Turns out, the greatest gifts of all aren’t always things. Yep, we’re talking about simple yet thoughtful gifts like making a home-cooked meal or curating a music playlist to show that you know the recipient on a deeper level.
Need a few ideas? Check out 10 thoughtful gift ideas below.
Donate on their behalf
Perhaps the person you’re shopping for this season isn’t big on material things. Perhaps they have a favorite philanthropy or nonprofit? Instead of a physical gift, donate to their favorite organization on their behalf. You’ll make a difference while doing something extra special for someone you love.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Make a coupon book full of generous acts like washing their car, giving a massage, or treating them to dinner and a movie – they can save it to use on a rough day!
Traveling forms the best memories…period. Visit that island they’ve been talking about or simply take a day trip to a nearby city — either way, plan the entire itinerary and surprise them with each activity.
Go wine tasting
Spending quality time with someone you love at a beautiful vineyard while sipping on tasty vino? Sounds like the perfect gift to us!
Make a home-cooked meal
Whether it’s breakfast in bed or a candlelit dinner, the time and effort you spend preparing a home-cooked meal are sure to warm their heart (and bellies).
For anyone who loves music or loves to dance, get them tickets to their favorite artist’s show. It’s an experience they won’t forget.
Decorate their home for the holidays
If you have a Pinterest-loving friend, deck out their home or workspace with lights, mini trees, string popcorn décor, and ornaments to embrace their love for decorating and the holiday season.
Create a personalized playlist
Create a personalized Spotify playlist or do it old school style and burn a CD with all the songs that remind you of the person you care about.
Sign them up for a class
Has the person you’re shopping for been trying to start their own business? Maybe she’s eager to master a new language or learn their way around the kitchen. If so, treat them to an online or in-person course to help them learn a new skill.
Give your loved one an opportunity to serve – better yet, do it together! From serving food at a soup kitchen or helping build a home to singing carols at a retirement center, giving back creates some of the most special memories.
What thoughtful gifts have you given the people you care about? Share your ideas in the comments below!
xx, The FabFitFun Team