It’s nice to be nice or, as the Ancient Greek storyteller, Aesop, once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” National Random Acts of Kindness Day is all about just that – doing something lovely for someone else. It was first established in New Zealand and has now spread all over the world. Sometimes, we just need a little reminder to share kindness – and you don’t have to spend money. A smile, a hug, holding the door open for a stranger – it all spreads the love. But it can be extra meaningful to give a little gift to someone who could use a boost. And, with that in mind, we’ve put together some ideas for small tokens of love and friendship, all for around £15.
Relaxing and fighting off stress are things that pretty much everyone struggles with at some point. If you’ve got someone in your life who needs to unwind, then this Adults’ Colouring Book might be just the thing for them. Colouring-in isn’t just for kids; everyone can benefit from the mindfulness that comes with focusing on a creative task, and colour therapy has been shown to achieve great results for mental health. You can even have their name embossed on the cover and incorporated into each of the 56 illustrations as an extra-thoughtful gesture.
This beautifully handcrafted, ripple-licious scented candle from Bomb Cosmetics honestly looks good enough to eat and is a super-fun present to show someone you care. Not only does it look great, but it smells divine, and will keep the home fresh with up to 35 hours burning time.
Staying with fragrances, a bottle of perfume is a real treat in anyone’s book and will make the recipient feel like a million dollars. Plus, every time they smell it, they’ll be reminded how much someone else cares about them. Paris from River Island is a wonderfully feminine fragrance combining woody and floral notes and comes in a simple, chic bottle that won’t break the bank, but still speaks volumes.
Being wrapped in a soft, luxurious scarf is a good substitute for a big hug when you can’t be there to give it in person, so why not gift this utterly sumptuous semi-sheer scarf to a loved one so that they can feel hugged all day long. Or, who doesn’t love a cute bunny! This little fella will light up anyone’s day and remind them that they are a treasured friend.
An act of kindness is such a simple thing to do and yet will mean the world to another person – let’s make every day National Random Acts of Kindness Day.