The holidays are quickly approaching. They are going creep up on us as they always do. This year is your year to have an organized holiday season. Yay, it’s the season to be jolly!!! Not when you are completely surrounded by clutter and chaos, though...
This holiday season we want to teach you how to simplify your gift giving strategies. The intentions of the gift giver are good but often lead to more stress for you and the gift receiver. 79 percent of the U.S. population, and 89 percent of millennials, say they never use most of the gifts they receive each year. On average, more than one in four gifts go unused! -Sparefoot. Don't be that person running around like a headless chicken at the mall the day before Christmas, searching for material objects to give to people that they won’t even use. This holiday, start giving the people you love experiences instead of objects. 81 percent of Americans would rather receive experience-based gifts — like concert tickets, yoga classes, a restaurant gift certificate, or even a museum membership. -Sparefoot These gifts are typically appreciated, much more than a traditional gift of a sweater or some awesome socks. 91 percent of Americans have kept an item because they felt guilty getting rid of it- and 57 percent of those items were gifts! -Sparefoot.com.
In a world where we are all drowning with stuff, we have our own issues with clutter and organization. It's all because of our "stuff", which leads to clutter, which then leads to stress, frustration, and health issues and mental issues. Our kids are even growing up with clutter. Kids now have so many toys it's not even funny- yet they don't play with any of them!! But think about it...we give them a cardboard box and it's game on! The U.S. has 3.1% of the world’s children, but consumes 40% of the world’s toys. - UCTV. That's a ridiculous amount of toys. Toys that end up getting played with once and then thrown to the side to collect dust...
Let's start minimizing clutter by giving better gifts of experiences rather than objects. Here are some great experience gift ideas for the holidays. Trust me- you will be the hit of the holiday season simply by eliminating the trip to the mall to return unwanted gifts this holiday season. Here's a list of experiences that you can give as holiday gifts, separated by kids and adults experiences!
Kids Experience Gifts
Gift Certificate to an Aquarium
Gift Certificate to a Zoo
Ice Skating Passes
Plaster Fun Craft
Bath Bombs for the tub (lush has great choices for fun kids bathing supplies)
Add money to a 529 or college savings account
Adults Experience Gifts
Spa Day Or Mani/Pedi Gift Certificate
Comedy Club Tickets
Plant Or Herbs
Restaurant Gift Certificate
Bath Bombs (to use in the tub, Lush has great stuff)
Psychic Trip or tarot card reading
Monthly subscriptions (Flowers, magazines,Birchbox ,Scentsy)
Take a family trip
Gift Card To For A Cleaning Service
Gift Card For a Professional Organizer
Gift Card For a Photo Scanner- Have all of your photos scanned into a drive
** If there is something that you would like to add to the list, please message us!