Do a quick search for “I don’t know what I want for Christmas” in Google, and you’ll find tons of great gift guides. These guides can definitely help you find something that you want for Xmas or friends or family.
However, in this post, I want to approach the topic from a different angle. In my personal opinion, if you don’t know what you want, maybe you already have everything you need?
Christmas is about more than just getting presents. It’s the birth of Jesus Christ, the world’s savior. However, we so easily forget that it’s a time of thanksgiving, enjoying and loving family members and friends.
In my family, we’ve never been big on giving Christmas gifts. We still give each other gifts, but they are not big or expensive. Although some might not agree with this, it has taught me some valuable lessons.
- You don’t always need stuff to be happy
- Family members, loved ones and friends are more important than things
- There is always something to be thankful for
- Good food and fellowship is priceless
So, what do you do if you don’t know what you want for Christmas?
#1 – You could skip elaborate present lists altogether and tell your family to get you anything they feel like giving you, even if it’s very small.
#2 – You could give them a small list of things you need, enjoy, or would make your life simpler. This could be as simple as a new toothbrush, a slab of your favorite chocolate, a new gym towel. Getting presents are great, but getting something you use is even better.
#3 – You should remember that Christmas is about much more than getting gifts.
#4 – Instead of focusing on what you want, you could try something different and focus on blessing someone instead. This could be as simple as giving your neighbors or close friends gifts for Xmas without expecting something in return. You could help a less fortunate family or bless someone in need.
What to keep in mind
With this post, I wanted to help you think a bit differently. By no means do I want you to feel condemned. I’ve fallen into the category of putting way too much importance on presents myself.
There is nothing wrong with giving and receiving presents for Christmas as long as we put our focus on the true meaning of Christmas, gratitude, thanksgiving, and loving each other.