This Christmas I genuinely couldn’t think of anything I wanted aside from the Camera (that my dad has graciously decided to buy me). Gifts are nice of course and there is nothing wrong with wanting a gift or two or three -really who’s counting?- But when I sat and thought about it there was nothing I really wanted this Christmas. However, if you are like me with friends and family who still insist on getting you something for Christmas, here are some alternatives .
-Ask for donations to a charity of your choice
– Ask for quality time doing an activity you can both enjoy
-Ask friends to bring their favorite dish: you can have a potluck and watch a Christmas movie – not only is this a good excuse to eat a lot but you can all get into the Christmas spirit together.
-Do a book swap of books that have changed your view on a certain topic, made you laugh or touched you deeply
-Give a Christmas card with the top reasons why you love that person: sometimes this can mean a lot more than a gift.
Again, there is nothing wrong with buying a gift for someone, like a said gifts are awesome (Free stuff duh) but for those in your life who might not want a gift hopefully my list of alternatives can help.
If you have any more alternatives you can comment and let me know