How to avoid getting the not so perfect gift #iHartHolidays

How to Avoid Getting the Not-So Perfect Gift

A few days ago I was talking with a friend about the perfect gift.

I was telling her about how my ways have rubbed off onto my kids. If you ask them what they want for birthdays or Christmas, they’ll tell you one thing.


Money is the perfect gift. Money prevents ending up with a gift you don’t like and probably won’t use like the sweater above.

I love my Mother-in-Law who gave it to me, but I don’t love the sweater. It makes me feel frumpy, old and it’s not my style.

If that sweater had been money, I could have bought a sweater I liked and would have enjoyed wearing. Instead I keep a sweater that I don’t like in order not to be an ungrateful gift recipient.

My husband has tried for years to get me to change my mind about wanting money as a gift but I was having none of it. He thinks money is not a good gift. He says it’s so impersonal and thoughtless.

I say read the latter part of Ecclesiastes 10:19.

Money is full of thought and I’ll take it (or a gift card) over a gift I’ll never use any day.

I remind of my philosophy every time he gets a gift he will never use. 😀

What’s your idea of a perfect gift? Do you keep and use a gift you don’t like?

Watch this holiday video created by VerizonWireless and comedian Kevin Hart on how people react when they receive undesirable gifts.

The Perfect Gift

What’s your idea of the perfect gift? What do you do when you get a gift you don’t like?


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