Dr Joy: What Makes A Good Gift? Alison: Whatever is, it’s not about cost: It has to be something that you know the person is really going to want, It has to be something that says “I care about you” I’ve thought about you, this personifies how I feel about you Tony: Gifts, like most things in life, are about experiences.
Valentines’ Day is looming, and the Winter holidays have come and gone, but if there’s anything that causes more anxiety than giving and receiving gifts at these special times of the year, not to mention birthdays and anniversaries, I don’t know what does. In fact: it’s the question that my co-author (Tony Sabatini) and I get asked most often on our relationship web site leatherandlaceadvice.com, While these type of questions most often are sent by women, they also arrive from men, all of whom are anxious and upset about giving or receiving gifts. They wonder what is appropriate to give someone they’re in a relationship with, depending upon the stage of the relationship. They wonder why they didn’t get a gift when they gave one. They wonder why they got a gift that they think is horrible, rude, bewildering?
Tony and I were guests on the Dr. Joy TV Show which taped in December 2014 (last time I dished relationships, dating, sex and love), the topic was the emotional challenges of gift giving in intimate relationships. Should you expect a gift on those “special days like Valentines Day? How should you handle disappointment? Are handmade gifts a good idea? When is a gift not a gift? Is there a good time to talk about gift giving? How much should you spend? Should you say something if you were expect “that ring” and he didn’t give it to you? What is a good intimate gift? We talk about these issues and more, plus we showcase some truly unique gifts you might want to consider for that special someone.
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