It’s Cyber Monday, one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Since a lot of people will be buying gifts today, I thought I’d write about gifts today. First up, my thoughts on gifts.
I like getting gifts. Who’s going to say they don’t like presents? I mean really. But, do I love getting gifts? Probably not. This isn’t surprising given that receiving gifts was my lowest love language. Rarely do I remember Christmas or birthday gifts. But I do remember feeling extremely guilty when I don’t like a gift. Especially when the giver is so excited about it.
How do I feel about giving gifts? I absolutely love it–when I have a great idea. One that’s thoughtful and I know will make the recipient’s day. Otherwise, forget it. I hate giving gifts for the sake of giving a gift. Because you’re supposed to. I especially don’t like when gift giving is transactional. You tell me what you want and I’ll buy it and I’ll tell you what I want and you buy it. What’s the point? I don’t enjoy buying a gift for the sake of buying a gift. It actually stresses me out.
I’d love to know:
How do you feel about giving/receiving gifts?
Check back at 1pm for best and worst gifts of our relationship.