To give a GIFT or GIFTS—that is the holiday question?

by Penny Amrani, Tastemaker in Residence


Christmas has always been my favorite holiday----
As an only child, raised by doting Grandparents and a very generous Mom, looking back now there were always way too many GIFTS under our tree. So many, that my best friend of 53 years still talks about coming over to view the stacks of beautiful packages and wanting to be “me.”
Over the years I’ve come to believe that one thoughtful, personal GIFT was the ticket. So I shop all year long; stopping at estate sales, small local boutiques, thrift stores or consignment shops. Finding the “perfect” GIFT for each person on my list. This year long treasure hunt eliminates all the pressure and stress during the holidays and leaves me time to wrap and give each precious “find” very special attention. 
The thrill of finding, wrapping and giving each meaningful GIFT brings the giver and receiver immeasurable JOY. 
Wishing you many fun filled treasure hunts and shopping all year long.
The bonus, stress less holidays.
From a happy GIFT giver.
P.S. fun sharing this happy tradition I have with you!