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December 03, 2014

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8 TIPS FOR GIVING THOUGHTFULLY

PHOTO OF NOBLE CARRIAGE HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING (free at checkout!)

If you have ordered or received a gift from Noble Carriage you already feel the love of opening up your first "carriage". We wrap EVERY order placed on our site in delicious eco-packaging and finish it off with a handwritten note. We hope a thoughtfully packaged gift inspires the opener to learn where it came from; we want them to learn more about us and love the organic brands we stand for.

This holiday season we encourage you to use this same mindset when you gift. We're willing to bet a thoughtful gift will not only touch the heart of the person you are buying for, but also give you a warm-and-fuzzy feeling. So get out there and embrace gift-giving this holiday season. We offer you a quick cheat sheet of 8 tips to gifting thoughtfully:

 #1. DON'T GIFT MONEY

It's too mundane. Gifts should be special. Yes, people love money, but they love and appreciate effort and thoughtfulness more.

 #2. START SHOPPING / THINKING NOW!

Pull out a pen and paper, now jot down the people you want to buy gifts for. Put this piece of paper on your bulletin board. Simply jotting down the names of the people you want to buy for will keep them on your mind the next time you shop. Create wish lists on your favorite online shopping sites, pin the items to Pinterest, or bookmark them so buying a thoughtful gift is simple when you are ready. Hint: A financial plus to shopping online early is that you won't have to pay extra for expedited shipping.

#3. LESS IS MORE

Think simple. You don't need to spend a bajillion dollars on your best friend Abby. Abby would be just as happy with an item that tells a story that costs you next to nothing. Stop thinking about 5 gifts and just think about one super sweet, thoughtful and simple gift. 

 #4.  HAND-MAKE YOUR GIFT

Time these days is precious. The mere fact that you spent your valuable time to knit a scarf or frame a photo is priceless.

 #5. EXPERIENCES COUNT

And experiences keep giving. Think of an experience your friend or family member might never have had, were it not for your gift. Trust us, they'll talk about it for years to come. Hint: Try to think of something you can share in too, so you become part of the experience.

 #6. WRAP YOUR GIFT

We can-not stress this tip more. Whether it be tiny socks, a gift card, or a giant gnome, think of a creative way to wrap your gift. Hint: check out our Pinterest board for inspiration. 

 #7. INCLUDE A GIFT NOTE

This is the cherry on top of a perfect gift. Keep it simple, genuine, and divine. This is your chance to pull the heart strings. Take it!

 

#8. SURPRISE!

Everyone loves a surprise gift. If you're giving for an expected holiday, maybe include a gift within a gift. We sometimes slip a surprise gift into our Noble Carriage packages--for some reason, the sneak-in makes the surprise that much more fun.

Want to learn more about how we gift? Click here to watch our 10 second animation. 

 

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