Originally posted on Money with Merne’s Facebook Page on March 16, 2017:
March is Birthday Month in my family so I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about gifts.
I hate them. HA!
To elaborate on that, I hate spending money on gifts out of obligation like birthdays or Christmas. Meaningful gifts are few and far between. And with so many Americans in debt, gift-giving just seems to add insult to injury!
So here’s another option: Gift an experience. Gift TIME. Make dinner for someone and enjoy a meal together. Treat them to a fun outing you would both enjoy. Give something personalized or handmade (that is often cheap or free!).
Somehow I don’t think a new iPhone, iPad or Fitbit says “I love you” as much as giving of yourself.
How do you handle gifts? Any good ideas for cheap but meaningful gifts?