The old adage is that it’s better to give than to receive but who says you can’t enjoy both? A gift is exponentially better when it is accompanied by thoughtfulness. A thoughtful gift gives the recipient permission to relax, feel joy, and indulge in the experience of being doted upon.
My annual reminder: Whatever he buys you– don’t return it! Once you return enough gifts he will feel defeated and stop buying them. Keep it– even if it’s too expensive, not the right color, or completely not to your taste. If it’s actually that bad, secretly return it but never let him know.
The same rule goes for your children. Give them the opportunity to enjoy the experience of giving even if it means wearing it just once and hiding it for the rest of your days.
So, we present the definitive gift guide on getting it right so that she wears it often, loves it, and cherishes it forever. (As if that actually exists.) Just in case, always shop where purchases can be returned for a full refund, and never throw out the receipt.