So, first think about whether the giftee would be thrilled to get it. The husband who is nuts about golf, for example, and
gives a non-golfing wife a great set of clubs, will be disappointed with the reaction...
The expression, "It's the thought that counts," may be a cliché,
but that old and overused saying is based in truth. No matter how much you spend
on a gift, if you don't take the time to think about the person who gets the present,
you're likely to miss the mark.
Gift giving - buyer beware?
Speaking of spending, as always remember to take a look at the cost of shipping whenever you're comparison shopping for online gifts. The best deal can turn out to be more than you wanted to spend when you add in the shipping and handling
Giving gift cards is another easy option. Just keep in mind the expiration dates that may limit your giftee's ability to buy something nice for themselves. Although laws have changed that extend the time for which gift cards are still valid, in the US gift card laws may vary by state.
Also, be careful when giving VISA, Mastercard or American Express gift cards and look pay attention the fine print -- such as "only valid in the U.S." -- especially if you plan to give credit card gift cards to friends or family overseas.
right gift can perfectly express the friendship, love, or gratitude you feel. Take time to give it some thought now, and your gift will likely be cherished for years to come.
Berkeley Parents Network - Gifts & Gift Giving - Join the fray at this message board featuring tons of visitor-submitted ideas for for birthdays, graduations, house guests, and sorted by category including gifts for kids, teens, adults, parents and grandparents.