gifting is strange
When you have found something to give to someone on your holiday list that is within your target spending range and which you think the recipient might really enjoy, and then you go to the store and discover that it has been marked down 50%, is your reaction: a) joy, as in "wow, sweet, I got exactly what I planned to get for this person at half the cost!" or b) a pang of ambivalence, as in "hm, I now I feel oddly obligated to go find something additional to give to this person so I'm not spending less on them than on my other family members"? Because I had reaction "b" today, and try as I might to fight it I find myself surfing amazon to try to find something in the $20 range to add to what before I would have considered a perfectly reasonable, even slightly generous, gift. Odd. Does this happen to anyone else?