It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the season of joy and happiness, the season of cozy nights in front of a chimney, drinking good wine, and enjoying the time with the family.
It can also be a stressful time since it is deemed by many the most important annual occasion to buy gifts for their loved ones, which start with the family and can extend to other members of the family, and sometimes close friends.
With Lebanon in economical crisis and hyperinflation, Christmas this year is materializing as a challenge to many. However, as we ought to remember what Christmas gifts really represent, we could very well think of gifts that are lovely and affordable, even fun.
So, for those too many today in Lebanon who are on a tight budget, here are some good suggestions:
If you are smiling at this, the intended recipient will also do. Funky socks are in fact all the rage right now especially for people for art admirers, food lovers, and fan fanatics. (Just don’t consider this for your boss if he or she is on your list.)
Investing in a good cool planner is very important in our day and age, mainly because most of the people are either freelancing or working remotely and it might be hard for them to be organized. Thus, gifting someone a good planner will not only make them happy but will think of you all year long.
Tote bags are back in fashion and are really practical. They aren’t only cool but they are also eco-friendly and can be useful for many things like holding groceries or books. And why not get your loved one a customizable one?
Nothing is more relaxing than lighting a candle and enjoying a good night after a long working or stressful day. Consider purchasing a lovely scented candle as a gift this Christmas. It is a gift that is always appreciated.
Scrapbooks are good memory “holders”. A scrapbook is a great gift that lasts forever as the recipient will be storing the new memories they will create through the new year, and keep coming back to them for years to come.
And who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially when they come nicely presented in cute gift arrangements. Once all the chocolate pieces are enjoyed and the season is over, one can keep the basket or pot and use it for various purposes all year round.
A customized gift box set is an elegant item to gift. It always feels like receiving a treasure box. You include slippers, mugs, some candies/chocolate, and other things (depending on your budget). If you are not up to DIY it, check local businesses as they are various choices around for good prices.
These spread packages are a delight to the eyes and to the palate and make great gifts. They are made in Lebanon with particular care for one’s health. They are prepared from premium natural ingredients, no hydrogenated oils, no wheat, and no preservatives.
Since knitting and knit products are back in fashion, it will be a good idea to gift a knit kit to young girls and not so young girls. Knitting is actually therapeutic and very rewarding. You can find these kits in Yarn stores across Lebanon.
If you want your child to yell with excitement at a Christmas gift or your special one to jump with joy, consider adopting a pet for them. You don’t need to buy since adopting can be easily made at any of the shelters that are taking care of pets needing a family.
Pets make great companions and are a source of constant joy. They are life-changing. Make this Christmas memorable to your loved ones, and get them a puppy or a kitten.
It is the season when we are most reminded that we are part of the big family called humanity. you want to do a good dead this Christmas, donate blood. Many people require blood, their loved ones will truly appreciate this gesture.