In conversation: Mastering the Art of Mindful Gifting

December 4, 2023
Dive into the art of thoughtful giving with BASIUM's top 10 tips for mindful gifting, in alignment with our core values of sustainability, care, and authentic connection.


  1. REFLECT ON THE RECIPIENT: Think deeply about the person you're gifting to. Consider their likes, dislikes, needs and values to choose a gift that resonates with them personally.
  2. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY: Choose one meaningful gift rather than multiple items. A single, thoughtful gift often holds more value and shows that you've put thought into your choice.
  3. HANDMADE TOUCH: If possible, add a personal, handmade element to your gift. Whether it's a hand-written card, a homemade treat, or a DIY craft, a personal touch can make a gift more special.
  4. ECO-FRIENDLY: Opt for gifts that are environmentally friendly. Consider items that are sustainably made, or choose experiences over physical gifts to reduce waste.
  5. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES: Purchase gifts from local artisans or small businesses. It not only supports the local economy but also offers unique gifts that aren't mass-produced.
  6. GIFT EXPERIENCES: Sometimes, the best gift isn't a thing, but an experience. Concert tickets, a cooking class, or a day at a spa can create lasting memories.
  7. CONSIDER A DONATION: For those who have everything, consider making a donation in their name to a charity or cause they care about.
  8. AVOID IMPULSE BUYING: Be wary of impulse buying, particularly during high-pressure sales events like Black Friday. Such occasions can often lead to less thoughtful purchases made in the rush of the moment. Instead, take your time to plan your gifts, focusing on their meaning and value rather than just convenience or a deal.
  9. WRAP SUSTAINIBLY: Be mindful of your wrapping. Use recyclable or reusable wrapping materials to reduce waste.
  10. PRESENCE OVER PRESENTS: Remember, sometimes your time and attention can be the most valuable gift. Spending quality time together can often mean more than a physical gift.


Embracing these mindful gifting tips can add depth and authenticity to your festive gestures, much like the thoughtful selections in BASIUM's Re-Kindle Collection.

Explore our limited edition 'Re-Kindle' collection here.

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