A Last-Minute Christmas Gift That’s Thoughtful and Costs Nothing – Surely That’s Impossible?!

Are you over the commercialism of Christmas and sick of searching for the perfect gift? Or perhaps you love shopping for friends and family but are on a very limited budget? I may just have a solution for you. A solution which needn’t cost you a thing, except a little time and effort. A thoughtful gift which won’t leave the recipient with more un-needed or unwanted ‘stuff’. Let me explain . . .

During Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast 198, Gretchen included the option of ‘Gift of Podcast’. The idea is, you print instructions for accessing a podcast or show someone how to find a podcast you have chosen especially for them. If this sounds perfect for you, you can find all the details at giftofpodcast.com.

Well, I thought, surely this would also work for blogs? Surely a little searching would reveal one that’s perfect for just about everyone on your gift list? (Provided they can read of course). Even the poorest student or the most miserly Grinch can manage a free blog as a gift. (Maybe you know someone who falls into one of those categories. Why not share this idea with them?) Thus, the idea of Give-a-blog was born! How’s that for a new twist on #blogmas?

Have you read a blog recently which you thought a friend would really enjoy or appreciate? Maybe you already shared it with them but maybe you forgot or didn’t quite get ‘round to it. Now is your chance!

Christmas is a time of giving, so I’ve created a free Give-a-blog printable for you to use. I love using free printables, so decided it was about time I created one of my own.  The printable is very simple, neither gender nor celebration specific, so can be used year-round as a gift for any occasion. (A clickable link for the free printable appears at the end of this post.)

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Give-a-blog is as simple as following these steps:

  1. Select your lucky recipient.
  2. Find a suitable blog post you think they will appreciate.
  3. Either print or download the Give-a-blog template. The printed version is perfect inside a card or you can email one to someone to show you are thinking of them.
  4. Fill in the blanks on the template, ensuring you transcribe the web address accurately.

You will need to fill in:

– recipient name

– name of the individual blog post/ entire blog you have chosen

– web address of post/ blog

– reason for choosing that particular post/ blog for the recipient

– your name

Of course, this simple gift is inexpensive, thoughtful and gives twice; once to the receiver and once to the blogger as their post-reach gets a boost.

Click the link to get your own Give-a-blog free printable 2018.

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If you do choose to Give-a-blog, I’d love to hear about it. Please comment and share how it went.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and enjoyable holiday season!

Anna xo

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