Note: yes, I am just now catching up on the e-mails I’ve gotten throughout the afternoon. Anyway, a fervent reader and generous gifter in East Dallas shares her thoughts about the ol’ gift exchange:
I’m a boomer, and since my salad days in the dating world, I’ve espoused a theory that women give their men gifts worth roughly 10 times what the man spends on the woman’s gift. Like, my friend who got her boyfriend of two years a $450 watch. He got her a $45 wallet. Or the time I got my boyfriend of one year a $100 gift certificate and he gave me a snowglobe from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (approx. cost = $10).
Ask around. I think my theory still holds.
Would anyone else care to share?