Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by NaKuzajewska » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:04 pm

I think that it doesn't matter how much we pay for gifts. I'm sure that people often prefer to get something from heart, something which you did not another for example device like a mobile phone, which quickly get them bored. I always remeber for a longer time these gifts, which somebody did, not these gifts, which he bought.

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by Adifanstal » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:57 am

I think it isn't important how much money our parents spent for gifts. In the past I always had some big gifts and some small gifts. That Christmas, I had a money as an only present. It could be the same worth as my gifts in the past, but I was more happy, when I had normal toys as gifts.

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by OskiDz » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:55 pm

It isn't important how much we pay for gifts for smoebody. I think that the magic in giving presents is only a fact that we would like to comfort or surprise somebody.

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by MajaPu » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:35 pm

For me it it's important how much somebody spent on present for me, but fact that he did it. I mean, ofc it's really great to know that he/she can spend on sth 4 us a lot of money, but come on, what matters is that they remember about us! :)

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by OlaaMej » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:55 pm

I don'r really care how much money I spent on presents for someone. All that matters is happiness of the person th whom I gave a gift. Opposite situation is when someone gives me a present, it don't have to be something expensive but gave from the heart. :>

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by Andrey » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:31 pm

Yes, I agree with previous post. The gift should be from heart. If you spend a lot of time to find favourite present or make it with your hands, then part of the soul passed to your dear person on this gift. And cost of gift doesn't matter.

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by Krisi » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:21 am

The practice of gift giving had lost its meaning,I think. Before, the giver wants to create a good impression to the receiver but now, do you think this is still the same? The true meaning of gift giving is dying out, I guess. The infusion of some beliefs gave rise to another meaning to the minds of some people about this very old practice of the people with sincere and honest heart.
To my understanding gift giving is an expression of happiness and/or welcoming in a polite and friendly way. I also believe that the practice of gift giving started back when "The Magi" visited Jesus Christ on the day of His birth bringing gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Because of this bible story, I always keep in my heart the sincere and honest meaning of gift giving, but because of one incident a new meaning stir up my mind.
How would you feel in a situation;
1. If you are the giver, how would you like to be thought as his/her rival. To make this clear, what do you want to imply if you give a gift with a name, "Envy me"? ... Would it still give a friendly or sweet/romantic sense that it's the thought that counts? :roll: :mrgreen:
2. If you are the receiver, could you somewhat feel the sincerity of the giver?

this is true and it really happened.

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by Krisi » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:14 am

Krisi wrote:The practice of gift giving had lost its meaning,I think. Before, the giver wants to create a good impression to the receiver but now, do you think this is still the same? The true meaning of gift giving is dying out, I guess. The infusion of some beliefs gave rise to another meaning to the minds of some people about this very old practice of the people with sincere and honest heart.
To my understanding gift giving is an expression of happiness and/or welcoming in a polite and friendly way. I also believe that the practice of gift giving started back when "The Magi" visited Jesus Christ on the day of His birth bringing gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Because of this bible story, I always keep in my heart the sincere and honest meaning of gift giving, but because of one incident a new meaning stir up my mind.
How would you feel in a situation;
1. If you are the giver, how would you like to be thought as his/her rival. To make this clear, what do you want to imply if you give a gift with a name, "Envy me"? ... Would it still give a friendly or sweet/romantic sense that it's the thought that counts? :roll: :mrgreen:
2. If you are the receiver, could you somewhat feel the sincerity of the giver?

this is true and it really happened.
any comment? how would you feel seeing yourself in this kind of situation?

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Re: Presents. Is it the thought that counts?

Post by hellofriend » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:55 pm

In my opinion, i think the gift is more important and valuable than how much the gift is. Giving a gift to each other is a traditional activity since longtime ago. People are trying to give gifts to families, to friends or to someone who you love. the key part should be how much effort you pay on that gifts not how much money you spend. For example, if some people are not rich, but they still buy some suverniors for you after they visited the country, isn't that meaningful? It is true that people are happy when they they receive something expensive or luxury, but people expect to see how much effort you put on preparing that gift.

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