You Don’t Want To Buy A Fitbit For Your Loved One
If it isn’t personal occasions or milestones, then the general occasions such as Valentines, Thanksgiving, and Christmas has us purring over the kinds of gifts we can give our loved ones. With seemingly many options to give, many people have found a 1000 ways to kill their kind gesture by buying the wrong gifts. Perhaps the greatest of all is buying a gift that shames the receiver in one way or the other. And a perfect example is buying a Fitbit. After all, it caters to a person’s fitness and is also relatively cheap at $60. One piece of advice from here: Don’t fucking do it!
Buying gifts like Fitbit, soaps, and deodorant is sticking a limitation in someone’s face. Like, “Hey, you fat slob, here’s a device to help you trim all your fat edges,” or “Hey, you stink, here’s a deodorant to mask your foul body odor.” There’s just so much left unsaid with gifts like deodorants and Fitbit, no matter the good intentions behind them.
Think about it for a moment, what kind of gift would you appreciate? What kind of gifts excites you? Exactly, the ones that just meet your pure pleasures and not gifts stylishly telling you that you need to change or improve XYZ about yourself. Why not use the same yardstick for others, too, and not try to make them smell better or change from an XL to an M.
And the added weight of expectation a Fitbit gift burdens the recipient with, is unnecessary. You expect them to actually wear the darn thing 24/7 and after a while, improve physically. So, in the event that nothing changes, their sense of insecurity is heightened: wondering if they’ll ever get better or how they’ve disappointed you. No one deserves to go through all that because you gave them a flipping $60 gift, not least someone you love.
Even if they’ve been talking about it, the onus still falls on them to like actually go out and do what it takes to become fit. More so, when gifts like Fitbit don’t guarantee that the recipient is willing to put in the work required to keep fit. It’s a personal conviction and decision at that, not yours, no matter how comfortable you are sticking up people’s limitation in their face. You see, there are some lines you don’t want to cross no matter how good your intentions are. Remember, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”