Spreading cheer and appreciation with your holiday gifts.
Holiday gift-giving is a custom filled with noble intentions that sometimes has the unintended effect of sapping the cheer from shoppers. At Christmastime we set out to choose gifts that show our affection or appreciation, but the process of knowing who should be on our gift list and what to get them can create stress. It doesn't have to be that way. Keep the holiday cheer in your gift-giving with these simple tips.
Gifts for Family and Close Friends
You know who the people are on this list, and you usually know what is customary. In some families everyone exchanges gifts with one another. In other families they only give to the children. In some cases gifts are exchanged between households instead of individuals.
With your friends, you usually know what's customary as well. You might always exchange Christmas tree ornaments, a favorite cookbook, or the new CD of a favorite artist.
When choosing gifts for family and friends, let your heart be your guide. Don't be as concerned about matching gifts dollar for dollar. If you select something that has meaning to the recipient, your gift will make a much greater impact than if you merely select a gift to "keep things even.” On the other hand, you should pay attention to your expenditure for several reasons. First, you don't want to spend so much on a gift that the recipient will feel uncomfortable. Additionally, you don't want to give a gift that looks like it came out of the bargain bin, with no thought paid to the recipient's interests. Finally, you shouldn't spend over your budget, because nothing takes the cheer out of the holidays than the prospect of facing unmanageable debt in January.
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