Growing up, we didn’t have much. My parents taught me to appreciate and be grateful for what was given to me. This is especially crucial regarding any presents and gifts during holidays and birthdays.
1) Be thankful
2) Even if it’s something that you didn’t need it, you should still say thank you. Regifting is ok as there is always someone else that you know, who will have use for it.
This how I teach my children.
Honestly, who doesn’t want to receive expensive and fancy things. But, how can you expect to get a luxurious gift every single time someone gives you something?
“Just give cash, gift card or nothing at all!”, some suggested.
Unfortunately, that’s not how I was brought up. I actually pay attention to people around me and enjoy picking up items that they might need, but don’t have yet. It’s exhilarating!
I used to be very upset and hurt when some people make a face or snide remark when I give them a present for their birthday or holiday. It’s hard not to, but I have learned that someday they will appreciate it, (especially for new parents)!
Don’t you agree?