A gift is a present or other item that is bestowed gratuitously from
a donor to a donee. Simply stated, gifts are voluntary transfers
from one person or entity to another, without compensation.
Gift-giving is a popular custom on birthdays, weddings, graduations,
anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions.
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Gifts should be selected to fit the occasion. Baby clothes are great
gifts for a baby shower, while wedding gifts are often selected to help
furnish a new couple's home or apartment. Holiday gifts are usually
reciprocated among family and friends; popular gifts at holiday times
include clothing and accessories, decorative items for the house, and
gourmet food baskets.
A birthday gift is given to a single person,
and should be selected to fit the needs or tastes of the recipient.
Anniversaries call for gifts between husbands and wives; very often
jewelry, romantic travel, or a special night out are appropriate.
Other gifts are chosen to honor people on a special occasion such as a
graduation or a retirement. Business gifts are given to clients
or service providers to express appreciation for their business or for
services rendered. For business gift tax information, see IRS Publication 463.
There are gifts for everyone and every occasion. When chosen
carefully for the recipient and wrapped elegantly with ribbons and bows,
they are sure to be appreciated. These Chosen Sites resources
feature information about gift-giving as well as links to online
gift shops and boutiques where you can find wonderful gift selections for
everyone on your list.