When I say “stuff,” I’m talking about gadgets, toys, tools, electronics, appliances, clothes, furniture, artwork or anything else that they hope will make someone’s jaw drop.
Last year, I talked about how a shared experience is a gift that will be remembered and cherished forever. I’m still a firm believer in that, especially for kids who are overloaded with stuff at this time of year.
This year, I’m recommending a gift that just about everyone on the face of the earth could use more of – time. It’s our most precious commodity because we have so little to spare.
Gift cards are great, but how many times have you received a gift card that sat in a junk drawer because you forgot it was there or you just didn’t have time to enjoy it?
How many times have you received “stuff” that you would love to use or play with – if only you had the time?
The beauty of giving someone the gift of time is that it comes with total freedom to do whatever they want with it. It’s the most personal gift you can give.
Maybe they want to go to the spa or have lunch with friends. Maybe they want to go on a road trip. Maybe they want to curl up with a good book and read it, cover to cover, without interruption.
Maybe they want to get caught up with stuff at work or at home – but let’s hope not.
Ultimately, it’s their choice because they now have precious hours that didn’t exist before.
Time Well Spent offers gift certificates that provide people with the freedom to do the things they love with the people they love.
Suppose someone on your gift list has a to-do list that includes grocery shopping, picking up dry cleaning, an oil change and packing up holiday decorations. That to-do list could take up an entire afternoon or more depending on how well the list is managed.
When you give a Time Well Spent gift certificate, that person can simply hand their to-do list to us and go do whatever they want.
Think about it for a second. How much would you appreciate having an entire afternoon to yourself and knowing everything you need to get done is getting done?
That’s Time Well Spent.
This year, give people what they need more than anything else – the one thing that always seems to elude them. Give the gift of time, our most precious commodity.
Contact us at Time Well Spent to order your holiday gift certificates for the most time-strapped people on your gift list. And don’t forget to treat yourself!