing for the sewing enthusiast
- A paper shredder for the one concerned about identity theft
- A weekend away for the entire family
- Membership fee for the Automobile Association for a year
- A completed project from the “To-Do-List”
- Seeds or bulbs for the gardener
- Voucher for a back or foot rub
- Homemade biscuits
- Donation to a charity
- A workshop or class
- Gift card for Kindle or iTunes
- Subscription to Cloud based services (including data backup)
- Home cooked meals for the college student
- Diapers, wipes and formula for the new parent
- Vouchers to babysit the youngster and give parents some time off
- Tickets to the zoo, children’s museum or science park for children or the entire family
- A personal hand-written letter to the recipient
Have you changed your attitudes to presents over the years? What are you giving this year? My mom will get her own photo organising session and an electronic picture frame. I’m excited for her to display her scanned pictures afterwards.
Until next time,