Which calls for repeated celebrations, numerous treats and an abundance of gifts wrapped with poorly tied ribbons and over-used wrapping paper.
To counter this trend, I like to get super creative with gifts. But that usually means investing a lot of thought and time into the process. Which, let’s face it, can more often than not take all the fun right back out of it.
After all, I am no brilliant-gift-ideas breeding machine. And even with advanced search machines at our disposal, when you have been gifting the same person for birthdays and holidays for the odd 20+ years, inspiration is sure to end somewhere.