Run out of gift ideas? No clutter is your mantra this year. And you really don’t want to give something without meaning. Or maybe your giftee lives in a tiny house? (Sometimes, I wish!)
No Clutter Gift Ideas
For the older crowd: The older we get, the less stuff we want. What we want is time or energy. Make a meal, bring it over to them and spend time reminiscing together. Make your own elegant or fun invitation so they have something to unwrap.
For those who volunteer often: Donate to their favorite organization. Call and find out more about the organization and what it might mean to him or her.
For readers: Books … and I put this on the list because (a) if you give a book like mine, it is a “Thing,” but you’re helping to improve life in the long run. (b) It can be donated or shared after reading. [Link below at the book cover photo.]
For busy people: Give the gift of time. Outsource a task or if the person has said they need to figure out how to “organize life,” that’s where my services fall. Experiences: Think about experiences year-round and not only ones they can use now. From spa days to museums to lunch with you.
For business owners: We need education to stay current. We need coaching to organize our lives or kick it up a notch. We need technology and office supplies OR someone to take away the old technology and donate it.
For creative people: I’ll simply say let your mind go wild, and also pay attention to the fact that it’s early December. Keep it simple. Write down any big ideas to return to for a birthday or next holiday season. We all have some creativity inside of us, but if you don’t think of yourself that way, what could your giftee create? We are going to the vision board workshop at Canvas Road Show locally. Some towns have painting, pottery or other kinds of studios or classes you could shop and get a certificate to.
Need more ideas?
- What do they say they really always want?
- What’s happened in their life this year; can you tie a donation to that, or an experience you could gift?
- What do they say they never have time for?
- Values, hobbies, interests?
- What do they mean to you? [Tell them in some fashion.]
Happy “experience” shopping!