Love Should Not be Costly
A study by Lara Aknin and colleagues reveals that while most respondents predicted that spending more money on gifts would give them more enjoyment, it turned out to be untrue. No matter how they spent, $5 or $25, the amount of satisfaction was the same. So think of buying smaller presents for more people this season and you’ll earn more happiness and some good Karma too!
Re-gifting isn’t rude
An uncle of mine had a closet full of ‘re-gifts’ because he didn’t believe it throwing away things, especially gifts. He said, “Just because I don’t like it, doesn’t mean someone else won’t.” You don’t have to feel guilty of ‘recycling’ the gifts because it’s the thought that counts. Scented candles, self-help books, beach towels, tubs of Aloe Vera gels, oversized t-shirts – don’t stock them up; just re-gift to someone who might like them.
Present Perfect Exists, Perfect Present Doesn’t
If you’re unable to think of a perfect gift for everyone on your list, don’t worry about it. There isn’t such a thing as perfect present. Like they say, it’s the thought that matters.
Delegate the Task to Virtual Assistant – Save Time, Savor Moments
If you’re pressed for time or have run out of ideas or have used up your patience trying to buy 10 different gifts, virtual assistant is a God sent. Apart from making gift suggestions, placing orders, tracking the shipments and keeping you informed of the status, a virtual assistant can free up your time and help you maintain work life balance.
Holidays are not about gifts, they’re about people. Five years down the line, not many will remember what you gifted them but they’ll remember how they had a great time with you. Time is the most precious gift you could give.