The real point of giving a gift is to show someone that is seen, loved, appreciated and valued for who they really are. It’s the thought that counts not the price tag. So if someone expects you to give them expensive gifts maybe you should rethink carefully your relationship with that particular person.
Giving a gift should be an act of pure altruism that creates beautiful memories and makes you genuinely happy about the whole situation. It should never be a form of a bizarre and completely senseless competition that leads to unnecessarily high levels of stress and anxiety or even debt. Buying expensive gifts does not mean that you love someone more and definitely, will not make the other person care about you more, at least not in an honest way. Besides, there is nothing good about starting the New Year with Christmas debt. So before you go on your Christmas shopping rethink your gift ideas, set an effective budget, create a specific spending plan and take charge of your spending habits. Be a hyper-organized and mindful Christmas shopper, not a mindless consumer trying to impress others with how much money you’ve spent on Christmas presents. Make your holidays meaningful, enjoyable, affordable and beautiful. Spend time NOT money on those who you love and care about.