Usually before we shop for holiday gifts, we’re polling family and friends for their “list”. We want to know – what are they wishing for? What would make the perfect gift?
So while we’re making our gift lists, and checking them twice, we’re wondering. Does your home have a wish list this year?
Maybe it’s something as simple as replacing the end table that you ruined with a sweating water glass. Or getting a home office desk that’s more functional. Or finally furnishing the family room to create a comfortable space for everyone to enjoy.
The options are endless – as individual as each home and family. And, when it comes to family gifts this year, some are thinking outside the (gift) box and focusing on home.
Couples are skipping individual gifts in favor of the joint gift (and fun experience!) of furnishing their new home – or filling blank spaces in their existing home. And some families are embracing the idea of a larger “home gift” that the entire family can enjoy long-term, instead of some smaller gifts.
Group gifts are a popular idea for teen and adult children to help parents check items off their home decorating gift list. Pooling resources and helping mom fill that big blank wall with art. Or buying a special chair for dad’s man cave.
And if you’d rather mom or dad choose their own gift, there’s always the option of a gift card – and they’ll love the quality time together while spending it.
Or maybe your home decorating gift list – for your family, your parents, a relative, or elderly friend – is more about giving time than money or things this year.
Like painting over that outdated brick fireplace (it may be easier than you think!), or freshening up those sad looking bedroom walls. Maybe it’s committing to laying the tile that’s been sitting in boxes for the last 6 months. Or a simple thing like finally hanging those curtains.
December is a tricky month to complete these types of projects, but you can at least commit. Decide on a date that will work, write it down, and creatively wrap and gift it.
They say home is where the heart is, and it’s definitely where we spend a good amount, and some of the best, times of our life with family and friends. So checking an item or two off a home decorating gift list might be a worthwhile idea to consider this holiday season.
How about you? What’s on your home decorating gift list this year?