How to Deal With Unwanted Gifts

What to do With Unwanted Gifts

After the holidays I am usually filled-to-the-brim with love in the form of items that bring me joy, but I’m also focused on cleaning and starting fresh for the new year. One item that doesn’t quite fit in either of those categories is unwanted gifts. I receive them, and I know you probably did too. Knowing that I am notoriously hard to shop for, I don’t usually hold it against the gift-giver. I do though, not hold onto gifts I receive that do not bring me joy. Perhaps it was a well-meaning gift from a long-lost relative, or just a miss from someone closer, it’s okay.

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How to Give a Meaningful Gift

How to Give a Meaningful Gift

Around the holidays one thing I always try to be very conscious of is my gift giving. There is nothing I dislike more than receiving a gift that clearly didn’t have any thought put into it, so when I give a gift to someone else, I’m always overly conscious about whether or not they would like it. I feel like, especially in our home, there has been a shift toward living with less, and receiving a gift that isn’t useful is something that will just take up space. For some people, I know right away what to gift, but for others I try to follow along with the following tips for how to give a meaningful gift.

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Give the Gift of Experience

Turks and Caicos Catamaran Cruise

Paddle boarding at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa.

Part of me wants to be a grinch every time the holidays roll around. While I love, love, love cozying up to spend time with friends and family, I really hate that the holidays are usually a time for lots of excess. There are so many activities centered around “stuff” during this time, I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my favorite “experience” gifts instead.

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