The holiday season seems to be an extraordinarily special time for many people, that brings them a little bit closer each year, albeit for a short period in most cases. This year, really get the most out of your holidays by making the people you love the most feel loved back. As kids, we get excited for the holidays because we got gifts and money if we were lucky. Now it’s time to turn the tables as adults, and do something in return for those who did so much for us before.
“Extra Special” Gifts
For a lot of people, material gifts don’t mean as much as making a sincere action. That’s part of maturity and growing up. So this year instead of buying your dad a new tie… again, take him out for a nice dinner. It could be a father daughter formal dinner date, or a father son basketball game or concert. For moms, the same; mother son night out dancing or a girls day getting your hair and nails done capped off with a massage. You can find deals for almost all of these at local salons online.
For Parents with Older Children
Speaking from experience, I know living as a young adult fresh out of school is hard; typically living paycheck to paycheck and possibly working multiple jobs. Life alone for the first time is difficult. If you are a parent and your kids are out on their own, maybe think of what they need more than what they want this year. Maybe you could offer to cover a partial month rent/utilities or come up with a way to help them get the lasik surgery they’ve always wanted but couldn’t get.. If you really can’t think of anything, talk to them; they’ll gladly share what they need the most. Gifts like these might not be luxurious but they are practical, which is more important at this point in many young adults lives.
The holidays aren’t just about giving and receiving gifts or doing acts of kindness for your loved ones, more important is the time you spend together. Try to put some thought into this holiday season. If you’re on a budget there are deals online or even DIY projects that are practically free. Happy Holidays everyone!!