I like to give gifts. No matter the occasion. But usually I try to think outside the box a little. I'm all about registries and making sure someone gets what they need but I like to make it fun too. My friend is getting married in a few weeks and when I went shopping for her shower gift I knew I could not just get a couple towels and call it a day. I was tickled to find bubble bath, incense and a back massager for inexpensive that coordinated with the towels that they'd registered. When I got home I paired it all up with a basket that I already had (I think I got some bath & body stuff in it for Christmas) and a ribbon from something else that also color coordinated. I made the tag to match and wa-la! Much more interesting and appealing than a couple towels in a gift bag.
** I am in no way putting down anyone who does not take the same interest in gift appearance that I do. I did gift wrapping in 4-H when I was a kid and my mom and I dabbled in gift baskets for awhile so I guess I'm just inclined to be into that sort of thing and that is me. A gift is a blessing no matter the package it comes in!! ;-)