Most kids think about what they will get for the holidays. The older you get, the more you think about what you can give.
GIVE YOUR TIME
From spending quality time with family in the kitchen, to catching up with friends at a bar, giving your time is a valuable gift. While you’re out of the office, fight the urge to completely unplug from the world. Be intentional about your time off and make sure you plug in with your family, community, and friends. If your schedule allows, take the extra time to drive and see grandma and grandpa. Go volunteer at a women’s shelter or children’s hospital. There’s no sales tax on giving your time.
GIVE TO OTHERS
Non-profit organizations don’t just need money to run; they need physical goods too. While you’re out grocery shopping, pick up a few items for your local food pantry. Getting a new blanket to cozy up next to a fire? Donate your old one to an animal shelter. Everyone thinks to donate in the summer / spring when moving is popular, but the holidays are a great time to give too.
Remember when you were a kid and hated going to school with RoseArt pencils when everyone else had Crayola? The mentality is the same as an adult. If you want to give a gift to your loved ones, make sure it’s one of quality. Even if it’s not in the budget to completely ball out, you can find great deals on high quality items during the holiday season. Try gifting something timeless like a Don Piece Collection watch or a cashmere sweater.
As your life and bank account become more full, it’s natural to want to give back to those who helped you grow. This holiday season, be willing to give more than receive.
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