To read a few lines each day like a cat lapping milk, nourishing the soul.
Words of the ancients or the new, all wise poets bequeathing us with words like a soothing pearl necklace.
But the world threw a spear at slowness. Nowadays, few read the words of the wise.
Maybe this year, instead of giving trinkets, give a book of poetry. Wether it is read or used as a door stop, it does not matter; the very presence of the book will shine bright in the house of your friend.
Inspiration: slowness and reading poetry.