Posted by: Aly Walansky
Topic: What’s the best holiday gift you ever got from a romantic partner – and why?
This week's topic calls on the best gift you ever got from a romantic partner - but I feel inclined to do a bit of a spin on it. What is the *worst* gift you've ever gotten?
Whether it's signing a card "love always" and receiving one that says "from", or giving something personal and heartfelt and receiving pruning shears (when you lack a garden), a gift's significance can play a big role in your relationship's significance.
Shallow much? Not really. It's not a question of a gift's monetary value, or even what the object is - but it permeates understanding of each other on a level that should exist within a relationship.
Last year, a good friend was dating her current boyfriend for just over a month when he got her a wii. She was overwhelmed. It was soon for that sort of gift - but at the same time, it showed that she was significant. She, thinking he was a new guy, and not wanting to scare him away had gotten him something small and impersonal. Again, gift significance.
It's not necessary to spend a lot or buy a lot or receive a lot - but pay attention to what you get, and how it's presented. It can say a lot about where your future may be headed.