Think back to when you were a kid and Christmas was around the corner. While you were mostly thinking about your gifts under the tree, you also probably gave gifts to others in your family. However, you likely didn’t have a job, which enticed you to be more creative and, thus, sentimental. When you give a heartfelt Christmas gift that doesn’t cost a thing, you must give from within, making it all the more impactful.
Baked Goods Made Easy
Bake in a Jar
If you are the person in your family or friend group who loves to bake, this gift idea might be the perfect option for you. Consider giving a bake in a jar where you add the dry ingredients of your most beloved recipe to an upcycled jar you have lying around your home. All your receiver needs to do is add the wet ingredients and bake!
A bake in a jar shows the time and care you put into the gift. You can usually add a little note with string around the jar with the full recipe and even a kind note your receiver will love.
The Gift of Music
Play a Song
Christmas is the time of caroling and singing, which many families love to do sitting around a piano. That’s why you might consider planning a holiday piano recital by learning a couple of iconic carols everyone will adore. The gift of music is one of the most heartful things anyone can receive this Christmas as it doesn’t cost a thing. The only thing it needs is your time, energy, and effort, which is worth so much more than money can buy.
Keep On Giving
Perhaps you want a gift that keeps on giving all year round. In that case, an “open when” gift is the way to go. If you’re unfamiliar with this gift, it’s a series of small letters or notes with prompts on them that your receiver can open when they need a pick-me-up. For example, you can have a letter with the prompt “open when you’re feeling sad,” and you can write about a happy memory the two of you share. They can then open that envelope when they’re feeling a little low so it can lift their spirits.