Simple gifts to make for friends

Simple Gifts For The Soul | Counseling Center
June 7, 2015 – 12:24 pm
Anneal the metal for
  • Bake cookies for a nursing home’s afternoon snack.
  • Visit places in the community you’ve never been.
  • Donate toys to Toys for Tots. (Call 623-1164.)
  • Decorate a tree in the country for the birds.
  • Volunteer with Home Meals. (Call BSU 623-3294.)
  • Put money in the Salvation Army kettle.
  • Attend a holiday concert.
  • Be pleasant while waiting in the check-out line.
  • Take an elderly friend to lunch.
  • Use recycled paper to wrap gifts.
  • Organize a group of friends to go caroling.
  • Send a holiday card to someone with whom you’ve had a disagreement.
  • Buy consumable gifts such as fruit baskets or jams and jellies.
  • Shop church bazaars for hand made gifts.
  • Send a holiday arrangement to a shut-in.
  • Invite a single person to join your family gatherings.
  • Walk through the neighborhood to look at holiday lights up close.
  • Invite friends over to watch classic Christmas movies you’ve rented.
  • Plan a cookie-decorating event with a family member or friend.
  • Take a basket of cookies or breads to the neighborhood police or fire station.
  • Call a nursing home and get the names of five people who don’t often receive mail. Send each one a card.
  • Take extra time off work while the children are out of school for the holidays.
  • Offer to care for someone’s pet while the person or family is away for the holidays.
  • Serve as a chauffeur or errand-runner for someone who doesn’t have time to get to the library, grocery store, pharmacy, or post office.
  • Return your grocery cart to the store along with another one.
  • Adopt a needy family and provide food for a traditional holiday dinner and toys for children. (Call Salvation Army 624-5826.)
  • Donate warm clothing and toiletries to charity.
  • Organize a group to clean up trash at park.
  • Donate books on tape to a nursing home.
  • Call a long-distance relative or friend and don’t worry about the money.
  • Rake the leaves from the yard of an elderly neighbor.
  • Don’t forget to shovel snow when it’s time.
  • Volunteer to help a friend clean windows.
  • Take a busy friend’s car in for a wash and wax.
  • Say please and thank you as many times as possible, please. Thanks.
  • Take lots of pictures.
  • Make a memory album for a brother or sister.
  • Call a friend and announce you’re delivering a cooked entree for one of his or her midweek meals.
  • Help someone who’s carrying an armful to his or her car.
  • Volunteer to baby-sit for a mother while she shops for toys.
  • Rent a cabin at a state park and invite a few friends for a weekend getaway.
  • Make coupons to give single moms for free babysitting.
  • Instead of exchanging in the family, donate the money to a charity or a relief effort.
  • Send cards to those who have lost loved ones this year.
  • Share an easy, tried-and-true recipe with a busy friend.
  • Make loaves of quick breads to give to the letter carrier, the newspaper delivery person, teachers at school and Sunday School, security guards where you work, and your hair stylist.
  • Treat teen-aged daughters, your mother, wife, or friend to a manicure and pedicure.
  • Pay for a cleaning service for a chronically ill friend.
  • Buy a meal for a homeless person.
  • Buy stamps for someone who likes to write letters.
  • Subscribe to a magazine for a shut-in.
  • Call a school and see whether there’s a child who needs new boots for winter.
  • Open a savings account for a child instead of buying toys.
  • Send accolades to the chef when you’ve enjoyed a special restaurant dinner.
  • Give a homemade gift.
  • Make ornaments for your tree and to give to a friend.
  • Make new family traditions.
  • Make a family cookbook.
  • Volunteer to shop for someone who’s homebound.
  • Make holiday favors for hospital trays.
  • Send flowers to someone who will be hospitalized on Christmas Day.
  • Share your holiday dinner with a family who has a loved one in the hospital.
  • Make a sourdough starter for homemade bread and share it (along with a baked loaf).
  • Brush snow off other people’s windshields.
  • Spread peanut butter on pine cones and dip them in bird seed, then put them in the windowsill to feed the birds.
  • Clean your room without...
You might also like
DIY Valentines Heart! Best Handmade gift for your friend!
DIY Valentines Heart! Best Handmade gift for your friend!
handmade birthday gifts for friends | surprise gift box
handmade birthday gifts for friends | surprise gift box
Knock Knock Oy Vey Sticky Note
Office Product (Knock Knock)
  • Make your wit stick with a pad of Knock Knock sticky notes
  • Each pad has 100 sheets with repositionable adhesive
  • Each sheet is 3 X 3 Inches and has the words OY VEY at the top
  • Each sheet is a virtual powerhouse of communication potential with lines for easy writing
  • Add personality to functionality at home or the office
Fun And Easy Knitted Kindle Cover: Be The Envy Of All Your Friends By Creating Your Very Own Kindle Cover With This Simple Multi-Colored Pattern-Design 6 (Kindle Cover Knitting Patterns)
eBooks (Patricia Roberts)
Related Posts