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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He fell ill on a cruise. Before he boarded the rescue boat, they handed him the bill.

Reno Gazette Journal 26 May 2024
But when they bought their first home in Saginaw, Michigan, in 2018, their real estate agent gifted them tickets for a Royal Caribbean cruise ... Independence of the Seas Medical Center, the on-ship medical facility on the cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International....

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ‘was the worst event ever’: Royal photographer

Hindustan Times 25 May 2024
Their wedding, which was widely watched by an estimated 1.9 billion viewers globally, was also marked by their adherence to royal protocols regarding gifts ... Duchess of Sussex for publicity.” The policy dictating the return of gifts is a standard procedure for all working royals....

Do Evri, DHL and Royal Mail deliver over the bank holiday weekend?

Metro UK 25 May 2024
Check when Royal Mail delivers over the bank holiday weekend so you can work out when you can send or receive gifts (Picture. PA)Does Royal Mail deliver on bank holidays? ... There are never Royal Mail deliveries on Sunday – with Royal Mail workers delivering letters and parcels six days a week, Monday to Saturday, throughout theyear....

Royal Caribbean passenger reveals the huge bill he received after suffering a seizure on board...

The Daily Mail 25 May 2024
Vincent Wasney and his fiancée, Sarah Eberlein, were enjoying their gifted Royal Caribbean cruise in December 2022 and had just reached CocoCay when Wasney started feeling off ... Vincent Wasney, pictured with his wife, suffered three seizures while on board a Royal Caribbean cruise in December 2022....

Trooping the Colour WILL go ahead next month with King Charles in attendance - despite ...

The Daily Mail 24 May 2024
While he is personally keen to ride his horse, Noble, a black mare which was a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, there are also concerns about how strenuous this could be ... King Charles III meeting Noble, the horse gifted to him by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at The Royal Mews in Windsor on March 11, 2023....

Kate Middleton ‘May Not Appear in Public for Rest of the Year’: Sources

The Daily Beast 24 May 2024
William is expected to devote even more time to his family over the next six weeks having been unexpectedly gifted time off after the royal family said they would be stepping back from some engagements to avoid distracting from a snap U.K ... A source described as a “senior royal ......

I've been on more than 30 cruises with my family. Here are my 6 tips ...

Business Insider 24 May 2024
... options.Although Royal Caribbean has a Starbucks on its ships, I opt for the free coffee to save money ... My family frequently sails with Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, and we've earned perks such as free and discounted beverages, onboard gifts, priority boarding, and more....

Democrats propose ban on officials receiving payments from foreign governments after Trump probe

The Nashville Ledger 22 May 2024
officials from accepting money, payments or gifts from foreign governments without congressional consent, their response to a yearslong probe into former President Donald Trump's overseas business dealings ... It would also expand to include money and gifts directly or indirectly from members of royal families and state-controlled enterprises....

Photos show what 15 different mansions, palaces, and parks in 'Bridgerton' look like in real life

Business Insider 22 May 2024
Similarly, the Featheringtons' honey-hued home in Grosvenor Square is actually a museum in Bath's historic Royal Crescent.The Featherington's home in "Bridgerton" (left) and in reality (right) ... 1 Royal Crescent, according to tourism organization Visit Britain ... These scenes were actually filmed at the Old Royal Naval College....

IPL 2024: Gurbaz leaves ailing mother's bedside in Afghanistan to help power 'family' Kolkata into final

Khaleejtimes 22 May 2024
He answered the SOS call from his team after Phil Salt left to prepare for England's T20 World Cup campaign ... Hyderabad will have another shot on Friday at making the decider when they clash with the winner of Wednesday's game between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru ... Rahmanullah Gurbaz receives special gift from MS Dhoni IPL 2024 ... ....

Just a few things that Rotary does for the community | Bill Cornelius

Red Bluff Daily News 22 May 2024
I could also tell you about our 4-H Judging project, Four-Way Test Speech Contest, Christmas Gifts for Children and Seniors program, Camp Royal and Camp Venture Programs, Young Farmer of the Year Program, Student of the Month Program, Little Free Library Program, Literacy Program; Professional and Student Exchange programs ... .......

Gift extraordinary!

Kuensel 21 May 2024
This brings us to the vaccines repository of Bhutan, and one that is a special gift to the young girls from Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine ... Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother for the giving us rare gift to embrace the miracle of life!....

King Charles is pictured with a younger Prince Harry and Prince William in rarely-seen Christmas...

The Daily Mail 21 May 2024
Royal fans will notice a glimpse of Prince Louis in a young William's cheeky face ... 'John gave decades of trusted, loyal service and was a valued and respected employee of King Charles whilst he was The Prince of Wales, which is reflected in the many years worth of cards, gifts and letters that he received from his Royal Highness....