Do you BUY someone a gift just because they BOUGHT you one?

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Do you feel obligated to reciprocate gifting at Christmas?

    Or do you pre-buy general gifts and have them ready
    should this situation come up?

    I feel obligated.

    1. Karina S. profile image59
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree ,I feel obligated plus I always buy general gifts-just in case.

    2. Stimp profile image72
      Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, what did you get me cuz I got you sumpthin real perty!  Actually, I do feel obligated AND I do buy stuff on sale or whatever after the holidays as general gifts to have on hand.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no

    4. OregonWino profile image68
      OregonWinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I would say that you do need to give them something, even if it is small.  I do not think it is the idea of getting something, but rather that they are being thought of etc.  I am a big fan of getting cool/neat things when they are on sale and keeping them for house warming gifts etc.

      1. Stimp profile image72
        Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I need a house warming gift.  What do I get?

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          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          ask for furniture or crystal - Lalique of course lol

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    yes.

    i also buy 'general' gifts for unexpected guests. not out of any sense of obligation necessarily - it's just being nice.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love you Cosette and will be dropping by ps- I love chocolate lol

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      well, your genuinely genorous. i bet you dont expect anything back either? i soooooo wish more people were like you

      1. Stimp profile image72
        Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ya, I'm not like that.  I want something in return lol

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          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          i thought you were going to bed?  lol

          1. Stimp profile image72
            Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm having a beer in hopes that I will sleep and have a dream to report to Lyrics forum tomorrow.

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              Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              dude, ive had 6 still awake.....going to get 7 now....

              1. Stimp profile image72
                Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                lollollol

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                  Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  STOP FOLLOWING ME!!!!!  kidding, im getting confused

                  1. Stimp profile image72
                    Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Yes, I'm a hub stalker.  I'm getting confused too.  Did you see what I said about your cat. What is it's name.  I bet its something knucklehead-ish lol

  3. starme77 profile image70
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    Nope

  4. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    I never buy people shit, and they never buy me shit. That's the way it is.

  5. Stimp profile image72
    Stimpposted 8 years ago

    But what is super awkward is when YOU buy someone a gift and they don't reciprocate.  There's like an odd silence as you are handing the bag/box over....almost like you want to yank it back.

  6. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Yes. :s It would be awkward and I'd feel inconsiderate not to return the gesture.

  7. Ivorwen profile image71
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    It really depends on who it is and why they got me something.  I do keep general gifts on hand, some of them are even ready to give, with the addition of a card. 

    Sometimes, I am the one giving something out of the blue, just because.  I don't like when people feel obligated to give something back.  That ruins the fun of the surprise.

  8. shazwellyn profile image68
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    I see gifts as just 'stuff'... I would much rather give of myself and I REALLY value it if someone gives of themselves to me.  Time is precious, so when it is given that is the greatest gift of all x

  9. kmackey32 profile image69
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    Yep I would.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I give without expecting anything in return. But if someone buys me a gift then I make sure that I buy something for them just to show my appreciation that they were thinking of me.

  11. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 8 years ago

    "Give because you receive" gifts. If that's not exchanging of gifts the young so enjoy this season, it might fall under "obligation" to an adult.

    There is always that child in us to expect something, right? To an adult's point of view, gifts are just tokens of a long-enduring friendship we want to keep for life. Omit the gift and someone says, "has he forgotten"?

  12. Cleanclover profile image50
    Cleancloverposted 8 years ago

    yes beacause it is give and take

 
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