Special Holiday Gift Guide
There’s a twist, however. With the exception of books and music, the gifts I propose you propose should involve no purchased “stuff.” Also, if you’re thinking in terms of donations to a charity, great, but let’s not consider that a gift to someone else for the purposes of this post.
Nothing wrong with stuff, of course, but sometimes it’s nice to give a gift that shows your connection to the recipient in a way that goes beyond shared, understood, or announced consumer desires. N’est ce pas?
Here are some ideas to start the comments off:
- Tickets to a local play or musical event
- A book of poetry (or, a recording of yourself reading some favorite poetry)
- A romantic dinner for two, brought and cooked by a travelling chef (perhaps you)
- For an elderly neighbor, a holiday window-washing, lawn-mowing, and or cleanup (and, if they’re living alone, don’t forget the VISIT)
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