New Year gifts have traditionally taken a backseat to more popular seasonal gift giving occasions like Christmas and Hannukah. However, in the winter holiday season that is truly the season of giving in our modern society, New Year gifts are gaining in popularity and prominence. Exchanging New Year gifts at a New Year's Eve celebration after the flurry of gift giving that comes earlier in December has a lot of advantages for both giver and recipient, so it is little wonder that the trend of giving New Year gifts is growing all around the globe.
Buying New Year gifts is preferable to buying Christmas gifts in many ways. Shopping for Christmas presents can be a nightmarish ordeal, as during the weeks leading up to the Christmas season shopping malls and stores are at their busiest and most crowded. Stores avoid having sales in the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday because they know that their stock will fly out the door no matter how high the prices because everybody is frantically searching for things to put under the tree. Shopping for New Year gifts is much more pleasant and far more affordable as well. When you are buying gifts for a New Year's Eve celebration you can take advantage of the after Christmas sales that many stores have. This allows you to stretch your budget and give your friends and loved ones lavish New Year gifts than you couldn't even dream of affording if you were shopping in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Because not very many people exchange New Year gifts, you will find that stores are quiet and peaceful, and that there will almost always be only a short line at the cashier and plenty of staff available to answer your questions. Shopping for New Year's gifts can be a lot of fun.
Bringing out New Year gifts at a New Year's Eve celebration is sure to meet with delighted surprise. Your friends who did not receive Christmas or Hannukah presents from you will be likely to assume that you have forgotten to shop for them during the rush of the holidays, so they will be all the more touched by your gesture when they receive their New Year gifts. New Year gifts are in many ways more thoughtful than Christmas or Hannukah gifts. Because presents are expected during Christmas and Hannukah, they are taken for granted and begin to loose some of their power as they fade into the stacks of other gifts. Since nobody expects New Year gifts, they are much stronger gestures of affection because they show your friends and loved ones that you really went out of your way to think of them even when you were not obligated to.
There are many reasons to give New Year gifts at a New Year's Eve celebration rather than gifts at Christmas or Hannukah, but if you do decide to join the smart group of people who make up this growing holiday trend, you would do well to let some of your closest friends know that you are planning on giving New Year gifts instead of Christmas or Hannukah presents. That way, they will not feel slighted when nothing comes in the mail from you by the time these more traditional holidays have passed. Who knows, you may even be able to convince some of your friends to join you on the cutting edge of this hot new seasonal trend.