Giving gifts has always been complicated. Especially during busy holidays. I’d say half the holiday related stress would disappear if there was no pressure to give out gifts and also just imagine how much richer you would be at the end of the holidays if you had no commitment to shower your nearest and dearests with presents?
You never know what the best choice for a certain someone would be and the sea of choices to choose from does not help either but on the other hand while there is no denying that having many options can only add to the trouble of trying to figure if your mom has a mixer/ dicer already or if dad really needs that fancy tool box he claims to be in dire need of, the gentle nudge the Christmas brochures and commercials offer does help in the long run.
Over the years I have moved to buy Christmas gifts online. Havingto pick from a drop down of items that are of similar genre is definitely so much easier than having to go in circles at the store. These optionsalso comes in handy when you want to go through that extra trouble to take your pick and get in somebody’s nice list for the coming year. Over the years, gift giving has done a complete 360 and now there are far more elements to it than there ever was.
It is now not a simple gesture but a full-fledgedexperience and you can easily spend a small fortune trying to get the perfect gift for that special someone. While it is both amusing and exciting to observe how all this has turned out to be in the past decade, one cannot help but wonder what the future felicitation and gift giving in general has in store for us.
Come holidays everybody is rushing to get their shopping done and get home intime for dinner. Then there is the pressure of having to buy corporate gifthampers so that your clients don’t feel unappreciated for all the business passed on to during the past year.The same dilemma applies on birthdays, anniversaries and office parties. There is a sea of people to please and so little time to cater to all their preferences. We have no time to commit to personally choosing a gift for our family or friendbecause of the constant need to be on the move and the need to multi task in many platforms.We’ll all I can say is, thank god all these come around just once a year!