Thoughtful Gifts To Give A Leader This Christmas

It is a great privilege to be under exceptional leaders. Their leadership skills and styles are likely to leave you with a wealth of lessons that will help you grow both personally and professionally. Amazing bosses are hard to come by so it is a must to show your appreciation if you come across one. As Christmas is just a few days away, you have a nice excuse to express your admiration for your leader. One thing you can do is giving your boss a useful and thoughtful present. The following are some suggestions for gifts:

Stress-relieving items.

Leaders are usually slumped with so many tasks that stress can become a normal thing for them. Thus, they will surely be grateful for items that can help them maintain grace under pressure. So next time you are out shopping for gifts, keep an eye out for stress-relieving objects that you can give your boss. Scalp massagers, squishy rubber toys, and mini board games are examples of gifts for a leader. Other options include a snow globe that is relaxing to watch or a travel pillow that can make their office cozier. The said items can be carried anywhere or put on a work desk so they can use it whenever needed. You can also choose to give adult coloring books or aromatherapy diffuser.

Items to help them stay organized.

Good leaders are likely to be well-organized so you may want to give them things to help them keep everything in order. A dainty desk storage to hold their pens or even gadgets can keep their workspace tidy. You can also opt for a wall calendar or clock so they never have to worry about time. A nice little journal to list down their schedules or a cute little bag to hold their business cards may seem simple gifts but can be very useful for your leader.

Relaxation vouchers

Some leaders are so busy that even finding time to look for a way to relax can feel like a huge chore. Make things less difficult for them by purchasing a prepaid voucher that they can use to unwind. It can be a voucher that will allow them to have a lovely dinner with their family in their favorite restaurant. Or a gift card that will entitle them to a day of pampering at a spa center. A subscription to a fitness gym so they will be forced to allot time for their health is also a great idea. Your gift will be more meaningful if you base it on the specific circumstances and interests of your boss.

Christmas is a wonderful time to show how much we appreciate the significant people in our lives. If you have a great boss, do not let the season pass by without letting them know your gratefulness. Your simple gesture will motivate them to be even better leaders. 

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Three Points Proving That Philanthropy Is The Essence Of Christmas

It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…
yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother

and offer him your hand. – Mother Teresa.

Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most popular and celebrated holidays in the world. So many people look forward to this occasion because of the pleasant things it represents. This is the time of the year for posh parties, happy reunions, and gift-giving. Amidst the celebrations, it is easy to forget that Christmas is also the best time to spread love and goodness. In fact, your Christmas celebrations may even be happier and more meaningful if you focus on sharing your blessings with others. When you come to think of it, philanthropy is indeed the true essence of Christmas. The following are reasons that prove this point:

It is a perfect example of humility.

Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ who was born in a manger during the coldest and longest night of that year. His whole life is a story of humility. The simple life he led teaches that we do not need an abundance of material things to make a difference. Thus, instead of focusing on things you want to have, you can try shifting your focus on things you can share. It will make you realize your blessings and at the same time make a positive impact on the lives of others.

It highlights the importance of kindness.

According to the tale, there were no more inns for Joseph and Mary. Fortunately, someone allowed the couple to stay in a stable. It was not the most comfortable place, however, it provided a safe place for Mary to give birth. Recalling the story of Christmas should remind us of all the power of a single act of kindness. It doesn’t always have to be a grand action, sometimes even the smallest gesture to show kindness is more than enough.

It is an example of unconditional love.

Christians believe that Jesus is sent by Father God to redeem the world from sins. The birth of Christ is one of the strongest messages of God’s unconditional love for humanity. Of all the things to give, God chose the most precious one which is his son. Since no other gift can be greater than this, Christmas should remind us to be less concerned about the things we want to receive but of the amazing gift which God has already given us. Christmas should also teach us to consistently show mercy and compassion to others because God never fails to show the same to us.

Christmas is one of the most awaited times of the year. Every year, we think of ways to celebrate it in the most joyous way. Make it more special this year by taking the time to be a blessing to others.

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The Best Places to Spend Christmas

There’s no better time of year to travel than Christmas. Whether you’re traveling internationally or domestically, every city has its traditions and customs to offer. Each culture has their own food, music, toys, and decorations to celebrate this joyous holiday and the locals love to share their Christmas traditions. While there are many fantastic places to go for the holidays, these are our favorite places to spend Christmas.

New York City, New York

It may seem like a cliched Christmas vacation spot, but you can’t miss this Northeastern bucket list city. New York City, combined with twinkling Christmas lights and a dusting of snow, looks like a winter wonderland. NYC is world-renowned for its food and shopping. There’s no better place to purchase some Christmas gifts, and get a little something for yourself. No trip to NYC during Christmas would be complete without seeing Radio City Christmas Spectacular or the Nutcracker. Families of all ages will love everything NYC has to offer.

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

If you’re looking for an international winter adventure, then Finland is the place to go. Legends claim that Rovaniemi, Lapland is the official home of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. This magical city offers a year-long Santa Claus village for those who want to see Jolly Saint Nick in the off-season. The village is also home to the Santa Clause Main Post Office, a real post office where you can send a postcard to your friends and family back home. This is the perfect spot for those with young children or those young at heart.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne is world-famous for their Christmas markets. The markets sell anything you would possibly need to celebrate Christmas. They offer everything from music, art, toys, and food. The scent of roasting chestnuts and fresh gingerbread will fill the air. Live music and art demonstrations will keep you entertained as you stroll, shop, and explore everything these extravagant markets have to offer. It’s undoubtedly one of the best places to spend Christmas.

Each city has traditions that will wonder and amaze you. You’ll love wandering the streets taking in the festive decorations and munching on local delicacies. Don’t forget to attend the local shows and activities. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet the locals and learn about local Christmas traditions. Whether you head to New York City or Cologne, Germany,  you’ll love spreading some holiday cheer in these Christmas wonderlands.

Where’s your favorite place to spend Christmas?

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