10 Consumable Gift Ideas

10 Consumable Gift Ideas

Consumable Gifts are ideal for the special someone who has everything! Do you have a of of “stuff” and need more like you need a hole in your head? When someone asks you for a gift list, do you look at them like a deer in the headlights? Have you been told by your: mother, grandmother, father, grandfather, siblings or other relatives “Don’t buy me anything”, but you feel “funny” arriving empty handed?

Here’s a list of 10 consumable gift ideas you can either ask for, or give, when “stuff” is an issue:

Your time: Lunches, dinner, day trip, a movie or donate a few hours for household repairs or painting, a day of babysitting or adult care so the caregiver or parent can run errands, the gift of our time is the most precious we can give.

Housecleaning Services: Whether a weekly service gift, monthly, or one time cleaning gift, many people will appreciate the luxury of having someone else clean their home.

Lawn Care: We give this to my grandfather every year. He hasn’t been able to take care of his lawn for years, so we found and hired a service to do it for him. This makes him happy, and we are thrilled to give him such a worthwhile gift!

Flowers or Plants: If your special someone isn’t allergic, a flower of the month club, a one time bouquet, bulbs for the garden or an indoor plant might be just the thing to brighten their day!

Birdseed: Is a Bird watcher someone you give a gift to? Do they feed the cardinals and blue jays from their back porch? Birdseed is no longer inexpensive, and suet cakes or special feed might be most welcome.

Fruit of the Month Club: a fruit basket, or an edible arrangement! All lovely ideas for getting fruit to your favorite people.

Livestock: Yeah it sounds odd, but it really is a great gift.

A CSA Share: Community Supported Agriculture is a wonderful way to give local produce.

Wine, Beer or Liqueur: Whether to bring to a holiday dinner, or give as a gift, a nice bottle of wine, a craft beer or a favorite liquor or liqueur can be a great idea!

Memberships: A gym, the zoo, the science museum the local spa! Memberships to various organizations can motivate and entertain the entire year.

Postage stamps: Not everyone pays their bills online, and some people still send cards, letters and rebates through the postal service.

When giving a service present or donation, a note in a card is a wonderful way to let the recipient know what you did for them.

Do you ask for, or give, consumable gifts? What great consumable gift idea do you have?

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Three Months Until Christmas

Four Months Until Christmas

Have you started anything yet? Shopping? Projects for decor? Cooking?

I have done absolutely nothing to prep since last month. This makes me behind schedule. While last month I was doing quite well for 4 months out, at 3 months out I still have another week of cookies to bake for 15 Days of Holiday Cookies. I still have to schedule a second week of 15 Days of Holiday Cookies too. One week is completely done – baked and scheduled, and the plans were in place to have all three weeks finished by the end of September. Plan-sman I am not going to make that deadline.

Oh! One thing I did do was schedule my niece to decorate! I haven’t decorated my whole house in years. Hubby and Sonny-boy refuse to help me, and it is too much for one person, so years ago I got my niece to come over and put up at least one tree and decorate the banister. Since we are replacing that banister in January, I am going to give her the green light to go nuts decorating it this year – I may not have anything on it next year. 😛

While she does that, I do the outside lights, the wreathes and a second tree. I plan on having the house decorated in November. Yeah yeah, but we have to go down to Florida before Christmas, and there is no way I am coming home and running around like a chicken trying to do everything necessary to host 20+ people the week before the holiday. As it is I have the cleaning ladies and my hair appointment scheduled that I have to attend to the week before (and those are important!)

Hubby and Sonny-boy move furniture and set up the tables for Christmas Eve. And, Hubby does a lot of the cooking.

Hmmmm so I guess I did accomplish a few things this past month – I schedule decorating, hair and cleaning services for the holidays!

So, how are your holiday preparations going!?

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