I much prefer an experience to celebrate something rather than getting a gift. Take mother’s day for example, when it is common to gift our rock star moms with flowers or a plant (guilty!). Sure, flowers are beautiful and I buy them for myself all the time because they bring a sense of warmth, temporarily, into my home. But they die. They’re only in peak bloom for a day or two max, so I spend more time watching them wilt than live in their glory. I think it’s time we rethink gift giving altogether and truly think about where the happiness comes from. Sure, living in the moment might be cliché, but happiness literally comes from the content of moment to moment experiences and not from possessions.