Christmas is right around the corner, and it would be unfitting of me to go through this season without sharing gift giving ideas that are thoughtful and intentional. After all, this is a chance to show others that you’re practicing a simpler lifestyle in all areas of your life, not just within your home.
These ideas will help you accomplish that easily! You’ll also receive appreciation from those in your life who already have all they need and more.
5 Gift Giving Ideas that are Thoughtful and Intentional
1 // An Experience Gift
Purchasing tickets to a concert, event, festival, spa treatment, or movie are great options. Most people love experiencing life, but they need a little encouragement or reason to do something outside of their normal routines.
Look at venues within your area to see if anything is happening they might would like to see. You can also book them a trip to a destination they have always wanted to visit.
Trust me, these experiences will take a happy place in their heart, and they will treasure it forever!
2 // Gift Certificate
Are your people frugal? Do they want to try something, but just have not yet? This is the perfect opportunity to give them this chance! Whether it is a gift certificate to a fancy restaurant, or a store they love, they will definitely appreciate a gift certificate!
The best gift certificate I have received was a restaurant gift certificate that allowed me to choose between 6 different restaurants. It was hard to choose just one, but my husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal all thanks to the person who gifted this gift certificate!
3 // Consumable Gift
Now I know you are reading this and thinking, “What….?” But hear me out for a minute. Intentional living is all about stepping away from consumerism and being purposeful about the things in your life.
Where a consumable gift can come into play is purchasing something your people already use, such as skin care items, groceries, toilet paper, etc. If they already use it and love it, you cannot lose!
Also, do not be afraid to step out of the box a bit with this option. Gifting a wine or specialty product is perfect as well!
This gives them a chance to feel extra special and/or fall in love with a new product. Baking or making their favorite dish is always a great idea as well!
4 // Monthly Subscription Box
There are so many different subscription boxes available now, compared to a few years ago. You are bound to find something they will appreciate, whether it is a subscription for wine, razors, books, beauty products, magazines etc.
You can find just about anything! Some programs even have it to where you can gift monthly, every other month, or every three months. This option will definitely be the gift that keeps on giving!
5 // DIY Gifts
This category can consist of several ideas! DIY bath essentials are always fun to make as well as give, such as bath salts, bath bombs, lotions, etc. I love the cookie in a jar idea, where you have all the ingredients in the jar, and all they have to do is follow instructions.
I personally use essential oils, and will make a few different blends during this Christmas season for friends and family. Another spin on DIY gifts is hand-making a card, picture frame, or something you think the people you need a gift for will appreciate.
The ideas are endless, and we have the amazing Pinterest to thank for that!
If you enjoyed these gift giving ideas, be sure to check out my other gift guides.