Best Unusual Unique Gift Ever? The best gift is something that is original, you can’t get anywhere else and can only be given by you! What is it…keep reading…
Buying gifts is nice…don’t even mention the word gift card to me. That’s another story! Unless you truly know the person and what they want and love, it’s a cop-out. And buying a gift at a store is such a hassle too. You have to go to the store, look at everything (that you like!), or try to guess what they like and then make sure you are staying within a budget. That new iPod thing is really cool, but $299 for a birthday gift for the guy at the office you have no intention to date or sleep with is to steep.
So what is the best gift you can give? It’s time. YOUR time. The best gift you can give someone is time. If they sold Time in a store, I’d spend all my money there. Time. Give someone you time.
First if it’s a gift, make up a flier and print it out. With the words:
You have received a gift of time. You can offer to do their laundry, clean their apartment, drive them somewhere so that they can work or read or go sit and stare at the wall and dream. Or you can offer to take them somewhere interesting: Escape the Room, Cool play at the Theater, Unique Restaurant, Fly them somewhere, play mini golf, rent a boat, go to The Terranea, go to Paso Robles Allegretto Vineyard Restort! And do NOTHING!! Think big! Think simple! Think fun!
I know what you are saying, “No one needs that really…”
What about a story? A life story? A story of a memory? Where you saw your ‘gifted one’ in a great place? Write the story! Frame it! Wrap it and give it as a gift! No one does this!!
I’m giving my kids that gift now. It started when my oldest was 7 months old.
At 7 months babies start to become recognizable as ‘human’ and since they look like you, but are so tiny and condensed, everything they do is hilarious. So I’d write it all down. On post-it notes. And shoved them into a book. Later I’d sit down and put them into a Word fild on the computer called, “Ty Diary.”
I even went back and from the little memory I have, I put in the birth story. Not the gory details just stuff he’d want to know later when he’s my age. (Cause by then I’m pretty sure I’ll be long gone and what a cool thing for him to have)
Feel bad you didn’t start? Well….it’s never too late. Even if your kid is 14. (Those years are really fun). Sit down, get some postits and think back with you hubby or some relatives about the funny things your kid did. Or just some memories. They don’t even have to be in order. Just start writing or typing.
Saying, “I have to write 14 years…!” would cause even me so much terror, I’d never to write again. Ever. It’s too much. Too stressy (is that a word?)
Here, let me help: Pick one memory. Write it. Pick another. Write it. See? Say you’ll do it every day during lunch hour for twenty minutes. Or after lunch. Or in the morning. Just do it.
Years from now, (ha…you’ll be dead) and if you’ve told someone (like your kid, hubby, family member or write it in the will) where this file exists, they will find it and have years and years of memories that are from YOU.
Best gift ever.