'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la, la la la la (fa la la la la, la la la la)’
“Everyone should be happy at Christmas time!” said the song.
I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I love Christmas time! Giant Christmas trees in the middle of the shopping malls, colorful lights on the streets, cheerful songs all over the store I went to.
I remember spending Christmas day last year, waking up in the morning, going to the beach, snorkeling all day, sipping a cup of local coffee, eating ice cream in the sunny day, and watching beautiful sunsets on the beach to close the day. What a beautiful day, away from the city and people.
This year? Well, since my trip got canceled because of the Covid-19 situation, I use my spare time to write this recommendation instead.
I bet you’re confused right now to find a perfect gift for your loved ones at Christmas time. But, we all know that gifts with a personal touch always means the most. So, let’s discover these unique Christmas gifts that probably you haven’t thought of yet!
1. Custom Face Mask
As Covid-19 spread all across the country, even the world, we are becoming aware of how important it is to use face masks. Healthcare officials from around the world are urging people to wear face masks, as it’s the only way to prevent the transmission of the virus. Since face masks already became part of our daily fashion nowadays, it could be a nice Christmas gift for our loved ones. Custom face mask with a personal touch will be a memorable yet useful Christmas gift. Head to [at] customproduk.jkt Instagram account to get yours!
2. Paint by Number Kit
Did you know that art has so many scientifically proven benefits for your brain? More than making you feel happy, relaxed, or calm, different artworks can do wonders for your mental health and well-being. In 2006 a Department of Health Working Group on Arts and Health reported that the arts have ‘a clear contribution to make and offer significant opportunities in the delivery of better health, wellbeing and improved experience for patients, service users and staff alike. If you want to make a good painting but don’t have the skill, painting by numbers is a thing nowadays! You can simply color the painting based on the numbers given. And voila! You have a painting of your own. Check [at] studiosanjunipero to get one!
3. Photo-printed Socks
Have you realized that Jakarta’s wind is colder in the past weeks? Well, then socks would be a nice and useful Christmas gift for your loved ones. But simple socks would be lame, wouldn’t it? Why don’t put some personal touch to it, like a photo of him/her, or his/her cat. Guarantee that gift will make his/her day! Head to [at] happifysocksid to get your personal socks!
4. Love-journey Scrapbook
Who doesn’t love memorable gifts? Unique and beautiful scrapbook page ideas will make any memory come to life! It can be easy to have incredible experiences but no time to document all of those memories, here comes scrapbook to the rescue! If you can create your own scrapbook, by collecting photos and putting it in one cardboard and adding it with some words, even poetry, and voila! You’ll have a nice scrapbook as a gift for your loved one this Christmas. Doesn’t have the time? [at] scrapbookisland will help you!
5. Long-lasting flower
Why should I give someone flowers when I know it will die? Worry no more! Dried flowers bouquet is a thing nowadays. Dried flowers are plants that retain their shape and color long after they have been picked and dried. While cut fresh flowers symbolize beauty and fleeting life, dried flowers represent longevity and immortality. What a perfect Christmas gift for your loved one, isn’t it?
[at] blomma_flowerartisan is one of the florists that provides dried flowers. Christopher Antoni, one of its founders, who is also Praxis alumni said, “Dried flowers is a perfect gift for everyone, parents, a friend, a lover, because it represents immortality, the flowers cannot die, it will long last for years just like your love for your loved ones.”
So, hopefully those recommendations are able to give you ideas to find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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