I used to work with a woman who was adamant that gifts were to be luxurious and if possible, frivolous. Any sort of practical gift, particularly a kitchen appliance would be met with her special brand of disapproval. I on the other hand, love kitchen gadgets, household widgets I won’t ordinarily buy for myself, and just “stuff” that doesn’t meet the luxury goods standard.
When it comes to gift giving, I try to give something I know the person wants. Preferably something I’ve heard them express a desire for. I can’t do that when the only thing my kid wants is a car, or something similar. However, when it comes to as seen on TV merchandise, I can spring for a gewgaw or two.
So, how about you? Do you have a certain level of expectation? Or are you an anything goes sort of receiver? As a gift giver are you one or the other? And what is the best gift you’ve ever gotten?
The best gift I’ve ever gotten was an Oster all-in-one food processor, blender, stand mixer I got from my husband for Christmas a sew decades ago. Definitely didn’t meet the standards of my friend. 😉
Have a great weekend.
UPDATE–I thank God for used appliances and those who sell them. And exchange programs so I can get rid of my dead appliance without having to dismantle it. And DRY clothes!!!
Take care–Susan Kaye