Something struck me recently about all this gift malarkey; someone doesn't need to give you something that's priced greatly to express their love for you, or for you to express how much you love yourself. Material goods are momentary happinesses.
Something with an exchange value, however, will be kept with them forever. They say you can't bring material goods with you into the next life and they will come in and out of your life as it goes on. Memories, and achievements last with you for a lifetime and even beyond.
wealth is of the heart and mind, not of the wallet
but we all like nice things - you only live once right?