On my Forbes blog this week, I shared the story and video of the Best Gift I Ever Received and how it surprisingly helped me navigate life and money. Because that gift has continued to increase in value throughout my life, it led me to this difficult question: Do the gifts I give appreciate in value or depreciate? I was challenged further, wondering: Do I give gifts out of compulsion—just to check something off my to-do list—or am I really putting my heart into it, making an investment in my loved ones?
My honest answer to both of those questions is less admirable than I’d hope.
So, with Christmas literally upon us, I’d love to learn from YOU:
What are some of the gifts you’ve received—either tangible or intangible—that, like the best gift I ever received, have continued to accrue in value and pay dividends throughout life?
And what are some of the best gift ideas you’ve devised that you’ve seen bless others tremendously?
Please comment below, and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!