At Mango + Moose, we know how important the holidays are. They’re the perfect time to spend cozied up and drinking hot cocoa with your family members, loved ones, and friends. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or none of the above (and celebrate alternatively), there really is no better time of year to enjoy festivities and spend time with those you care for.
With the holidays, we also know they’re a time of gifts: giving, exchanging, and receiving. This can be a little stressful, especially when shopping for those who have seemingly everything. In North America, where Mango + Moose is primarily located, many people have an abundance (if not an overabundance) of material possessions. It can be difficult to know what to gift someone who is either hard to shop for, or you can’t think of much they’d want (or need).
With that being said, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts to give this holiday season.
The best part about this list? It can be a wonderful way to connect with your family members, friends, and loved ones who you *do* want to give gifts to, but also provides opportunities to help your community to your fullest capacity. Without further ado, let the gift ideas flow!
What could be better to give than a handmade artisan gift? With over 15+ categories of items to choose from, you can head over to our site and browse for something your loved one will love. We have TONS inventory from different countries, with a variety of products from accessories, home, bags, kids + baby items, and more!
Gift #2: Donations to Causes You Support
For the person (or people) in your life who have everything, consider donating in either your or their name as a gift to them. This can be to causes you both support or they support; it’s a wonderful gift for people who have everything or can be difficult to shop for. Not only are you giving them a gift, but you’re also giving your community a gift, too!
Gift #3: Volunteer Your Time + Connect with Loved Ones!
Volunteering is a GREAT way to give back, and to spend time with someone (or people) you love. Volunteer your time at a local food bank, soup kitchen, shelter, or anywhere else your time and help would be valued.
Gift #4: Experiences
As society leans more and more towards simplicity and minimalism, experiences can be the perfect gift to give this holiday season! To give you some ideas of experiences you can gift, think: movie tickets, tickets to a museum, gallery, or exhibit, a hot air balloon ride, coffee or food gift cards, sports (ice skating, rock climbing, bowling, etc.), or even a massage or facial.
Gift #5: Something You Can Do Together
This can be as small as a boxed puzzle or something bigger, like a trip you can take together or as a family/group. Giving the gift of doing something together can be a great way to not only connect, but also adventure!
No matter what gift you give this year, we’re sure it’ll be perfect! If you do decide to purchase material items for the holidays this year, try to keep in mind the importance of shopping small, ethical, and sustainable! Small steps or actions towards socially and environmentally conscious living really *do* make all the difference.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays from the Mango + Moose Team!