by Art Piccio . November 26th, 2014
Unless you’re some sort of sociopath, feeling some anxiety over gift-giving is pretty normal. After all, your choice of gift and the manner with which you give it says a lot about you.
Why shouldn’t you be anxious?
Thankfully, gift-giving is normally only a big problem if you lack empathy, or really don’t know the other person very well.
And if you do end up giving a dud, you probably shouldn’t worry. Luckily, only a real jerk would seriously complain about a gift given with good intentions.
This season we’ll tell you which ones you should never give – unless you’re sure the recipient will get a kick out of it. Then again, you probably still shouldn’t.
If you do plan to re-gift, be considerate- and NEVER mention it’s a re-gift. Saying it out loud (unless asked) is just tacky.
The key is to basically exercise proper judgment. Hard, I know. If you feel like being a jerk, try not to be one just this once.
There are dozens of other inappropriate situation-specific gifts, and we’d like to hear your experiences and ideas! Happy Holidays!
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Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.