For most parents, Christmastime ushers in the seasonal gift giving predicaments for their children which are ethically difficult to manage. As children get older and handmade gifts are not an option anymore parents are left with the dilemma of how they can teach their child to give meaningful gifts, even when the child is flat broke! Bartering physical labor in return for gifts insures a child has something of worth invested in the gift and can assure children understand and feel the profound joy of heartfelt gift giving.
As I’ve been looking for Mother’s Day gifts this year, I found a lot of the “same old stuff”, but when it came to unique festive nesting for mom, I found a pleasant little website that sells a beautiful stone that is given as a symbol of appreciation. It’s not expensive and it comes straight from the heart!
Now before you say you don’t journal, hear me out. Think of journaling as tapping into the conversation playing in your head and all you are doing is taking notes. They can be cryptic or long-form. They don’t need to make sense. Imagine that as you write, you free. These words and thoughts are no longer stored in your body. You release and cleanse as you write. Even 5 or 10 minutes of journaling can make a big difference in releasing your chatter and creating space for new thoughts. Feel free to discard what you write.
Take mom out for a nice dinner. Take her somewhere you haven’t been or somewhere that you know is her favorite restaurant, but just you haven’t had the time to go.
Then an Idea hit me. For years I had been making yarn angels as ornaments for Christmas trees and and they were very popular with my friends. Maybe I could think of something along the same lines for the baby.
Are you searching for the perfect gift for Grandparents? Buying handmade gifts for Grandparents can be impossible at times. At times it may seem like there is no other gift left on Earth to give them. The good news is there are more options available today than there has ever been. With a little imagination and under $50 you can give them a gift that they will cherish forever. Make it personal and customize if you can for an extra special touch. Here are 6 great ideas for Grandparents gifts that range from $50.00 to free.
Pick up a standard 4 x 6 photo album and place inside a picture of your child. If you have a class portrait, a copy of that would be great as well! Have your child add a little note to the teacher telling her how much he/she enjoys the class.
If you are considering the gift of jewelry, take a look at some of the available options at a location nearby or online. You can browse through the different pieces and find something that fits your budget as well as the overall intention of the gift. When the time comes to help someone special celebrate, a ring, bracelet, necklace or even a watch is the perfect gift. Find something that she will love, and let it serve as a reminder of the special occasion. If you are still struggling, consider asking the woman in your life to help you pick out something nice, or take her into the shop and let her pick out something that she would love.