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 in Lewes (photo by @lewesmap)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)