Is the next Christmas season approaching? Have you just learned that you should have saved for Christmas presents all year round? Have you just forgotten to budget for Christmas presents this year?
If you feel torn this year because you want to stay out of debt while still giving gifts to your loved ones, they love you, do not worry. Here are some fantastic creative Christmas gift ideas for you:
- Compile a themed gift box. For example, if you know a family who likes to watch movies together, get a movie or 2 (or a gift card), popcorn bags, favorite treats or a homemade dessert, and a few small ones things related to the movie. It will be something that they can enjoy together – and maybe even invite you to join!
- Works of art and souvenirs. If you have young people in your family, take some of their artwork and frame it well for adults. They will be delighted to see their creations on display, and the artwork will remind them when they are not there.
- Host a dinner and give your guests the recipes in a festive booklet. You can also incorporate a white-elephant gift exchange with a price limit per gift in the evening. Everyone will have a good time and remember it for years to come.
- Offer to go shopping for an elderly parent, neighbor or friend. It means more to this person than you know, especially for the elderly. Better yet, ask them if you can pick up Christmas presents on their behalf. They would like to have someone brave the busy mall for them.
- Offer a free babysitting service. Know a couple or single parent who could use an extra hand with children during the holidays? Offer to babysit one night and let the parents go shopping or have a night of appointments.
- Cook tasty treats. If you know someone who is expecting a lot of company or feels overwhelmed, offer him some help by cooking some tricks. This will save the person a lot of time and allow them to focus on other things to prepare for the company. Homemade food is always a success!
- Visit a resident at the hospital at a hospital or nursing home. Many times these people are neglected during the holiday season. Bake cookies, compose some pictures or write notes when you visit a family or friends.
- Help a local school teacher with a special Christmas event for his class. Teachers are overwhelmed at this time of year and have an extra adult to help relieve some of the stress for them.
- Give to a charity. If adults in your family can agree, choose a charity to which your entire family will give money and / or time. Rather than give each other gifts, you will touch the lives of people who really need them while spending time with your loved ones at the same time. It's a win-win situation!
Creative Christmas gifts should not let you look like a cheapo. Remember, it's the thought and the effort that really matters. Think about your skills and how you can incorporate them into gifts that others will appreciate. Why not take a little time to think about your family and friends and give them something that will inspire and enrich their lives for years to come.