They say it is always better to give than to receive, but the act of giving a gift can be something of a minefield. How much should one spend on a gift for a colleague compared to a friend, for instance? When will a socially responsible gift be appreciated, and when might it be seen as being mean? And should we give the recipient what they really want, or is it better to give a part of ourselves too in the process?
Questions such as these are explored in this fascinating podcast on the Psychology of Gift-Giving, part of the PsychCrunch series from the British Psychological Society. Enjoy!