Gift Exchange and Giving Goats


Harper Grey

Every year I attend several parties that host a “fun” gift-exchange game. I bring a $5-$15 wrapped gift and put it in a pile along with everyone else’s offerings. Then I get to unwrap a $5-$15 gift that someone else brought. Yay! Or not.

OK, I get that Christmas has turned into a holiday of consumer-driven madness. And hey… I’m a shopper. I even get paid to write about shopping! So I’m not going to go on a rant about how wrong it is to buy, buy, buy during the holidays. I like presents. A lot.

But I hate the give exchange game. Because what can you buy for $15? Not much. Read More