If we have gained anything positive from 2020, we’ve learned to get back to the basics. Extravagance is out, while health and happiness are in. This holiday season is the perfect time to think outside of the box about what we put inside of the box to those on our holiday gift list. Simply said, this year’s theme is more about big meaning, and less about big money.
In this spirit of meaningful giving, we’ve gathered a list of inspired gift ideas. Grab your holiday list and start spreading holiday joy, without spreading yourself thin with our 2020 holiday gift guide:
1. For the Traveler
With current travel restrictions in place, you may not be able to send your favorite traveler to their dream destination, but you can send their taste buds travelling with delectable seasoning gift sets from around the world for about $45 in stores and online. Delight your jet setter with a taste of Thailand or mouthwatering blends from the Mediterranean, just to name a couple.
2. The Gift that that Keeps on Giving
What can be more evergreen than the gift of a stash of green that grows…dividends that is. Give the gift of Financial Partners Credit Union membership to those who appreciate the value of a dollar, by opening savings account with as little as $25.* You and the person you gifted will each receive $100 with qualifying accounts!* Plus, FPCU membership comes with perks, including debit & credit card rewards, cell phone protection, over 30,000 free ATMs, and more!
3. Side-Hustle Swaps
Have a knack for knitting or baking divine desserts? Perhaps you know someone within your circle who does photography or gives music lessons on the side. Instead of swapping dollars to pay for one-of-a-kind gifts, swap in trade. If what you’re looking for in trade is not within your immediate circle, use social media to offer your goods or services in trade for what you are looking for.
4. For the Foodie
For those who swoon over a bouquet of organic greens and get giddy over obscure food finds, surprise them with a sampling of fresh, local fare from your neighborhood farmers market or specialty shops. Grab a festive, recyclable bag for the goodies and call it a wrap for $50 - $100!
5. Gifts of Good Health
For those who Zen, to those who Zumba, give the gift of an online class from a local studio for around $22. For the runners, hikers and cyclists on your list, keep them cool and groovy with the latest innovations in hydration ($15-$100 depending on style) and Bluetooth beanies (around $25 online).
6. For the Techie
Give your favorite techie the latest in smart, ultraviolet technology to keep their smart phone sanitized! These powerful and portable devices are priced right at $40 to $120.
7. Four Gift Rule for the Kiddos
For the kids, stick with the four gift rule: Something they Want, something they Need, something to Wear, something to Read. The idea is to introduce kids to the concept of giving and receiving more meaningful gifts, while learning the value of money. You can even create yearly family themes or put your own spin on it to start a unique family tradition.
8. Don’t Forget the Fur Babies
For all of the comfort and joy they bring throughout the year, delight Fido and Fifi with a goody box of treats, toys and accessories for around $25 online.
From our Financial Partners Family to yours, wishing you a happy and safe holiday season!
*Open at any FPCU location or online. The referring member’s unique referral code must be entered at time of application. FPCU is not required to pay the promotional incentive for accounts opened without the appropriate referral code. Referring member must be 18 years or older and an FPCU member with an active savings account, checking account and/or loan. Referred member must be 18 years or older, may not be an existing member, must be within FPCU’s field of membership and be eligible to open and maintain membership. Not all applicants will qualify. New members who are rejoining but have had a membership relationship with FPCU in the last twelve (12) months do not qualify. Accounts must remain open for 90 days. Joint account holders are not eligible to refer. FPCU employees and volunteers are ineligible to refer. Business and Fiduciary accounts are not eligible to refer and/or receive promotional incentive. New referred member and referring member will receive the $100 promotional incentive to the checking account within 90 days of opening qualifying accounts and meeting the account requirements provided all accounts are in good standing. $100 promotional incentive will be reported as interest income to the IRS on Form 1099-INT at year-end. Other terms, limitations, and conditions may apply. Check with FPCU for current Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of accounts. This incentive may be combined with the Tier 1 SEG offer. FPCU reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time.
Effective 08.01.2020, to meet the utilization requirements, you must open and maintain a new FPCU Savings account with a minimum deposit of $25, and maintain an active Checking account. You must receive a monthly direct deposit of at least $500 and make a minimum of $300 in purchases with your FPCU Debit Mastercard within 60 days of account opening. Both accounts must be in good standing to receive the $100 incentive.