Have you ever kept a gift long after it served any purpose for you? Have you thought of why you keep gifts from people who are no long in your life or have no use?

It makes us feel good to be recognized by someone giving us a gift and it is too hard to part with a gift once we have it.

I have gifts from people who I haven’t talked with in more than 20-30 years and yet there is no possible way I can give the gifts away or let them go.

When you choose a gift for someone you care about, be sure you put some extra special thought into your choices. Be sure it’s something they will enjoy forĀ  a long time. Think about what other items they have or when you’re out with them, pay attention to things they look at or comment on.

Focus on gifts they will recognize you put the time and effort into choosing just for them.