We’ve curated the most thoughtful gifts to give this season for those closest to your heart. Memories, keepsakes, and philanthropic gifts, along with experiences to help feed the soul.
Keep it in the Family
We all know the best presents come from the heart — not a big box store. Journals are wonderful ways to pass on meaningful mementos. Or look for a grandparent’s journal with a beautiful cover and lined pages for you to write your story to share. Handing down a beloved antique, along with its story, is a gift that is sure to be treasured.
Give Something Meaningful
It’s easier than ever to print photos, either to keep in a box or scrapbook. Collect favorites of your loved one and put together a short book, or simply mark notes on the back. The time spent to document special occasions is always well received and will be cherished for years to come.
Gift an Experience
Theatre tickets, museum, or zoo passes can be big crowd pleasers and can range from a one-time visit to an annual membership. When purchasing an experience for grandchildren that involves the whole family, it’s always good to check in with Mom and Dad first.
Donate to a Charity
These are a sure win for those loved ones that seem to have it all: Give a charitable gift to their favorite foundation. Whether that be the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, St. Jude, or something else, sites like CharityNavigator.com can help you get started. Another idea: Make a monetary contribution toward a college fund or a small deposit to help boost a savings account.