You have probably been flooded with Christmas gift guides by now, all recommending great products to offer as presents to your loved ones. It’s been a while since holidays have become too materialistic, don’t you think?
About Christmas gifts
When you are giving a gift, being it for Christmas or another occasion, you are not doing it because you have to. You offer a gift to make someone feel special, to reassure them that you are thinking about them.
But sometimes it’s hard to find the right present, isn’t it? How many times did you go through the gifts section at your local mall and didn’t find anything that unique? How many times you ended up gifting cosmetics or socks (and trust me, there is nothing more impersonal than receiving socks for Christmas). Personalised gifts are nice, but how many mugs and calendars can one have?
Did you know that gifting is an important part of human interaction? And that making presents helps defining the relationships between family and friends, creating stronger bonds? So, no socks, please!
Actually, studies have shown that the person who gives a gift feels more emotions and accomplishment than the receiver.
So how do you find that perfect, unique gift, that is not materialistic but still shows how much someone means to you?
The moon and the stars
In the 1946 “It’s a wonderful life” movie, the main character, George Bailey, says the following: “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” Frank Capra’s movie is considered to be one of the most loved films in America, traditionally watched around Christmas time.
And wouldn’t it be nice if we could give our loved ones the moon to show them how important they are in our lives? We might not be able to wrap the moon and put it under the Christmas tree, but we surely can replace it with a star!
Give the gift of forever
Did you know that you can name a star in a constellation visible on the UK skyline and gift it to your most dear one? And it is very affordable as well. At star-name-registry.com you can name a star for only £14.99 (which includes the entry into the registry, an A4 star Name deed, a Sky Atlas star map and a confirmation letter). You can choose from a range of stars and gift sets: standard star, extra bright star of a binary star (for couples).
I have partnered with star-name-registry.com to give you a chance to win your own Extra Bright Star, which includes the entry into the registry, the A4 star name deed, the Sky Atlas star map and the confirmation letter, worth £34.98.
All you have to do to take part in the competition is to tell me which constellation would you choose your star to be in and why (click here to see a list of the constellations and their meanings). Good luck!
Please note that the competition is opened only to UK residents.