I’ve heard quite a few comments about my sermon and relational giving. I thought I’d post some ideas about relational gifts. I also encourage you to add some too in the comments section below!
Many of these suggestions come from RethinkingChristmas.com
Gift of Time
- Popcorn, specialty soda and classic DVD for a movie night with a friend
- Host a sporting event (football game, March Madness) and make homemade pizza
- Wrap 2 copies of a great book (even used!) and read it with a friend
- Bring hot cocoa and cookies and plan an evening walk to see holiday lights
- Babysitting for a worn out mom you know
- Car clean up
- Yard work for an elderly/ill person
- Road trip for an adventure with your child
- Help with a house project for someone (like a shed, or taking down a tree)
- Coffee with conversation
- A day in the city together
- Weekend away with your spouse
- A new bat and a trip to the batting cages
- A day trip with cameras for your photographer friend
- A DVD of your life for relatives who live away from you
- Make a “newspaper” at home with your kids and have them illustrate it.
- Make gifts to share — food, cookies, homemade frames, etc.
Support Charities in Someone’s Honor (especially about causes they care about)
- Living Water International — Clean water for all
- World Vision — Children to sponsor and one time gifts for things from soccer balls to health vaccines and opportunities for education
- Heifer International — give the gift of an animal, the first offspring of which will also be gifted
- Episcopal Relief and Development — aid organization for crisis far and near
I love these ideas. Too often we get caught up in the “stuff” rather than the experiences. All of these ideas are shared experiences. Thanks for the ideas.