A smile at a stranger in a moving train, indulging a child on the street to her fanciful food or be it with flowers that you wake up your mother with to thank her for the innumerable pains she has taken. Meaningful gifts are not just in receiving but they are also in the art of giving. As they say, we must always learn the art of giving. The biggest gift from God is nature which surrounds us and which we have to gift in return in order to nurture it. Hence, meaningful gifts could range from simple thankyou’s, helping gestures, small significant gifts to make the receiver and the giver both happy.
Now in literal terms, meaningful gifts are never weighed in terms of extravagant display or objects, they could be just about anything thoughtful which comes from one self. Meaningful gifts are kept in mind with the personality of a person, with the needs of the person, with her/her choice and of course undoubtedly, keeping his emotions in mind. For instance, a gift may hold different meanings for different people. For some, it may not hold much place in the heart or either in the need while for another, it could be everything that means to them. It certainly has a relative degree attached to it which varies.
As L.O Baird once said, “May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love”. When one puts thought into giving a friend or an acquaintance something as a gift, the gift becomes a wish for someone’s happiness. For those who have mastered the art of observation and reason, they would honestly give someone a thoughtful gift. One could give a friend a gift based on his or her hobby, interest or personality just be observing their habits or listening to them attentively. Research actually proves that having more money reduces the compassion in gifting loved ones. So one should always believe that gifting is an opportunity to show someone that you care and appreciate their presence. And, that is why one should always put a little significant amount of thinking while giving someone a gift. When a person finally gives the gift to the loved person, one is actually excited to know the person’s thought about the gift they received. Really think about why you are giving someone a gift and fill in the blanks from there. So to create a magic in every relationship with the different people in your life, you need to wave your thinking wand and make that person happy.