I am a big proponent of gifting things that matter, gifts that will mean something to the recipient. It’s not how much you spend on a gift it is what it will mean to the recipient, darlings. A good gift should be thought out and given with a purpose. That is why I wanted to share with you things that I love to give others, gifts that come from the heart. They all have a reason and sentiment behind them.
Journaling is how I started HoneyGood.com. It’s helped me chart my path and set off on my journey after 50. Gifting someone a journal will help them gather their own thoughts so that they can record their story. I know what you may be thinking, isn’t this gift too feminine? No, darlings! The men in your life have a story to tell too.
A Grandparent’s Journal- Experiences and Advice – Buy it here: $30 at Uncommon Goods
Little Notes Journal – Buy it here: $67 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Sparrow Lake Rectangular Journal- Buy it here: $35 at Gilt
I framed something I wrote to my husband Shelly years ago and I know he still cherishes it. It still sits in his office! Your words to someone matter and if you have beautiful feelings about someone take the time to put pen to paper and then to preserve those thoughts put them in a frame!
Donation to a charity close to their heart
We all know those people in our life that seem to have everything. One more material thing will not matter to them in the least, but if they are passionate about animals or nature or fighting a disease show them you listen and care by making a donation in their honor. It’s not a cop-out to not get them a material possession. It is meaningful.
Words of encouragement
A framed letter from you would be your own words from the heart, but there are tons of adorable products that offer words of encouragement. I gifted my daughters giant notepads that read “You are awesome!” across the top in hot pink. Why? 1) Because they ARE awesome! And 2) Because I wanted them to know it every day! So why not get some encouraging words emblazoned on a coffee cup or a mousepad or a tote bag or something that those dear to you will use every day and be reminded not only of the message you choose but of your love for them.
Be Brave Mug – Buy it here: $12 at Bloomingdale’s
Now is the Time Clock – Buy it here: $44.99 at Uncommon Goods
Daily Cup of Inspiration 11 oz. Coffee Mug in Red – Buy it here: $13.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Fairies are like little guardian angels( if you want to know about my wonderful recent experiences with fairies read here). But more than that they can act as a little protector when you can’t be with your loved one.
Top left: Alex and Ani – Buy it here: $38 at Zappos
Bottom left: Home Fairy With Flower Band Ornament – Buy it here: $15 at ABC
Middle: Fairy Wreath Ornaments Set of 2 – Buy it here: $19.98 at World Market
Right: Gund Primrose Fairy Plush Doll – Buy it here: $18 at Macy’s
This is very sentimental, darlings. You can put a message in your own writing on jewelry for loved ones. Consider this for grandchildren who might not live close by. That way they always have something of you very close to them. You can explore your options for independent jewelry designers for this product on Etsy.
Are there other gifts you have given or received that were meaningful to you? What are your favorite gifts that come from the heart?
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