Some believe that more numbers in the price of a gift always makes the gift superior. While that may be literally true (paying more money should indeed result in a more advanced product), it’s not always the case. Sometimes a smaller gift with a ton of thought behind it can mean worlds more to the recipient.
It’s easy to walk into a store, find something new and shiny, and decide “yup, that’s what Mom is getting, next!” However, do you even know dear Mother will use this item, or are you just trying to show off your fat wallet? Put some thought into what you buy: sentimental thought, comedic “inside-joke” thought, some kind of thought other than “man, that’s pricey, they’ll love me for this!” If your gift shows that you thought more of the recipient than just a name on a holiday checklist, you’re doing it right.