Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a land not so far away, people used to make gifts for each other. What people want more than ever is a just a bit of time with each other. Children beg for working parents’ attention. Friends with employers compete for time with friends. Family obligations sometimes overshadow the joy of just being together. Trips home for the holidays become tightly packed schedules trying to fit everyone in. Quiet time alone is a luxury many only dream of.
Here’s an idea … take a quick look at your list and see who you would like to spend a bit of time with in the new year.
Easy-to-use gift certificates
Select from the prepared vouchers pdf or create your own.
— Dinner and movie with me — your choice
— 1 free hug at your request – unlimited refills
— A quiet cup of tea (or the beverage of your choice) with me
— Sunday morning breakfast in bed while I take care of the kids
— 1 hour with me with mobiles switched off and internet unplugged
These are not merely gift certificates — each one is the gift of sharing yourself with someone you care about. You can package your time with a nice meal at a favorite restaurant, schedule some time out in nature, book a date for spa treatment with a friend or get involved in a community organization with someone you love.
When you’re ready to keep it really simple, give the gift of spontaneity — a blank check for random time together when you need it most.