How do you find the idea of gifting a 200-pound pumpkin to someone on a celebratory occasion? The idea might appear funny today but in 1621 when pumpkins and squash used to be the staples, it was a realistic possibility. However, we do know that by the early 18th century pumpkin pie earned its iconic place on an American table celebrating the bountiful harvest, a tradition that still continues.
Today, we are going to take a detour from our usual gifting ideas related to rings, earrings, pendants, sapphires, diamonds etc. and suggest some ways to express your thanks to those who have been instrumental in your life in any way.
Gift Your Time
The busi-ness of life has made time a scarce commodity and thus extremely valuable. Time is the most precious and irreplaceable gift of all. It is perhaps the most cherished gift, so spend as much time as you can with your family and loved ones. When you give your time to someone, you are giving a part of your life and in return, they become part of your life. There is no alternative to time.
Bouquet and a Bottle of Wine
Flowers have long been a representation of love, togetherness, thoughtfulness, and wishes for a happy life ahead. Everyone simply loves flowers; the smile they bring on one’s face is just priceless and it looks more resplendent with a bouquet.
But hey! Since you’re there to feast, it’s better if you carry a bottle of wine along. A side dish would be wonderful. 😉
Personalized Gratitude Journal
In our busy lives, time is a rare and treasured thing. When you spend quality time with your loved ones, you’re sharing a piece of your life and creating unforgettable memories. A personalized gratitude journal is like a scrapbook for your thoughts and experiences, a place to keep these precious memories. It’s a gift that says, ‘I value every moment with you.’ This Thanksgiving, give something that truly shows your love.
All of us have received chocolate as a gift at some point in our lives. Irrespective of the flavor, one thing which is common is the smile it brings. You might have read that chocolates are healthy because they contain flavonoid, which help fight free radicals thereby slowing down ageing aging. Or you may have read that eating chocolate releases serotonin in the brain thereby elevating mood. But when we get a chocolate or we gift one, we never think about these ostensible scientific explanations. What matters to us is the happiness it can bring to someone we love. There is hardly anyone who doesn’t like chocolate. A box of chocolates will make a wonderful gift for the occasion of togetherness. And imagine the delight if you take the time to create them yourself, it’s a sweet gesture straight from the heart.
Home Décor, Kitchenware, or Gadget?
The big sale season begins with thanksgiving and you’ll find a lot of offers during this time. But don’t be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of deals & discounts and instead think which gift can be of value to your host if you are going to be a guest in a thanksgiving party. You can consider gifting home décor items such as aromatic candles or wall hangings or flower vases for that matter especially if you are bringing flowers.
If your host is keen on creating delectable recipes then perhaps you should find something for her kitchen. You can also consider a gadget for their kids or some multiplayer game that all of you can enjoy together.
Advance Gift for Christmas / Plan Ahead for Christmas Gift
If by any chance you are not going to be with your family to celebrate Christmas this year, then perhaps now is a good opportunity to give them Christmas presents ahead of time. Be ready for the ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ sale rush. Take advantage of the GemsNY offers and discounts to increase the proportion of your present!!
Thanksgiving is not just about expressing your gratitude to someone for something he/she has done; but it is also the opportunity to thank your circumstances to be alive and to be able to enjoy the virtues of life. It’s one time of the year at least when instead of complaining about what you don’t have or what you want, you express thanks for what you are bestowed which many may still not have.
This Thanksgiving GemsNY thanks all its customers, clients, visitors, and team for placing their trust and confidence in us. Happy Thanksgiving!