I love the idea of gifting non-material things. There are so many great ideas out there – here’s just a few of them.
Choose a non-profit foundation and have a donation put in their name.
For the Animal Lover: SPCA
For the “Green” Girl / Guy: Greenpeace
For the Mother-Theresa-Type: Food Bank
I OWE U
Giving your spouse, best friend, niece, nephew – the gift of time – is a great idea in my books. Spending time together is more valuable then ever these days, with busy schedules and limited time off. Ideas could include;
Ice skating at the Community Complex – or if you know of a frozen pond/lake, even better, pack hot cocoa + tea and go there!
Walk a doggie or snuggle a cat, at the local SPCA. In high school, my friend and I would volunteer to walk the adoptable dogs on the weekends. We loved it, and so did the doggies. If someone on your list loves the animals, this could be the perfect, feel-good idea for them.
Offer something as simple as taking your sister’s daughter to swim practice. This helps your sister out, plus you’ll get to see your niece in action (which will likely mean a lot to her too).
Second hand stores are economical places to score great stuff. We’ve found most of our kitchen wares in these kind of shops…from our stainless steel garlic press to ceramic lemon/lime squeezer. You’ll be amazed what you can find.
a good ol’ fashioned used book
mis-matched coffee mugs
cast iron pots n’ pans
epic, one-of-a-kind wool sweaters
HOLISTIC DIY GIFTS
* Holistic Beauty *
* Edible Stuff *
* One-of-a-Kind Ideas *
Emery Herbals | Winlaw BC
Drift Wood Works | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lada Love Art | 250 687-1844 email@example.com
HOUSE PLANTS TO PURIFY THE HOME
House plants help purify the air inside your home, detoxifying and cleansing the oxygen you breathe. Plants reduce unhealthy pollutants, as well as airborne bacteria and fungi, while also adding the humidity needed to combat respiratory and allergic conditions. You don’t even need to buy a new plant – take a clipping from one of your house plants and let it root it in a glass of water. Once roots are established, plant the little guy in a beautiful terracotta or ceramic pot.
Top purify house plants include;
* Boston fern
* English ivy
* Peace lily
* Rubber plant
* Weeping fig