• Lahni Carney

10 Gifts to Cut the Clutter this Christmas

If you're at a loss for what to give for Christmas this year (because none of us need more STUFF!), here are some fun ideas and experiences to make this holiday special. This especially works if you're getting down to the wire and you haven't been able to find that perfect gift for someone on your list.

We all know that it's the thought that counts and spending time with your loved ones over something that may gather dust on the shelf 6 months from now shows that your gift is truly coming from the heart.

1. A Year's Worth of Outings

Grab twelve envelopes, and in each one slip a piece of paper with plans for a free date/outing you can do together that month. At the start of each month in the new year, have the receiver open up the envelope to see what fun lies ahead for you two.

This could be the perfect gift for your significant other, or even one a parent/grandparent (I know my mom would love this!).

2. Put Together a Time Capsule

Grab a box with a lock, or at least a lid, and place in it fun memories from this year or years past, like popular clothing items, photos, tickets, or anything sentimental to the both of you. When done, make sure you write on top for them not to open until a specific date.

This gift could be fun with a child or grandchild because the memories will be adorable to look at even 5 years from then! It's perfect and unique because it'll just be memories for the two of you -or (grand)parents with each (grand)child!

3. Do Something They've Always Wanted to Do

This year for my dad, we decided to take a trip to a nearby observatory. I noticed that he was getting interested in astronomy and using his telescope at the house, so this could be a fun outing for the two of us (when restrictions are lifted, of course!). Gifts like these kinds of experiences are the ones that you remember forever.

This would be a great gift for someone who who eco-friendly and enjoys acts of service!

4. Let Them Have That Thing They Always Borrow

If your friend or family member is always "borrowing" a tee from you (read: stealing and wearing, 24/7), just complete the transition and give it to them. It'll be the perfect inside j