I constantly have this argument with my wife. She is of the opinion that the closer to the event that the gift is bought, the less you care. For example, suppose her birthday is on the 15th of the month. To her, if I purchase her gift on the 5th it means more than if I bought it on the 14th — even if it’s the same gift!
I’m going to make a leap and suppose it’s a “woman thing”. It might not be, but I don’t really care how far in advance a gift is bought. Maybe it’s just me. Let me know.
I put it to you, the jury. Presuming you already have the gift idea planned, does buying a gift further in advance indicate you care more?