Thoughtful Gift-Giving Tips
It is the most wonderful time of the year! And….at the same time, it can be stressful as you are trying to think of nice gifts to give to those you care about. Here are a few tips on giving thoughtfully this holiday season. The key thing to remember is not to give them what you think they want, it’s important to give them what they want.
ASK: for their top 3 wish list items or ask them if they have a wishlist like Amazon to share with you.
SNOOP: Check their Pinterest to see what they have pinned recently. It should give you some ideas.
FAVORITE PLACES: Find out the places they frequent and get them a gift card (restaurants, shopping, nail salon, massage, or coffee shops). If they live in another city or state, use the "I have a friend that moved to the area, what are your favorite places?".
LISTEN: If you listen, you’ll pick up on things they mention they like or need.
LOOK: If you are in their home (this ties into the listen tip), you can find out a lot of what they like or need. Complementing what you like in their house will get them to open up about what they’d like to get for one of the rooms.
We hope you enjoy shopping for your special people in your life and this helps ease the stress of holiday shopping.
Give Back: “Today is #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving and a day for people all over the world to spread kindness and make an impact on something that matters! Today is the day that YOU can make change as we continue to increase our efforts to provide support to everyone who faces barriers to build a family.” @resolveorg
Minnie Box supports Resolve in helping to support those that are having difficulties in starting a family.
There many ways you can give back, a few ideas:
1. Time: helping others at a shelter, non-profit, or your neighbor/family/friend/stranger.
2. Donating gently used items.
3. If you use Amazon for shopping, use www.smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. All users have to do is to visit smile.amazon.com (amazon.com and Amazon mobile app purchases do not apply).
Honoring those who serve: In the spirit of giving, if you know a soldier currently serving and will not be home for Christmas, please would nominate them to receive a special care package from Minnie Box by Dec. 9. Minnie Box will send a package to a soldier to be received by Christmas. If you don’t know anyone, please forward this email/share on social media to help, spread the word!
Comment below on what you're doing today and year-round to give back?