It’s the time of year many people are buying gifts for their sweetheart.
Each of us has a preferred way of being romanced. As I write about In “Growing Romance,” some people prefer to be romanced with little gifts.
They feel the gift shows them their sweetheart took time from her/his busy day to think of them and find something special for them.
Gifts uniquely touch their heart.
If your sweetheart prefers to be romanced with gifts, or if you’re just purchasing a gift for your sweetheart, let me share a story about giving gone wrong.
It was Christmas, in the last century.
Our hero we’ll call Sam, searched for the “perfect” gift for his sweetheart.
Sam set himself a realistic upper dollar limit for her gift, something in his budget. He spent a couple weeks searching for that “perfect” gift.
As Sam’s search continued, he saw several things he thought she might like.
Then he found this exquisite pendant of a carved cat on a complimentary necklace. She liked cats and Sam thought this was the perfect gift.
The trouble: it exceeded his budget.
He was sure she would like this gift better than anything else he had seen and it wasn’t that much above budget.
Christmas morning he presented her with the pendant.
She said all the right things and made all the right noises. But she rarely wore the necklace.
Truth: She might have been very happier with a less expensive gift, ones in Sam’s budget.
As you’re out on your quest for the “perfect” gift, remember my Platinum Rule of Romance.
Give what has meaning to your sweetheart.
And how do I know this is true? I gave the pendant.