Just before Christmas, many of us are now frantic about the Holidays – finalizing menus, sending RSVPs to party invites left and right, squeezing in extra work so you can take time off during the festivities, and of course, shopping for gifts and wrapping them in pretty paper. At least once, probably some of us have been stumped with looking for the perfect gift for someone who has “everything” in life. Believe it or not, even those people in our lives may be swimming in presents as early as now, but are still missing some Gifts that they are truly longing for. Perhaps you can get them one of these…
Last Minute Christmas Gifts
1. A Pat on the Back
This one can be the perfect gift for wives and moms, after all the cooking, cleaning, entertaining, and kid-herding she has to manage during the Holidays (and all the other days of the year!). A simple pat on their backs for a job very well done may be the only thing that’s missing in their Christmas Wishlist this year. They just won’t admit it.
2. Hugs & Kisses
Christmas is all about sharing – food, toys, love, happiness, even sadness when the situation calls for it. Be extra generous with the love you give away this season in the form of hugs and kisses. You’ll be surprised at how a person’s eyes would light up right then and there.
All the party cheers and the Christmas carols played on repeat can drive people nuts at some point. Give your friends and loved-ones the gift of silence this season. An hour or even a mere 15 minutes can really make a difference and boost a person’s energy and make one feel instantly refreshed.
Most days in a year, we spend working, ticking off items in our perpetual To-Do Lists, or simply “getting by”. It’s very easy to turn a blind eye on opportunities to create wonderful memories with our friends and families. This Christmas, offer your time as a gift to someone. It is a gift that will never get depleted because it is a seed which can grow into something more beautiful and precious, for you and the receiver.
We live in a beautiful world. But a few unpleasant events that have happened this year – death of a distant family member, a supertyphoon wrecking the southern part of my country, a school shootout that killed innocent little kids, have left a gray cloud hovering over our spirits. And yet… nothing that an extra dose of smile can’t lighten up, even just for a bit. Smile at your friends, your husband, your parents, your kids, your pets. Smile at strangers. Smile at everyone, especially yourself. It may not heal all wounds, but a smile can definitely be that ray of sunshine that we would all appreciate.
The gift that will never run out. With virtually no price tag, no need for fancy wrapping nor shipping fees. This Christmas, send out as many prayers as you can, to as many recipients as you can. Nobody even needs to know you sent them the gift of a heartfelt prayer, but they will surely feel the difference it makes in their lives.
Rushing out to find the perfect last minute gifts for people in your list? Perhaps you don’t really need to. Grab a couple of the gifts listed above and watch them unfold and multiply before your very eyes.
Happy Holidays to you and your families!
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