Gifts: Christmas is just around the corner. And thus once again the question of what to give your partner or simply a dear friend. In today’s consumer society, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the right thing. Everyone already owns everything. If you don’t want to just give a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers, we’ve put together some ideas for you here. Intangible gifts can bring just as much joy, if not more, to the recipient as just another item gathering dust in a corner.
Probably the best gift you can give is time. In the hectic everyday life you often have too little time for your loved ones. Therefore, they will certainly be happy if you spend some time with them. Here are some ideas on how you could give time away:
- A delicious meal in a restaurant. Good conversations are guaranteed. You can also choose a more special restaurant to make the gift more special.
- A yoga class together. First sweat together and afterwards a delicious brunch. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
- A nice trip.
- Go to the cinema together and afterwards evaluate the film together over a tasty drink.
- A joint cooking or dance class. Learning something new together brings people together.
But you can also give time away as a useful gift. For example, give your best friend a gift certificate for babysitting. This way she can spend a nice evening with her partner and will certainly be very grateful. Or you can help your partner to finally clean out his closet.
Your partner has probably said that he or she envies one of your skills. Maybe you’re particularly good at drawing. Or your best friend has been wanting to take up Pilates for a long time, and you’re really good at it. Give the gift of knowledge by teaching your loved one something they envy. A great side effect of this gift is that you’ll have another hobby together.
Climate, conservation, a green movement is everywhere. So why not jump on the bandwagon and give away a tree? Don’t worry, you don’t have to go to a nursery and carry a tree halfway across town. There are various providers on the Internet where you can have a tree planted in your name or in the name of the recipient. You get a certificate and can enjoy the good feeling of having done something for the environment.
godparenthood as gift
Instead of giving away an animal, which then ends up in the animal shelter after a few months, because it causes more effort than expected, you can give away a godparenthood. Whether you donate money in the name of your loved ones for an endangered species, or a godparenthood for a llama in the nearby petting zoo, is up to you.
The romantic among you may be less fond of a tree or an animal, but certainly a star. What could be more romantic than giving your partner a star? “Honey, I’ll bring the stars down from the sky for you”. With this sentence, everyone melts away. You can have a star named after your partner’s name. You can then always imagine together which of the thousands and thousands of stars is now your star.
Homemade delicacies from the kitchen are not immaterial, but they will not survive long either. Delicious little things show that you have put a lot of effort into the gift. Here we have compiled a few recipes for you:
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