The gift of time
13 December 2020
By Hayley Carmichael
In a busy world, offering someone your time can be the greatest gift there is.
No need to shop, spend or stress
This year you could save the need for shopping, spending money you can’t afford and the stress of shops at Christmas (especially this year) and give those you care about the gift of time instead.
Design a voucher, pop it in a nice envelope and wrap for the full gift experience without any of the waste (well, it can all be easily recycled).
The gift of time could be anything that is meaningful for someone, from an offer to babysit, to dog walking or lawn mowing or even help with some DIY or decorating. If you have a skill such as cooking, or massage therapy you could even offer to cook a meal or a free massage.
Giving of your time really shows that you care, and means a lot more than a gift bought in haste. Here are some more great ideas for gifting your time to inspire you.
The mental health foundation have a great voucher ready made that you can print out, offering someone an hour of your time to do something with them that would bring them happiness.