Giving from the heart can do wonders to build meaningful connections. But when the holidays roll around, it’s easy to find ourselves scrambling for “just the right gift,” at the last minute. That cycle can be stressful and expensive, which is not a very healthy way to spend the holidays. This year, think about gifts you can give that will be really memorable.
“The best gifts are the ones that give us meaning — the ones that make us look back and remember, and that we take out again and again to enjoy,” says Deb Lonzer, M.D. and Cleveland Clinic Chair, Department of Community Pediatrics. “They can be as simple as a hug and a card and the acknowledgement of the impact that another person has on our lives,” she says. Considering a loved one’s health, interests, diet, or stress level, really shows that you care. Each week we’ll share a new idea from one of our Cleveland Clinic experts that will fill your holidays with loving connections, gratitude and joy.Read Gift Idea #1: Time and Compassion