5 Gift Ideas to Encourage a Slow Life, for Healing, and for Happiness
It is that time of the year again – the season of giving! We hear Christmas songs piping through every speaker at the malls , and how can anyone not notice the extensive Christmas lights along Orchard Road that never fail to bring the spirit of Christmas to town.
Christmas does remind us of good things… until you realize that you’re already knee-deep in December and you still have no idea what to get for that company Christmas exchange or family gathering!
No worries! We’re here to give you some gift ideas to encourage slow living, healing and happiness. (And all local too!)
1. Reminder jewellery
If you happen to know a friend who drinks tea, get them some! A cup of flavourful tea works magic to make one’s day better, and gifting tea to your friend is a great reminder for them to sit back and reflect. If you want something out of the ordinary, check out the interesting flavours from Ette
It has been scientifically proven that what creates lasting positive feelings is the “Experience Gift”. That means if you have a friend or family member who loves cooking, sign them up for a cooking class. Book a spa session to pamper your parents. Your options are limitless.
We strongly advocate plants as the best presents to gift for any occasion! There are great plants for beginners like the Devil’s Ivy, herbs for the chef who loves to cook, and easy-to-care succulents for the busy ones.
You can fill jars with everything from your friend’s favourite chocolates, to the salted pistachios that your dad loves! If you want to level up your gifting game, get a broader jar that can hold more items. You can then personalize your jars – like spa-in-a-jar with foot spa salts, hand cream, and other travel sized items that will fit into your jar.
The final product will look pretty and neat, and you can personalize different gifts depending on whom you are giving it to!
Edited by Cynthea Lam
Ange Chua is an aspiring bird-watcher trying to fix her black thumbs. When she is not writing, you'd find her drinking tea out of teacups or reading in bed with her dog. She thinks her spirit animal is an alpaca.