Gift Giving and What is gift giving?

gift givingThe idea of gift giving has been around since we first crawled out of the oceans, being able to give something to someone else to make then happy or provide them with something that they really need is really special.  To gift an item to someone without the expectation of any kind of payment is what gift giving is all about. Its worth saying at this point that it is very bad form to try and give an item you may have borrowed from the recipient and try and pass this off as a gift. It should be noted that reciprocating should not be expected when giving gifts however at such time of the year as Christmas it is quite normal to exchange gifts and not just expect to receive them, remember however a gift is meant to be free and should not come with ties or the assumption of repayment either with the exchange of gifts or the offer of money.

Gold Dust Classic Zippo LighterIn many countries the world over, the act of mutually exchanging money, goods, etc. generally helps to sustain social relations as well as help to contribute to social togetherness. Economists have elaborated the economics of gift-giving into the notion of a gift economy. By extension the term gift can refer to anything that makes the other happier or less sad, especially as a favour, including forgiveness and kindness. Gifts are also first and foremost presented on occasions – birthdays, Christmas, Fathers Day, Mothers Day being the main examples.

In many cultures gifts are traditionally packaged in some way. For example, in 6oz Stainless Steel Cushion Hip Flask with Captive TopWestern cultures, gifts are often wrapped in wrapping paper and accompanied by a note or card which may show the occasion (for example wedding or birthday), the recipient’s name, and a message from the giver with their name included. In Chinese culture, red wrapping connotes luck.

At The Pocket Hip Flask Company UK we understand that our customers look for quality gift ideas.  We stock some of the best quality English pewter hip flasks currently produced in the UK.  We also look out for quality Spanish leather and stainless steel hip flasks so our customers can come to us and buy good quality products.  We are sure that our range of spirit flasks will suit your needs.