December 7, 2014
The holiday shopping season is in full effect and it seems like every single store has a “one day only sale” going on right now. With so many stores and deals available, this is the hardest time of year to try to make smart purchasing decisions. The pressure to shop is always at it’s highest at this time of year. Temptation is literally everywhere I look! But all of these items that are on sale, are they truly meaningful? Or is it the gift giving gesture itself that really holds value to the recipient?
Will my best friend, close relative, or co-worker really feel appreciated because of the actual item I give them? Or would something homemade say the same thing? Or how about an experience together instead?
As the gift giving season is rapidly approaching, I’m going to take the time to reconsider what I’m trying to say to the receiver with the gift I give them. And only after I’ve cleared up what I want to say, will I decide what I’m going to give (a new possession, my time, a delicious homemade baked treat, etc).
Do you shop first or think first about the gifts you will give during the holiday season?