Gone are the days of daycare and pre-school. You know that Santa clause does not really exist, that your teeth won't fall out if you don't brush them, and that its no longer the thought that counts.
People like expensive gifts. That's the simple truth.
Presents made from acrylics, hemp or old newspaper are for vegan hippies and handicapped children in Asia. If we bought you that Tiffany's bracelet you wanted for your birthday, I think we're expecting a little more than a hug and a handmade scrapbook full of lovesick scriptures and coupons with no resale value.
If you want to get credit for being thoughtful on our birthdays, think extra hard about which watch we'd like best or what position we'd prefer to see you in.
And don't take us out for dinner either. Unless you're planning to put out afterwards.
Gluing macaroni onto a piece of paper is cute at 5 and pathetic at any age thereafter. They're always 'making' gifts. That's the problem with women.