The Five Best Christmas Gifts

best Christmas giftsAs we con­tin­ue to busy our­selves with shop­ping for the best presents, it’s inevitable to lose sight of the best Christ­mas gifts. They may be free,  can­not be wrapped and put under the tree, but they are more pre­cious and are guar­an­teed to be much more appreciated.

Top 1: Patience

How many times have we lost our patience with the ones we love over lit­tle things? It’s inter­est­ing how we react vehe­ment­ly to sto­ries of peo­ple who have lost their patience, but how many times have we respond­ed sim­i­lar­ly to even lit­tler things? How many times have we raised our voice at our fam­i­ly because things weren’t going our way? This hol­i­day sea­son, try to be more patient. Things can still go your way if you wait or ask nicely.

Top 2: Time

best Christmas giftsIt’s easy to be caught up in the bus­tle of the fes­tiv­i­ties and end-of-year work projects, but make sure to spend time with the peo­ple who tru­ly mat­ter to you. I’m not talk­ing about par­ty­ing and get­ting drunk, I’m talk­ing about a time to talk and lis­ten. (Get­ting drunk or eat­ing a lot are just a bonus.) If you can, meet up for a meal or cof­fee, or if gazil­lion miles stand between you and your loved ones, you always have tech­nol­o­gy to rely on.

Top 3: Understanding

Now if friends or fam­i­ly bail out on you last minute and say that they can’t meet up with you this sil­ly sea­son, relax — there’s no dead­line for this. You can still meet up in the new year. Los­ing your tem­per and burn­ing bridges over issues this like is an effec­tive way to make the sea­son less merrier.

Top 4: Charity

best Christmas giftsExchang­ing gifts with peo­ple we love is mar­vel­lous, but let’s not for­get the less for­tu­nate ones who deserve to expe­ri­ence the joy of Christ­mas, too. Give to char­i­ta­ble insti­tu­tions, join or organ­ise one Christ­mas out­reach pro­gram your­self, vis­it the sick, elder­ly or orphans and remem­ber them in your prayers.

Top 5: Something healthy

best Christmas giftsAlas, we have once again found an excuse to eat (every­thing) and drink (every­thing) to our heart’s con­tent, so some form of healthy present will cer­tain­ly be cher­ished. Your gift this Christ­mas will be the lead your loved ones need to get back on the well­ness horse with ease.

best Christmas giftHope this list helps. You can­not wrap most of what’s on this list, but these are far more impor­tant than any of the presents you can pur­chase in the shops. Hope you’re hav­ing the mer­ri­est of Christ­mases! Cheers!