When A Gift Isn’t Really A Gift

FullSizeRender-5Did you ever have that one relative who, instead of picking out a Christmas gift for you, gave you money to go buy your own?

I’m not talking about someone who sends you a card with some cash in it (although this post essentially applies to that as well). I mean more like the person who lets you buy your own gift, wraps it up, and gives it to you on Christmas day.

If you’re the person in the family that did this, don’t worry – this is not a critique of your gift-giving methods. The fact that you’re able and willing to give anything at all is a generous act of love.

In fact, a lot of people would prefer that Christmas worked like this altogether. Continue reading