Thoughtful holiday gifts that don’t require spending money

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If you’re not sure what to get your loved ones for the holidays, there are plenty of ways to show you care that don’t require buying anything.

A psychologist with the Cleveland Clinic says you could do something to help them out instead.

Free gifts like acts of service sometimes reflect the most thought and care and can be more meaningful than any gift that you purchase.

For example, you could make a delicious dinner for someone, walk their dog or do chores for them.

If you know a parent, you could offer to babysit their children so they could have some alone time.
For older individuals, they may appreciate you going to the store for them or shoveling snow in their driveway.

These are all ways you can be a help during a stressful holiday season.

Gifts of service can also be meaningful for children – especially if you can’t buy the toys or electronics they wanted.

If you’re unsure of what to do, try to think about what kind of needs the person has or if they’ve mentioned lately something could use help with.