“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou
With the holiday season officially in full swing, we can often lose sight of what makes this time of the year so special: giving thanks and genuinely showing kindness to one another. All too often we are caught up in our own non-stop schedules and lengthy to-do lists that we forget to say a simple thank you.
A gift can come in many forms that aren’t always surrounded by money. Thoughtful gifts come from spending time together, having conversations with one another, and sharing a new experience together. We spoke to our Inn family here about the gifts they love to receive the most. Here are some suggestions from our team to you on some of the best gifts you can give the loved ones in your life.
Thoughtful Gifts to Give
Gratitude and Appreciation
After conversations with our teams, we concluded that there is nothing more powerful than the words we chose to say. Being acknowledged for their efforts often is the most rewarding way to show someone you’re grateful for them. Our catering sales manager, Amanda Long shared that “just hearing my boss, a co-worker or a guest acknowledge that I took time out of my day to help them means the world to me, and it pushes me to work harder.”
Something handmade or written
This could be a letter, a poem, a piece of art, a new shelf; the possibilities are endless for creativity!
A meal that you don’t have to cook
Even if you’re passionate about cooking, sometimes you just want someone else to do it, so you can just sit down and relax. Coming home after a long day to a hot meal already on the table with a glass of wine poured is sheer bliss. Bonus points for taking care of the dishes afterward too!
Your house chores already being done
Coming back to your bed made, carpets vacuumed, floors shining, and bathroom sparkling is the greatest gift you can give to anyone who’s constantly on the go.
An experience to remember
Let us help you give a thoughtful gift this season to someone special here at The Lord Jeffery Inn. From an overnight stay in one of our luxurious guestrooms (check out our overnight packages!) to a dining experience in our signature locally inspired restaurant, 30Boltwood, we’ve got something for everyone. Experience Amherst and all of the surrounding beauty we have to offer in the Berkshires.