Only 3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally (UCLA). There are 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times). This year, give clutter-free gifts:
26 Clutter-Free Holiday Gift Ideas
- Event tickets: These include movies, plays, concerts and sporting events.
- A class or a workshop: It could be a one-day French cooking class, a weekend quilting session, or a 2-month pottery class.
- Every-month clubs: Think beyond magazine subscriptions. Flowers-of-the month and vegetable box deliveries (farmer’s market) are great, too.
- The gift of time: A Potomac Concierge gift certificate can help a loved one take care of the endless ‘to dos’ and rid house of clutter and create an organized, peaceful home.
- Home maintenance: Consider giving Handyman services, or gift cards to Home Depot or Lowes.
- Home improvement: Have a landscape architect draft plans for a new deck and give to your spouse.
- Help others declutter: Buy your mom a paper shredder as motivation to safely dispose of her old bank account statements. Offer her your time to organize the kitchen.
- Car-related: Car owners might like a vanity license plate, gas gift card, AAA membership, or car wash IOU.
- Green thumb: Attach a gift card from your local nursery to a bag of potting soil.
- Family outings: Movie nights, park outings, museum visits, or laser tag are all fun activities.
- Babysitting: Allow new parents a night out. An IOU along with tickets to a play makes a great gift.
- Homemade dinner: Promise a home cooked meal on a specific day.
- Calendar: Give your Dad a weekly appointment calendar with all the children’s and grandchildren’s birthdays, anniversaries, and graduation days marked.
- Food or drink: Consumable gift options are limitless. Some examples include pastries from a favorite bakery, craft beer, specialty coffee or sorted teas.
- Summer camp: Give the ultimate childhood experience to your grandkids.
- Kids lessons: Help your children or grandkids gain new skills. (e.g. horse back riding, ice skating).
- Digital downloads: Don’t give children and teens physical video games. Digital downloads are available for sale on-line.
- Trips: This could be a day trip, a weekend get-away, or a weeklong cruise.
- A day off: Give your husband a round of golf or time at the driving range. Surprise your wife with a day at the spa.
- Experience: Help someone with his or her bucket list (e.g. skydiving lesson).
- Photo album: For the person with a box full of loose photos, organize them into an album or digitize the pictures for the whole family to enjoy.
- Family memento: Assemble all the grandkids for a professional photo shoot.
- Memberships: Some examples are gym, Zoo, and ski passes.
- College fund: New parents or young teens appreciate money towards a college fund.
- Redecorating: Update your teen’s bedroom.
- Donations: Sponsor a child with monthly donations. Give to Doctors Without Borders. Donate to your loved one’s church, synagogue, or mosque.
Gift-Shopping, Gift-Wrapping, and other Help for the Holidays
Contact Potomac Concierge and we will help you find the perfect clutter-free gifts for the whole family. Our Personal Assistants will brainstorm and do the legwork. We can help lower your stress at holiday time. Give us a call today for help for the holidays!