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Deck the halls with underutilized keepsakes
Your 1-minute-a-week shortcut to
always having awesome gift ideas well in advance.
My attempt to make you smile
before getting to today’s gift ideas
Hi gift-givers! This newsletter is here to remind you when it’s harvest season for some of the ripest holiday gift opportunities.
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One-ish more thing(s)
before today’s gift ideas
Some of your gift stories are so special, that I get excited when I have the opportunity to share them in national publications. Here’s me sharing Rebecca from Indiana’s AMAZING retirement gift idea in a U.S. News & World Report’s piece on the Best Retirement Gift Ideas for Men (see #7).
You rock, Rebecca. Thanks for sharing and hopefully many more thousands of people are inspired by your creativity & thoughtfulness and try a similar gift for the quirky people in their lives.
Speaking of special gifts…today’s gift from Kelley is one of my favorites of all time. Kelley promised to follow up with a quality photo of the gift when they take out the Christmas decorations.
If you have a favorite gift story, please reply to this email and share it!
Estimated read time: 2 minutes & 16 seconds
Gift idea time! Here’s a story of a
great gift to spark your creativity
The “Deck the Halls With Grandma’s Jewelry" Gift:
Image courtesy of Kelley
Why this gift is great
Fosters family bonding
Keeps the memory of a loved one alive
Upcycles items that otherwise would go underutilized
Brainstorming your version of this gift
If you’re not very crafty, consider hiring someone who is by searching for “handmade crafts” services in your zip code on thumbtack.com
Other items from loved ones to upcycle:
Clothing - old garments, dresses, neckties, or shirts can be transformed into new fashion pieces, bags, or accessories (see examples for inspiration)
Furniture - furniture can be repurposed into functional pieces like shelves or tables. (see examples for inspiration)
China and porcelain - Broken or mismatched pieces of china and porcelain can be used to craft mosaic artwork, garden decorations, jewelry (see examples for inspiration)
Books and letters - old books and handwritten letters can be turned into decorative art, frames, or unique bookmarks (see examples for inspiration)
Silverware - Old silverware can be bent and shaped into unique jewelry, artwork, or repurposed as drawer pulls or hooks (see examples for inspiration)
Making this gift happen
Have you or someone you know inherited something from a loved one that can be upcycled?___
Who would most appreciate a gift that upcycles a loved ones items?___
For making this and other gifts happen, consider BGC’s playbook for confident gift-giving that saves you time & stress: 4-Step Playbook for Giving Better Gifts in a Busy World. Interested, but not sure? Here’s a free preview of the playbook.
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My attempt to send
you off with a smile
Cheers to remembering where you put grandma’s jewelry,
Better Gift Coach
P.S. Who has a father or father-in-law’s birthday coming up? Reply to this email and I’d be happy to supply some gift brainstorming assistance.
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