The holiday season is in full swing and if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, anxiety may be setting in as you think about what to pick up for those on your list. Have you considered shaking it up from your normal pajamas, perfume, or purse gift routine and gifting an experience with care? Don’t get me wrong. I like opening presents as much as the next person. But, as I’m getting older, I appreciate experiences so much more than tangible items, and after speaking to several of my friends, it would appear that we’re all moving a little more in that direction.
I’ve rounded up a few gift ideas that will help make your loved one’s life a little easier, more organized, blossoming and even documented through imagery. Scroll on to see what I’m talking about…
Professional organization by Tidy Revival
Everyone has a drawer, closet, or room that they wish looked different. Whether it’s in the house or garage, everyone at one point or another has had to set aside time on the weekend to organize and purge. Well, your loved one doesn’t have to do it alone! Carly of Tidy Revival is here to save the day, and I speak from experience. I hired Carly to help us organize our garage, office
Because it looked so nice when each project was complete, it makes you want to keep it that way. Carly can get all in your business and overhaul your home or office, or tackle a tiny project. Give a gift certificate and let your recipient decide.
Interior Design Services by Studio Plumb
Is your friend always watching HGTV and reading Better Homes & Gardens? Do you talk more about paint colors than what’s trending on Twitter? Why not gift them a little piece of their home & garden heaven with interior design services. Rebecca of Studio Plumb is here to help!
Plumb, recently praised by the One Room Challenge community, offers in-home consulting on spaces needing attention or a full design package so she can do all of the legwork for your loved one. You can decide based on your budget. Check out her design packages. She even does eDesign if your loved one isn’t local to Sacramento!
Self-Care Support from Tami Hackbarth
Do you have a busy friend? The one that says yes to too many things, and ends up feeling like everything is one step away from falling apart? She may need a self-care coach, and I have just the person in mind. Tami Hackbarth of 100% Guilt-Free Self Care is my friend, collaborator, and self-care coach. Tami works with women that feel like they’ve lost a little bit of control of their lives. Tami can help you or your loved one:
- Manage their stress.
- Increase their happiness.
- Have more patience with their kids.
- Stop resenting their spouse and start getting what they want.
The new year is the perfect time to get started on the right foot. She has various coaching sessions so you can choose what works for your loved one or for you. It’s worth every penny.
Flower Subscription by Bloom Sacramento
Everyone likes flowers.
Even the people that don’t like them appreciate the fact that you thought about them. 😉 What if flowers magically appeared at your loved one’s home or office every now and then?
Bloom is a small, family-owned floral delivery subscription service in Sacramento. They deliver fresh, local bouquets each week or month – you decide! Check out the various options that you can brighten someone’s day with.
A Lifestyle Photoshoot with One of My Favs!
Photoshoots aren’t just reserved for bloggers or your Christmas card! Whether the time is used for professional headshots, boudoir, or a day-in-the-life shoot, give the gift of capturing a special memory and space in time for your loved one. I can wholeheartedly recommend friends of the blog depending on your style and type of shoot. They include Christina, Ashley, Mae, Christie, and Caroline!
Other Gifting Ideas
- Massage and/or spa gift certificate
- Movie passes
- Airline gift card
- Fitness membership
- Cooking classes
I hope these ideas helped you think outside the box a bit as you narrow down gifts for people. Don’t forget, sometimes the best gift can be your time, so if your budget isn’t as big as your heart, that is okay! Don’t get so lost in the hoopla of the holidays that you miss the magic.
Happy Holidays to you!