5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Give

Thoughtful holiday gift ideas

Love that look of joy on your friends’ or loved ones’ faces when they open your gift and realize that it is exactly what they need?

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, I’m very practical and try to give some thought to the receiver and what they like or need. In past years I’ve had time to make gifts like art pieces, a photo-related gift, or jewelry, but this year I have more work and writing projects, so I don’t have as much time for handcrafted gifts.

If you’re still wondering what to give that special someone, here are 5 thoughtful gifts to consider…

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach – If you have a friend who loves to read and enjoys inspiring books, Simple Abundance provides “gentle lessons of comfort and joy”. 15 years ago this book was the catalyst that helped me get back in touch with my authentic self.

Love With Food subscription box snack (Starting at $7.99 a month) – For the health-conscious person who loves to give back, the Love With Food subscription box delivers junk-free snacks every month. For every snack box, you are also feeding a hungry child in the U.S.

Dollar Shave Club (Starting at $50 for up to 3 months) – Just about every man shaves every day, so why not gift him with a box of fresh razors every month? In the first box he’ll receive a razor handle, Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter and Post Shave Moisturizer, and then every month thereafter he’ll receive razor cartridges.

Custom Quote Print by Maeve and Marigold on Etsy – Does your friend or family member have a favorite quote? Or how about inspiring someone every day with a positive affirmation? Order a customized print and frame it. This is one of those gifts that can be kept forever and every time the receiver looks at it, he/she will think of you!

Kiel’s Limited Edition Creme de Corp ($26.55-43.20 at Nordstrom) – Everyone needs lotion, right? This season, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits up to $100,000 from the sales of its limited-edition products with packaging designed by Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra to Feeding America.


Want a few more gift ideas? Here are a few more from a past post

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