Whether slinging snow or drinking hot chocolate in perplexingly mid-70s temperatures, ’tis the season for spending time with loved ones, eating stellar food and pausing for moments of yearly reflection.
While basking in all things holly and jolly, don’t succumb to gift-giving folly. Regardless if it’s needing the perfect present for parents, a significant other or the painfully awkward yet obligatory holiday office party, one can’t deny the sometimes stressful nature of shopping pursuits.
Luckily there’s a simple solution—a token nugget of Yuletide wisdom: Always go with a gift that represents you, in meaning as well as aesthetics…but not in the superficial sense.
It’s not a matter of monetary or flash-laden value, but sentiment shows no matter the form. A self-made spin can come in many colors, whether literally hand-crafted or simply curated with personalized love.
Gifts are also a means of self-expression, naturally from which we never shy away. A visual touch of your own unique flair adds another representative level of meaning and mindful effort, so leave recipients saying “from [your name]...of course!"
My example: Homemade holiday snack jars
So as Christmas nears and we soon ring in the new year, cliches are inevitably all around us. Despite some more true than others, it really is the thought that counts with devising the “perfect" gift.