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The Different Types of Gifts to Show Gratitude

Nov 25, 2022
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Don’t you just love Thanksgiving Day? 

Some people would say that you have to be grateful to your loved ones every single day. Why do we need a holiday to remind us to be grateful? They think the capitalist gods just invented the holiday for people to dine, travel, shop for clothes, buy gifts, etc because that brings in the money. 

That may be true to some extent but I personally am thankful that a day like this exists. With how busy everyday life gets, every interaction we have with others who have been in our lives for so long become, unfortunately, less significant. Of course, we can have the whole rhetoric that the mundane things eventually add up to be the greatest memories of our lives. I believe in that too but for me, it helps that on one day of the year, we all get together to celebrate and remind each of our loved ones, loud and clear, how much we love and appreciate them. 

We’re not distracted with work or whatever that has been stressing us. We are there completely in the moment, reunited with our families, to say in words our love and gratitude to one another. I’ll bring in the argument that if you do something every day or if you have a lot of something, it decreases in value. But if it’s rare, only happens on certain occasions, it feels so much more special. I wouldn’t mind doing grand gestures if it will bring happiness to the people I love. 

So this Thanksgiving Day, what are the things you thought of doing to show your loved ones your appreciation? 

The most thoughtful bunch will probably do something handmade, something they poured their hearts into and made time to learn how to do and then execute the plan. I personally would love it if someone gives me a handwritten letter, a knitted sweater, or homemade cookies. 

The ones made of money will probably buy something expensive or something their loved one has always been wanting to get but can’t find enough reason to splurge on it. They’ll hit them by surprise. The amount of hard work to earn the money to be able to buy it will warm anyone’s heart. And the generosity to use hard-earned money for someone else rather than for oneself is also a very thoughtful gesture. 

Those whose love language is Acts of Service will most probably help in the kitchen, whether it be cooking or slicing duties or buying groceries and preparing the dining table. They could also offer to fetch family members from the airport, train, or bus station. They will do these simple acts of service to show they care and that they want to pay it forward. 

Then, of course, after the fancy and the personal gifts, we have the practical givers. These are those who are likely stressed themselves that they want to give to their loved ones a life with less stress. They’ll give something that is functional, something that their loved one can use daily to ease up the inconvenience of everyday work. The price tag wouldn’t matter for these kinds of givers; they just value practicality among anything else. 

One meaningful gift that most people won’t even think about giving is garage storage solutions. The garage is often left abandoned and it’s filled with clutter so how would they be able to appreciate these storage solutions? It’s also not a work of art that they’d want to look at or brag about so why would someone even think of gifting these? Hear us out. 

When you give smart storage solutions such as overhead storage racks and wall shelves, what you are giving is the tools to declutter and organize their space. They will be able to maximize the storing capacity of their garage, the ceilings, and the walls so that they can move around freely on the floor area. The garage can be used to store the car and other heavy-duty, pricey equipment as well as serve as a fitness gym, a workshop area, a dance hall, an intimate events venue, etc. 

We list down some smart storage solutions that you might consider buying from FlexiMounts: 

WR14 CLASSIC 2-PACK 1′ X 4′ WALL SHELVING

The WR14 is wall-mounted and is 1’x4’ or a 2-pack in size. It can securely carry 300 pounds in total. Like the one mentioned above, this boasts of a hassle-free, one-person installation. This includes all the hardware you need to put up the wall shelf.

It also boasts its sturdiness and stability. Having a buckle design and velcros prevent the bracket from falling or bending. This can be installed in a concrete wall or wall studs. There are different devices and two color options for this product. You’d want a wall-mounted type of storage for items that need to be accessible on a regular basis. 

GR48M PRO 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK

This overhead storage rack has a weight capacity of 800 pounds so if you’re going to store heavy-duty equipment, this is the product for you. It is 4’x8’ in size and its height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches, meaning it provides up to 150 cu. ft of storage. Made of cold-roll steel like the other products, it is also waterproof and has that signature FlexiMounts integrated grid design. It can also be easily installed, coming with trusty step-by-step instructions and an installation template. Everything will arrive in one box on your doorstep. You won’t be afraid if it will fall from the ceiling because it comes with high-quality screws and all the hardware of this product has gone through strict quality tests. Note that this is compatible with joist spacing of less than or equal to 24”. 

Overhead storage solutions are used for items that you use occasionally such as holiday decor and seasonal athletic gear. 

This gift suggestion is very unconventional and not for everyone. But we guarantee that if you say yes to these gifts, your family members will be thanking you in a few weeks. Thanks to the lesson in decluttering and organization, they finally have an extra reliable space at home.