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The Best Gifts that Cost Nothing at All

December 24, 2014

Halfmoon - The Best Gifts that Cost Nothing at All

While the list-making and gift-buying process can be a lot of fun, we think it’s important to remember that often the most meaningful gifts don’t have a price tag.

In no particular order, here are our favourite cost-free gifts:

1. Acknowledgement

So many of us go through our days wondering whether what we do, or who we are, is noticed or appreciated. It’s no surprise that many of you expressed how much you enjoy giving and receiving words of acknowledgement and gratitude.

Give It: Rather than simply signing your Christmas and birthday cards, take a moment to write a note of gratitude to the recipient, or to acknowledge a quality in them that you appreciate. The more specific the better!

2. Help

In this busy world we can all use a helping hand every now and then. And there’s no feeling quite like lightening the load of someone in need.

Give It: The world is full of opportunities to help. You provided so many beautiful examples: babysitting, donating blood, shovelling a driveway, or cleaning a kitchen. Don’t wait for the “perfect” opportunity.. just get out there and lend a hand!

3. Something Handmade

There’s something extra-special about giving or receiving something made by hand. Whether it’s a homemade meal, hand-knitted scarf, or written-just-for-you poem. You can’t help but feel the love in every bite, stitch, or word.

Give It: What do you love to create? Your handmade gift doesn’t have to be predictable. This deeply personal gift is all about sharing your unique skills and creativity.

4. Connection

In a world that’s increasingly virtual and impersonal, we love to give and receive gifts of connection.

Give It: Share hugs and kisses with those you love, or a smile and a friendly word with a stranger. It’s up to you to choose the level of connection you want to share, and with whom. And don’t underestimate the power of simple eye contact.

5. Time

Whether time is spent talking, laughing, hiking, or simply listening… what is most important is simply being present with those you love.

Give It: Set a date, remove distractions and spend time together doing whatever you love to do. Your undivided attention is one of the most precious gifts you can give.



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