Gift giving season is upon us...and I couldn't be happier! While I will gladly accept any gift graciously given to me, I enjoy the act of thinking of, shopping for and giving gifts to others more. I try to be as conscious of a gift-giver as possible, really thinking about what the recipient will actually want/use/enjoy. I try to avoid gift cards at all costs, unless there was a specific request for one. I like to think of what the recipient does for a living, what their hobbies are, what is something they've said they want but wouldn't buy for themselves.