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Will you feel bad if you gave someone a gift and you didn't get a gift back?

  1. Rosie2010 profile image76
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Will you feel bad if you gave someone a gift and you didn't get a gift back?


  2. Time4Travel profile image60
    Time4Travelposted 7 years ago

    No. For me, Christmas is all about the giving. Gifts are nice to get of course, but they are not everything. I wrote a hub about the commercialization of Christmas and the need to save the true meaning of Christmas. You can check it out at: http://hubpages.com/hub/SavingChristmas

  3. Donna Janelle profile image75
    Donna Janelleposted 7 years ago

    I agree with Time4Travel, Christmas is all about giving, and it shouldn't matter what or even if you get anything back in return. We shouldn't give presents expecting to get one in return, we should just give out of love.

  4. LillyGrillzit profile image79
    LillyGrillzitposted 7 years ago

    I do every year. I give because it makes me feel good. It is so rarely reciprocated I am shocked when it happens. :0)

  5. Chris Simiriglia profile image60
    Chris Simirigliaposted 7 years ago

    I actually enjoy the giving more when I know that there isn't anything coming back.  Giving is my gift.  I'm lucky.  I don't really need anything.  I have a job, a good husband, a house, transportation, food, clothes, technology that meets our needs.  We need nothing.  In fact, we don't want anything.  Simplicity is also a gift.

  6. Rob Hanlon profile image60
    Rob Hanlonposted 7 years ago

    I like to give rather than receive presents, so giving someone a present is my personal choice. What that other person receiving a present from me chooses to do is their choice. I'm just content with a sincere 'Thank you' :-)

  7. Photography7777 profile image61
    Photography7777posted 7 years ago

    No.  Expecting the same actions or thoughts back as you gave is a 'game' and to me is annoying and does'nt mean much.
    I don't like the "who owes who what and when" game either.

  8. manjubose5 profile image73
    manjubose5posted 7 years ago


    Of course, not. Gift means giving something without expectation in return. We give presents just out of love.  We all love getting gifts, but not reciprocally. But only thing that I love and enjoy in return is, recipient's gleeful smile.