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Oh, the scary business of giving a Christmas gift!
Oh, the scary business of giving a Christmas gift!

The new trend in holiday gift-giving appears to be … caution. If not downright terror. Not necessarily about how much money is spent, but more a risk-averse attitude toward the possibility that we might buy recipients something that wasn’t exactly what they had in mind or (gasp!) might return. Last week, Today.com reported on the popularity of kids’ gift registries, which have been replacing the old Santa lists so that everyone knows exactly what will make Aiden or Sophia happy. There isn’t necessarily anything terrible about making the list digital, but the story makes clear that, between people’s more harried lives (less time to get to know what the...

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