We live in such a fast-paced world these days that finding time to do things for your loved ones may be hard to come by. Regardless, doing small, thoughtful things for them won’t go unnoticed and we’ve got some suggestions for you. We’ve got five simple, inexpensive ways to show your family you love them this year that will make them feel more than appreciated.
Make a care package of their fav treats.
Put together a variety of snacks and beverages that you know your loved one enjoys. Find a basket or box you already have and arrange the treats inside with some tissue paper or confetti and it makes the perfect, easy gift that shows you pay attention to what they like.
Write them a “just because” card.
Gifts have become so popular that we tend to forget about cards. A card gives you the opportunity to tell your loved one just why you love and appreciate them. It also takes NO time at all and is inexpensive – you can even make your own! Make sure to be thoughtful and to take some time to write a meaningful message inside.
Take them on a coffee or ice cream run.
Rather than spending money on lunch or dinner, consider taking your family or friend to the nearest coffee shop for a quick pick-me-up or to the local ice cream shop for a yummy treat after dinner. This not only provides them with a sweet addition to their day, but it also allows you to spend extra quality time with them.
Make them a playlist.
Who doesn’t love music?! Everyone has an affinity for a certain band or artist and if you know your loved one well, you can pick and choose songs that you know they’d enjoy. If your loved one is not-so-interested in music, opt to find new podcasts or books for them to listen to in their free time. Tip: if you want to make it more personal, choose songs or books that make you think of them and tell them why.
Pamper your loved one.
If your loved one has been stressed or busy lately, giving them a self-care experience is exactly what they need. Use your fav skincare products such as serums, moisturizers, hair products like scalp treatments, and even nail products. Set up an environment where they can relax while you apply these products on them. This not only benefits them, but it also gives you an opportunity to spend time with your loved one.
While these five ways to show your family love don’t seem like much, they do require thought and are meaningful and personal. They ensure your loved one will not only feel loved, but also feel like you took lots of time and effort to recognize your relationship this year. These suggestions work for anyone in your life whether it be your parent, sibling, significant other or friend!
To your Balanced health,
The Balanced Company