A simple Christmas
If you’re looking for some thoughtful clutter-free Christmas gift ideas then look no further! I’ve created a list of suggestions, plus some ideas for those who dislike clutter but enjoy unwrapping a gift on Christmas morning. The most important thing for me at Christmas is having a well-earned break, delicious food and spending time with my loved ones. I tend to only buy gifts for the children and for the adults, I suggest an experience – a meal out, afternoon tea and so on. I love the notion of collecting happy memories rather than things.
Clutter-free Christmas gift ideas
MEMORIES – Tickets to a concert, ballet, comedy, talk, sporting event, theatre, cinema or local attraction
LISTEN – An album to download, iTunes voucher or iPod
READ – A digital magazine subscription, book token, eBook, Kindle or iPad
LEARN – Classes, a course/e-course, private tuition, coaching or formal lessons
PAMPER – Vouchers for a treatment, makeover, spa day/health club or retreat
EAT – Vouchers for a restaurant, afternoon tea or food/wine tasting
ESCAPE – A day out, weekend away or holiday
ACTIVE – Vouchers for experiences, activities, adventures, sports or gym membership
CONSUMABLES – Christmas hamper, chocolates, perfume or bath products
COMPASSION – A charity donation in the recipient’s name
The precious gift of your time
This Christmas why not save the time you spend in shops or online, save the gift-wrap and clutter and give the gift of your time. I’m sure it’s the most precious gift you can give. To do this you could create a simple, ‘I owe you’ with a suggestion of dinner or something your partner/friend/relative might enjoy – a joyful occasion to look forward to and cherish in the coming year. After years of gift giving, my sister and I now book a date to do something special. It’s lovely to build a collection of happy festive memories.
Further reading: simple ways to make your home feel festive
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a beautiful and inspiring day!