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Gift-giving should be a pleasure, but far too often, it's fraught with emotional stress and anxiety. No one wants their carefully selected gift to end up unused and unloved in a dresser drawer or closet in the recipient's spare room, but sadly, that is all too often the fate of some gifts. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the chances of this scenario occurring.
Purchase Something Useful in the Name of the Recipient
A monetary donation to animal shelter or other favorite cause in their name.
Name a star after them. While NASA may not recognize their name officially, it's still a fun gift for the star-gazer in your life
Anything of the Month Club
It's not just fruit-of-the-month anymore. Many variations of these "clubs" exist, and you're sure to find one that will delight your special someone. Like Cousin Eddie says in Christmas Vacation, "it's the gift that keeps on giving."
Give The Gift of an Experience
Most people like at least some sort of music, so consider getting your recipient a pair of tickets to a musical performance.
Or, for the man or woman who truly has everything, surprise them with something truly extravagant like a morning hot air balloon ride over their city to see the sunrise. If they're not an early riser, make it an evening ride complete with a sunset and bottle of champagne.