”We all enjoy giving and receiving presents. But there is a difference between presents and gifts. The true gifts may be part of ourselves—giving of the riches of the heart and mind—and therefore more enduring and of far greater worth than presents bought at the store.”
-James E Faust
There, that just explained why 1) I love giving gifts but 2) Shopping is so extraordinarily difficult for me. I want to give everyone a piece of myself, so they can look at it and think ‘I remember Cass’. I know I do that with almost EVERY gift I’ve gotten, even if it wasn’t intended. Perfect example: Lotion. Every time I put it on, it reminds me of whomever gave it to me and makes me happy.