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A More Meaningful Way to Give

Too often we think so little of what we give our friends and families. A movie, a book you made a judgement on based on the title, some cheap, store-bought chocolate; all of these are given too casually. Gifts should both be remembered and the way to be remembered. The tradition of giving rings at engagement or marking certain anniversaries with prescribed presents means that every time the recipient looks at it, they remember that happy moment. That’s why a Game of Thrones DVD boxset or the latest thriller novel isn’t going to stick in someone’s mind. When you’re truly thankful, or truly sympathetic, or truly ecstatic for someone’s success, show it in an appropriate way. That doesn’t mean spending...

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