(Nearly) Free Gift Ideas for the 2017 Holiday Season

  • Make Something Yourself: What are you good at and what do you have fun doing?  Channel that into a meaningful gift for someone you care about. Anything that shows you really care will do the trick.
  • Think Sentimental: Try to remember what your friends and family talk about most as well as some of your favorite memories with them. Then brainstorm memorabilia, mementos and other symbolic items that represent those areas of interest or shared history.
  • Give Your Time: Sometimes, all those closest to us really want is to see us more. So, for example, you could make a standing date for lunch with your grandmother once a month or plans to take a day off from work for an outing with your child. This will give you something to “give” over the holidays without actually spending any money right now.
  • Do Household Chores: The little things really can go a long way, especially when they’re chores that you don’t usually do. Taking the likes of cooking, cleaning and laundry off someone’s plate gives that person a chance to relax, which can be invaluable.
  • Gift A Subscription Service: Subscription boxes are all the rage right now, and they have the added benefit of allowing you to spread the cost of your gift over time without incurring interest. Plus, there’s enough variety to satisfy anyone on your list
  • Turn Possessions Into Heirlooms: If you’re a parent or grandparent, anything that’s yours can have a lot of significance to younger family members. So consider parting with something you already have and can live without that someone else might cherish.

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