Are you trying to stay on a budget during the Holidays? If so, check out these tips from last year’s Staying On a Holiday Budget post. If you’re at the end of your holiday spending budget and you haven’t found the perfect gift for a loved one forget the gift. Here is a list of 10 things you can do with your loved ones that costs you nearly nothing. Besides spending time with the people you love means more than a gift.
10 Things to Do with People You Love
1. Grab a cup of joe or hot chocolate.
Who doesn’t want a hot cup of something this time of year?
2. Watch a Christmas movie.
The key here is to let the other person pick the film. Or maybe you each pick your favorite and you make it more of a movie day in your PJs.
3. Write down your three favorite recipes on cards.
Give the recipes to the people you love, so that they can enjoy your favorites eats.
4. Bundle up and take a walk.
Depending on your geographical location you may end up at a park, or in the city, or on the beach or up in the snowcapped mountains.
5. Do a Christmas craft.
Christmas crafts are fun to do with a friends or family because it’s something you do together. Plus, each year when you get out this Christmas craft you’ll remember the fun time you had with the ones you love. Check out this Pinterest board for inspiration.
6. Have a game night.
Have everyone bring their favorite board game and in stead of exchanging gifts, spend the night playing fun games.
7. Write a heartfelt note.
Expression your love for someone always means more than a gift. I did this for my parents the year Liam was born and it was so nice to expression the love I was feeling for each of them.
8. Bake a Christmas…something.
Baking together is so much fun. It leaves each person with a wonderful memory and a wonderful plate of Holiday goodness. See my Pinterest board for inspiration.
9. Buy Christmas tags and write reasons why you love the person on each tag.
Hang the tags on the persons Christmas Tree.
10.Make a coupon book.
This can include 12 fun things your loved one can redeem, such as a movie night or a lunch date. As you are determining your 12 coupons, think about the person and what they enjoy doing.
I hope you all enjoy this Holiday Season and try to remember that spending time with the ones you love is far better than giving the perfect gift.