Some ideas for gifts that don't add to the pile of stuff:
If you're giving a tangible item, furoshiki (traditional Japanese method of wrapping gifts in squares of fabric) is big this year (thanks Marie Kondo!) It's beautiful and the "wrapping paper" can be used again and again.
I have one more idea I'd like to suggest, and it's not a "friend date" to go have coffee. Or airplane tickets. Or homemade cookies. Although all of these things sound quite nice.
Idea: Give the gift of being present. Give the gift of listening, really listening. Give the gift of letting them know how important they are to you. Express it in words, or write it down in a heartfelt card or letter. Give the gift of your undivided attention. Make them the center of your universe. For five seconds, five minutes, or five hours.
This blog post was originally posted on the website of Organized by Kammy.
Kammy Lee is a certified KonMari Consultant and professional home organizer based in Chicago and Hawaii. She has a heart for being welcoming to all and to serving her clients with patience, respect, and compassion. You can learn more at: https://www.organizedbykammy.com/
My name is Laura, and I love all things organizing!