The holidays, for example, Christmas and Thanksgiving, are just a few occasions that motivate us to partake in gift-giving. (Of course, gift-giving isn’t the only element of these holidays.)
Finding the time & money to rush around & buy everyone you know a gift for these specific annual holidays can make the experience of gift-giving a little less appealing, and more like a chore.
Giving gifts shouldn’t feel this way, and it doesn’t have to. There are a lot of benefits to be had from giving gifts. Often the best way to experience the advantages is to give often & not just during the holidays.
Below are a few reasons why giving a present to a loved one or friend often is a great thing to do:
For a Self-fulfilling Feeling of Happiness
Arranging a surprise luxury bouquet to be sent to your friend or loved one, just because you were thinking of them, is a beautiful, spontaneous gesture. Alternatively, sending a handcrafted cultural gift, such as Native American Pottery, could be something your loved one has been yearning for. So why not treat them, and arrange for pottery to be delivered to their address?
Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson.
Giving when you feel the need arises, is the right time to do something for someone you care for. Accomplishing your aspirations to be generous to others gives you a self-fulfilling feeling of happiness, particularly when the recipient really loves their new gift.
In Order to Strengthen A Relationship
Showing people, we care about them is part of all relationships. How you choose to do so is entirely up to you. Some express their love for a friend or family member with delicious food. Others dedicate time, for example, taking aging parents out on a shopping trip for new clothes, or to buy gadgets that can help them around the home.
Gift-giving is one of many ways you can strengthen your bond with others and show how much they mean to you.
A Special Way to Say Thank-You
It’s not unusual for people to feel awkward about expressing thanks for something someone else has done for them. Saying thank-you doesn’t only apply to family or those that are within your social circle.
For instance, you could send a thank-you gift to the real estate agent who went the extra mile to find the right place for you and your family. Perhaps you might want to thank your dental technician for making your smile spectacular? Sometimes we feel happy and fulfilled as a result of others efforts to make us feel that way. In these instances, it’s a great idea to express your appreciation by saying thank you. A gift is a great way to do it!
A Way To Say Sorry
We all make mistakes from time to time. Some of those mistakes involve upsetting people. When you feel complete remorse and want to express your feelings by saying you are sorry, a gift is often an excellent way to attempt to turn a bad situation into something positive.
You could send something that’s considered to be an inside joke. Perhaps you might send a scrapbook you’ve crafted of your memories together. Either way, explaining you’re sorry through gift-giving, allows the receiver to see how much you care.
Gift-giving is often underrated and generally mainly associated with the holidays, even when there are so many more days of the year that people deserve a present. Presents don’t have to be expensive. For example, you could make a piece of jewelry, organic soap, or cookies. Or even pick flowers from your back garden.
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