Buying Christmas Gifts

Your twin sister spent $15 on you for your Christmas gift. Even though you have $15, you are thinking of spending just $10 on her gift, to save yourself some money. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?
  • If your twin sister spent $15 on your gift, it is only fair that you spend a similar amount on her. It doesn’t have to be exact, but it should be close enough that you can give her as nice a present as she gave you.
  • If you were buying a gift for someone older than you, that’s a different situation. Usually, the older a person is, the more money they have, because they have jobs and income. For example, a 16-year-old may have an after-school job. It would be understandable if you didn’t have quite as much to spend on a gift as an older brother or sister.
It is good to be generous with others, or at least to aim to keep things equal.

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