This entry is purely to post a link to an article by George Monbiot called The gift of death
It’s a slightly dramatic title, I’ll grant you, but the content is no less worthy for it. It is not a piece against giving. By all means give, but please give thoughtfully. Give something that matters to the person, relates to that person, matches that person. If it must be silly tat, at least make sure there’s an in-joke behind it. Random tat is just random tat.