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Updated by Kendra Brea Cooper on Nov 05, 2014
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Gifting Community: 10 Personal Gifts that Bring People Together

The holidays are coming, so skip the mall and give a gift that will bring you and your loved ones closer together.

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Free Babysitting

Free Babysitting

Any parent knows how difficult and expensive childcare is. Give the gift of a free babysitter (yourself), and give the parent in your life some much needed time off/out.

Free Housecleaning

Do a friends dishes so they can finish studying. Vacuum a friends house while they're out getting groceries. It makes a world of difference when there is an extra hand to help out. The link provides free printable coupons.

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Use a Skill

Use a Skill

Do you know how to apply makeup really well? Do your friends makeup for date night. How about hair? Cooking? All of these things can be used to enhance the life of someone you care about.

Craft Something

Find a t-shirt in good condition at a thrift shop or in the back of your closet, and make it new again with a cute stencil. You could also make new jewelry out of old bits and pieces in your collection. Threadbangers.com and cutoutandkeep.net are great crafting sites.

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Throw a party/ Make dinner

Throw a party/ Make dinner

Throw a party and make lovely food for all your friends as a gift. It's the gift of a night out and great conversation. The memories are priceless.

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Burn a Mixed CD

Burn a Mixed CD

Everyone uses their Ipod these days, but a mixed CD is personal. Give the gift of new music. Add a reason for adding to every song and make the gift so much better!

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Teach a Skill/Give Lessons

Teach a Skill/Give Lessons

Can you play guitar? Speak another language? Paint a sunset? Use any skill you have to give lessons as a gift.

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Share Recipes/ Make a Recipe Book

Share Recipes/ Make a Recipe Book

Share some of your most loved family recipes with your friends. Get some flashcards and give them a handmade recipe box for the holidays.

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Give Someone Your Favourite Book

Give Someone Your Favourite Book

It might be hard to pry this one from your own hands, but you can give your favourite book to someone you love. Sharing your favourite story is like sharing an experience.

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Take a Friend to a Show

Take a Friend to a Show

Find out what shows are coming up in your town and arrange a night out for you and your loved ones. You might not have the same taste in entertainment, but the point is to spend time together and make memories.