When it comes to telling people how much you care about them, sometimes the words get a little choked up on the way out. It can be challenging to say to people who don’t usually accept things like that very easily too. And while giving gifts isn’t the be-all and end-all to showing people how much you care, the thought counts, and it doesn’t even have to be something expensive – or something you have purchased at all.
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Not everyone can bake, but almost everyone can appreciate a really good baked item. Cookies are one of the easiest things to make, and there aren’t many better things than dunking a cookie into a glass of milk, or gooey chocolate chip cookie with a coffee. Flapjacks are a great no-bake alternative too. You can play around with the ingredients with most of the baked goods.
A great piece of jewelry can be kept for years and passed down through generations. Of course, not every piece needs to be as beautiful. A great necklace is the kind of gift that will make any outfit look stunning, and a shiny ring is always a talking point. Opals Australia has some of the most remarkable collections and will undoubtedly be something that is around for years to come.
Time is a gift that many people can’t even give to themselves. However, if you can take some time to be with the people that you love it goes a long way. Turning up with come coffees and cake, or a new movie release is something that not as many do as they used to. Knowing that someone needs company, someone to talk to, or simply haven’t seen each other in a while is all the excuse you need. And sure, people are busier than ever before, so if you know the other person has a busy schedule then make sure your text in advance!
We all know someone who is going through a bad time. And it doesn’t matter what the reason is, life can hit you hard when you least expect it. You can combine all of the above and add some extra to create a care package for the person in question. If they are a big tea lover, then source some extra special tea, if they love coffee, then research to find the best ground coffee. Add in something comfy like socks or a blanket – even in the summer. And put in a time and date for a dinner. Instead of going out, go over with all of the ingredients (and remember to wash up after too).
Showing people you care about them doesn’t have to be big grand gestures, it can be smaller consistent things that show them you are thinking about them. The idea here isn’t to get gratitude or to be owed one either, it is simply sharing the love – which we could all do with a little more of in recent years.