What is Mindful Gifting?

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are here and all that goes with it. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by. To say it flew is an understatement. This week, I want to ask a simple question with regards to gifts. What is mindful gifting?

As we start shopping, or if we’re just finishing up, it’s important to be mindful with what gifts we’re choosing. Being thoughtful and deliberate about the gift(s) we choose is a big part of mindful gifting. This time of year isn’t about the gifts anyway, in my opinion. It’s about the time with loved ones and those we hold closest to us.

When we think about gifts, we usually think about the material things like a new toy, a new piece of clothing, or maybe the latest electronic device. Since these are the most “common” gifts, it makes sense. But what about gifting an experience? For instance, if you know a family member loves to ski, get them some ski passes, or a gift certificate for a ski getaway. If another loved one enjoys traveling, maybe a certificate to a nearby favorite spot would make a more mindful gift.

Mindful gifting is super important!
Thoughtful gifts for all!

Being mindful in your gifts is not just important, it can show how much you actually know the person you’re giving the gift to. The old adage of, “it’s the thought that counts” applies here. Being thoughtful and mindful about the gifts you give, not just at the holidays, but all year is just one way to show someone how much you care.

Find the perfect gift may not always be easy. Sometimes it’s downright frustrating. That’s when you need to step back, think about the person you’re gifting something to, and take a “mindful moment”. Physical gifts are great, but I still firmly believe that an experience gift is MUCH more impactful.

Here’s my challenge to you, this year. Each time you get to a gift giving occasion, stop and ask yourself what the person would truly get the most enjoyment out of. Once you’ve done that, THEN go out and purchase that gift. In the end, the quality of the gift just enhances the experience for both of you! Here’s a list of Mindful Holiday Gifts that may be helpful for anyone who’s still struggling to find something!

If you’re looking for more mindful content, check out my article on holiday emotions! Until next time, be well and namaste!

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