The New Year presents an opportunity to start fresh and make positive changes. Unfortunately, 80% of resolutions are forgotten by February. Why not treat yourself to a gift to make sure you keep your resolutions this year and be one of the 20% who are successful? Check out these gifts to make keeping your resolution a sure thing.
According to Wikipedia, "The term white elephant refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift that cannot be easily disposed of." This was based on the legend of the King of Siam who gave rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs. Etymology of the term aside, White Elephant gift exchanges have become the norm in settings where the actual gift exchange process becomes as much of the tradition as the gifts themselves.
What makes the holidays magical? Is it the twinkling lights, the excitement of mysterious wrapped boxes under the tree, or the tastes and smells of special holiday treats? What makes your inner five-year-old show up in December? As fun as it is to shake boxes and try to guess what is in them, giving the perfect gift and watching the recipient's eyes light up as they open it can bring the greatest joy.
It won't be long until you are inundated with non-stop lists of the top gifts for kids, what's new and popular, and the gifts that merit standing in line for hours. And 2017 seems to be the year of nostalgia. This Christmas season will see the returns of such favorites as Tickle Me Elmo, Furby, and Trolls.
Let's face it, standing at the tail end of 2017 it has been one weird year but the end of October marks the beginning of the holiday season so wherever you are, dig up a reindeer sweater and prepare for two solid months of Christmas music playing on every corner. If you're like most people, then the fresh nip of cold in the air is your physical reminder that it's time to go gift shopping for the numerous friends and family members with whom you trade holiday wishes and wrapped packages every year. What will you give them this year?