Knit / Crochet / Woodwork: If you are skilled in these categories, you’re in luck! If not, no problem, you still have time to learn. Hand made gifts are a wonderful way to express your love and gratitude. You can’t go wrong with a scarf, blanket, or wooden bench!
Send a card in the mail: E-cards and emails don’t leave a warm and fuzzy feeling. Send a real card through the U.S. Postal Service. A stamp only costs $.44 cents, need I say more… Be sure to write an endearing note along with the prefabricated sentiments from Hallmark.
Buy a hardcover book: Forget about the Kindle, Nook, or iPad... An outstanding, inexpensive gift is a good old fashioned hardcover book. Believe it or not, they still manufacture real books!! And don’t forget, a nice inscription goes a long way.
Make a donation in your partner’s name: Choose a charity your partner identifies with and make a small donation in their name. If you’re not sure which organization is best, ask other family members for guidance. A charitable donation is a great gift. Giving to others is the best type of giving!
The holidays are not sponsored by Lexus, Nordstrom, or Sony. The joy and magic of the holiday season comes from our faith, our friends, and our family. There’s no need to max out credit cards; inexpensive gifts are equally as effective as expensive gifts.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!