Is it necessary to present a gift to your friend, during his Birthday?!?!?!?!

India
May 3, 2010 1:29am CST
Friends, every one is having friends and in that so many celebrated their friends birthday with so many things. Some may went to out to celebrate their friends birthday and some will go to party that night and some will arrange party in their home itself. On that occasion so many gifts will be presented to your loving friend, so my question is, is it necessary to present one gift to your friend during his birthday party?!?!?! Why can't we just wish that friend as usual?!?!?!?
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37 responses
• Canada
4 May 10
I know that now that we are getting old, presents aren't so important anymore. It is more important that you show up for the social and celebrate with them, than it is to spend money on a gift. To a child, the gift is all important, though and they are hurt if you don't bring something. But I routinely put on the invitation: "Presents not required, your presence is all that is necessary".
@daliaj (5689)
• India
3 May 10
It is not must that you should get a gift for your friend on birthday. But, is is always nice if you can get a gift. Won't you like it if you get a gift on your birthday? It works the same way. You don't have to get an expensive gift. You can get something very small such as something from a one dollar store will do. You can also get the friend a small card to say that the person is special for you. By giving a gift, you will add to the happiness of the person.
• India
3 May 10
Why i am asking you this question is because a really good heart friend won't expect all those gifts and presentations. Just he want wishes from friends and blessings from them. Any way happy mylotting.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
3 May 10
I agree that a good friend won't expect gifts, but I am sure that a small gift from you can make the person very happy. So, more that the value of the gift it is a small act to say that you care for the person and you are happy that he is celebrating his special day. I small act of love can do more than a thousand words can do. There is nothing that we should gift only if the person expects that.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
3 May 10
It isn't absolutely necessary to give a birthday gift to a friend, but it is a good gesture of friendship. Everyone likes to be remembered on their birthday. Birthday recognition doesn't have to come in material form. There are other ways to express the sentiment with appreiciation.
• India
3 May 10
Yup you are right every one likes to be remembered their birthday forever so not a mean that to give a gift, he/she and his/her friends can go out make a huge party or can go long journey. Thank you
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
3 May 10
There is no need to present a gift...a friend will never expect a gift..only lovers will expect gifts...on their birthdays.Friend needs just a wish..when one of my friend's birthday comes we call them and ask the treat first..then only we will wish..This only a friend will wish.But presenting a gift is good.It is also a different feeling.Only in childhood days I have presented gifts to my friends..now I just ask treat and we all will enjoy the day...
• India
3 May 10
Yes dear i also feel the same thing why need to present a gift. upppsss lovers will expect gifts?!?!?!? now its little bit amazing for me. I thought they also won't but now i came to know that one. happy mylotting.
• Philippines
3 May 10
Gifts come in different ways. It all depends on your purchasing power or just your creativity.hekek. For my part, I don't usually give gifts that can be purchased. I remember my friend who celebrated her birthday last February, I gave her just a short video clip of her photos and some compliments about her. It made her happy even with that gift. hehe. See? It cannot be bought but it really made her day so special. You just need a little effort and creativity to make her day truly memorable.
• India
3 May 10
Yup off course gift means its not a single type. It may be anything, I am also little bit like you only, usually i won't present any gift to my dearest friends. Thanks for your reply.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
3 May 10
Hello sach143_u! well for me, it doesn't neccessarily needed but it's much better if i have some token of something for my friend so as to remind her that i made an effort to surprise her with my present. We differs in so many ways and im sure that your friend have her own views regarding this topic, to whether she wanted to receive gifts from you or whether its enough for her that she knows that you remember to greet her on her birthday minus the gift. God luck and have a nice day ahead!
• India
3 May 10
I am really happy that you have shared so many things with me. I am thankfull to you and i wish you and your kid be happy forever. Thanks for your reply happy mylotting.
• India
3 May 10
yeah . . i agree with u . . its fair enough that we wish them with love and affection . . to make him more happier only people give them gifts :) . . i'm sayin it's not necessary but depends on our wish :)
• India
3 May 10
off course it depends on that perticular person if he want then he can present a gift or else just he can wish him as usual. Thank you for your responce.
@daiweian06 (1408)
10 Dec 10
It is not necessary that do we need to buy some gift just to present in a Birthday party. But it is a sign of paying back in return especially if there's a celebration. And it feel so different if we gave some gift for remembrance or a gift that we know she really like. When you see her face that feels so good in having a gift. So that when you celebrated your party they will give back and spend some time to the occasion.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I actually don't give gifts to most of my friends when it is their birthday. However, for those people that I am the closest to, I will give a gift to show those people how important that they are to me. You see, I have a lot of friends but not really a lot of people that I am particularly close to. It is those that I am the closest to that I will buy a gift. For the rest of my friends it is typically a nice card and some happy wishes for them.
31 Oct 10
I don't generally buy my friends gifts, although at times I do I don't expect them to buy me anything. I really think friendship is about being there and I'm not into gifts, although I do like to buy one's at certain times of the year I tend to do it only for Christmas. Most of my friends understand that it's not because I'm tight but I prefer to surprise them a different way :)
• United States
5 May 10
I never felt obligated to give a present to any of my friends or even family members who were having a birthday. Friendships shouldn't be based on gift giving. If they are, it's not a real friendship but something purchased.
• India
5 May 10
I do not think its necessary to present a gift your friend. I enjoy friends birthday by coming together and have fun, there is no formality as such. If I am going to a birthday party of an officemate or a relative, surely need to get a gift. again that is also not necessary but thats good to get. If I am going to a party of kid's birthday, yes definitely I get a gift for the child.
• Canada
4 May 10
You know, I don't know anyone who would not celebrate their friend's birthday. Celebrating your friend's birthday means you buy them a gift. You don't need to spend a lot but it's nice to make your friend feel special.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
4 May 10
hi sach, giving of gift on the occasions and birth days are fashion now,but some poor people cannot offer the gifts,so they are not attending the parties like maria ages and birthdays,here in marriages we also gift cash that is "Chadivimpulu" in Telugu language,but gift is not the criteria for friendship,have a nice day
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
4 May 10
I think that if it is a specific party, that it would be nice to give them a present. If you are just going out to celebrate with a bunch of people, I don't think there is a reason to give them a gift. I would just buy them a drink or something. Of course, if you don't have the money or you don't think it is right to give gifts, then I don't think you should feel obligated. It should mean enough to your friend that you are there to celebrate his special day with him.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
4 May 10
A gift probably isn't necessary for a real friend. A card would probably do. Just some kind of token of your affection towards them. If they are having a party everyone else would probably be giving them a gift, and I would feel bad if I didn'[t have anything for them, so in that case a gift is probably necessary. It wouldn't have to be a big or expensive gift, just something that shows you were thinking about them.
• Philippines
4 May 10
My bestfriend and I don't really give gifts to each other. Were more than happy just to celebrate birthdays with one another.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
4 May 10
I send e-cards when I remember. As for gifting, it depends on the situation and the setting. If there is a party that he or she is not throwing , then , yes ,a gift is suggested. If the individual is throwing the party then not so much. This way i an pick and choose to attend or not attend which makes the decision easier. A lot of people like to receive presents even if they are small, handmade, or just a token, it shows you care. Being on a limited budget makes it harder.
• Philippines
4 May 10
It's not necessary to present a gift to your friend. But since I love my friends and wanted my friends to be happy on their birthdays, I love to give gift. It would surely make them happier aside from getting a greetings and wishes from us.
@derek_a (10902)
4 May 10
For me it would be very expensive to give all my friends a birthday present on their birthday, but I always remember to send them a card. With my family it is different though because we have always bought each other a small present on each of our birthdays and continue to do so. Sometimes a family member will have a major birthday, like 21, or 50 or something. Then a party is held and I would buy that person a more expensive present. _Derek