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It’s the Thought That Counts

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Regardless of the time of year, there always seems to be an event happening that causes people to consider giving a gift to those they love. Be it Mother’s Day or a housewarming party, giving a small gift to others is common. The problem is that so many people give similar gifts, such as flowers, that it is very easy for gifts to blend together. So why not consider something a little bit different than the norm.

Roses Are Red

When Mother’s Day arrives, people quickly think of sending flowers to their loved ones. In fact, nearly 85% of all gifts purchased for Mother’s Day are fresh flowers! The downside of fresh flowers is that they don’t last very long, even if you take good care of them. So if you are considering a bouquet for a loved one, why not pick a different kind of gift? While they also don’t last long, cookie bouquets can be a great option. This way that can get a visual and tasty treat all at one time!

Not Everything That Sparkles is Gold

Finding alternative gift options isn’t only good as a substitute for flowers. If you are considering jewelry as a gift, how about switching it up and giving a service instead. A ring may be nice, but a day at a spa being pampered will not only be enjoyable to your loved ones but also could provide a stress relief that will last for days if not weeks and will be just a fondly cherished. If your loved one doesn’t like the spa, you could take a dance class together or attend a sporting event.

It Isn’t Much, But It’s Yours

Alternate gifts are even budget-friendly. If you can’t afford to send your sweetie to the spa, why not pamper them at home. A nice bubble bath with candles while you take the kids or furbabies to the park for a few hours can be just as special. Why not pick up some of their favorite movies from the library and have a movie marathon at home with some popcorn.

In the end, it doesn’t matter what gift you give, or the occasion that triggered the giving. What does matter is that you were able to show your loved one that you were thinking of them? In the end, it doesn’t matter what gift you give, or the occasion that triggered the giving. What does matter is that you were able to show your loved one that you were thinking of them? This will also show them that you love them so much you put their needs above your own.

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