Would you rather someone ask what you want for Christmas or have them guess? | The Tylt
Would you rather someone ask what you want for Christmas or have them guess?
Keeping with tradition, there's nothing wrong with sharing a few items you would like for Christmas with people close to you. Your parents have much bigger things to worry about than what to pick out to put under the tree—help them out a little bit and offer up a few items that would make you happy.
When you take a step back, wouldn't your life be a whole lot easier if you knew beyond a shadow of a reindeer what your friends and family wanted for Christmas? Exactly.
There are certain people who should never ask what you want as a gift, such as your significant other. If your partner walks up and casually asks you what you want for Christmas, they are looking for the easy way out. Gifts should be thoughtful examples of how someone has paid attention to the things that bring you happiness. And above all else, the best gifts are a surprise. How can you be surprised by your partner's care and attention if they ask you to do the work for them by telling them what you want? It takes the fun out of the gift.
But as some point out, there's nothing worse than getting a gift you don't actually want. By telling friends and family what you'd like to find underneath the tree, you avoid having to hurt their feelings later on. Plus, for some, gifts just don't have the same appeal:
But do they even really know you that well if they don't get a gift you like? Santa is the only one who gets a pass on this one.