Tips for Thoughtful Giving

Dorte Januszewski Mother's Day Spring Wanderlust & Adventures Winter

 

It’s the start of a new season. After all the excitement of there being enough snow for sledging here in Lewes, I’m hopeful spring is finally on its way. It’s a great time to collect thoughts and plan new adventures.

 

Frozen tracks on the South Downs in Lewes. Winter has finally made an appearance and it was very exciting to see so much snow.  

Frozen tracks in Lewes (photo by @lewesmap)

  

Snow on the South Downs in Lewes. Winter has finally returned.

Snow on the South Downs (photo by @lewesmap)

 

Tips for Thoughtful Giving

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve been considering what giving thoughtfully means to me. Here are few tips that may help you along the way.

I believe it’s a good idea to plan ahead and take some time to think about the person who the gift is for. So don’t rush and pick up the first gift you see. Take your time and consider if the recipient has a hobby or special interest. Giving a thoughtful gift is all about what it means to you and the person in mind, it’s not about how much you spend.

 

 Animal and botanical themed make up bag and card holder by 20 Seventh Letter available at Lewes Map Store

Linen tiger make up bag & card holder (photo by @lewesmap)

 

You can also be creative and make a special gift. It could be something knitted, a beautiful poem or a really yummy baked treat. Gifting is a wonderful opportunity to let someone know how much you appreciate and love them.

 

 

This beautiful 'Wildflowers' art print by Anna's Drawing Room makes a special gift for Mother's Day. 

'Wildflowers' art print (photo by @lewesmap) 

 

It’s good to remember that if you choose to buy a gift to support independent shops, makers and designers. A handcrafted item is so much more special than mass-produced stuff. I usually love to give something people wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, something, which is a real treat or has a story behind it. A gift should always come from the heart and it’s proven that giving evokes gratitude and makes people happy.

 

 

Acorn and gold oak leaf pendant by Phoebe Jewellery available from Lewes Map Store. It makes a very special gift for Mother's Day.

 Acorn and oak leaf pendant by Phoebe Jewellery (photo by @lewesmap) 

 

To make it easier for you, I’ve chosen some truly unique and beautifully handmade items for Mother’s Day. Every order will be carefully gift wrapped, using our uncoated recycled paper from sustainable sources and printed with vegetable oil based inks, jute twine, biodegradable washi tape and recycled card. I’m so happy to say that all of our packaging is completely plastic free.

 

Every order will be carefully gift wrapped, using our uncoated recycled paper printed with vegetable oil based inks, jute twine and biodegradable washi tape. All our packaging is completely plastic free.

All our packaging is completely plastic free (photo by @lewesmap) 

 

I hope you’re feeling inspired and looking forward to a warmer season. Have a lovely week.

Dörte x (@lewesmap)



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