Monday, November 21, 2011

Good Giving

Gift's one of those things I've always prided myself at being good at. I always want to give that thing someone will truly enjoy. Good gift giving isn't about how much money you spend, it really is about the thought that is put into it. Think about those favorite gifts you were ever given and why they were your favorites.

When I was a freshman in high school my boyfriend saved all of his allowances for months and months on end to give me $500 spending money on a trip to NYC. When I was new at my first job, my friend Danielle gave me a gorgeous constellation necklace for Christmas that I had once mentioned I loved at a photo shoot for work. When I found out I got into graduate school this year, my boyfriend surprised me by hosting a get together for me and my two girlfriends to celebrate. The link tying these all together, while each "cost" something different entirely, they all were filled with thought and effort.

Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas:

Make magnets. You can transform your Instagram photos into magnets. How cool is that? This is a fun {and special} gift to give! 

Make a Blurb Book. Blurb is very easy to use and very affordable. The quality of these books are great, too. {You can make hardcover or soft!} You could make a photo book, or even write a book. Yes, write one. {For my nieces first birthday I made a book filled with my wishes for her.} 

Personalize a Mug. For any coffee or tea lover, write them a sweet message they can look at every morning. Certainly a nice way to start the day. {Great one for those parents who don't get to see you every day!}

Make a Donation. As always, this is a great way to spread a greater love this holiday season.  Download and print the card above if you choose to make a donation as a gift! 

I hope you enjoy this holiday season and have fun sharing your love with all those people in your life.

1 comment:

  1. Gift giving is stressing me out this Christmas..but this post was a great reminder that it's the thought that counts! What thoughtful gifts you mentioned as favorites too- I can't believe a high school freshman boy saved that much money for you! Wow. I was clearly dating the wrong freshman back then! haha. :)