My favorite thing about Christmas is giving. I love to buy my family and friends something that will warm their hearts and make their eyes sparkle. I love making people happy. To me, gift-giving is letting my loved ones know that I’m thinking about them.
My family gets this concept, my friends get this concept but my boyfriends not so much. This is to say that I have never received a Christmas present from a beau. I know that people think that presents are superficial but that’s the easy way out. Presents are important because they show effort, thought, and appreciation. I don’t think that a man needs to buy a Tiffany’s Diamond Tennis Bracelet (although it would be graciously appreciated) but it’s nice to receive something that required some effort and shows that he knows what you like.
I don’t think women should forgo receiving a present because that let’s the man know that he doesn’t have to make an effort to satisfy your needs.
There’s also a second layer to this, if a man has the means to get you a nice present and he shows up at your door with plastic roses from the 99cent store then that’s a problem. He’s clearly demonstrating that you’re not worth his investment. His effort should correlate with his means.
Therefore, if a man doesn’t gift you according to his means and your interests with a dash of effort then take heed. Gifting shows how thoughtful and giving he really is. . .
P.S. Giving can be a homemade gift or a cooked dinner for all I care. . . . It’s the effort and intentions that count!
What do you think? Are presents important? Do yo think they show that he cares? Or are gifts a product of a materialistic society?