Say It Ain’t So: 3 out of 4 People Won’t Like Their Holiday Gifts

  Nearly 3 in 4 people (71% to be exact) won’t like the holiday gift you give them this season.  At least that’s the headline from the results of a holiday survey done by Rakuten Marketing.* I can’t believe this is true.  How can it be that the majority of holiday gifts won’t be liked?  […]

Why Do We Give Gifts Anyway?

Gifts serve a variety of roles in our society. They serve to connect us to each other, mark milestones & holidays and help our children understand social customs. In many ways, the gift itself is an expression of emotion. Some gifts practically purr, “I care about you and want to delight you,” while others shout, […]

Save Time, Just Give Cash…Or Not

If you want to reduce your holiday gift giving stress this season, imagine going to the extreme and giving everyone on your list the gift of cash. You could withdraw money from an ATM, put a few bills in some envelopes, hand them out and you are done, done, done! The recipient could then take […]