Why Gift Giving is Important

Gift Giving

Gift giving is something that should not be a chore. It must come from the heart. When you give gifts, you are giving something willingly without wanting something in return. Making someone feel special is more than enough reason to make you give more. It tells the receiver that you were thinking about them.

While it feels good to be on the receiving end, there’s a feeling of self-gratification when you are the one who is doing the giving. This can’t be measured by monetary value. The happiness you get from opening a gift is only temporary, but giving provides a more self-fulfilling experience that lasts for a long period of time.

We learn this when we are young. As children, we give our parents good grades that make them happy. A simple act can provide a good response. It has been proven that the act of giving makes us happier than receiving. It doesn’t matter how valuable the gift may be.

Below are various reasons why people give gifts.

Gifts as an expression of love 

Gift giving is an act of self-gratification. It is a good way of strengthening relationships. If you are in a friendship or a relationship, you should always show the other person how much you care for him or her. You don’t need to wait for an occasion in order to give a gift. Give one to show how much you love someone.

Gifts for living well are ideal items to show your sincerity, as well as good intentions to a person. Essential oils that improve one’s wellness are better than chocolates or roses. Or you can opt to give gifts for elevating happiness and wellbeing.

Gifts to celebrate a birthday 

A person’s birthday is a special milestone that should be celebrated each year. There’s no age limit for it. Whether the person is young or mature, it is important to give special attention to the person during one’s special day and be happy for being a year older. Making someone feel special during one’s birthday can be done with a thoughtful gift, such as with items that can help a person live well.

Gifts to appreciate someone special

They say that action speaks louder than words, and there’s no better way to say you appreciate someone than through gift giving. You can make someone happy with a simple gift. It doesn’t need to be expensive. You can give a gift of appreciation to you father, mother, sister, brother, or anyone that has done something for you. A token of appreciation is heartfelt especially if is given sincerely. Corporates and business owners can also give gifts of appreciation to their employees for their hard work or for their special contribution to the business. It motivates the workers and makes them perform better. A token of appreciation can do wonders to the performance of your workforce.

Gift giving to keep in touch 

Not seeing someone often should not be an excuse to ruin one’s relationship. Gifts can help in strengthening relationships. You can give a gift to stay in touch and keep that person in your life. There’s no better way to say you still care, then giving gifts for living well. The person will remember you every time he or she uses essential oil products or is sipping a cup of wonderful loose-leaf tea you gave the person.

Gifts to say “Thanks” 

There are some instances when you need to give back to someone who has helped you or provided you a favor. Gift giving is an act that can show that you are thankful. Giving and receiving is the purest of reasons to give gifts. The receiver will truly feel your gratitude when you give gifts for elevating happiness and wellbeing.

Gifts for anniversaries 

It is important for married couples to remember the day of their anniversary. This thoughtful gesture can be achieved by giving a gift. An anniversary can also be for a business venture. You can celebrate the milestone with a gift. You can also give a gift to people who started their own businesses. This is one way to show that you remember them during a special moment in their lives.

Gifts for a new home 

You might not have the time to help someone move in or out of a new home, but you can give the person a gift for a new beginning. A new house is a big step, especially for people who are starting their own family.

If you received an invitation to a housewarming party, it is customary that you would need to provide a gift to the new homeowners. It is also proper to bring a gift during the first visit to your friend’s new home. Gifts could be something they can use in the new house or gifts for elevating their happiness and wellbeing. Useful gifts are perfect for this milestone in life.

Gifts for promotion or a new job 

A new job or a promotion is something that people get excited about. It is a self-fulfillment event, and you can make it more special by celebrating with them through gift giving. It means that you share their excitement, and are happy for them on their achievement.

Gifts to apologize 

There are times when you make mistakes, and a simple apology is not enough to make the other party forgive you. During times when words are not enough, it is best to express it with a gift. It will show that you are really sorry for what you have done.

Gifts for passing exams or achieving high grades 

Parents can reward their kids who work hard in school to maintain high grades or for passing specific grades. Gift giving is can help inspire and motivate children to strive better in school. It will let them know that their hard work will be rewarded.

No matter what the reason is for giving a gift, the best presents are those that come from the heart.



10 thoughts on “Why Gift Giving is Important

  1. Jamesgarrity

    I’ve always loved giving gifts.i get real uncomfortable accepting gifts.i didn’t realize for decades that I was being denied the chance to give on purpose.i always seemed to be made broke just before Christmas year after year for no apparent reason. Fired from my job.i guess it was funny.


  2. Scott Adams

    I like that you talked about how it’s important to give gifts to celebrate someone’s birthday. I have been wondering about how important it really is to give birthday gifts. I can now see how it would help the person feel special. I’ll be sure to give birthday gifts to loved ones. Thanks for the advice.


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  4. Dolly Duberley

    Yes. But think carefully about what you give. Try and make sure that the recipient will like this gift and either find it useful or beautiful.


  5. Kieran Burke

    Giving gifts can make you feel good, so it’s a gift to yourself regardless how the receiver feels. Quite often the receiver feels bad for not having bought something and has to go out and shop under pressure. And if it’s an expensive gift it can put the receiver under real financial pressure too. I’ve seen it cause problems in relationships.
    Also retaining ownership of a gift is a real problem. “Why aren’t you wearing that necklace i bought you. Don’t you like it” and there you are red faced trying to come up with an excuse when you really hate it but don’t want to offend..

    I’m not really cynical. I’m 60 years young and happy and love life. Ive become more aware. That’s all



  6. Mina Edinburgh

    I loved it when you said that the person does not need some sort of occasion to give a gift to someone and that it should be done whenever as it serves to prove the person’s love. Somehow, I feel guilty because I never actually gave my boyfriend anything, yet he gives so many things to me. I will prove to him just how much I love him, and I will do it in a unique way– through a star dedication!


  7. Missy Livingston

    Hi CK! Giving gifts shows how you love the person, that you remembered them, hence the saying “it’s the thought that counts” it doesn’t matter how much the purchase value of the gift is, the important thing is they feel special because they are remembered and loved. There’s a lot of reason to give gifts, or you can give a gift to a loved one just because.


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  9. Angel

    I think that the gifts that are given without any special occasion are the ones that we remember for a long time. For instance, I don’t remember what I received on my 15th birthday. However, I do remember the day and the exact moment my friend showed up at my house and gifted me a pair of earrings without any reason. She thought I would love them and she told me that the moment she saw those earrings, she knew they would look perfect on me. That was one of those days where I felt loved and cherished and I knew that she would be there for me whenever I need her. It was the moment when I realized that she was someone who truly appreciated my existence.


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