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EVERYBODY surely loves a gift. It could be represent how much the love for those. Gift exchange is a tradition for some people in some special moments and big day such as a Christmas. For many people, gift is more than just a stuff that has a more meaning for them

Gift exchange is also kind of social, cultural and also economics experience. It would maintaining social relationship and expressing the feelings for others. In addition, a traditions of gift exchange has continued for more than fourty years.

Meanwhile, The French Antropologist – Sociologist, Marcel Mauss (1954) in his essay state that gift-giving process is self-perpetuating system. Other side, those has been summarized in three types of obligation about gift-giving.

  1. The obligation to give
  2. The obligation to receive
  3. The obligation to repay

Besides that, a gift could be extremely representational and emotional to allowing givers  to communicate something without use a words to talk with. The perfect gift must be represent of these things:

  1. Illustrate true giver sacarifice
  2. The givers only wish should be recipient happiness
  3. The gift is a luxury
  4. The gift is distinctively appropriate to the recipient
  5. The recipient is surprised by the gift
  6. The gift succeeds in pleasing the recipient

Herely what Mayet C. and Pine K.J. from University of Hertfordshire in internal report 2010 talking about three stages influenced by gift-giving.

The Relationship

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If you want to give  something special to those loved. There must be some connection between you and them or people would be achieved your gift. What you do to give a special thing for someone else never happen outside of your relationship. This is how a nature relationship could create initiative people to present something to you.


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There are two categories of gift-giving. First, gift would be given to them in formal event or occasions or ceremonies, such as Christmas, wedding and even birthday. It is a part or ritual of some people present gift for them whose celebrate it. And other one, is people who gift-giving in spontaneous.


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A gift that you presented to them, it will represent value to them too. It could be value in economics, social,expensive or sentimental. A getting expensive you give a gift to someone, indicate a deeper and strong relationship that you holds on to them. Actually, the value of gift is quite difficult to meansure, because it is about personal and subjective.


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Ussualy, we will find out the gift that suitable to given. Appropriateness would be key quality to present a special gift to them. It could be based on symbol of the relationship,  life, history, or occasion.