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'No more gift giving!' says writer Dave Bry

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Christmas presents waiting to be unwrapped. sunfrog1 via flickr / Creative Commons

Writer Dave Bry has a modest proposal for the holidays: don't give gifts to anyone over the age of 12. He argues that there is too much stress, disappointment and wasted money when adults give each other gifts. After all, he writes, "I think adults get the things they need or want when they need or want them. That’s one of the joys of being an adult." But what about when someone gets that perfect, thoughtful present? Or the surprise item that ends up being really useful? Madeleine and Dave Bry discuss the pros and cons of gift giving.


Dave Bry, writer for The Awl. Read his article here.

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