I hate gifts.
There, I said it.
I dislike getting gifts, actually. I hate it. I buy stuff I want for myself, and whenever someone else gets me stuff — it’s rarely something I really want (or I would have had it already). After all, gifts are supposed to be not horribly expensive, and anything not expensive that I want, I buy 🙂
Why are gifts common? Who actually likes gifts? If it’s the thought that counts, wouldn’t it be nicer to get a phone call with “I’m thinking of you”? (I would greatly appreciate those!). I hate picking gifts for people for the same reason — if they wanted it, they would have had it. The tradition of bringing money to a wedding at least makes sense — you’re supposed to offset the cost of the wedding. But other gifts completely make no sense to me.
If you want to be nice to me — please, spare me any gifts. Honestly.