It’s beginning to look a lot like…..Posted: December 10, 2013 Filed under: Me, Parenting | Tags: Changing the Present, Christmas consumption, Festivus, Gift list, Winston Churchill Leave a comment
I love this time of year, people don’t look at me like I’m nuts while I sing Christmas carols and window shop to my heart’s content! Whether you are into non-material gifts or can’t fill your Amazon gift cart fast enough there is a gift list out there for you.
This gift list has ideas ranging from $8.00 to hundreds of dollars, I appreciate that in a list, plus it introduced me to a few new online stores which is a gift in itself!
If you are interested in “green gifts” or gifts that give back or social change gifts there is something for you in this list.
A friend recently sent me this link which has fun and very specific lists, for example “the ten best natural beauty gifts”.
As for non-material gifts, there are lists for that too but I couldn’t find one I was happy to link to, so here is the 800arrows Guide to Non-Stuff Gifts.
1. Memberships: museums, aquarium, zoo, CSA (here’s a link for a farmer near you).
2. Classes: Tennis, Horseback riding, sewing, knife skills, how to make cheese
3. Time: Babysitting hours, reading aloud, doing dishes
4. Donate on their behalf: Something in tune with your loved ones values, this site has some ideas, scholarship funds
Whether you are giving movie tickets or a month of “hugs on demand”, embrace these lovely words from Winston Churchill today and everyday:
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Have a holly jolly Christmas, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Wondrous Winter Solstice,
And happy festivus for the rest of us!