How Important is Gift Giving in a relationship?
Gift giving is an important aspect of Relationship building, It shows that you care for the recipient and you have thought about them.
Gift giving is an expression of Love.
The answer lies with a simple thoughtful gift. The Gift also tells the recipient that you have thought about them. Your Gift recipient is Happy and that makes you Happy.
Our Puranas and Holy books suggest that a gift should always be given without an expectation or return of a favor from the recipient. That is the ideal form of Gift giving.
Gifts help you build mutual respect:
It is always important to give the right gift according to the occasion. Giving the right gift shows that you have high regard for the recipient and the occasion. It is also a gentle reminder for the recipient of your thoughtfulness.
This simple gesture ensures a subtle expression of Mutual respect.
Gifts help you build trust:
A stable relationship is built on Trust. Gifts play a major role as it helps you in the first stages of trust building. A friendly, Positive environment is built which lays the foundation for a great relationship.
Gifts help you show Gratitude and appreciation:
The Right kind of Gift evokes powerful emotions even decades later. They are beautiful memories created for life. Shared happiness we experience by this simple gesture builds strong relationships for life.
Gifts help you create a smile:
A simple thoughtful gesture of creating the recipients’ favorite meal is sure to put a smile on their face. You have created a wonderful relationship there. The price of your gift does not decide the depth of your love. Your thoughtfulness is all that matters.
There is a beautiful quote by Mother Teresa
It is not about how much we can give But how much Love we put into giving.
The whole concept of Gift giving is based on Thoughtfulness. How much love, compassion and time you spent on choosing a gift for your loved one is all that matters for building a beautiful relationship.
Points to keep in mind while buying a Gift:
- Know the likes and dislikes of your Recipient.
- It is all about the recipient and not about the giver.
- Please do not discuss the price of your gift.
- Plan ahead of time.
- If you are not sure about what they want you can always ask.
- Plan your gift according to the occasion.
- Gift Experiences.
- Personalize your gift
- Gift wrap it for an element of surprise.
- Do not expect an elaborate Thank you note from the recipient for your Gift.
- Do not brag about your gift, It is between you and the recipient.
A quote from Bhagwad Gita:
Krishna: “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return. But when it is given expecting something in return, or for the sake of a future reward or a specific type of sentiment in return, the gift is of Rajas (impurity). And a gift given to the wrong person, at the wrong time and the wrong place, or a gift which comes not from the heart, and is given with proud contempt, is a gift of darkness.”
The Gita, Chapter 17, Verses 20-22
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