Holiday Alternatives to Material Gifts

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Give 'Em The Day Off

Most of my friends are maxed out and could use a day without responsibility. Easier said than done, but if you can arrange a day for someone who badly needs a break (watch their kids, clean their house, book a spa), their gratitude will wash over you -- a two-way gift. Not only will they enjoy a much-needed mental break, but they will appreciate that their struggles are acknowledged. Our time, our minds and our focus is all so fragmented these days; it's healthy to just shut down the machine for awhile.

These are some of my ideas, but I'd love to hear other creative solutions. I think 2012 might be the ideal year to dig deeper -- not into the wallet, but into ourselves.

TripleHo!

~Heather Clisby

BlogHer Section Editor, LIFE & GREEN; Proprietor, ClizBiz and Second Chance Ranch

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