THE PERFECT PRESENT
Get wrapped up in these expert gift-giving tips.
there’s no better time than the holidays to indulge your inner shopaholic—you are buying for others, after all. Half of Canadians say they plan to spend at least $500 this Christmas season, and almost all of that on gifts, according to a recent survey by Tangerine bank. But finding the perfect gift at the perfect price can test even the most seasoned of shoppers. “Scroogenomics” economist Joel Waldfogel estimates that at least 10 percent of what we spend on gifts is wasted on the recipient—meaning that the person would have been happier had you given them the cash equivalent. Here’s some expert advice on how to get the most out of your gifting. Let’s face it: Our partners don’t always get it right when it comes to choosing presents. Even Kanye can strike out, as evidenced by the 2013 Christmas gift he