Satisfaction from Gift-Giving

Gift-giving can be a healthy behavior both for the giver and the person receiving the gift, but only if the intention behind the gift is sincere. If the intention is simply to impress the other person, the act of giving will not increase happiness. Engaging in the activity of purchasing a gift for another which has been carefully thought out requires the kind of loving attention which can truly enhance one’s life and happiness. Gifts such as travel to special places and concert tickets, for example, can be a wonderful injection of happiness into a relationship, but only if the motivation to give is real and there are no ulterior motives attached to the gift.

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