The Value of Gifts

Remember this Christmas, if someone pays £20 for a gift for you, and they get paid roughly £8 per hour, they’ve paid roughly 2.5 hours of their life to get you that gift. Be grateful. Gifts don’t have to cost hundreds to have value.

– Aaron Anthony (@_Aaron_Anthony_)

I read this tweet yesterday and it just made me think deeply about the value of gifts. What determines the value of gifts for you? The monetary value or the amount of love and affection it was given with. A grand gift will surely please you and you’ll be extremely captivated by it’s price or the way it looks for a while but does a gift really need to be grand to please you? If someone you know is on low wage this year and still is gifting you a Christmas present, appreciate that – appreciate their efforts. They are the people who genuinely care about you and even though they’re facing adversity, they still want to show their affection towards you through the gift.