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Giving and Receiving Gift Cards

Published on December 1, 2017 By Syndi Seid

As the biggest holiday season of the year approaches, more people have asked me whether giving gift cards is good etiquette. I say yes, primarily because times have changed. There was a time, people considered gift cards the lazy person’s way to giving a gift. Today, it can be quite the opposite, as long as […]

Holiday Gift-Giving From the Heart

Published on December 4, 2012 By Syndi Seid

Gift giving should come from the heart, not out of a sense of obligation. Giving a gift—whether money or an object —is how we express how we care about someone in a special and extra way. Below I’ll discuss how to navigate the thorny waters of gift giving; whether to give a personal gift, gift […]

8 Gift-Giving Etiquette Questions

Published on December 4, 2010 By Syndi Seid

Each year, especially in December, I get calls from the media asking my opinion about gift-giving practices. Here are a few of the most often asked questions: (To preface, please keep in mind that by the very nature of the word “gift,” it is not a mandatory practice. Gift-giving is a display of how much […]