Every Christmas we worry about finding the ideal gift for our loved ones. But are our parents on that list of possible people to give them gifts? This Christmas give your parents the gift they need.
After long 365 days, Christmas is finally here! The Christmas season is an awaited and special time for everyone, because it offers us the opportunity to get together with family and dear friends and enjoy good times, have a good time, remembering that, far or not, we can all share fun and emotional moments with those special people that, unfortunately, it is not possible to see as often as you would like.
In addition to family coexistence, every Christmas we worry and strive a lot to find the ideal gift for our children, siblings, and even some of our friends, since the intention is to show them our gratitude and affection by means of a small present. There is no one who is not happy to receive a gift.
However, to be honest, how many times have we worried about giving our parents a good gift? And saying a “good gift” does not mean that it is something big, luxurious or expensive, but rather that they like it, need it, and actually want it.
On our part, and even more so being as young as some of us still are, our parents do not even go through our heads when making a list of people to consider to give them a little detail; perhaps it is because we assume that they are the ones who, on the contrary, should do it with us. Others, on the other hand, may have already thought of giving them a pleasant surprise, but they don’t have the slightest idea about what to give them.
From my perspective, there are two important points to consider when buying and giving a gift. I share them:
Make it useful
And not only household items are useful and necessary. Maybe your parents, or one of them, are looking for an object that is difficult to find, or simply have other expenses that make them do without buying it. Find out what it is and you will have a gift that they will appreciate and that will serve them for a long time.
Make it significant
Many times you don’t have to spend a considerable amount of money, perhaps not even a single penny, to give a nice gift. You can look for an old photograph that will bring good memories to everyone, and even open a moment of fraternal dialogue and coexistence; or buy that item that you know they are very excited to have because deep down they want it.
My mother, for example, loves unicorns. Every time I come home with a stuffed animal, a painting or any object that contains one, there is nothing in the world that can compare with her smile of happiness and authentic gratitude.
Don’t just spoil your parents for Christmas, do it always, throughout the year and whenever you can. Remember everything they have given for you: the gestures, the gifts, the walks to the park or the cinema, and those moments that you have spent together not only outside, perhaps at home watching a movie or eating on any given day, and that have been happily etched in your memory.
Christmas is a time to live together and relive all those experiences that have happened as a family, and it is the opportune moment to create new and pleasant memories.