I don’t think most Jehovah’s Witnesses realize how easy they have it when it comes to gift giving. If they were not witnesses, they would most likely be giving gifts to at least their immediate family on birthdays, for Christmas, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Valentine’s Day etc.
My husband and I give gifts to our friends on their anniversaries. We couldn’t justify not doing that. Now we can’t afford to give extravagantly, or to give gifts to everyone that we know. We have a budget of $25 per couple, $50 if it’s a “big” anniversary (5 years, 10 years etc). That’s bought people some really nice, thoughtful gifts.
You always hear the standard witness line, “we don’t need to wait until a specific day to give gifts, we can give gifts all year round”. But in all honestly, with the exception of maybe your family, how often is that the case? When was the last time you received a gift from another witness, “just because”?