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Gift Giving Occasions

Gift Giving

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There are many reasons why people give gifts to one another. After all, we are social creatures and we enjoy showing our appreciation and recognition for and of others. We often do this by giving gifts.

We give gifts to celebrate holidays such as Christmas. We also enjoy gift giving to celebrate milestones such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and retirements. We give gifts to honor our mothers and fathers on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It has become tradition and is an expected ritual for many holidays and occasions.

We also give gifts to celebrate special events such as graduations, to welcome a new baby, moving to a new home and recognition of a new job.

Another reason we like gift giving is to show our affection to someone we care about. Gift giving has become a perfect way for many of us to do this, especially on Valentine’s Day.

Companies give gifts to their employees to show appreciation for their valuable contribution to the company.

When it comes to giving gifts, online shopping has made this task so easy. You can find a wonderful selection of gifts with a wide range of prices. You can have a gift shipped to your doorstep or to the doorstep of the gift recipient.


Occasions for Giving Gifts

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In the past, it was customary to give gifts on special occasions such as Christmas, birthdays and weddings. But, today gifts are now expected for just about any occasion one can imagine. The average family spends well over a thousand dollars on gifts each year.

Some of the major gift giving holidays and occasions are listed below.:

Anniversary
Apology
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Birthday
Baby Christening/Baptism
Baby Shower
Bachelorette Party
Bachelor Party
Bereavement
Boss’ Day
Bridal Shower
Christmas
Confirmation
Customer Appreciation
Easter
Employee Appreciation
Engagement
Father’s Day
Get Well
Good Bye
Graduation
Grandparent’s Day
Grand Opening
Halloween
Hanukkah
Job Promotion
Job Anniversary
Mother’s Day
New Baby
New Home
New Pet
New Job
Passed a Big Exam
Passover
Retirement
Rosh Hashanah
Secretary’s Day
Special Accomplishment
Surgery
Sympathy
Teacher Appreciation
Thanksgiving
Thank You
Thinking of You
Valentine’s Day
Wedding
Weight Loss
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Yom Kipper

The above list is not all-inclusive and is only a guideline. There may be other occasions that require gift giving of some sort based upon your preferences and beliefs.

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