Gifts for family members

Post date: Jan 31, 2011 10:28:57 PM

I am going home in next few weeks. This is 6th time I will going back home from abroad. Generally I never buy any gifts for anyone in my family. I don't know what to buy. I see my friends going back with bags full of stuff... something for everyone they know. Family members, relatives, friends... But I almost always go empty handed. To me, love is not defined by gifts. The day I reach my home its best day for my parents. The moment they see me they want to see If I look healthy and fit they want to know if I have bought anything new for me or not. I don't understand the point in buying useless gifts. A true relationship flourishes without any gifts and if relationships are not true, does it matter if we buy gifts ?

I feel gifts are for those relationships which don't have any future ! kind of mechanical or distant relationships...

I know I maybe wrong but that's how it works in my case. Its better to go in a shop and swipe your credit card for whatever your beloved ones like rather than buying mostly useless gifts for them.

So, If I don't buy a gift for you that means I value you either like my family member or I don't know you ! the ones not in these two categories can expect something from me. :)