Last year, I tried to venture out - to do my holiday shopping - and my attitude went south fast. I didn't even make it through the first store and I decided Christmas shopping wasn't for me. Upon leaving the store, I realized there was one last stop I could handle - Kwik Trip. For those of you hate the crowds and busy stores, I recommend finding a small store that offers a selection of different items. I was able to get gift cards, lottery tickets, candy and some other small treasures without a single hassle. Thank you Kwik Trip for helping me out.
This year I have been struggling again. Life gets busy, and truthfully many people do not need anything. So I am putting my creativity to work and here is a list of some possible holiday gift ideas...
1. Make a CD - Now that I know how to download music, I love sharing my favorite selections with others. This is a gift that can keep on playing :).
2. Re-gift something from your house. Now when you doing this, make sure you are not re-gifting something the person gave you :) Seriously - my family had this as a theme a few years back and it was a blast. We all shopped within our own homes. I ended up with a bowling ball and some other fine treasures.
3. A Gift Card to a unique location. Help others think outside the box and expand their horizon. I am hoping Goodwill, Salvation Army, or Volunteer Services will be up to making gift cards for me. (Shhhh - please don't tell my family what they will be getting.)
4. Homemade items are always a hit in my book. Since we were young, my mom has always made us a gift every year. It is always my favorite and means a ton. It can be simple - or complex... jam, a quilt, a card...
5. Service coupons are always a way to go too. Offer to help with a household project, babysit, give a massage... The possibilities are endless.
(6. Team Vogel Merchandise is always a sure thing too :) )
If you make it out to a store - or put your creativity to the test, most importantly, give your time. Take a moment to tell others how much you love them, sit down and play a game with your younger cousins, say hi to your neighbor...take a moment for yourself too.
Hoping everyone has a wonderful holiday full of laughter and love.
Love - Rach