price of gift !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@vinay049 (1839)
India
November 4, 2008 4:35am CST
i know its very strange.but now i want to ask you all this thing.when you receive any gift as present,does the price of that thing matter to you?? tell me reason why?? if telling about me,it does not matter to me.because the feelings is more precious to me than then price of that gift.what about you friends??
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15 responses
@msedge (4012)
• United States
19 May 09
I never count the price.Being remembered and knowing someone cares for me is enough.I would be very happy about that.Its not the actually the price that really matters but the emotional value of the gift.
• United States
9 Nov 08
no it doesnt matter to me at all.. as long as i like it or as long as they cared enough to think of me and take the time to pick it out thats good enough for me!!
@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Nov 08
Hi there vinay049 Usually the price of a gift really doesn't matter to me but I was a bit disappointed when I had found that all our Christmas gifts (mine and my three sons) last year came from the pound/dollar shop from my friend. I wouldn't have minded but when I went into the shop they were all staring at me and I felt like she just couldn't be bothered. The boys toys broke within days because they were so cheaply made. I would rather she had bought us a tin a bisuits or something. Generally I am not bothered how much someone spends on me for gifts it really is the thought that has gone into the gift that matters!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
5 Nov 08
The thought and intentions behind giving me the gift are far more important to me than the price of it! A gift from the heart is actually priceless and there is no expensive subsitute. A hand-drawn card from a child, a romantic letter from a spouse..... Gifts like these cost practically nothing at all yet they can mean so much.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Hey vinay! Well it's nice to say that the price doesn't matter, but it does! You can tell yourself all you want that you really don't care how much something costs, but most people really do. Yes, they say it's the thought that counts, but most people don't mean that at all! They are really wondering how much you spent! I know that is a very shallow way to think, but actually people are bascially really shallow! You can think that they don't care if that's what they are saying, but I am telling you that they do care! That is the way people's minds really work. And if they tell you something different they are lying!
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I grew up believing that it's not the price of the gift, it's the thought that counts. The cost of that gift is totally irrelevant! Also, I've seen people who give gifts who purposefully leave the price tag on it. In my opinion, I think that is a tacky bid to show you, and everybody, exactly how much they spent on you. I appreciate any gift, no matter how small it is, or how inexpensive it is, simply because it was given in a good spirit, friendship (or love), and caring.
4 Nov 08
Hi vinay049, I'm the same here but I have a friend who has other two friends and the one she likes better got a expensive present and the other got a cheap one, but the one that got the expensive present does not think much of her, so I just think that this friend was just buying friendship and the other friend that had the cheap present treasured her gift. Tamara
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
4 Nov 08
The price of the gift really does not matter to me. It is the thought that truly counts.
@balasri (26549)
• India
4 Nov 08
You must consider yourself to have someone caring for you to gift you something.The more people you have the more happy you become.The cost of the thing has nothing to do with the gesture.I cherish lot of small things which have been given to me as gifts.They are priceless.
• United States
4 Nov 08
I actually get very angry when someone spends a lot of money on me. I think that they would rather just throw some money at me than think of me with their heart. I very much prefer hand made gifts and cards. My children make my Mother's Day gifts and my birthday gifts. Those hand made gifts mean so much more to me than any diamond bracelet could ever mean.
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I think when people look at a gift and try to find out how much it costs it's so that when they give a gift back later on they set a price range of sorts. That is how my husband's step-mom was when he and i were getting wedding gifts. When i got things from friends and family i told them i dont care i love anything they give even if it is a toothpick! She wasn't too happy to say the least. It is more about that the person remembered you and put time into picking something for you. I get more emotional over cards than anything else. I think about how many cards a person looks at helplessly before they find one the believe to be just right =) So, NO. To me price is not an issue. It is the thought that counts, the sentimental value not the monetary value.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
4 Nov 08
the price shouldn't matter it's the thought that does.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
4 Nov 08
no it does not matter. what matters most in the sense it is gifted. if its gifted from heart, that is most rewarding
@blitzkiba (641)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
That depends on the person giving it if its the president giving me a gift and its just a piture holder then i wouldnt give much attention to it. But if its my poor friends and he/she gave me something he/she cant really afford but make sacrifice to save then i would keep it and take good care of it.
@nanayangel (7860)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
Hi there Vinay! I don't put much value on the price of a gift given to me. As the saying goes, I also believe that it's the though that counts. Having someone going out of his or her way and giving effort to find and buy you a gift, or make you one is what really counts. I always appreciate that.