I have been on both the giving and receiving ends of gift giving and can tell you that it is more meaningful for me to give than to receive…. especially when the recipient immediately understands the intention!
How do you know what to give? The answer is usually buried in all of the thought we put into deciding what to give. We are so overwhelmed by the thought of giving that sometimes we tend to miss important information and take the easy way out – either we give something that is easy for us but not necessarily the right gift or we give nothing at all.
How much we spend on a gift does not make it more meaningful but the thought behind the gift does. Sometimes it’s the presentation of the gift, other times it’s the keepsake inside that makes it special.
Either way, you realize you have experienced the art of gift giving when the gift you give makes someone smile!