Do you struggle with what type of gifts to give during the holiday season? I do, because I want to make sure that the gift either has meaning or it is useful in some way to the recipient. I thought I'd share some of the gifts that I've given in the past and those that I'm considering for a few of my loved ones this year in hopes of inspiring you to find meaningful gifts too! :)
Meaningful Jewelry. Dogeared Jewelry is probably one of my favorite places to buy jewelry. Each of the jewelry pieces are presented with a soulful or inspirational quote. When giving a Dogeared piece you can really hone in, honor and comfort the recipient with kind words.
The gift of art, of course, has special meaning to me. If you know me, then you know I can't not say anything about art! Art is such a precious legacy and such a lasting gift. Art is a gift that the recipient will have for a lifetime -- and can pass on to those that they love in the future. It's the gift that keeps on giving! A gift certificate for art is great too, if you are concerned about selecting the right piece.
A side note.....Artist, Bridgette Thornton, and I are working on a fun collaboration for 2017 (stay tuned!) Her work is vibrant and offers a fresh take on floral still life paintings. This is one of those gift ideas that you might want to email to your hubby and say...."hint..hint!!" :)
Living things. Years ago, I gave my mother a bonsai tree for Christmas. She got so much enjoyment out of tending to it, and featuring it on her coffee table. Bonsais, succulents, air plants, indoor or outdoor plants are wonderful gifts that can provide joy! Amazon.com sells bonsai plants and the best air plants and the prices are great!
The gift of tranquility. The sound of water can be very calming. Growing up in Hawaii, the sound of the waves would lull me to sleep. So water is a big part of my sense of self and well-being. There are some fabulous indoor/outdoor water features (available on Wayfair) that I think would make great gifts for that loved one who needs a peaceful sound in their life....
The gift of time. My parents died in quick succession in 2012 and 2013 and the most precious gift that we shared during those final days together were our memories that we had as a family. After their deaths -- I promised myself that I was going to seize any moment of precious time with my sons and husband and focus on creating memories for us that will last a lifetime. Since then, we've cut down on material gifts and have been focused on traveling. Our experiences are providing us with such joyful memories that we will carry in our hearts forever.
May your holidays be filled with peace and joy. Cherish the time you have with your loved ones!
See you in 2017!
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