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Sharing Heartfelt Gifts for the Holidays

Posted on 12 Dec, 2018

The holiday season lends itself to opportunities to let your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. If you’re still looking for a curated approach to your gift-giving, read on!

Start a new tradition.
Why not start a family tradition of gifting something meaningful that can be passed down the generations? Whether it’s your grandfather’s prized pocket watch, cherished family recipes or a heritage photo album, include a written note or story for background, and you’ve got the start of something long-lasting.

Create an experience.
When you design a scavenger hunt, family outing, or you give tickets to the show you just know they’ll love, you’re creating memories that endure beyond the holiday season.

Consider, too, how you might create an experience at home. S’mores and backyard campout for the kids, or a wine and cheese tasting with a few close friends are just a couple of ideas to get things started.

Personalize your gift.
A favorite hobby. Their philanthropic pursuits. One small step closer to their goals. Keep in mind what topics and hobbies are greeted with wide eyes and clear enthusiasm, and there are your clues to a meaningful gift.

Alternatively, you can invite your loved one to share in your passions, with tickets to an event, class or time together pursuing a hobby that you enjoy.

Tell a story.
It’s never too early to start planning your next gift. Capture some of your time together in a scrapbook, journal or video. Like most thoughtful gifts, it all begins with planning.

How did you first connect with the person you’re planning a present for? Was it a song that sparked a friendship? A meal, chance meeting or shared experience? How might you creatively share that story with them?

Ask around.
Still need help with deciding the right gift? Ask a close friend or relative of the person you’re shopping for, and get the ideas flowing.

Give back to the community.
Consider all the volunteer opportunities in Menifee, including toy drives and holiday dinners, if you’re looking to give back for the holidays. Invite friends or family to join you, include coffee or lunch and give the gift of your time, too.

Looking to surprise your family with a new home for the holidays? Centennial’s thoughtfully designed community features four stylish neighborhoods where you can fully embrace modern, heartfelt living. Contact a New Home Specialist today at (951) 289-5935 or join the Interest List below to learn more.