Gift

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.

Presentation

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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King Charles and Queen Camilla don robes and feather hats at historic Garter Day ceremony

Metro UK 17 Jun 2024
It follows a weekend of royal pageantry kicked off by Saturday’s Trooping the Colour ceremony, which saw Princess Kate’s first return to public duties since her cancer diagnosis ... Just 100 prints of the painting – depicting his grandmother’s holiday home, Scotland’s Castle of Mey – are now available at the Royal Sandringham estate gift shop....
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Royal Oak police: Royal Oak man faces felony for destroying police iPad during court hearing; ...

The Oakland Press 16 Jun 2024
Royal Oak man faces felony for destroying police iPad during court hearing ... Police said the domestic violence suspect, Josef Cadwell, 45, was in a jail cell for a hearing June 4 when he appeared before Royal Oak 44th District Judge Andrew Kowalkowski ... Royal Oak woman steals $284 worth of items from gift shop, busted when she returns....
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As Kate Middleton gets back behind the camera, how the Princess

The Daily Mail 16 Jun 2024
However, the royal hobbyist can be forgiven for the photographic blip, for her previous skill behind the camera has gifted insight that many professional snappers have struggled to capture - with her family her biggest muse ... The young royal posed in a polo-style top with a sandy shoreline and water behind him in his birthday snap....
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HISTORY OF COFFEE: Coffee Beans are the Second Most Traded Raw Material Across the Globe

Space Coast Daily 16 Jun 2024
coffee’s beginnings are enveloped in mystery and lore ... The best-known rumor is about a goatherd called Kaldi. Coffee Originated in Ethiopia ... Related Story. ... Related Story. ... In 1714, the Mayor of Amsterdam presented King Louis XIV of France with a young coffee plant as a gift, and Louis ordered it to be planted in the Royal Botanical Garden in Paris ... Dr ... ....
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Prince Harry and Meghan eye UK return: Sussexes ‘may start living part-time’ claims Royal butler

Hindustan Times 15 Jun 2024
A former royal butler claims the couple may be considering a part-time residence back in the UK ... Their former UK residence, Frogmore Cottage, which was a royal gift to Harry upon his marriage, was taken away from them last summer following their controversial Netflix documentary and interview....
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King honours his royal doctors for personal service amid cancer treatment - as Kate Middleton gives...

The Daily Mail 15 Jun 2024
The King has personally honoured his top royal doctors for personal service amid his treatment for cancer ... Awards of the Royal Victorian Order are in the King's gift and are bestowed independently of Downing Street to those who have served the monarch or the Royal Family in a personal way....
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Happy Birthday, your Majesty! King Charles waves to crowds as he arrives for regal procession with...

The Daily Mail 15 Jun 2024
But, as he sat next to his strength-and-stay, Queen Camilla, the royal pair looked resplendent as they observed the parade ... Noble, a black mare gifted to Charles by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when he became King, struggled to adapt to the surroundings and they had to step forward to help steady the horse....
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Princess Charlotte, 9, orders her brother Prince Louis, 6, to

The Daily Mail 15 Jun 2024
The six-year-old - who has a reputation for stealing the show at royal events - put on an endearingly cheeky performance today as he thrilled the crowd with a series of unimpressed looks and adorable quips ... During the procession, the cheeky royal was transported in a carriage alongside his mother and two siblings, George, 10, and Charlotte, 9....
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Prince Andrew looks disgruntled as he takes solo ride on the eve of another Trooping ...

The Daily Mail 14 Jun 2024
While Charles is personally keen to ride his horse, Noble, a black mare gifted to him by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, concerns have been raised about how strenuous this could be as he continues treatment for cancer ... Royal fans have told of their excitement ahead of tomorrow's event - and are hoping to see Kate 'if she is up for it'....
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King Charles ‘snubs’ Kate Middleton in major announcement amid Princess of Wales’ cancer treatment

Live Mint 14 Jun 2024
The King appointed Baroness Manningham-Buller, a former MI5 director, as Chancellor of the Order of the Garter.The monarch also appointed Lord Ashton of Hyde, a former insurance broker, as Master of the Horse, overseeing the Royal Mews during state events....
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Excitement builds ahead of King

The Daily Mail 14 Jun 2024
But while Charles is personally keen to ride his horse, Noble, a black mare which was a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, concerns have been raised about how strenuous this could be as he continues treatment for cancer ... King Charles III meeting Noble, the horse gifted ......
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Trooping the Colour route map: Where are the best spots and timings to see King Charles

The Daily Mail 14 Jun 2024
Noble, a black mare gifted to Charles by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when he became King, struggled to adapt to the surroundings and a groom had to step forward to help steady the horse ... With tickets sold out, royal fans will have to head to public vantage points along the route if they want to catch a glimpse of the grandeur....
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Kate Middleton mirrors Diana’s fate over tragic snub by King Charles

The News International 13 Jun 2024
In the end, the royal author compared Kate’s situation to Diana, noting she was void of any special honour during her decades-long tenure in the family ... "The King showers the people around him who favor royal titles and gifts ... royal family....

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