Is the size and price of a gift an indication of the love of the giver ?

@ronnyb (6125)
Jamaica
October 31, 2008 7:43pm CST
This is a question often raised around certain seasonal celebrations such as christmas ,valentines ,anniversaries and birthdays.There are those who believe that it is and would prefer a sixty thousand dollars versus a card valued at two or three dollars.Their belief is that bigger is better and a car is bigger on two ground one price and two size There are those however who are more sentimental and believe size doesnt matter and its the thought that counts .Consequently they believe that buying a car is simply a matter of affordability and requires very little thought except in choosing a brand and colour which are pretty much predetermined.On the other hand a card may require more thought in determining what to write in it inorger to convey the correct sentiment The issue may not be divided along the lines of size ,price and sentiment as expressed above.There is a school of thought that its not how much you give but it is the percentage of how much you have that you give in the same way the widow of Jesus's day only gave a few coins to the collection plate but a higher percentage than the enormous amounts given by others. Wherever you weigh in on this discussion ,please make your contributtion.
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@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
6 May 09
It depends. If someone daoesn't have much money and they buy what they can, the gift says it all. If osmeone is rich and they buy you something cheap and it clearly has no meaning, then that's something else. I gage the thought behind the gift. If someone just grabs something off of the shelf as if they are in a hurry then, I think at least they were thinking of me. If the gift too a lot of thought, then I think....they really love me.
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@soulist (2987)
• United States
7 May 09
vicar is right. It all depends on the person's financial status. I mean you cannot gauge a person's love based on the price or size of a gift. My ex picked me wild flowers and I felt more loved with that than if he bought me flowers. My friends have made me cards and the such which made me feel loved.
• United States
6 May 09
Sometimes we try to impress someone with an expensive gift, but if that is necessary, do we really want a relationship like that?
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@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
7 May 09
I don't believe the size or price of the gift shows how much a person loves someone. I would love to receive a gift from my kids that was given from the heart. I love it when they surprise me by cleaning the house without being asked or making me a card or other nice piece of art, JUST BECAUSE. If someone buys me a new car I wouldn't want to know it was just done because they could afford to do so. I would rather know they did it because they knew how BAD I needed it.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
8 May 09
Yes great answer,I would also liek to know that your two pennies was given from a kind place and represent an earnestness on your part rather than a large sum which only represent a minute even insignifican fraction.
@larish (2195)
• Philippines
9 May 09
It is the thoughts that really count. The best wedding gift I consider the most is the one given by an aunt whom I know who are also trying to make ends meet financially. She gave as a Tea pot with two cups. I really appreciate what she gave us despite how expensive the other gifts are. It touches me a lot because I know she saves some of her money just to gave us something in our wedding.