Good Year-Around Gift-Giving Advice


Gift When I was in my early 20s and at my first real job, I wanted to buy a Christmas gift for my boss. She was a classy, conservative older woman. When I asked my mom for ideas, she gave me great advice that I continue to use to this day:  Buy a high-end “smaller” item instead of a less expensive “bigger” item.

A good analogy would be to buy someone one or two top-of-the-line individual Godiva chocolates instead of a big box of Russell Stover candy.

The gift is a treat because it’s something the person will enjoy but probably wouldn’t have bought for herself.

When I’m torn between two presents, remembering this gift-giving advice always helps me make the right decision.  

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16 Responses to Good Year-Around Gift-Giving Advice

  1. That’s great advice! I’ve never heard that before.
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  2. Candi says:

    I think that is good advise. I would love a nice box of Godiva over russell stovers.
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  3. Great advise for all gift giving, I love it.
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  4. This is really good advice for sure. My mom use to tell me get someone something you would want.
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  5. Esther says:

    That is a great guideline. I’ll need to remember that the next time I’m purchasing a gift.
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  6. Your mother is spot on…also the fancier you make the package, the more special the gift becomes.
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  7. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Stasia says:

    I love this! Sometimes we think quantity is always better. But quality is where it is at! (Plus I never like half the candy in those Russell Stovall Boxes ;))
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  9. Nikki says:

    This is really good advice! I need to remember this, for sure.
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