At-Issue: Meaningful gifts are better

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Hannah B., Staff Reporter

Finding the perfect presents to give to loved ones for Christmas is not always the easiest thing to do. It can be stressful to find something you think they will like. A good option is always something that means something to you, and that person. 

Even though meaningful presents are really good gifts, it is not always easy to find just the right thing. One great thing about meaningful gifts is that they don’t always have to be expensive. The present can be as simple as remaking your grandmother’s favorite family picture, and surprising her with it. Sometimes the most expensive gift isn’t going to be the best one. I feel as though giving a meaningful present shows your loved ones that you pay attention to them, and the things they love. 

One of my favorite Christmas presents was a book of poetry that my grandpa gave me. In the front of the book there was a letter that told me the book had belonged to my great-grandmother, and she used to read out of it all the time. I have always been obsessed with sentimental items, so I loved that it was not some random book. That gift is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.

 Even though meaningful gifts like this are great, sometimes your relationships with the person you are buying for isn’t that close to where you feel as if you can buy them something that heartfelt. There are times where your gift doesn’t need to be that meaningful, but for family and close friends, they will appreciate the thought and love put into it. 

  The feeling of knowing that someone put time into thinking of what to get you, and not just the thing that cost the most money is something that stays with you forever. When trying to find the perfect gift this year, try finding something that is meaningful to your loved one. They will remember the thought put into it for a long time.