In an affluent society like ours, a lot is given with pleasure. Not using an occasion to give presents comes very close to a personal insult. Even with small children, adults usually build up their expectations unconsciously. As a consequence, this often leads to an overemphasis on material values. Sometimes gifts should also cover a lack of attention. Children feel that very well. But if it is given out of love or sympathy and not out of embarrassment, that’s a good thing.
Only what to give is often unclear. Gift ideas for birthdays, weddings, Christmas, confirmations, communions, ordinations, confirmations, service anniversaries, retirement, retirement, goodbyes, business openings or inaugurations are always in demand. We’re fine. This creates problems. Finding something original is difficult. Making a gift yourself is one way.