In a rather fortunate turn of events, as
far as social conventions go, the gift-giving practice has had some sanity
restored to it, along with the requisite practicality. It’s becoming less and
less about outdoing each other with the person with whom gifts are exchanged, a
practice which saw people spending exorbitant amounts of money. Now more than
ever, it is indeed about the thought.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make any
effort at all though. On the contrary. Instead of picking up one of those
last-minute gifts you find at the airport, here are four ideas for Christmas
gifts that carry the kind of sentimental value sure to be appreciated for all
Be professional about the publishing of a
family recipe cookbook, which will make for a sentimental Christmas gifts
everybody you give it to will truly appreciate. So it won’t have to be a gift
for just one person.
Proceed to collect all the family recipes
you can gather, roping in the input of any family member or relative who can
share any useful information, such as the entire recipe or perhaps something
like digging into the archives of their minds to try and help come up with a
long-lost recipe which might have gone to the grave with a departed elder.
film & photograph set
We take it for granted how we can whip out
our phones and capture the memories we make during special occasions such as
spending Christmastime with family, but how often do we actually go back to
re-live those memories? Take a leaf out of the book of the trending Memories
in Colour campaign, which challenges you to bring back some of the oldest
memories to life through the colourisation of old, black-and-white photographs.
This can be done as part of putting together a multimedia film and photograph
set, so you can package it to include some videos in any one of the many
formats available, along with physical photo albums.
This a sentimental Christmas gift idea sure
to be particularly appreciated by someone who has some black-and-white photos
special Interest gift
Really take the time to find out about a
loved-one’s special interests and get them a bespoke gift experience around
that. For example, someone who is interested in astronomy, something
ascertained through their constant discussion of topics such as the vastness of
the universe, might not ever think about getting themselves as telescope. You
should be the one to buy one for them!
times’ sake experience
If you shared a special experience with
someone close to you, especially when you both belonged to a different age
bracket (when you were kids or teenagers) when you first experienced it, there
are few Christmas gifts that will beat the revisiting of the same encounter. Do
it “for old times’ sake,” and make new memories. Off the top of my head, I want
to visit a miniature land a couple of cousins of mine and I were taken to when
we were knee-high!