The best last-minute gifts
Picture this: It is the middle of the day. You’re going through your typical day at work or school. You’re seated at a desk working on your computer or reading a textbook. Deadlines are nearing. Responsibilities are piling up. You’re overloaded with stress. Suddenly, your phone lights up. There is a notification on the calendar.
It does not matter if it’s an anniversary or a birthday. The point is that it is tomorrow, and you completely forgot about it. Your shoulders feel heavy, your chest tightens, and your blood pressure rises all at the same time. All you can think of right now is how dead you will be, but death can wait. Now is the time to push those thoughts aside and start filling our brain with ideas for last-minute gifts.
You do not have much time left. What can you get? Restaurants may no longer have available tables for tomorrow night, and it will probably take you hours to scour through shops. You cannot buy just any “gift” because people can see through something you purchased in a rush. So what can you get? With all things considered, this would be the perfect time to plant a tree as a gift.
Why a Tree?
Sure, people get house plants like small cacti or aloe vera, but a whole tree? Well, why not? Peoples throughout time have given meaning to different trees. In the US, the oak tree symbolizes courage and power because of its strength, knowledge, and resilience. It is the only three worthy enough to represent Zeus. In Japan, the cherry blossom tree symbolizes the fragility and beauty of life. When a cherry blossom flowers, it shows how beautiful life is, yet how tragically short it can be, as the flowers fall to the ground.
What other gifts can you think of that can carry such substantial meaning? You do not even have to think hard when trying to make it special. You can mold that meaning to fit any occasion. When it comes to uniqueness and thought, a tree can outclass all other last minute gifts you can consider.
Everyone Else Will Also Love It
One of the critical features of a perfect gift is something that the recipient will find useful. Well, oxygen is something useful for your recipient, as well as everyone else in the world. Because of the ecological importance of trees, planting even one can be one of the most wholesome things you can do. Nothing negative can ever come up from planting a tree. The mere act can represent renewal and hope.
It spreads positivity to people and brings them closer, knowing that they are doing something that can benefit every living being in the world. When you gift a tree to someone, you show that you care for not only the person, but also that person’s family, friends, and everyone else.
How Can You Go Wrong?
You don’t have to worry about what size fits your recipient. You do not have to scour the shops to find the latest iteration of a smartphone. You do not even have to worry about your recipient’s favorite color. Sure, some people may not find green to be appealing on a phone or a dress. However, everyone marvels at the regality and beauty of green on a towering tree.
Worrying about last minute gifts can be overwhelming, but gifting a tree is like the one-size-fits-all kind of solution when your back is already against the wall. A tree can carry the loveliest of meanings perfect for any occasion.