Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Rituals Of Gift Giving (Guest Post)

One part of being an adult is learning the art of gift giving, and yes, it is an art! As a child, your role in the gift-giving cycle is simply as the recipient of gifts, lavished on you by adoring grandparents and older relatives and parents. When you grow up, however, things come to be expected of, things like participating in normal social rituals like gifting. We all know how important giving gifts is in our social conventions. Can you imagine a christmas without it? As a parent, you're responsible for giving gifts on behalf of your children as well, sometimes it can seem like your kids have a classmate's birthday every single weekend.

The other problem with gift-giving is that it can get routine and boring. Your recipient will be able to tell when you have put no effort at all into your gift. I know men who receive socks and hankies every single birthday and christmas. If you're going to give a gift, you may as well make it fun and original! Try a hamper from Flowers by Fruit- they won't already have it and it'll be sure to put a smile on their face. Besides, it's something that the kids can enjoy too!



Robin Wilson said...

I don't look at gift giving as a ritual. I look at it as a way of expressing the love I have for another person. I try hard to find just the right gift, it can be hard, but it can be done.

Sandy VanHoey said...

The Neapolitan Berry Indulgence sure looks good to me, a bit expensive but looks great.

jamie braun said...

i actually pride myself in finding unique and one of a kind gifts! i love the hunt!

rosie said...

I love giving unique gifts especially those delicious looking fruit baskets.

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