A gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment. An item is not a gift, if that item, itself, is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. In many countries, the act of mutually exchanging money, goods, etc. may sustain social relations and contribute to social cohesion. Economists have elaborated the economics of gift-giving into the notion of a gift economy. By extension the term gift can refer to anything that makes the other happier or less sad, especially as a favor, including forgiveness and kindness. Gifts are also first and foremost presented on occasions - birthdays and Christmas being the main examples.


In many cultures gifts are traditionally packaged in some way. For example, in Western cultures, gifts are often wrapped in wrapping paper and accompanied by a gift note which may note the occasion, the recipient's name, and the giver's name. In Chinese culture, red wrapping connotes luck. Although inexpensive gifts are common among colleagues, associates and acquaintances, expensive or intimate gifts are considered more appropriate among close friends, romantic interests or relatives.

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Meghan Markle pairs

The Daily Mail 13 Apr 2024
Meghan, who was joined at the event by her close friend Serena Williams, put on a sensationally stylish display in a $812 (£650) dress from California designer Heidi Merrick at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge ... The Duchess of Sussex presents the trophy to her husband, the Duke of Sussex after his team the Royal Salute Sentebale Team....

Haptic shirt to help boost St James’ Park atmosphere for deaf Newcastle fans

AOL 12 Apr 2024
Former Newcastle midfielder Rob Lee, who is an ambassador for the project, told the PA news agency ...Football is an experience of sound really ... To mark the system’s launch, Sela has gifted its sponsorship rights for the Spurs game – including its logo space on the front of the shirt – to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) charity ... ....

Remember when email was heaven-sent, not a curse from below? | Mark Hinson

Tallahassee Democrat 12 Apr 2024
Oh dear, I owe money to the Geek Squad. Just got another testy email bill from them, a daily event. Scroll down. Look here. PayPal sent one of many terse emails, as well. PP wants me to pay up, too ... Mr ... A once-useful tool has been turned into a royal pain-in-the-you-know-what. Oh, I gotta go, Walmart wants to give me a $1,000 gift card for doing nothing....

Newcastle United to wear one-off shirt against Tottenham in 'game-changing' move

Yahoo Daily News 11 Apr 2024
NEWCASTLE United will wear a one-off shirt for this weekend's home game against Tottenham Hotspur in a groundbreaking move supporting the Royal National Institute for Deaf People. Kit sponsor Sela have gifted the ......

Laura Dern says it was a

The Daily Mail 10 Apr 2024
Laura Dern said it was a 'dream come true' to finally act with her father - two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern - for the first time in three episodes of Apple TV+ miniseries Palm Royale. 'The gift of being a producer is you can be involved early in decisions,' the 57-year-old nepo-baby told the Los Angeles Times last month....

The Indulgent Mother’s Day Gifts for the Beauty Lover

New York Observer 09 Apr 2024
Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer Guerlain Abeille Royale Oil and Day Cream Travel Mini Gift Set Corpus Naturals Body Scrub in Katrafay Trudon Sous un Ciel de Pétales Candle Crown Affair The Set SK-II First ... Guerlain Abeille Royale Oil and Day Cream Travel Mini Gift Set....

Video: Sheikh Hamdan gives Eidiya to all young muezzins in Dubai

Khaleejtimes 09 Apr 2024
Dubai's young muezzins were all smiles as they received a special envelope from none other than Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ... Stay up to date with the latest news. Follow KT on WhatsApp Channels ... It was an initiative that won residents' hearts ... Happily holding their royal gifts, the boys took turns in thanking Sheikh Hamdan. ... ....

Royal Mail cutting deliveries ‘could kill off handwritten letters’

The Times/The Sunday Times 08 Apr 2024
They have provided dispatches back home from the battlefield, declarations of love, and notes of thanks for Christmas gifts. Yet handwritten letters face a new threat in the internet age — from Royal Mail itself ... Last week Royal Mail asked Ofcom to allow it to....

Gift shops, online stores add delight to Eid spirit

Gulf-Times 06 Apr 2024
... joy.Shops and online platforms are luring buyers with gift ideas that range from chocolates and food hampers to greeting cards.“Eid is the occasion of fervour and glee, and many express their joy by gifting,” said Tomas Avila, who runs the Royal Classic shop at Matar Al Qadeem....

‘I think I can help’: Local communications professional volunteers to assist beleaguered tulip festival

Ottawa Business Journal 05 Apr 2024
... tulip festival is because of the Civic campus being host to the Netherlands and the royal family during World War Two.” ... The royal family gifted to Ottawa the tulips as a thank you for sheltering the family and for the role Canada played in the liberation of the Netherlands....

Eid Al Fitr 2024: 18 last-minute gift ideas for friends and family

Khaleejtimes 04 Apr 2024
When it comes to gifting options for this festive season, there is a wide range of choices to express gratitude and love towards family and friends ... Eid gifts and decor items including this decorative Oud Burner can be found at all Royal Furniture stores across the UAE and online....

Balmoral Castle will open to the public for the first time

Harpers Bazaar 04 Apr 2024
Any fan of the royal family – or perhaps, anyone looking for some particularly regal design inspiration – should make a date in their diary to visit Balmoral Castle, the Scottish seat of King Charles, which is now open to the public in a historic move ... In 1852, Prince Albert purchased Balmoral as a gift for his wife, Queen Victoria ... Royal Family....

Is Meghan

The Daily Mail 03 Apr 2024
The piece was first seen on the royal's wrists on February 15th, with royal watchers asking if it was perhaps a Valentine's gift from Harry ... She stacked the gift on top of her Cartier Watch when she visited the Archewell Foundation's San Antonio Welcome Project a day later ... Meghan MarkleLos AngelesRoyals. ....