What does gift-giving mean to you?|
|Date:||December 10th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)|| |
My general perspective is one that our society doesn't much appreciate. Most of the gift-giving that goes on I find to be a chore, particularly when I know I'll be receiving and thus I ought to be reciprocating. It doesn't mean anything (in my opinion) when it's expected.
However, once in a while I find some true inspiration. Something that is just *right* for someone. A bit annoying when it's my GF's father and not my GF, or whatever inconvenient thing like that, but still. It has nothing to do with when it is or what expected gift-giving occasion is coming up, it has entirely to do with the item and the person. Then it's a true gesture from me. I've been known to hang on to those items to fill an expectation at a later date, just because it gets me out of the dilemma.
I guess this is more a rant on the expectations in this society than really answering your question, but the answer is buried somewhere in the second paragraph. I'm just not sure how better to say it.