The Perfect Gift for Every Occasion for Everyone on Your List – Forever Gifts

The Origin of this Great Gift Idea

Frankly, I came to believe that these things I am referring to as Forever Gifts were the ideal things to spend one’s resources on several years ago. You know, resources like money, time, and energy. I did not think of these things as gifts before, so I guess that is what is different now. I now see them as great gifts for other people too.

Previously, I thought of these things as an investment in myself, and a better choice as opposed to collecting a lot of material things, but I think it makes sense to extend this philosophy to other people in the form of gifts, too, to the extent one is able. After all, if a person can find value in these things for him or herself, then it seems reasonable that there are other people who will value them also.

Just the other day I came across an article that really surprised me, because it was all about what I have come to believe for a long time. The surprise, from my perspective, was that anyone else had the same basic idea I had had for a long time! I decided then and there that I wanted to share it with as many people as I can.

The idea that Christella Morris was writing about for the Yummy Mummy Club (YummyMummyClub.ca) sounded fantastic to me because I had adopted principles for myself similar to hers on this issue, a long time ago.

Christella refers to this practice as “the gift of not giving anything.” I like ‘Forever Gifts’ better, because in fact a person is giving something, and it is something so valuable that once given, it can never be replaced. It also makes more sense to me to think of these gifts as ‘Forever Gifts,’ because these gifts stay with a person for the rest of their lives and beyond.

Since most people have been programmed by our society to believe special occasions require material presents, like clothing, perfume, socks, gadgets, tools, toys, cars, or ideally, money, this concept for the perfect Forever Gift may be a stretch for some people. Young people, especially, who tend to place greater value on material things than older people who have learned what is really important, may not take to this idea of the Forever Gift so readily.

Examples of Forever Gifts

A trip to the zoo.
A trip to the zoo. | Source
A game of beach soccer.
A game of beach soccer. | Source

Forever Gifts

What is a Forever Gift? A gift that will last a lifetime and go with the person it was given to even when they pass on from this life. Forever Gifts are not material. They are memories, knowledge, and experiences.



Enjoying a ride on horseback through the park.
Enjoying a ride on horseback through the park. | Source
Learning a craft together
Learning a craft together | Source

This Is It!

For several years I have been thinking that experiences and knowledge are more important than material “things.” Yes, we all need a certain amount of ‘things,’ to be comfortable and to get along in this world, but most of us do not need nearly the amount of ‘stuff’ that most of us have, would you agree?

Think about it. Every ‘thing’ that you take into your home will take up space, must be dusted, must be stored, and if you move it must be packed and carried to a moving truck by somebody and unloaded at the other end. Will it spend its time buried among other things in a big pile gathering dust? Will you remember where you put it in case you need it so you do not have to go out and buy another one? Will it be stored away in the attic or basement and forgotten?

How about that present you gave to a friend or relative? Did they love it and think it was as unique and adorable and cute as you did when you bought it? Did it end up re-gifted or donated to a charitable organization? Was it truly appreciated for itself as well as for the fact that it came from you, or was it just another ‘thing’ to find a space for? Something you spent hard earned money for that will end up . . . who knows where?

We CAN Take the Forever Gift With Us When We Leave This Life

Everyone who reads this may not necessarily be a Christian or share my views on religion and God, but I think most of us agree that when we leave this planet – and eventually we will all do that -- the only ‘things’ we will take with us are our memories and our knowledge. Nothing physical is going with us, not even our own bodies.

We can take our knowledge and our memories with us when we leave this planet. That is essentially all we can take with us. So once we have met our physical needs, it makes sense to invest in our education, our skills and knowledge, and in the memories we will have of our experiences.

Give the gift of your time to your children and grandchildren – or to anyone on your gift list. Help them make wonderful memories by spending time with them doing things that are special. For the people on your gift list, spending time with you may be the best part of all!

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.
Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. | Source
Biking together
Biking together | Source

What Makes Forever Gifts Perfect?

Forever Gifts:

Are an excellent investment in whoever receives them.

Always fit -- the size is always just right.

Always match, no returns necessary.

Need never cost more than you can afford.

Require no special packaging to ship or to move.

Do not have to be dusted or insured.


This is the best part. You CAN take these gifts with you! Yes, even when you depart this planet, you CAN and will take these gifts with you! The people you give these gifts to will take them everywhere they go for the rest of their lives and beyond.

More Ways to Make Special Memories

A game of chess in the park.
A game of chess in the park. | Source
Hiking through beautiful scenery
Hiking through beautiful scenery | Source
Everyone loves a picnic!
Everyone loves a picnic! | Source
Walking in the park
Walking in the park | Source
Family bike ride
Family bike ride | Source

Forever Gift Suggestions

A walk in a beautiful summer or autumn woods, or a walk through a beautiful park feeding the squirrels or ducks could be the perfect gift for someone on your gift list. Sharing memories from your own childhood that will help connect the generations of your family together will create special memories for the next generation. Your attention, time, and presence are what will make any such experience special and the cost of this gift in dollars and cents is minimal.

Give the gift of knowledge. Teach your child or grandchild how to do something. Let them help you grow things in your garden and enjoy harvesting the finished product in a special dish you make together. Have them help you prepare a special recipe and then pass that recipe on to them.

Do you have a special skill? Do you sew? Quilt? Embroider? Can you fix cars? Program computers? Take great photos? Do you know how to build things from wood? Are you into ceramics? Crafts? Share your knowledge and skill with the people on your gift list. Teach them how to do something simple in your area of expertise.

Spend an afternoon or a morning with them and teach them how to do something that will give them a lovely momento of the time you spent together, and possibly a new skill that will save them money, time, or frustration – or foster a new interest that will grow into a loved activity over time.

If you are a person who enjoys traveling, take your children or grandchildren one at a time on a trip with you when they are old enough. It need not be a trip to another country, though that would be wonderful if you can manage it. Trips to special places in your community may be possible right now. A trip to a museum, viewing a special movie, attending a concert, or visiting a local historical site nearby may be just the thing. Take them to a book signing of their favorite author.

Make a trip to the library and help your children learn how to use it, and make sure they know that the librarians are there to help them if they need it.

Teach your children, grandchildren, or a friend, how to make a special recipe that they love so that they can make it for themselves when you are not there to do it for them.

Spend time doing things with your friends and relatives. Older relatives and friends will likely feel very special knowing you have taken time out of your busy schedule to spend the day, or part of the day with them doing something they would enjoy. Maybe shopping and carrying all those packages into the house for them, having a good lunch or snack while you’re out, and most of all, talking and sharing your time.

Both children and elders often enjoy board games or card games. Are there horse drawn carriage rides available where you live or some other rides that would be especially enjoyable for holidays or special occasions?

Take someone caroling with your church group or get your neighbors together to walk through the neighborhood streets caroling a week or two before Christmas. Get your friends together for this activity.

I recently read a hub about having a cookie baking day where a few friends get together and bake all their Christmas cookies at the same time enjoying the time together and getting a job done at the same time (Dolores Monet – How to Make Lots of Christmas Cookies All At Once).

Think about all the different activities you can do that will give someone on your gift list a great experience, possibly new knowledge or a useful skill, and time that you can both enjoy together making great memories.

You can also give the gift of an experience to others that will not include your own participation. Maybe dance lessons, music lessons, lessons to train their new (or not so new) dog. The possibilities are endless.

It really depends on what the person on your gift list would enjoy and it is up to you to find out what that is. Has someone on your list always wanted to ride on a roller coaster, a hot air balloon, or take a trip on a passenger train? For children who have never had the opportunity to do so, the experience of riding a city bus or a subway can be an exciting adventure.

Maybe a short flight on an airplane to the nearest city and back would be a treat? Spend the day with a friend or relative visiting museums, shopping, or at the theater, and then fly home again that night so that person may get their first or only experience they will ever have flying in a plane. Whether it is their first flight or not, they will have the wonderful memories the two of you made together during that time.

Rent or borrow some movies and spend the time at home. Make your own fresh popcorn and hot cocoa or whatever food and drink you want. Spend the afternoon together making Christmas ornaments or candy. Invite friends or relatives over to help decorate the tree.

Get busy thinking about how you can give the Forever Gifts of experience, time, and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime and beyond. If your budget is tight as so many people’s budgets are these days, think about ways to give your time that involve a minimum of money.

Memories That Will Last a Life time

Great fishing memories!
Great fishing memories! | Source

© 2013 C E Clark

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colorfulone 6 weeks ago from Minnesota

You are so thoughtful and down to earth. I love your gift ideas, those are the ones that are so meaningful and heart warming. Great memories are wonderful to have, creating them even more so.


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Au fait 3 months ago from North Texas Author

Paul Kuehn, thank you for reading and commenting on this article and for sharing it with followers here and on FB!


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Paul Kuehn 4 months ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Au fait, This is another excellent hub which I think I haven't read yet. I totally agree that the gifts of time, experiences, memories, and knowledge are the best gifts to give and receive. How can I forget what my father taught me and the experiences like playing ball together. I loved teaching teaching so much because I was giving the gift of knowledge to my students. I am sharing this hub with HP followers and on Facebook.


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Au fait 10 months ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W., thank you for commenting, and for sharing this article! Yes. a lovely long spring with moderate temperatures is the best in Texas. We've had some really beautiful days of late and I hope they continue at least until May without heating things up! Hope you're enjoying some great weather down there too!


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Peggy W 10 months ago from Houston, Texas

Precious time spent creating memories will always be the best type of gift. Enjoy your day and soon to be Spring. I know from what you wrote that it is your favorite season of the year. Happy to share once again.


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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas Author

Besarien, thank you for reading and commenting on this article! What you say is so true!


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Besarien 19 months ago

A fond memory is better than something you have to dust any day! There are some wonderful examples of gifts that last a lifetime here. Voted up!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Ezzly, thank you for reading, sharing your thoughts, and for the Tweet, and the vote!


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ezzly 20 months ago

Have to say nothing could be more special than making memories, always for gifts I give my hubby a vacation or dinner something to experience and remember. Voted up and sharing on twitter


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for commenting and sharing this article!


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Peggy W 20 months ago from Houston, Texas

Looks like this has not been shared in a while and it is definitely worth keeping in mind for gift giving purposes year round. Consider it done!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Aesta1, thank you for reading and commenting on this article! Experiences and memories are the best sort of gift and just as they last a lifetime, so they become more valuable with time.


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aesta1 21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

You are truly right to put up memories and experiences as gifts. We try to do this with the grandchildren.


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Au fait 21 months ago from North Texas Author

pstraubie48, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this article and for your kind words, votes, g+ing, tweet, and share. And as always for the angels. Glad you enjoyed the idea of this concept and wouldn't it be nice if more people looked at things this way?


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

Some of the greatest gifts I have received and that I have given have been this type. they are the ones we remember when all else falls away just as you say.

Stuff is just stuff, after all.

Great hub...this should be HOTD

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon

Voted up++++ shared g+ tweeted


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas Author

DeborahDian, thank you for reading and commenting on this article, and for your kind words. Agree with you regarding how we spend our time and our money.


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DeborahDian 22 months ago from Orange County, California

So often we forget how important it is to give others the gift of our time and attention. We need to focus more of our attention on really doing things that meet the needs of those we love. Those are the gifts that last forever. A wonderful Hub, perfect for any time of year!


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Au fait 23 months ago from North Texas Author

Word55, glad you enjoyed this article. I really think experiences and memories last longer and are more appreciated over time than 'things.' We all need certain things, but most people have collected 'things' well beyond the necessities. You are very kind with your compliment, Word, thank you.


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word55 23 months ago from Chicago

This was so unique. I believe in forever gifts. That's why I don't buy them at Christmas time. I even thank you for reading my Holiday Hub. It was a gift just by your stopping by and leaving a precious comment that even Jesus Christ would bless you much more for. You are so impressive Ms Clark!


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DeborahDian 2 years ago from Orange County, California

This is the perfect article for the holidays. The best gift we can give is the gift of time. Well-written and I'm sharing this.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

RTalloni, thank you for coming by and commenting!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for pinning and sharing this article! Memories are indeed the best gift as they will be cherished always!


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RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

A timely reminder with some good suggestions. There's still time to think through how best to respond to the 2014 giving season!


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Since the holidays are fast approaching and people are probably starting to think of gift giving, I thought that this would be the perfect time to share this again. Memories are the greatest gifts of all and creating them can be so much fun! Also pinning to Awesome Hubpages.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Patsybell, thank you for coming by and voting on and tweeting this hub! Yes, our memories usually last longer than material things. Parents who shower their kids with 'things,' but spend little time with them usually have no relationship with them either.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for giving that gift back to me. All you have brought to my life will be remembered always, you may be sure. I wish there was more that I could do in return . . .


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Patsybell 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

Hi. Very thoughtful. Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder about what gifts are really valuable and appreciated. Voted up,I,U, tweet.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

The gift you keep on giving to me is your friendship!

Voted up across the board except funny.

Shyron


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for Google+ing and sharing this article! Hope you had a great 4th!


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Happy 4th of July to you! Going to share this good hub of yours with my followers and G+ it today.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

PegCole17, thank you for reading and commenting on this article, and for sharing your thoughts on this issue. I really think our society is far too materialistic and when that goes there is nothing left. Spending time and making memories are with a person forever.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Lady_E, thank you for stopping by!


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

You're so right about the forever gifts that we cherish. I remember the special time that people spent with me (like my dearly departed Dad) far above any gift he ever bought me. Fishing trips, the construction projects with no end, the stories he told...


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

Awesome and unique ideas. Thanks.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for pinning this article! For sure memories last longer than material things and in time can be very dear indeed.


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

This is such a great article. Going to pin this again to my Do You Know This? board. So often it is the simple things in life that mean the most!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Shyron, for your wonderful comments, the votes, the share, and most of all, for being so supportive, and my best friend!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I had to come back to share this wonderful article full of information.

You always come up with such wonder ideas.

Voted-up, UABI, shared.

Blessings my dear friend.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Aunt Jimi, thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this issue. I agree that people are too materialistic and by being that way they teach their children to be that way and then wonder how their children got that way. Thank you for all the votes and the share too!


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

It's really a shame so many people believe material things are more important than time spent with people we care about. They teach their children that things matter more than people too, and then wonder why they always want expensive presents.

Really like this idea for gifts. It's something I can actually afford. :) Voted up and awesome, beautiful, and useful. Sharing with my followers.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for stopping back Shyron. Hope this coming week will be a great one for you and John!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Sinea Pies, thank you for taking time to read this article and to share your thoughts on this subject. Also very much appreciate the vote and share.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

You are so welcome! And, you are so right.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this issue. I really believe when all is said and done, people appreciate the time you give them more than anything else. Thanks for the votes and share too!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

WriterJanis, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this article. Appreciate the vote too. I really think when the dust settles what most people remember and cherish are the times spent with those people who mean or meant the most to them.


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Sinea Pies 2 years ago from Northeastern United States

Time invested in creating memories....ie. time invested in people ... is the best gift of all. Love this post! Voted up and shared. :)


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Memories of my children and the things we did together, nothing can beat that, but my time with my grandchildren come close. The little one touch you heart and leave their prints there.

Voted up +++ and shared.


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

As a mom, there is nothing more precious to me than the special memories I have with my children. You just can't put a price on that. Voted up.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for pinning this article! Merry Christmas!!


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Pinning this to Awesome Hubpages. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you moonlake, for pinning this article! Glad you enjoyed!!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

Came back to pin this hub. Great article of ideas and I enjoyed it.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Aunt Jimi, thank you for reading, voting on, and sharing both your thoughts, and this article!


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Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Believe I missed this one while I was otherwise distracted. Love your ideas here. Love them! Doing things together, cooking or making a craft while spending time together seems like a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays or any day.

Voted up, useful, interesting, beautiful, and awesome! Sharing with my followers too!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for sharing this article and for your high praise!

It just takes a minute to contact the team. There seems to be a lot of glitches here and there for everyone lately, not only you. I think I read that HP was upgrading or something, so that may be the cause.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

This is such a wonderful article on Forever Gifts. Creating memories or making special, handmade gifts ... those are absolutely the best gifts of all. I plan to re-share this one, for sure!

Thanks, Au fait, for letting me know about the problem with not being able to comment on my article about charitable donations. I have checked and double-checked the article, and I cannot get it to accept comments ... even though it shows there are several in the archive, so it used to work correctly. I don't know what is wrong. I may have to contact administration about it.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Frank Atanacio for reading, making kind comments, voting on, and sharing this article!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

what acreative little hub Au Fait.. have to vote up and useful and entertaining too bless you


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for tweeting this article and for your kind wishes for a great Thanksgiving! Hope your Thanksgiving was full of warmth, love, and peace also.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Tweeting this and hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Sam, thank you for stopping by. Same to you!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Denise Handlon, for reading, commenting, and voting on this article!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you vespawoolf, for reading and sharing your thoughts on this subject. We are of the same mind!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for reading, sharing your thoughts, and voting on/sharing this article!


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samowhamo 3 years ago

Thank you very much for your kind words Au Fait you are truly a good friend have a Happy Thanksgiving. :)


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Shyron, for reading, commenting, voting on, pinning, and sharing on HP and FB! Christella Morris, the woman I mentioned in this article is one of many young mothers who has begun to speak out about already having enough 'stuff,' and how she doesn't want any more. I think something you can take with you even when you leave this planet is such a nice substitute for material things -- unless of course you're one of those people who really needs some material things -- there are a lot of needy people around right now.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Sam, thank you for reading, and for sharing your experience with me and my readers -- also for the votes! I'm sure your Bible will be a cherished keepsake all of your life and your precious memories of your grandparents a comfort forever.

Hope all is well there and that you and your family will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Victoria Lynn, thank you for reading and commenting on this article! I think practical gifts are good too as they are often inexpensive and don't become another object to dust and store.


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Rated UP and interesting. I would love to adopt this style of giving for my whole family, including grandkids, however, it doesn't ever seem to be accepted. :( Thanks for a great hub.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

I really enjoyed reading this. I wholeheartedly agree that these are the sort of gifts that are forever and most don't require a lot of money. As you mentioned, though, young people may not recognize them as gifts. But later they will look back on the shared experiences or acquired skills as invaluable. I hope more people put your ideas into practice. Thanks!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great article! These are almost always the things that mean the most and that carry the most memories. Up votes and definitely sharing!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

moonlake, thank you for reading, commenting, and voting on this hub!


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samowhamo 3 years ago

One of the best forever gifts I ever got was a Bible that my grandmother left for me before she died. My grandmother and I were very close and she always had a special fondness for me and I have so many great memories of her and my grandfather (who is now also dead) we did some very memorable things my grandparents and I.

Voted up and beautiful Au Fait and I hope everything is fine.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for stopping by Deborah-Diane, and for sharing this article and your own experience with what must be very beautiful precious gifts from your grandmothers.

The Forever part would be teaching your own grandchildren to embroider and sew. It is the knowledge that will go with them even when they leave this world . . .


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I think these are great ideas. Most of us get too much stuff. My family often gets each other consumable, neat items to eat or drink. Voted up and more!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Writer Fox, thank you for reading, sharing your thoughts, voting on, and sharing this article!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

DDE, thank you for reading and commenting on this article!


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Fantastic idea Au fait, I will have to do something for this Christmas.

Voted up UABI, shared and pinned and liked on fb.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Great ideas. I wanted to get quilts made for each child and grandchild this year but it won't happen this year. Enjoyed your hub voted up.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

What a wonderful article! You are so right about these gifts. I am a grandmother and I still have quilts and embroidered pillowcases that were made by my own grandmothers. These are truly "forever gifts." Thanks for the reminder. Voted up and sharing this with my followers!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

JayeWisdom, thank you for reading, commenting, voting on, and sharing this article! Please do send everyone a link to this article. Let them know that spending time with them, or a nice long letter bringing you up to date about their lives and their families (for those friends & relatives far away), would be so welcome and just right to fit into their holiday budget!


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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

What a creative idea to give an amazing experience instead of something material! I think you are right that this type of gift creates a lifetime memory whereas traditional gifts are quickly forgotten. Voted up and shared!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Perfect Gift for Every Occasion for Everyone on Your List – Forever Gifts awesome hub and such a creative thought. Finding a gift is such an issues at times and this list is so helpful. Great suggestions memories live you and such wonderful thoughts here.


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

Au fait - I love your suggestion of spending time with those we love and making memories that last rather than giving "things" as gifts. Now...if I can just convince the people who give me more "things" to find room for and dust....Perhaps I should send them all a link to this article!

Voted Up++++ and shared

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