July 23, 2010

It's not about you

China for the bride! The gift you'll cherish forever ... teacups so strong you can stand on them.

Gift giving is a complex and important part of human interaction.
Psychologists say it's often the giver rather than the receiver who reaps the biggest psychological benefits from the gift.
So don't be a scrooge and take this joy away from them.
If someone wants to throw you a party and they want everyone to bring gifts, surrender to the urge to beg them not to, go with the flow, put your party dress on, wipe that pout off your face and accept all the fuss with grace.

At common law, for a gift to have legal effect, it is required that
1) intent by the donor to give the gift.
2) delivery to the recipient of the item to be given as a gift.

Ever lose sleep over whether or not you sent a thank you note? Just send that person a card or small gift "thinking of you" or "happy summer/labor day weekend/back to school" and you'll be on the nice list, regardless of any past forgetfulness.

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