They say giving is better than receiving—and we’ve got the research to prove it: Social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn of the University of British Columbia discovered in a 2008 study
that when she gave 46 students an envelope of cash, those that spent the money on others reported to be happier at the end of the day than those who spent it on themselves.
But, what if you gave a gift that you could also enjoy? Giving while
receiving. It might sound a bit selfish, but a gift that both you and your roommate
or significant other can share just might be the best of both worlds because it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the gift together, while spending time together.
If we haven’t convinced you yet, allow the gifts to speak for themselves: Here’s a list of ideas that will certainly please your roommate or live-in significant other, but are secretly also for you as well.