“The joy you give to others is a joy that comes back to you.”
We all love receiving gifts. However, truly beautiful gifts are those which are well thought out with lots of love. So before you rush to a sale at a store, reflect on the kind of gift you want to give. Does it add value to their life? Or is it just something you buy without much thought.
Gift your family and friends something meaningful which they can use and cherish. Here are 7 creative gifting ideas to choose from.
1. E-Book Reader
An e-book reader is a book lover’s best friend. It’s easy on the eyes and light to hold, it can store thousands of books and has a battery life that lasts for weeks. One of the best gifts to give if you have a bookworm in your social circle.
It’s also a gift the whole family can enjoy. Be it reading bedtime stories, or as a travel companion, Kindle or Nook is a joy to have. So let your loved ones curl up on a sofa with a good book and cup of hot chocolate this winter.
2. Fitness Activity Trackers For The Fitness Fanatics
Exercising and counting calories may not seem like the best way to spend the holidays, but these gadgets are a great buy on your path to fitness. It makes having a healthy lifestyle seem like a game and helps you make the most of your workouts. These tiny gizmos count your steps with its activity trackers, boosts your fitness training regime, sets activity goals and even monitors your sleep. So go ahead and gift an activity tracker like Fitbit or Mi band today.
3. A Coffee Maker
Who doesn’t love a hot cup of Joe? This gift just keeps on giving! Even if the person you’re shopping for already has a coffee maker, you can upgrade the quality of their coffee by downgrading their coffee maker. Most people usually have the traditional drip machines. Introduce them to a coffee making method that enhances taste, like a French Press or a Chemex.
4. Hand Crafted Jewellery For a Cause
This gift is timeless and classic. A gift that passes from one generation to the next. So if you are thinking of buying jewellery for your loved ones this year, check out 31 Bits. These are handcrafted by the women in Uganda, and with your purchase, you would be aiding 31 Bits in helping these women and their families rise above poverty.
Samoolam is another cause supporting local artisans from India by training women with handicraft skills. They specialize in beautiful hand-made crochet jewellery and accessories.
5. Charitable Gifting Idea
In the spirit of Christmas here is another charitable gifting idea that helps you bring joy to your loved ones as well as the needy. Tom’s shoes are an excellent gifting idea because you’re giving two gifts in one.
On the surface, they look like just another trendy shoe company, but for every pair of shoes Toms sells, they donate a pair to a needy kid. Toms has recently started selling sunglasses as well. With every purchase, you can give the gift of eyesight to someone in need.
Rangg is a perfect example of art and style. They look to local craftsmen in India for design and style, and so providing employment through their business to the underprivileged. They employ artisans with age-old expertise in hand-embroidery and shoe craftsmanship.
6. Media Streaming Devices
Is there a techie in your life you wish to gift? These tech-savvy individuals may seem to have it all when it comes to the latest and the trendiest, but you can still surprise them. Check out the Roku 3 or Google Chromecast media streaming player for one such gift idea.
Streaming videos are becoming so popular these days that cable is hardly required or missed. With this device, you will be able to stream most of the shows you love, and some for free. This gadget provides hours of fun and entertainment for family and friends.
7. Book A Vacation
Experiential gifts can last a lifetime in our memories. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive trip abroad. Just a weekend get-away out of town or at a bed and breakfast can provide some much-needed relaxation. It’s a perfect gift for the holiday season.