gift trauma
 n.— «“Gift giving has lost its meaning because we’re way too focused on the reaction of the recipient instead of wanting to find a small, meaningful gift,” says Sunwolf, a communications professor at Santa Clara University in California. She coined the phrase “gift trauma” to describe the malice, ill will and general bad feelings caused by gift-giving, and she will soon release a book of the same name.» —“Santa Clara University: Researcher Says Ill Will, Anxiety Caused by a Gift-Drunk Culture Busts Relationships and Ruins Holidays” Santa Clara University (California) Dec. 10, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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