There are few tasks as rewarding as choosing the perfect gift. Gifting to special people is our way of expressing admiration, respect, love, or sometimes disdain for the recipient. We invest careful consideration, weighing each selection before we make our decision. The process doesn’t stop there. The wrapping paper must have significance and coordinate with trims, bows, and name tags. We trim the paper with precision, tucking edges, and folding precise corners to create a visual masterpiece. If we succeed in our goal, revealing the treasure inside is as much of an event as the actual gift itself.
There is a great joy in watching a beloved family member unwrap a festive package decked with sparkling decorations. The box’s mysterious contents pique their curiosity. Some take forever dissecting tape and unraveling ribbons. Others can’t stand the suspense, and they rip, tug, and tear until the item lays revealed in their hands. Surprised delight, joyous squeals, and heartfelt gratitude are the payoff for the giver of fabulous items. When we consider the emotion we long to convey, we discover selecting an ideal present is rarely contingent on the monetary value. The best gifts often require investing time rather than spending money.
What gifts are on your wish list this year?
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Jo Hawk The Writer