what are the gifts you give to a birthday celebrant or any occasion?

@amyson (3509)
Philippines
October 3, 2009 6:17am CST
i usually give gifts depend to occasion it ranges to material gifts to non-material gifts.i usually give gifts like a birthday card.since i like to write and through writing can able to express my self.but if i am the one to have a birthday party i usually love to receives gifts that is material since i love any surprises when opening gifts.i also appreciate a birthday card or treating me on my b-day or any occasion which i feel that i am very special person.happy mylotting friends..
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
4 Oct 09
I do not like to present with flower bouquets as the happiness is momentary. Especially in marriages, so many present flower bouquets and the recipient will receive it smile, pose for a photograph and video and put it aside. That is all. While vacating the Hall, how many bouquets can you carry home? This happened in my son's and daughter's marriage and I felt very sad to leave them all in the marriage Hall with the thought that everyone has took pains to buy them spending some money, bringing it and giving it to the bride or bridegroom with love and affection. We are not able to carry them all, even if carry home, where to keep them? If all the money is put together, how much is the wastage? That money would have helped the couple to buy something useful for the new family set up. It is of use only to the seller. Hence I always give material gifts only, depending upon the occasion, person and utility value.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
yes we usually buy something that are very useful to celebrant that she can use it everyday.gifts are still appreciated by the receiver in many ways...happy mylotting.
• United States
3 Oct 09
It depends on who it is, but if I can't think of anything, I always fall back on a gift card to a book store. I think books are good gifts but I don't always know what someone will like, so this lets me "get them a book" without having to choose the book. I will always give a card with it as well. While it would be nice to be able to actually choose a material gift, I am not very good at it, so i stick to gift cards a lot.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
same here lol,i also want to give any cards to celebrant.i can express my self through writing..
3 Oct 09
For my husband's and kids' birthdays, I ask them what they would like to receive for their birthdays. If it something I can afford, they'll get it from me. If not, I will still try to save for it but it has to be something reasonable and within my budget. The same goes to my mother and immediate family (brothers and sister. Oftentimes, they ask for simple things like books, a pair of socks, necktie, new clothes. My youngest daughter is so sweet, she often says she does not want any gift for her birthday, she just wants us to be a happy family. But, we still buy her gifts. There is nothing like seeing the excitement/expression on a child's face when he/she opens a present or presents.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
yes there is happiness and excitement when opening gifts.i like surprises too.
@home415 (118)
• United States
3 Oct 09
I first give them their card. Then I take them out to eat. Then we go to the party. Then I give them something they wanted a month or 2 ago they still wanted but didn't have.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
well that are all good plan and hope you make it come true your loved ones would truly appreciate what you doing for them. it would make them realize you care for them although you is unable to buy the things they want or need in the past you would still buy them but in later period. i do hope they would still appreciate it even it is already too late and their interest does not wean.
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
hi amyson! that's a good way of expressing ur care for the person, i used to do that. now, i dont know what to tell them, maybe not that inspired lately, hehe. lately, am fond of drawings so i draw their face, put it a frame and give it to them. sometimes, we organize a surprise party for the person concerned. still, all the stuff i gave, be it my family or friends depend on my budget and time but i make it a point that it must be really special and truly intended for them. so there! :)
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
yes, simple but especial makes it more memorable to the receiver even if the giver spend lot of time to craft the gift using her creativeness is more appreciated. giving truly that comes from the heart and the person who receive knew to thanks fully the person is a good sign she truly appreciate remembering her in special occasions. when it times you celebrate something like milestone or anniversary she would do the same thing to remember you.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
3 Oct 09
Hi,amyson,i am a person who thinks that,i want to treat me as a person who give special and unexpected gifts for any occasion.That is my weakness.In recent times i ordered cake with a shape of "20" for my sister's daughter who is celebrating 20 years birth day,that too i didn't revealed up to last minute.Have a nice time.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
that is nice,well there is some happiness when giving gifts specially if it heartily given..
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
I gave something useful to the celebrant like clothes, books, or simply things that can be use in everyday lives.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
yes simple gifts that he can use everyday is very useful.
3 Oct 09
I usually give cards too. The last gift I gave to a friends was a birthday cake. It was special. I am not usually a gift-giver, my kindness and being there with my friends are more important.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
yes,same here,i prefer to give cards.i know it is cheap but it is meaningful..
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
it depends really.if I know the person well,I will give him/her the gift s/he really loves.I will give a book to bookworm and a scented soap to a girly friend.I prefer giving gifts that they can use.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
yes it depends what do your friends like then that is the gift that you will buy maybe a pair of sleeper,clothes,accesories.etc..
@slot100 (546)
• Hungary
3 Oct 09
Depends ofcourse on the person whose birthday it is. like, do I know him/her well? What does he/she like, what does he/she wants etc.. Always I give a unique funny birthday card, with a nice little story written myself inside it, about him or her. also, I take lots of thoughts in giving a present. I don't buy something randomly, I don't look atthe price, I jsut take a good look at what he/she may like and what he/she certainly woudn't expect to get. And to see the surprised face, is always a great feeling for me
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
yes surprises makes a great feeling to a celebrant.although because many of our friends are very busy at work i think just remembering her is the important part of the special day.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
i usually give books as presents whenever its a friend or a family member's bday. i am not sure if they read what i have given them though. lol. they like to read that's why i give books. giving gifts should depend on the likes and interests of the persons you are going to give presents to.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
well,most of our gifts are usually what our friends like,some ask what they want to receive during their b-day.
@rtslvtwy (1091)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 09
It really depends on the occasion and who the person is. If it's a person i know and close with and knowing what he/she likes, definitely I will give him/her the presents that he/she likes. If it's someone else that i do not really know, then i just buy something that is relevant to the person or the occasion.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
same here,i also like to know what he/she likes and what things she really happy.happy mylotting.
@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
Hi there and smile! It depends on the birthday celebrant. I think i think of the things she/he likes, like clothes and other things. I like to give gifts that a birthday celebrant can use for a long time. Something that he or she will remember. Happy mylotting and smile always!
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
she would really appreciate especially if you choose those classical design clothes and not the fashion type of clothes. as you know they get saturation point while the classical design could still be wearable after those years it get used since the design never get worn out just choose those comfortable clothing and the receiver would surely appreciate it.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
I usually give gifts that are handmade by me and I do not like to buy sometimes I prefer a real conversation or greeting which I am more excited to listen to the voice of the well wishers than a material gifts. I like the personal greeting which the one I love most. In cases the person is far from me I still prefer a long distance call or Ym. This is much sweeter than giving a commercialized gifts.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
well that is also great..talking to someone who is far away it makes a bridge to such communication.