Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gifts are supposed to be for personal enjoyment!

While I would believe that a gift is a gift is a gift and any gift would be really appreciated on any occasion, you do have to consider how the gift would impact the recipient. For example something you buy at the le creuset sale would be a great idea for a wedding gift when, presumably, the couple is beginning to build a household together. But please, for your wife's birthday, for mother's day or Valentine's day or even Christmas day gift, please do not give kitchenware unless her passion is cooking or baking and she would really really appreciate it.  To my mind, these gifts are really not personal -- not for her own personal enjoyment but for the family's benefit.  It's like a wife giving the husband a lawn mower for Christmas or his birthday!

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