What items do you usually receive as a gift?

@brew2x (3096)
Philippines
November 5, 2007 1:48am CST
What item (s) does your friends or relatives often gives you? What items do you usually receive as a gift? I always receive watches as a gift for me. Maybe because I seldom wear one so people think I don't have one. I usually wear just bracelet. I have just received another watch last week from my mother's friend =)
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8 responses
• United States
5 Nov 07
Hi Brew, Your discussion made me think how funny we are that we assume people that dont have, say a watch on their arm, dont have one. I mean, why dont they ever think that the person doesnt want to wear one? Instead they buy you one, thinking they are doing you a favor. Of course the gift is supposed to be in itself the thoughtfulness of the action. Now there's pressure on the reciever to like it and use it. If you dont, you continue to get the same gift over and over. lol Bay Lay Gray xx
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
Just last month, I've stayed with my aunt in Singapore and I've tried to apply for a job. Their apartment security gave me a watch because he noticed that I don't have one and thought it will be really useful so that I won't be late for job interviews. It was really thoughtful. I wear that everytime I went out if he is the one on duty because it makes him happy and I just remove the watch if I'm pretty far from our place (if it doesn't match the clothes that I'm wearing). =)
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• United States
7 Nov 07
Hi Brew, That is really thoughtful of you! I think many people would just put it away and make excuses for why they arent wearing it. I agree with you. Im sure it does make him feel good that you wear it. Good thinking! Bay xx
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
7 Nov 07
Usually a pen or a book...
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
I think a book is a good gift for people who loves reading. Especially if they've picked the right book for you =) Thanks for dropping by chunter =)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
That's great for you getting expensive gifts especially in the Phils. I usually get T-shirts or shorts , mostly hankies and toiletries. Hope to have some expensive items.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
Yes I must say I'm pretty lucky =) Don't worry, you might receive something that you really want and something expensive this coming Christmas =) Thanks for posting!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
They mostly give me t-shirts or any upper garments, I guess that's what most of them can afford at. So the only thing I have to worry about is, buying a short or pants in which is obviously more expensive than shirts!;) Though I am not into expecting gifts from them, I wish that one day there'd be one that can give me a pair of new shoes (can be a basketball shoes or a good pair of casual ones).=P
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
I think it is pretty smart to give t-shirts as a gift because as you've said pants is pretty expensive and it is also difficult to tell the correct size of pants for a person just by looking =) So, a new pair of shoes is at the top of your Christmas wish list =) I really want a Playstation Portable but it is really expensive, I don't think anybody would give me one. I might as well save some money for that ... LOL ... =)
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Most common things for me to receive are books, Cds and movies....sometimes clothes and shoes but always books!! I am an avid reader so its always a safe bet with me LOL since I'm apparetnly a difficult person to buy for :-/
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
That's really nice because they really want you to enjoy their gifts. I love reading books too, I prefer suspense or horror stories. How about you?
@diillu (5128)
5 Nov 07
It's good that you receive watches. About me I always receive the gifts like photoframe from my friends and family. It's already too much in my home and yet again they bring the some. These days I can be so sure that I can tell that they have brought the photo frame for me even without opening the gift.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
There are people who loves to give photoframes as a gift. I think in every occassion, it is impossible that you wouldn't receive any photoframe =)
@Molinda (77)
• China
5 Nov 07
I always receive clothes as a gift .because everytime my friend ask me what is my favorite ,i always say the beautiful clothses. :)
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
I love clothes too... blouses and skirts =) I think it is common for girls, there are also lots of choices and designs for female clothings and it seems that there is always something new out in the market =)
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
I usually receive pouches and coin purses. ^__^ I don't know why but I guess because it can easily be found on every stores, its not that expensive and its the usual gifts for girls. ^__^;;
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
I also like giving coin purses as a gift because I find them cute and very light especially if I'm from a trip outside the country or town =)