Monday, 09 July 2012
With our anniversary right around the corner, I'm realizing that all couples are fairly different in their gift-giving styles. My parents keep birthday gifts and Hanukkah gifts a surprise, but now that they've been married for 33 years they often do anniversaries differently. Instead of buying each other gifts, they'll pick something out together for the betterment of their home-- a new grill, a new tv, couches, etc. L's parents don't do anniversary gifts anymore, but whenever he sees something she'll like, he buys it and vice versa.
I have friends who jump at any opportunity to buy each other things. For some reason, we're just not really like that. We are both fairly picky people: when it comes to finding the perfect gift, it tends to be next to impossible. In the three years we've been together, we've purchased gifts only a handful of times without each other's supervision. So, I'd say that our gift-giving style revolves around shopping together. Of course, this takes away largely from the essence of gift receiving, but it suits us.
True to form, we've already gotten each other gifts for this year while shopping together a few days ago. However, I am prepared with a few little surprises to complete the gift package with a touch of personalization.
How do you and your SO exchange gifts?