By: Genna Jenkin
The Your Smart Money Moves Mom
So here we are less than 10 days out before Christmas Day arrives. If you’re like me your best laid plans have gone by the wayside and you are scrambling to cram in all the shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating and merry-making you can before the big day. Amidst all this madness a sobering thought occurred to me…on December 26th it’s all over! All the build-up and anticipation end so abruptly it can leave one feeling a bit, dare I say it, depressed.
In order to do my part in preventing PHD, post-holiday depression (not an official medical term), my suggestion is to give gifts that the recipient can look forward to all year long (or at least a few months). These are not your mother’s jelly-of-the month club offerings. In fact you may be inspired to treat yourself to one (or two) of the enticing options. Another huge perk is that all of these purchases can be made online. Happy gifting!
- At www.williamssonoma.com you’ll find an array of offerings. These are generally sent over a period of 3 months and include meats, sweets and coffee amongst other delicacies. For a local option, www.breadwinnersbreads.com have a monthly and every other month option to treat someone special to their fresh and delicious breads which include a pumpkin option which is not to be missed.
- Nothing brightens up my day more than flowers, especially during the dreary winter months. On the website of www.calyxflowers.com, not only can you choose to send flowers, you can specify orchids, roses or tropical plants as well.
- Finally, I’ve mentioned this website before and www.gatherandgarnish.com is a fave. This local company will send all the items needed to make a meal along with the detailed recipe to your lucky giftee. Order now and you will receive 20 percent off all the meals you gift.