Spending a lot of money on a gift is not the way to ensure success.
In fact, sometimes this can have the opposite effect.
I take my best friend to the movies every year for her birthday.
It is a small investment in a fun tradition that we can do together.
Another friend told me that the best gift she ever received was a day spent with her two daughters planting flowers in her garden.
They spent the whole day together and after a long day's work they relaxed with dinner and enjoyed the beautiful new garden they had planted."It was the best day, just spending that time together," she says.
Sometimes, a really great memory is the best gift there is.
It is not about the money When it comes to gift giving, price is not the best indication of quality.
Be joyful First things first, give a gift because you want to.
It is so easy at this time of year for us to make lists of people we feel like we need to purchase gifts for, look at said list, and be filled with dread at the task at hand.