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November 18, 2017

Can Gifts Strengthen Relationships?


Being humans we live in communities and are born naturally with relationships. A lot of what we do in our lives is meant to make our loved ones happy. There are different ways to express this love. Sometimes we can misunderstand things too. There are times when we have fights and arguments with our relatives but they are just part of life. A wise person is he who understands the various phases a relationship goes through. Expecting that absolutely nothing would happen in a relationship is an aim at perfectionism and we know for a fact that perfect things don’t exist.

It is in our nature as humans that we like to express what we are feeling. As human mind evolved with time it found new ways of expressing the various emotions such as sadness, happiness, shock, anger etc. Exchanging gifts with loved ones is one of the most common yet powerful ways of sharing these great feelings of love, happiness, and kindness. A gift can strengthen a relationship in many ways. Let’s look at a few ways in which giving a gift to your loved ones can cause a relationship to become stronger than before.

 It shows that you care

The first thing that a gift means is that you care. You wouldn’t want to purchase something for someone you don’t know or care about. If you have spent the time to consider some gift ideas and purchase a gift for someone, it clearly shows you think and cares about that person. While money should not be mentioned among relationships but pulling money out of pocket for something you don’t need but someone else does is a clear sign of your love and care for someone. As soon as your loved one accepts the gift the feelings become mutual and a strong bond is created.

 It lets you express what you can’t in words

Not all your feelings can be expressed in words. In fact, not all of them are meant to be expressed in words. Sometimes your expression needs to be in a form that can be felt and touched. That’s when a gift is a perfect way to express what you feel inside. It is a way for you to bring the purest feelings in your heart out in front of the person you love. These feelings can be for your mother, father, siblings, life partner, nephew, niece or anyone who is in relation with you.

 It marks the occasion forever

During our lifetimes we become parts of several events. Birthdays, weddings, family reunions etc. are different ways for us humans to share ourselves with those who we think care. However, a gift can mark the occasion forever not only for you but for the person you have shared your gift with. It becomes a mark for your loved one to remember that event. The beautiful truth hidden in it is that whenever your loved one remembers the gift he/she will remember you and you will become a permanent part of his/her memory.

 It shows that you know them

How does it feel when you discover that someone in your family or relatives remembers your birthday? Why is it that we are most attracted to the person who knows about our likes and dislikes? It is in human nature and we can’t change it. When you think of giving a gift to your loved one you want to make sure you keep in mind their favorite colors, tastes, seasons, words etc. With your gift you can show your loved ones that you know about them and this just makes them fall in love with you.

It can make their wishes come true

It is true that you can make a person’s wish come true with the help of a gift. There is no better gift than giving an item to a person who needed it most. Let’s suppose you were thinking of buying a laptop for quite some time but could not save enough money to buy one due to random expenses. How would you feel if someone gifted a laptop to you? If not a laptop, what if someone who loves you gave you enough money for you to be able to buy the laptop eventually?

 It gives you a reason to talk

Even if you feel like talking to that particular person you have nothing in your mind. That’s when a small gift could become the reason to talk. You don’t have to buy something really big or expensive for that person. Just pick the right thing according to that person’s personality and occasion. You can always start from “did you like it?” and then take your conversation to places you like.

 It’s a way to be with them when you’re not there

Choosing a gift can be quite difficult. Mostly it depends on the occasion the type of gift you purchase for your loved one. However, it is best that you buy something that lasts for a long time. This way you can be with your loved one for a long time. A locket, chain, bracelet, ring, clothing item etc. can be a great way to remind your loved one of you for years to come. Something as simple as an album of your loved one’s favorite band could also serve this purpose well.

We could go on and on about how gifts can be a great way to share love, joy, and emotions with your loved ones. In relationships, the thing that matters the most is the love and feelings you exchange with each other. It is not the amount of money you spent to buy the gift but the height of passion that you purchased the gift that matters the most. What makes things even better is when your loved one accepts your gift and reciprocates with even more beautiful words or gift to share his gratitude with you.

For more information on gift giving, lifestyle, wellbeing, and self-improvement visit the Gifts Ready To Go Blog.

 

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