"Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection"
If you ever ask someone what is the best gift they have received till date, you will get different answers. However, the ones that will surely touch your heart will be ones where the gifts were created or personalized for that occasion. For example: How did you feel when your husband wrote a poem or a heartfelt letter to you? What were your emotions when your child made something specially for you? Have you tried renewing an old friendship? Did you ever tell your loved ones, friends, and the people you care about how lucky you are to have them in your lives or the reasons you love them?
This Buzzle article lists some of the most beautiful and awesome gifts that are heartfelt, sincere, and just cannot be bought, no matter how much money you have.
By giving someone your time, you give that person a few moments from your life that you will never get back. For your relationship to grow and develop, spending time together is very essential. So, plan and catch a few moments with your loved ones. Just talk to them or plan something together. These are the times that you will cherish forever.
Human beings, especially men, are generally very bad at expressing their feelings. When was the last time you expressed your feelings? A simple hug, a small kiss, or a genuine 'missing you' post-it are small gestures that go a long way in lifting up the spirits of your loved ones or friends. A simple note of thanks, appreciation, and gratitude will be a big hit.
You can write reasons why you love them and are grateful for their presence in your life. Don't worry! Once you start writing, words will flow out, and before long, you will have written a long letter.
Acts of Kindness
Little acts of kindness go a long way, are best remembered, and hence, make awesome gifts. Whether it's volunteering to look after friends' pets while they are on vacation, or to babysit their children while they enjoy a romantic date, gifts like these can never be forgotten. Believe me, they will be very thankful for your sweet gesture. Small thoughtful gestures like these go a long way in building your relationships, and these cannot ever be bought by money.
As George MacDonald says, "To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved." So, tell someone that you trust them. It takes years to trust someone, but only seconds to destroy it. It is such a big word and is the basis of every relationship that human life is built on. Go ahead, tell someone that you trust them, and give all the reasons for your trust. They will be delighted to hear and know about it.
The most beautiful and the best relation you will ever form in your life-true friendship. Money will give you a lot of friends; however, to know the value of true friendship, you have to face adversity and tough times. These are the times when you will know its true value, and understand why no amount of money can ever buy it.
What better gift to give your old friends than to renew your ties with them? We all have had our fights and quarrels with our friends or loved ones. Some were resolved and some may run long. So, this festive season, connect with your long-lost friends. Either send them a message, an email, or just call them. I am sure they will be happy to hear your voice. And you will feel awesome as well. So, go ahead and do it.
And, most important of all, do not take anyone for granted. Show your gratitude to them, and let them know that they are loved and cared for. After all, the moments you share with them are far more important than materialistic things. So, be thankful and gift them these wonderful things, which they will hold dear in their hearts forever.