The $0 Dollar Gift Guide
We all love presents around this time, but let's be honest, your credit card will maxed up and you will be probably regret getting that mug with a cute quote that broke soonest your cousin opened it. Or maybe you are like me and suck at choosing presents. Whatever it is, this gift guide will save your booty!
Let's be less materialistic and more human this holiday, do not expect anything from people and give more! So well my fittie friend, he is a list of presents that not only will cost you cero dollars, but will be more valuable than anything else. Plus, you can give them to anyone!
1. Your time.
As cheesy as it sounds. Yes, YOUR TIME. I am not saying take two weeks off to dedicate to someone, but more like, put down your phone, and actually listen to your family. I know, I know, everyone talks about the same and I know, maybe your aunts story about her cat isn't the most exciting thing to you, but it is for her. Believe me when I tell you that you will regret not spending those extra 5 minutes with your love ones so don't wait for that horrible feeling and leave your phone in silence inside your bag and enjoy a good conversation this weekend.
2. A hug.
Because hugs not only help improve your health - The hormones that are released in the body after a hug aren’t just good for happy feelings. Hugs are everythinggggggg - but seriously, how good you feel when you get a long hug? Amazing right?! Let's hug and hug this season to share happiness and show our appreciation to our love ones. I am trying to become a huger myself (yeah, that corny girl that hugs everyone instead of shake hands when first meet)
3. Say only but good things.
It might seem obvious, but isn't super easy to get around friends or family and talk trash about someone you don't like? Don’t denied it, you've done it, I've done it. Is it wrong? YES, it happens all the time? YES! it is super easy, but guess what it is easier and will make you feel way better? Say only but good things. Did you love that new shirt your friend got? Tell her! Did you mum made an awesome apple pie? Go and tell her! Did you see a pretty awesome caption on Instagram? Write a comment! Little good things will keep those good vibes flowing. You will see how your mind will start shifting to be more positive day by day. Remember you create your own vibe, and that vibe attracts the right people.
This list is not only for the "oh wait I forgot to buy presents again" people, it is for everyone. We get caught up in things and presents that we forget the real meaning behind the holidays. It doesn't matter where you are from, which religion you practice or if you love presents or not, what it matters is connection, is people. Let's forget all the silly things and focus in loving more, living better and enjoying our love ones.
Happy Holidays loves, enjoy your fam, give them a big hug and tell them you love them!