The best gifts aren’t always the most expensive. In fact, free (or almost free) presents usually require a bit more thought, care, and creativity than a “saw this at the mall and thought of you” gift. Giving of yourself and your time and energy will definitely be appreciated by the recipient—and if you’re trying to save money or budget better, it’s a win-win.
Check out these 23 free gift ideas to consider for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other gift-giving occasion. Even if you aren’t particularly crafty, you should be able to pull off something special and meaningful to celebrate your family member or friend without spending very much money.
From Connecticut Children's Medical Center - great resource!
By: Amy Adolfo Signore, PhD, MPH and Emily Wakefield, PsyD
This year has been difficult to say the least. With the holidays approaching – and the challenges and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing – you may be wondering how to help your child cope with the disappointment of things being different this year.
Connecticut Children’s pediatric psychologists join the blog with advice.
(We’ve grouped suggestions by age, but tips for younger children apply to older children and adults alike.)
0-3 years old: Focus on quality time during the holidays – and don’t worry about the details.