On the Gift Fairy Hotline, we answer your burning gift giving questions! Have a question to ask the fairies? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
My friend always buys me expensive gifts. Do I have to do the same? – Emily, 27
The short answer is no. It may sound cliche, but it’s the though that counts when it comes to gift giving! If your friend is better off than you are because of a better-paying job or a double income, it’s normal that her gifts are more higher-end than yours. And, keep in mind that she may also be really good at budgeting to save up for these lavish gifts or she might be stocking up on higher-priced items when they go on clearance throughout the year – so she might not be spending as much as you think!
Overall, if you care enough about someone to get them a gift that they will appreciate for their birthday, special occasion, or just because, they will remember and appreciate the gesture more than the gift itself!