What do you get someone who has everything? We’ve all probably have one of these hard to buy for love ones on our Christmas lists. Here’s a few ideas that hopefully will give you an idea for this year’s gifts:
* Event tickets. Check with the nearest Civic Center, museum, theater, and sports arena for 2009 events.
* Dinner Theater. Tickets to a mystery theater are always fun for adults.
* Carriage Rides. If you live near a large city where carriage rides are given through historic downtown districts, this is a unique gift. Recipients can have a winter carriage ride or save their gift until the spring when flowers are in bloom.
* Bed and breakfast.
* Restaurant gift card with a twist. Instead of a local establishment, choose a restaurant in the town where your love one wants to visit. I gave my parents gift certificates to Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons one year. Never mind that my parents live no where near Savannah, Georgia. It gave them a good excuse to take a trip!
* Theme park tickets. A friend’s Mom gives her grandchildren a ticket to one of the Disney parks each year for Christmas. The grandkids love visiting Mickey Mouse during spring break every year.
* Digital photo frame loaded with photos. This is a great gift for grandparents. Frame can be loaded with hundreds of family photos. Frames can be set up with a theme such as a special vacation, grandkids, Christmas through the years, etc. The beauty of this gift is that while the frame is pricey, giving the gift of new loaded memory card next year is very affordable.
* Freezer meals. One year my elderly Grandmother told me she wished she had small portion meals in her freezer that she could quickly reheat in the microwave. Not wanting to give her the usual fleece throw or new slippers I made her a variety of freezer meals. Making two or three casseroles and dividing them into individual servings is an easy and economical gift for the elderly.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
~ I John 4:9-10