A Psychological Guide to Bad Christmas Gifts from Your Partna’
Who’s been to the mall all week and still haven’t found that gift for your lovely dovey? Guilty! Even though you’ve been with your partna’ for years the tendency to become comfortable with them doesn’t mean you truly know what they want. But, it isn’t a bad thing, or is it? Psychology.com had a great research article about it.
Gift-giving isn’t easy — particularly during the holidays, when there are so many different people for whom to buy. It’s overwhelming and stressful, and people cope with the burden in different ways.
Some, like myself, begin lists in September, all the while picking up hints from others and taking note, then making my purchases before Thanksgiving. Others rush to the mall the weekend before — or of — Christmas, hoping something will catch their eye or they’ll snag a great deal.
At one point or another, we’ve all been on the receiving end of a poor or ill-fitting gift. How did you react to it? Or, more importantly, what did it mean to you in terms of your relationship with the giver?