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A Recipient centric gift or a Giver centric gift?


She was overwhelmed with joy when he offered her the tiny globe.

Because she knew how much he valued the little earth.

So what’s your best fit while choosing something for your loved one- A Recipient centric gift or a Giver centric gift?

A recipient centric gift would make the receiver happy always [But only if the giver’s guesses worked properly while selecting the best fit gift].

Now what if your loved one offered you the thing which is most valuable in his/her eyes? Wont it be much more beautiful when you feel that treasure he/she has shared with you [A giver centric gift]

Author: Akhila

Akhila is the founder and sole contributor of wordsandnotion.com and qualitynotion.com. A self motivated life long learner who loves to decode signs from the universe. Her weirdness is totally aligned with her real life stories and thought experiments. She is the author of “Know them, One answer to many questions” (a General Knowledge book) and “I Had a Crush - The 17 Kinks” (A free ebook of 17 short stories)

26 thoughts on “A Recipient centric gift or a Giver centric gift?

  1. A gift is a token of love, so does it matter if it is recipient-centric or giver-centric?
    It is a token that conveys the importance of your presence in their life.

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  2. I almost always now give something that was mine as a gift, something that I especially loved. To me this has multiple purposes: it cuts down on commercialism and waste and gas and also re-purposes something that was special to someone you love. I feel this has better meaning than just going to a store because the item is infused with your energy.

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  3. A deep psychological question. For the giver, it all boils down to motivation: why the gift? Does it carry expectations, or none? The “danger” in gift-giving: we all like to be made to feel good, so if I give a gift to make someone else feel good, is my motive that they recipient will make me feel good in turn by thanking me, etc.? What’s the agenda behind the giving?

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    • Yes, shatara, but the more you worry about the hidden motive behind the same, the less you could enjoy the worth of the gift…


      • Well Akhila, it’s my nature to “worry” about such things. They say when life hands you lemons (gift) make lemonade. Life has handed me my share of “gifted” lemons, and often enough, no sugar came with them so the “lemonade” remained undrinkable. My learned philosophy is not to give gifts – ever – but to ever be “on call” for anyone – that’s anyone! – who needs help in some way I can provide that help. I prefer to help those who have no means to reciprocate. You could say that the ultimate gift, the safest gift, is offering compassion, the giving of one’s life (all at once or incrementally over many long years) to another – any other – without expectation(s). There, now I’ve explained it a bit more… 🙂

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        • You explained it well shatara…and regarding the worry part, I was not exception previously…I always thought about the secret agenda behind the helping hands ( there is an old post in my blog in those lines). And in fact which made me reluctant to ask for help whatever may be the circumstances.. still I am the same, but bit improved that I have that guts to say a “no” if something falls in my discomfort zone..
          Then I agree with you totally that, safest gift is the compassion offered.


  4. Never thought of this perceptive. hmmm well a gift is a gift and it would certainly bring a smile for sure. A giver centric gift may give initial momentary happiness but the recipient centric gift would certainly stay for prolonged period in their hearts.

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  5. This is a tough one. Depends on their relationship and how much they know each other.

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    • Tough indeed…but this wave of notion gave me a new impulse, a selfless impulse especially if it’s a receiver centric gift..like the giver is giving you what he values most, means he is ready to share his treasure with you…selfless indeed, no?


  6. Well, I always ensure a receiver centric gift 🙂

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  7. Yeaa ..personaly i prefer to give recipient cebtered gft to make them happy ( if i knw their choice) ..if i dont knw then i go for a random one..

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  8. Yeah…..never thought of it before….

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