Looking for some Christmas gift-giving inspiration for the people on your list who have it all? Then this post is for you!
This year, give something different
Every year it’s the same story.
What present should you buy? Would that gift bring them joy? Or will it sit in the closet after a week?
If finding a unique gift is becoming a chore, then maybe it’s time to give them less of it.
Chores that is.
With the rise of time-saving services like meal-prep, food delivery, and house cleaning services, you now have a few new ways to give the special people on your list something unique.
The gift of time.
You don’t have to think long to find at least one person in your life who would benefit from that.
Specifically grandparents, in-laws, brand new parents, active families or busy professionals pursuing their dreams.
These are all people who are super busy or have it all, but are also special to us and deserve the best.
For them, you don’t want to add another gadget to the big pile in the corner of their basement, or that trendy pot that will be used once and forgotten the next day.
And so the time-consuming online browsing begins.
Luckily, we’ve done the research for you!
For the most special people on your list, we bring you three great time-saving gift ideas that will make them happy and maybe even make you score some extra points with your mother-in-law.
The gift of time!
We all have busy lives. We juggle work, family, exercising, running errands, volunteering and keeping up with the latest trends. Having time for yourself has become a luxury. And thus, giving time is one of the best gift ideas you can give!
How can you give the gift of time? Here are 3 MODERN ways:
#1 House Cleaning Service
Imagine coming home to a clean house. Now imagine not having to do the cleaning yourself. Doesn’t it sound like a dream?
We might be a little bias, but giving someone the opportunity of living that dream is an awesome gift!
Having a house cleaning services have many mental and health benefits. It allows you to find happiness through quality time spent with your family, de-stressing through relaxing activities and being able to catch up on other things that make your life easier and happier.
Coming home to a clean house and knowing that it will be cleaned again takes a huge load off your shoulders, alleviating stress, which is one of the biggest health risk factors across the globe.
You can read more about the Mental and Health Benefits of a Clean Home on our blog.
House Cleaning Services can be booked for one time, or as regular monthly services, which will give you the more value for your money. Scrubbi provides services across Canada and we offer gift certificates for every need.
#2 Private Chef Service
What about having a personal chef that comes to your home and treats you to a delightful dinner? That would be a night to remember!
Personal chef services are a reality, and it will surely make for an unforgettable gift for that special person on your list. They are growing in popularity, and some of their services include creating a unique menu for you and your guests, cooking at your home and some even offer private cooking lessons.
You can find a private chef near you through an online search. Here we have a few picks:
- Chef Brandon Pham (Vancouver)
- Website The PhamilyTable
- Instagram @ThePhamilyTable and @bphamine
- Twitter @thephamilytable
- Chef Lisa Paul (Toronto)
- Website Monday Night Meal
- Instagram @mnmealco
- Facebook @mondaynightmeal
- Twitter @MNMealCo
- Chef Alex Edmonson (Calgary)
- Website AE Chef Services
- Instagram @alexedmonson
- Facebook @chefalexedmonson
#3 Meal Delivery Service
Our last pick for the hard-to-buy person on your list is meal delivery. Receiving all the ingredients ready for cooking your meal will save time on grocery store trips and prepping food. What about having a ready-to-eat meal delivered to your door?
Meal delivery services use fresh, local ingredients to prepare and deliver healthy meals. You can decide the size of your portions and the frequency of the delivery. It will save you time on planning, prepping, cooking and doing the dishes. It is a time-saving gift you can purchase as a gift certificate. Here are some of the companies that offer meal delivery in Vancouver, Ottawa, Winnipeg and all across Canada.
- Red Apron (Ottawa)
- Website www.redapron.ca
- Instagram @redapronyummm
- Facebook @RedApronOttawa
- Twitter @redapronyummm
- Skip The Dishes (Canada)
- Website www.skipthedishes.com
- Instagram @skipthedishes
- Facebook @skipthedishes
- Twitter @skipthedishes
- Uber Eats (Canada)
- Website www.ubereats.com
- Instagram @ubereats
- Facebook @UberEatsCanada
- Twitter @UberEats
Gift Cards are the way to go!
First let’s start by repeating it: gift cards are the way to go! According to 2018 Deloitte holiday retail survey, 54% of us intent to buy a gift card or gift certificate as a gift.
It makes sense. Gift cards make our holiday shopping simpler and they are particularly helpful for that special hard-to-buy in our lives.
Now, you might be thinking that the idea is to buy a thoughtful gift and gift cards don’t necessarily have the reputation of being that thoughtful.
The key is the type of service, experience, or product you are buying with the gift card. And all of the 3 unique gift ideas we mentioned above are available as gift cards!
Who would you give the gift of time this Christmas?