I was browsing the Interwebs this morning and came across something that made me go “OMG I WANT TO GIVE MY FRIENDS THIS FOR CHRISTMAS”. But then I remembered that last week I had spent the better part of a day feeling like a terrible person because my brother’s girlfriend got me a Christmas gift and I hadn’t even thought of giving anyone anything.
On the one hand, I think they’d love it. On the other, I don’t want them to feel bad if they didn’t plan on getting me a present.
It’s actually really weird how much I want to get them this gift. Like, I keep coming up with reasons why I shouldn’t (maybe they’ll feel bad, I can’t include a message, they’ll see the price of it, it might not get delivered on time, they might not even like it, I could be saving this money instead, etc.) and I still really really want to buy this for them. I’ve never felt this gung-ho about giving anyone anything. Is this normal?
Part of me just wants to go ahead and get them the gift, even if they tell me they don’t want anything, and send them a message saying “I GOT YOU A PRESENT BECAUSE PRESENT AND DON’T YOU DARE FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO GET ME ANYTHING BECAUSE CHRISTMAS AND JOY AND WONDER AND JOYNESS AND GIFT.”
…is there such a thing as aggressive gift-giving?