Saturday, November 20, 2010

35 Days Until Christmas.....Give Gifts of Experiences

Give gifts that are experiences: concert tickets, a stay at a hotel, spa services or a "gift certificate" for watching your sister's kids for the weekend so she and her husband can have a getaway. Stay away from anything that can create clutter. Remember my tip from the other day, if it collects dust, don't give it as a gift.

Remember back to your childhood, how many gifts do you remember? Maybe a special doll or a game. Despite hundreds of dollars spent, people just do not seem to remember gifts. But buy someone a ticket for a hot air balloon ride, they will remember that for the rest of their lives. Or how about a family vacation that everyone has been saving for. Or purchase horseback riding lessons, that is a gift a child wont soon forget.

Giving gifts to parents always seems hard, because most of our parents already have everything they would want. Here is an idea that I have used, I have given my parents and in-laws gourmet meals that are delivered frozen on dry ice. They simply heat up the meals for a no fuss and no mess dinner.

To Simplified, Joyful Living,

MS. Simplicity

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