Christmas is just around the corner and whilst children find it easy to add 101 things to their Christmas wish lists. It can be difficult for adults to pinpoint the things that they would like to unwrap come Christmas morning. Thinking about the gifts in the four gifting principles of something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read. Will hopefully allow for clarity of mind and make thinking of the Christmas gifts that they would like to receive
Take a look at each of the four gifting principles for an idea of what each one could include aiding your list making this Christmas…
The four gifting principles
Something you want
A chance to run wild with your demands for this first principle. Whilst budgets may not allow for diamonds and pearls, they aren’t to everyone’s taste anyway. Why not select to enjoy a London theatre show and dinner for two, whether you take your partner, your mum, or your best friend. In many ways, it’s a gift that keeps giving as you both benefit, plus think of the memories you’ll create.
Perhaps you have your eye on a swanky pair of shoes that you’ll only wear for special occasions so can’t justify them as a need or wear. But they would match perfectly with your wardrobe, and they are so sparkling and cute. Plus you’ll need the matching bag to go with them.
Something you need
Always a difficult principle to pinpoint what is a need rather than a want. Think of this category as one that makes your life easier. The new boots to replace the ones you are currently wearing that let in more water than if you went barefoot. The bottle of perfume that adds the scent of luxury each more as your spray your neck. Or even the new underwear that others may feel is a boring gift, however, that everyday comfort found in a good pair of knickers or a bra is priceless.
Something to wear
Whilst everyone should receive new pyjamas for Christmas, it might not be something that you wish to add on the list for the big man to fulfil. This is your opportunity to select a beautiful charm bracelet that you’ve had your eye on all year. A new bag to carry everything you need for day to day life. Or even a new scarf to keep you warm against the best of the British weather.
Something to read
As children, it is a proud moment for both ourselves and our parents when we start learning to read. Over our school years, we are encouraged to read as often as possible. Covering a wide range of topics, from the classics of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton to non-fiction books telling us about the world around us.
As we grow up and we are not required to read as a task, many of us will fall into the trap of only reading news reports and social media. Many books have been reimagined into films so it becomes easier in our busy lives to watch it as a movie than take the time to read a novel.
This Christmas why not add a new book on to your wish list, or even a new notebook or journal. Providing you with a way to note down your thoughts, your activities and the things that make up your everyday life. Looking back on these thoughts and notes will provide you with some wonderful memories.
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