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Meaningful Gift Ideas For Your Loved Ones

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Picking and choosing the perfect gift goes a long way beyond just the price tag.


If you think you need to spend a fortune on getting the perfect, meaningful and touching gift, think again. Below are some great ideas to spend your money right, or not spend it at all, while still tickling the heart of the person you’re gifting.  Remember: it’s the thought that counts!

Do it yourself.

Low on cash? That’s okay.  Put your hands at work and get creative, making the perfect, one of a kind, customized gift.


Experiences = Memories.

Memories can last a lifetime, and while many people think they can’t be gifted, we think otherwise.  Instead of spending money on items, objects or materialistic things, how about taking them on a once in a lifetime experience/adventure.


Give the gift of giving.

If the person you’re gifting is a philanthropist, this is best gift to give. Put their name to good use for a good cause and donate to a charity (could be their favorite) on their behalf. Few excellent websites include www.Justgive.org, www.networkforgood.org, www.greatergood.org. You can donate, create a fundraiser and do so much more for a better world. All that, while still buying the most heart-warming present there is.  

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Photo Credit: kiplinger.com


Frame the moments.

If the connection you have with the person is built on memories upon better memories, framing a collage of pictures is the perfect gift to go.  You can guarantee they will never forget you or the wonderful moments you shared together.

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Photo Credit: freshmommyblog.com


Bucket list: check.

It is always a good idea to help someone check something off their bucket list.  Trust me, they will highly appreciate it and never forget you for it.

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Photo Credit: squarespace.com


Engrave it; customize it.

Accessories and jewelry are known to be a generic gift for anyone, anytime.  However, you can personalize this generic gift, making it more special and thoughtful, by engraving words, phrases or dates on it.

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Photo Credit: etsy.com


The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach.

Who doesn’t love food, even just a little? Jump into the kitchen, get your hands dirty and cook that special someone his or her favorite meal! We guarantee to win their heart (and stomach) over.

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Photo Credit: 7-themes.com


Name a star.

Yes an actual star floating in the vast galaxy and space. Simply, you can purchase a star through www.star-registration.com and name it after them: unique, special and shining ever so bright for eternity.

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Photo Credit: amazon.com


Needs over wants.

Why buy things that will sit on a shelf or the back of the closet for years? Make sure you purchase something they need and are probably saving up for!

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Photo Credit: craftbuds.com


A daily reminder.

Fill a mason jar or make a handmade sketch book listing 365 things you love about the person you’re gifting.  This will make their day for each day of the year to come.


Arrange the meet-up of their dreams.

While being extremely difficult to execute, it is not entirely impossible.  Attempt to arrange a meet up – for the person you’re gifting – with their biggest role mode or favorite celebrity – this would be ideal if you’re a person with many connections. Plus, we live in a social media empire; use it to your advantage.

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Photo Credit: onlysimchas.com

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