Why meaningful gifts are not always expensive

When it comes to gift giving, some people picture expensive items that come from high-end department stores. I believe this is the wrong way to look at it. The way I see it, the important part of giving a gift is the thought behind it. Buying someone a gift shows you were thinking about them.

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But, you can show you were thinking about them without spending a lot of money. In fact, expensive gifts can be impersonal. These impersonal gifts can be even less meaningful. Creative gifts are a great way to show you care without spending a lot of money. These creative gifts are so meaningful because they add a personal touch.

Custom Coffee Mug

Custom coffee mugs are a great way to show you care without spending a ton of money. No, I’m not talking about designing a coffee mug online and having it shipped to you loved one. For this idea to be meaningful, you need to do it yourself. It won’t even take much work. Just buy a white coffee mug and some markers. Then, write a meaningful message, or draw a picture.

It does not have to be perfect. In fact, it’s the imperfections in these types of gifts that make them so meaningful. You can draw pictures related to key moments in their life. You can also add a personal message to let the person know how much you care.

Handmade Greeting Cards

Handmade greeting cards are another great idea. You can make a lot of these without spending much money. Just get some construction paper and markers and you are set. This idea is great if you have a large family. You can quickly mail a bunch of these out using envelopes with integrated labels.

When you are making your handmade greeting card, you are only limited by your imagination. Again, you can draw pictures and write a personal message. But, you can get a little more creative with the greeting cards. For example, you can add pictures. Print out an extra picture and tape it to the card.

Photo Collage

A photo collage is an awesome gift idea that will mean a lot. This gift is so powerful because only someone close to you could make it. A photo collage is a collection of memories and good times. When you put together a photo collage, make sure you put the time in to do right. Don’t just through something together quickly. Make it meaningful.

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