What is better - meaningless gift or no gift at all?
So, since Christmas are just outside the doors (according to the shops, Chrstmas are sometime in October, but aaaanyway), I've been itching to ask - what is better; gift you give someone just for the sake of some returning the favour (such as those not very useful porcelain elephants which tend to just collect dust on the shelf and are damn bother during cleaning), or just sincerely wishing someone happy holidays?
No gift at all. I hate junk gifts because I have to pretend I can use it and still thank the person. To me gifts are nice when they are truly thoughtful and from the heart but if you can't do that, then it's best to not get anyone a gift at all.
I myself do not give the gifts bak to anywhere - but it gets a bit awkward to keep those gifts in a box somewhere, only to pull them out when the gifter is about to visit. Definitely shows we should use our brains when picking gifts!
I feel that it's the thought that counts and am always grateful to receive a gift. That said, if someone who knows me intimately gives me a gift with obviously no thought behind it, it sends up a glaring red flag that something is amiss in our relationship. The best gifts come from the heart: a thoughtful gesture, a charitable donation, a handmade treasure, homecooked meal, etc.
I wasn't speaking about size of the gift, as I was speaking about the thoughts behind the gift. I know what you mean, and I agree with you - as long as people actually think before they give a gift, which sadly happens less and less I think
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