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Circle of Gifting

There is no better time to post this than now during this time of the year we celebrate and express our Joy by gifting each other in different kinds. I express my personal views on the Topic of Gifting hope you enjoy reading!

We often indulge in the practice of gifting our loved ones on birthdays, anniversaries, and many other such occasions

Gifting is a habit for some of us and for some of us; it's out of peer pressure

There are two people involved in the whole process: the giver and the receiver

From figuring out a budget to customizing the gift, it’s quite stressful to purchase something for the loved one but at the end of the day, it’s a sheer delight to let Family/Friends know that we care & the gesture is tremendous. It brings immense joy to the giver when the gift is accepted and most importantly when it fits the bill.

What happens now when the receiver doesn't like the gifts or if the gift doesn’t meet his or her expectation…?

In that case, how does the giver respond?

Before we get into that, let’s understand the meaning of ‘present’

According to the internet, the definition of ‘Present’ is “something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor toward someone, honor an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance”

The goal of writing this post is to accept the present or gift with no judgments and appreciate the intention of the giver completely.

Personally, I have been at both ends. I love gifting and also receiving gifts. It's essential that we don’t overthink about the whole concept of gifting.

Some pointers to bear in mind while gifting our loved ones

1. Budget

2. Person’s Likes & Dislikes

3. Purpose & utility

4. Presentation

Some dos & don’ts


1. Accept with an open heart and smile.

2. Feel grateful and blessed.

3. Say thank you.


1. Do not open the package in front of the giver unless you are asked to.

2. Do not compare your gifts to them in the past and do not feel disempowered on your gift.

3. Do not return your gift.

Love is innocent when there is no motive in it...

Imbibe the spirit of sharing, let that become your very style of life: to be capable of giving without any idea of getting, to be capable of giving without any conditions attached to it, to be capable of giving just out of your abundance

Also, remember the true secret of life Give & you will get millionfold

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