The holidays are a time for gratitude, celebrations, family, friends, and, of course, gifts. Bombarded with advertising trying to convince you that you need the latest and greatest, it’s easy to lose sight of what really matters and overlook the art of thoughtful gift giving.

The true gift of giving is how you make someone feel when you offer heartfelt energy. Mindfully considering the person to whom you are giving is a wonderful way to express care and deepen connections.


I reality, anyone can give a thoughtful present  — all it takes is a little perceptiveness and creativity. With these top ten tips for mastering the art of meaningful gift-giving, you’ll leave ready to take the prize for “best gift given” at your next special occasion!



People to cosider gifting to:

  • Your family
  • Your friends
  • Your favourite doctor
  • Your teacher
  • Someone who made your year better in their own way
  • Your coworkers


A gift-giver’s thoughtfulness is as apparent in how a gift is wrapped as in what’s inside.

“In our world of ubiquitous merchandise, wrapping can make a gift distinctive,” says Wanda Wen, author of “The Art of Gift Wrapping”. When you wrap a gift, do it with grace and consciousness.

Here are some ideas on wrapping gifts beautifully:

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