Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away and Father’s Day follows right after. Undoubtedly, we all have so much love for our parents that we make it a point to give them something special on these two special days. Chocolates and flowers are always wonderful gifts but why not surprise your loved ones with something they can keep forever?
Collectibles such as stuffed toys, figurines, and models make great gifts. Me To You Collectibles offers adorable figurines that would surely delight anyone, especially moms. These figurines look wonderful placed together in a glass display case and can even tell magnificent stories. In choosing figurines, opt for porcelain ones if you want a more elegant look and those made of ceramics for a homemade rustic appeal. On the other hand, dads who are into collecting models of cars or classic toys would always welcome new additions to their collections. These often come with a steep price but you may try browsing through yard sales and thrift shops instead.
A touching letter written by you may be inexpensive but is bound to be the most priceless gift your parents would ever receive. Let them know just how much you appreciate having them in your life and just how dearly you love them. It’s sometimes difficult to personally voice out your feelings but writing them down may be a much easier way to tell them just how you feel. Do make sure that your letter is personally written and not one that’s just sent through email.
If you’ve been gifted with creativity, a scrapbook brimming with the family’s history would certainly be treasured. Gather pictures of important family occasions through the years and complete each page with a short narrative that would best capture the memories of each occasion. Scrapbooks would make your parents’ retirement years less lonely.
More than giving gifts, the best thing you could give your parents is your time and attention. It may be heartwarming to re-live times past, but it would also be uplifting to continue to create new ones with your parents.
A smartphone seems to be one of the most innovative gadget of the century. With it’s increasing demand in the gadget market, people are more inclined to buy a smartphone than buy a personal computer. Not only are smartphones cheaper but it’s also convenient because they are not just mobile phones but it can easily connect to the internet via Wi-Fi or 3G thus taking advantage of applications made available to smartphones to easily communicate online. There are also apps that you can use to call and send text messages for free. This alone can help you save on your cell phone bills.
Of course, smartphones are not just limited as a means of communication, though it is still its primary use. With a smartphone, you can easily reply to emails, connect to social networks and of course, access the world wide web. With the right applications (both paid and free), you can even work on your files and help you with your productivity.
With the ease of communication brought by smartphones’ technology, it’s easier for everyone – parents in particular – to work outside of the traditional office environment. More companies are now offering jobs that could allow their employees to work from home, making parents less stress in managing their careers and home at the same time.
There are many advantages of smartphones and like any other technology out there, some disadvantages too. *cough*games*cough* But with the right discipline, one can easily deflect those disadvantages. As the old saying goes:
computer smartphone is only as smart as its user.
March has been a busy month for the Corbitoness house. Someone *ehem* realized that she’s not getting any younger and decided to try something new for a change a.k.a. getting sore shoulders and blistered hands while paddling on a kayak. Yep, this oldie tried kayaking for the first time and I love it! I will continue to try and experience exciting new things for the rest of my life.
Speaking of new things, thank you Che of Pinay Mom in Germany for the gifts from Germany! The little girl loved her mandala coloring book and the huge jar of Nutella. I can think of many recipes to try with this much chocolate spread.