Gift Giving Made Easy & Meaningful

November 23, 2021

Lisa Law, from Lisa Law Feng Shui, had so many good suggestions for keeping us balanced during the holiday season, that we asked her to weigh in on gift giving too. As fun as gift giving (and receiving) can be, there is also a lot of pressure surrounding it. It can be incredibly stressful for a lot of people. Maybe someone is feeling the pinch financially, doesn’t like shopping, or has strained relationships with their family. Whatever the reason, Lisa had good suggestions for taking the pressure off and feeling good about buying gifts again. When we do that, the fun and joy returns to gift giving! 

Buy local.

Businesses have taken a big hit these past two years. Show them the love by spending your money in your community. This can mean experiences, services, and consumables as well as stuff. Gift certificates to local restaurants, spas, theaters, the zoo are a fun way to gift an experience.


Support small businesses.

The global supply chain problems are highlighting how precarious it can be when we rely too heavily on fewer, bigger stores. Commit yourself to supporting as many small, independent businesses as possible. That doesn’t necessarily mean giving up the convenience of online shopping. Many of your favorite brick and mortar shops have online options and lots of independent businesses (like Domanda!) exist only online.   


Give a gift with a story.

When you support small, independent businesses like Domanda or buy local in your community, that purchase comes with the added benefit of a story. People will be moved you’ve taken the time to find a gift with a special meaning to it and will love hearing that story. The story will become part of the gift. Instead of picking up a tote bag and thinking “Who gave me this again?” They’ll think, “Oh right, this is the tote bag with the secret coded message!”   


If gift giving is stressful for you, there is a good chance you are not alone. Have conversations with your family and see if everyone is still enjoying your gift giving traditions. Families grow, maybe it’s time to switch from gifts for everyone to a Secret Santa or a Yankee Swap. However you decide to share the holiday spirit, we’re here to help! If you’re looking for suggestions to get started with a customized gift, check out our gift guide, or DM us with questions and we’ll point you in the right direction.  

This blog post was written by Kristin Crane.