Five Unbreakable Rules for Being a Good Gift Giver

Five Unbreakable Rules for Being a Good Gift Giver

The gifts you give to employees, friends, and lovers often say more about you than about them. And they reflect the strength of your relationship with the recipients. When we humans have done a good job of gift-giving, we can get an enormous sense of inner satisfaction. To improve your...
Robert Downey Jr’s Shining Star Award – Recognizes His Generosity

Robert Downey Jr’s Shining Star Award – Recognizes His Generosity

On December 7th, actor Robert Downey Jr. was presented an award for assisting the Make-A-Wish Foundation in granting dozens of wishes. In addition to his work with Make-A-Wish, Mr. Downey Jr. has worked with many other organizations, including the Cancer Research Institute and March of Dimes. Most actors perform philanthropic work in...
Lesson from King Henry VIII: Quantity Or Quality?

Lesson from King Henry VIII: Quantity Or Quality?

One of the most common gift-giving mistakes is our propensity to equate the quantity of gifts with the quality or value of the gifts to the recipients. As children, we may have counted the number of presents under the Christmas tree or tried to maximize the number of guests at...
Kanye West’s Intangible Birthday Gift

Kanye West’s Intangible Birthday Gift

Gifts don’t have to be tangible in order to be appreciated. Just ask Kanye West. For his 38th birthday, his wife Kim Kardashian went all out, spending over $110,000 on Kanye’s present. She didn’t buy him a new car or jewelry or a recording studio. Her gift wouldn’t even exist...
Don’t Make Brad Pitt’s Gift Mistake!

Don’t Make Brad Pitt’s Gift Mistake!

Like many celebrity brides, Jennifer Aniston received countless wedding gifts from friends and family to commemorate the occasion. One such gift was a gorgeous Baccarat crystal vase filled with sunflowers and a heartfelt note. What should have been a perfect gift, however, became a sticking point between Jen and her...
Tony Romo: Quarterback and Generous Gift Giver

Tony Romo: Quarterback and Generous Gift Giver

This December marks the sixth year since Dallas Cowboy Star Quarterback Tony Romo proposed to Candice Crawford on her 24th birthday in 2010. Tony is an especially generous gift giver, at least to those he loves. For their engagement, Tony presented Candice with an 8-carat yellow diamond ring, featuring one carat round diamonds...
Camilla: Duchess of Dazzle

Camilla: Duchess of Dazzle

When she and Charles, Prince of Wales, were newlyweds, Camilla, now the Duchess of Cornwall, must have thought all her birthdays and Christmases had come at once. Charles loves to shower his second wife with gifts, and has done so both before and after the illicit relationship that rocked the...

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We at PersonalGiftGiving.com began our blog as a way to help people make gift giving a little easier. Our mission is to help you decide what to give, when to give, how much to spend, and why you should give. It’s not always easy to know what's appropriate and what’s not. We cover the etiquette of gift-giving as well as the psychological reasons we give in the first place.


Just for fun, we research what sort of gifts celebrities and famous people have given. Some gifts are laughable, others sweet, others inappropriate. We can help you decide what to give the boss (or not), what to give your favorite friend or date, what to give at an annual awards banquet.


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