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Mindful : December 2016
Though the word “gift” is often symbolized by a pristinely wrapped package topped with a festive bow, many of the most meaningful gifts break that mold entirely. Experiences, handmade gifts, and other non-gifty gifts can bring personality and intimacy to the giving season, and—bonus!— save you money at the same time. Here are a few of our favorite unconven- tional gift ideas. take it outside the box Grow Together Have a gorgeous and thriving plant at home? Share the love by giving someone with a green thumb a cutting as a gift. Be a Hometown Tour Guide Many of us miss the chance to play tourist in our own town. Grab a map and take a friend or loved one on an adventure to discover hidden gems you’ve yet to explore. It’s a great way to shake up your habitual relationship with your hometown, and fit in some quality hangout time. Bake Cookies Make a batch of freshly baked cookies (or your confection of choice) and, if you can, buy a nice jar or tin to present them in. It’s got the handmade love, the practicality, and afford- ability, all rolled into one! AGiftof Compassion Got any animal lovers in your life? Donate to an animal shel- ter or wildlife refuge on their behalf. We recommend The Gentle Barn, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates animals who’ve faced severe abuses, then introduces them to children to teach com- passion, kindness, and the preciousness of being alive. gentlebarn.org PHOTOGRAPHSBYISTOCK.COM/SLOBO,ISTOCK.COM/ZERBOR,ISTOCK.COM/RANASU,ANDBRANDONALMS/STOCKSY 54 mindful December 2016 giving