Ever wonder why some press the break-up button when it gets to the season of love and gift exchange; Valentines, Birthdays, and most of it all Christmas? In my opinion, I feel like, they see the act of giving as a chore and something extravagant, forgetting that it’s the thought of it that counts the most. Either it’s a pencil or the latest iPhone or an all expense paid vacation or a basket of fruits, it only shows that you have your special someone at heart and would like to give them something as a token of your love. You don’t have to create a fight or break up a good relationship because the season of giving is near when only an emotional handwritten note can go a long way to show your appreciation of them in your life.
I remember meeting Fisayo and how she narrated her experience with men to me.
Fisayo never experienced a special Valentine treat from any man and her major ‘breakfast’ is usually served a few days to her birthday. Fisayo is used to not receiving surprise Christmas gifts with a romantic card from anyone. Well thanks to Fisayo’s company with thoughtful birthday cakes and general office Christmas hampers.
Fisayo wasn’t an ingrate but getting a gift from someone special is orgasmic! it makes you feel really special and an assurance that you’re always in their thoughts. That’s all Fisayo ever asked for from Mac before the last terrific breakup.
There’s something special about the season that even the atmosphere tends to switch and gives us a warm welcome making us know ‘yeaaah’ here we’re again it’s the season of love and lots of giving.
Despite the global economic crisis, here are simple gift ideas to put a smile on someone’s face without breaking a bank or serving ‘breakfast’ like Mac.
-Hamper: Due to economic hardship, gifting someone a basket of mini groceries will be a great way to put a smile on someone’s face this holiday. The basket may contain medium cooking oil, some healthy spices, rice and some nuts. Also, the basket may contain varieties of fruits.
-Matching Christmas Pyjamas: This is another little but kind gesture towards your loved ones this Christmas. Buying someone Christmas pyjamas and a Christmas sweatshirt.
-Cash gift: Sending a random credit alert and putting a smile on someone’s face will also be one of the kindest gestures towards people around you this holiday.
-Show tickets: many artistes will be throwing concerts this holiday likewise a lot of movies will hit the cinema. Gifting someone a concert ticket or movie tickets this holiday goes a long way.
-Clothes & Shoes: while trying to clear the wardrobe and restocking for the new year, giving out some of your new clothes, shoes that you never wore as a gift to someone close to you is a great gesture to your loved ones.
-Customized Jewelry: customized necklaces, customized bracelets, anklets these are shows of kindness towards our loved ones in this season of love.
-Customized Mug: aside from sending a box of chocolates alone, add a hot water mug either with an image of the person you’re extending the love to or a beautiful phrase on the mug to remind them of how special they’re and how amazing they’ve been over the years.
Remember it’s a season of love and giving. Going all out to make someone smile is a way to make the holiday an exciting one. Taking the economic crisis into consideration, you do not have to either break the bank or inconvenience yourself to make someone happy but here is a reminder that if you can start saving up the little you have now, you can eventually get the most thoughtful little gift that would make someone’s Christmas!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holidays!