5 meaningful gifts to give for the holidays

Sure, an expensive bag, nice pair of earrings and fancy bottle of wine are nice presents to receive, especially over the holidays. But, it's the thought behind the gifts that count --- much, much more than the money spent.

Research has found that material items only equate in a temporary boost of happiness, while sentimental gifts are better in the long run for both happiness and significance. So whether that means gifting an experience such as a concert, invoking nostalgia with a personal photo album or offering someone the unique opportunity to explore their past with a DNA kit, there are a few ways you can put some meaning into holiday giving.

Below you'll find 5 impactful gifts that are sure to feel as good to give as they are to get.