(NC) What is the best gift you have ever received? Was it a surprise, a toy, or an experience?

The holidays are meant for bringing people together and giving back to your community and loved ones. As times evolve there are more unique ways to give than ever before. Here are a few to consider:

Give from the heart: Prepare homemade baked goods for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. Friends and family appreciate when you have put thought into a personalized gift. Try a DIY hot chocolate kit and help keep them warm over those snowy winter nights.


Be kind: Going out of your way to be kind to someone can make someone’s holiday season. Whether it is a co-worker or someone in your community- think of the little things that can make someone feel special.

Dear reader, we NEED YOUR HELP! This holiday season Team Bush will be collecting new unwrapped toys to be donated to children who might not get a Christmas gift from a loved one. We want to give over 4,000 children the gift of Christmas. Click HERE to find out more, or give us a call at (905) 297-4885

Maximize rewards: Cash in on your credit card rewards dollars. Rewards cards like Walmart Rewards Mastercard let you earn up to 1.25 per cent back in Walmart Rewards Dollars on your purchases from the retailer. Those rewards dollars can be redeemed on virtually anything the store sells in-store or online, including gifts.

Create memories: Bring friends and family together by hosting a party. The best reward of the holiday season is being together.


Check out our previous blog post, 5 Ways to De-stress Before the Holidays