Last year, a very dear friend of mine recommended the book, Happy Money. So, now I’ve been recommending it to anyone who will listen. The basic tenet of the book is that money inherently doesn’t make you happy but how you use it does. Buying experiences is often more fulfilling than buying things. Spending money on others also brings deep satisfaction.
Randomly, many people I know have been moving into new digs lately. I’ve found myself at a bit of a housewarming gift giving crossroad. What do you buy for people who not only have as much as they care to have but also value experiences over things? And, what about your natural inclination to use your money to make somebody else happy?
Of course, there’s always wine & fancy food treats…those do a good job on the “experience” piece. What if you find that special “something” that is equal parts experience & stuff? Now, that’s special!
Here are recent gifts that I’ve given as housewarming prezzies: