“Advice Perfetta: Gift Giving”

Question: I’m really struggling with what to get my friends and family for Christmas this year, any advice?

Dear Reader,

There is indeed so much pressure when it comes to gift-giving during the holiday season. Finding a balance between how much to spend and getting the perfect present can definitely cause some unnecessary stress.

While online shopping has added some convenience in that you don’t have to deal with crowds and stores, and gifts are shipped right to your door, it also piles on more gift options than ever before!

The approach I recommend taking is simple, maybe even a bit generic, but it’s true:  

It’s the thought that counts.

If you are taking the time and effort to buy or make a gift for someone, in an ideal world they should appreciate the thought you put into their gift. If your friends or family fail to show appreciation, that is their own interpersonal issue. Odds are, though, whatever you give your friends and family for the holidays will bring them joy.

Hope that helps! Till next time…

-Advice Perfetta