I am a difficult person to buy gifts for. I have simple tastes and don't really need much. Anything I might "need", such as clothes, shoes, and cosmetics, I buy for myself. I have all the bling I need: my lovely wedding and engagement rings, a nice watch and a small amount of fine jewelry. I have a retail business and am surrounded by gourmet food and gift items on a daily basis. I am always hard pressed to come up with a "Wish List".
My favorite holiday presents are those money can't buy: coming home to a happy, healthy, loving family; a nice note from a teacher and a customer leaving a compliment for a job well done on my answering machine. These three gifts made my Valentines Day special.
The knowledge that I have made a positive impact on someone's life is the best gift of all. I prefer "presence" over "presents" any day.