Do you like to receive gifts? Of course, you do. Everybody does. There is something about receiving a gift that makes you feel special. It probably has something to do with the fact that the offering was chosen especially for you. Gifts have a seductive warmth to them. Everybody who has ever received one knows just what we’re talking about. If you’re in a relationship, then you absolutely need to show your partner how much you love them. It’s things like this that create a stronger bond and a bigger connection. Random acts of selflessness help cement the feeling of connection. However, it shouldn’t even be necessary to illustrate the importance of gifts in a relationship. Since you’re here, let’s dig deeper into the subject, shall we?


Gift-giving: It’s crucial to your relationship

Many feel that relationships are pricey. You have to go out and buy a present for your significant other for every single occasion. This can take a toll on your wallet. Nonetheless, if you know how to manage your money, you’ll be perfectly fine. As for gifts, they are essential in your relationship. Why? You may ask. The answer isn’t simple, unfortunately. Relationships don’t survive on material ground, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give your partner small tokens of affection. People put a great deal of effort into gift-giving and so should you. Here are a few reasons why gift-giving is such an important part of the interpersonal interaction.

1.      Gifts make your partner feel loved

You’re head over heels for that person in front of you. Who can blame you? What you’ve got to do now is show your other half how much you cherish them. Offerings are a way of showing the person how you care for them. Whispering the words “I love you” into their ears simply isn’t enough. You need to prove it. In case you didn’t know, the heart of love is the spirit of giving. A present lets the beneficiary know that you were thinking about them. Basically, you’re offering something with all your heart, without expecting anything in return. It doesn’t matter how much the gift costs. What matters is the thought. Maybe you didn’t receive many presents while growing up. That isn’t an excuse to be neglectful. The art of gift-giving can be mastered at any age.

2.      There are occasions when you have to get presents

So, your partner’s birthday is coming up and you don’t have a clue how to celebrate this special day. Why not go shopping? Most importantly, include lots of birthday bags on your list. Birthdays are one of those days when a person is entitled to be selfish – in other words, to think only of themselves. Most individuals like celebrating and they don’t want to feel like it’s any other day. If you and your significant other have been together a long time, it’s essential to get them something. The best thing to do is get them a present that can be consumed, not something with a high wow factor, such as a bottle of wine. Not only will you make their birthday special, but also you’ll be creating memories.

3.      Gifts make your partner smile and bring them joy

One of the most important aspects of being in a relationship is making the other person happy. But how do you manage to put a smile on your other half’s face? Simple: you get them a gift. It goes without saying that happiness doesn’t come from money. However, it can’t be denied that small tokens of appreciation make you smile. Nothing in the world can compare to the smile of your significant other. Keeping a relationship exciting and energising is difficult nowadays, but presents make things much more easier. You’ll see that an offering will immediately lift your loved one’s mood. Basically, it works like a mood-enhancer.    

What gift giver are you?

Wandering the malls, spending endless hours clicking through websites to find Valentine ribbon doesn’t describe you. It’s simply not who you are. Yet, you’re a generous person, especially with your partner. You’re motivated to buy gifts for your other half. This is because you’ve finally understood just how important gift-giving is in a relationship. Good for you. But do you know what kind of gift giver you are? Chances are that you don’t. Keep on reading to discover the most common types of gift givers. Do you by chance recognize yourself?

  • Big spender -  big spenders are generally considered the most attractive people. They have unlimited resources and they love to catch attention. The thing about big spenders is that they put very little thought into what they’re purchasing. If you happen to be a big spender, don’t show off your money. Instead of wasting time searching for the most expensive present, get something meaningful. Keep in mind that it’s the thought that counts.
  • Person who tells stories – when the holidays are upon you, or when the occasion arises, you opt for items that tell a story. The gift that you bestow is about the giftee, therefore touching their heart. Since the offering is meaningful, the connection is a lot stronger. It doesn’t take much to make a present meaningful. A handwritten card or a photo collage is enough.
  • Practical gift giver – usefulness and appropriateness are what characterise your gifts. If this is the case, then you’re a practical person. You don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Sometimes, the gift can take the form of money. The biggest mistake that you can make is give your partner money. That’s insulting. It’s advisable to ask them what they would like. You can be practical and thoughtful at the same time.

The most important thing is to don’t feel pressured into doing anything. It’s not mandatory to shower your other half with gifts, but it’s a damn good idea. The experience brings you and your partner together. Just think about it. Don’t focus too much on convenience.

Author's Bio: 

Cynthia Madison is a young blogger and economics and marketing graduate. She writes about home, lifestyle and family topics and is a frequent contributor to popular niche publications.