Christmas is 2 weeks away, we are all thinking about gifts.
We want to give great gifts, that people will really like of course, but let’s face it…
If the person you are giving a gift to is Organizationally Gifted and they don’t love what you gave them, they will either throw it out, re-gift it, donate it, or it will end up on a garage sale table.
If you are giving to an organizationally challenged person, you are just cluttering up their lives with more stuff.
DON’T DO IT! They will not get rid of it, but they will always wish they could and they will feel terrible that it is another thing clutterin up their home.
This year give cash, or gift certificates, or give an experience, be creative!
I have one example in this video of an idea for giving cash that I did a few years
ago and it was so fun!
I got the idea from a dvd that Pam Young sold called, “Everybody Loves Money”
Here is what I did: I took fortune cookies (one at a time) and put them in
the microwave for about 10 seconds. When you take them out they are soft and
you can open them up, take out the fortune and replace it with another one.
I have a son who is kind of a hot head, he gets mad easily. So I thought it would
be funny to tell him that I got him WISDOM for Christmas, and I asked him to open
the gift I gave him with an open mind, very seriously.
I had the fortune cookies in a little chinese food takeout box with a sticker on it
that I printed out which read: “YouDontHaveToBeAngry.Com” or somethign like that,
I put stupid advise about not being angry in some of them as “fortunes” and in some
of the cookies I put cash.
A few $20 dollar bills, some $10s a couple of 5’s, enough to make it fun to open them
up… BUT I had all the $$ cookies on the bottom of the box.
The first few he opened said, “Don’t get angry all the time, it isn’t good for you!”
While I was sitting there saying, “Please Mike, listen to these words, they will help
you, it’s because I love you that I got this gift for you.”
Of course he was getting mad as he was seeing what I got him, asking me, “Mom! Are you
kidding me? How much did you spend on this crap?! These people ripped you off!”
Of course it was so funny when he began to see that money was in some of the cookies, and
realized that it was all a joke…
Anyway, that is one idea to give cash, I bet you can think of other creative ways
to give money.
This blog is just a reminder to think before you buy, even the Organizationally Gifted
Person has too much stuff… Think before you gift 🙂