Just to test this:

The point is that the practical utility is bye the bye … the value lies in its thoughtfulness.

Can you imagine a ‘good’ gift, one that is thoughtful but without any utility to the recipient? Say you’re a lover of new age music, and I am a very thoughtful person, believing sincerely that you should really be much happier if you got to know bebop jazz. So I spend $250 on CDs from the late 1940s and early 1950s by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ammons etc… Would that be a good gift?

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