The countdown is officially on! You have 14 days until Christmas. Wait, what? You’re no stranger to picking up last minute Christmas gifts. Question is how do you buy for the person who has everything? Yeah, that person. Sigh. Likewise, other peeps can be just as hard to buy for. What about your neighbour? Your kid’s teacher? That Secret Santa gift exchange? What do you buy for someone you don’t know that well?
And how much should you spend? No one ever mentions the elephant in the room. You know, the green elephant? I’m talking about money. Do you avoid your Visa bill because there’s no waaaaay it’s that high? It can’t be just me! Joking aside while money can be tight it still feels good to GIVE.
The classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ touches on the true meaning of Christmas. Through the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Scrooge learns the ‘Spirit of Christmas’, and he makes amends by showering Cratchit and Tiny Tim with kindness, generosity and compassion.
Let’s emulate the post-change Scrooge. (There’s time enough to be that other Scrooge when the Visa bill hits us in the face. Later.)
Here are 5 Naturally Nu Foodie recipes that can double as thoughtful holiday gifts.