I love Christmas! I may be one of the few but it is a time of the year that I can show the friends that I like to surround myself with, that I care and appreciate who they are to me. I do it with love and fun.
I don’t go overboard and buy things that are expensive because that can be embarrassing to them, especially if they did not get you a gift. The fact is I don’t want or expect anything in return it is truly in the choosing and the giving that gives me pleasure.
Of course I always buy for the immediate family. It’s a time of the year I can really spoil my Grandkids, as for my sons, and daughter in law, they usually get something functional.
I think the secret to buying Christmas Gifts is to buy something you would like yourself, that usually works.
Here are the things that I usually choose to buy.
Candles: (Whole food have some great candles that have a natural, pleasant smelling odor) One year I bought candles made from Honey wax. They were a ‘classy’ looking design and smelt fabulous in fact I notice that Whole foods have them again this year.
Chocolates: I find Costco or Sam’s have beautifully packaged chocolates for very reasonable prices. I usually buy them there for all my chocolate lover friends. Chocolate is often a treat for some because, like me we do not indulge all year, well most of the year, the reason being we are always trying to keep that spare tyre around our middle deflated as much as possible.
Gift basket: Now this is what I get for my Mum. I do it online with a reputable company every year because I send it to NZ.(The same thing can be sent anywhere in USA). It is great value and includes a bottle of wine or port, nibbles like nuts, crackers, Pate, small christmas cake in a beautifully decorated package that is delivered to her door the day before Christmas.
Body Oil: One year I bought some nice looking little bottles from the dollar store. I bought some glass paint and made a design on the bottles. I then made a batch of body oil made from various natural oils including Olive oil, Vit E oil, almond oil and an essential oil (I think it was patchouli and lavender and lemon grass, if I remember correctly) Put a bow on it and ‘Walla’. They loved it. Well they said they did.
Bracelets: This year I think I may make some bracelets. Never done it before but I am thinking that would be something I would like and because of the personal touch, my friends may like that too.
So there are some ideas you may like to think about for your Christmas gifts. I am not one for fighting the crowds in the mall and this is a quick, easy and enjoyable way to overcome your Christmas shopping hassles without spending too much money.
Doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. Just sayin’