A gift is a voluntary act which does not require anything in return. Even though it involves possibly a social expectation of reciprocity, or a return in the form of prestige or power, a gift is meant to be free. A gift or present is the transfer of something, without the need for compensation that is involved in trade. 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.
When material objects are given as gifts, in many cultures they are traditionally packaged in some manner. For example, in Western culture, gifts are often wrapped in wrapping paper and accompanied by a gift note which may note the occasion, the giftee's name, and the giver's name. In Chinese culture, red wrapping connotes luck. Kinds of gifts A gift may be one of * an ordinary object, * an object created for the express purpose of gift exchange, such as the armbands and necklaces in the Trobriand Islands' Kula exchange, * an alternative gift such as a donation to a charity in the name of the recipient. * a regift of an unwanted gift previously received by the giver. * a virtual object as seen on Facebook, LiveJournal, both of which allow you to purchase virtual gifts or in games such as GiftTRAP which allow you to give virtual gifts.
These are all examples of the Virtual Economy * Downloadable gifts refer to virtual gifts like e-books, software and music files which you can purchase and instantly download from web vendors. Based in Moseley in Birmingham The Business Gift Company Ltd supplies an incredibly wide range of all types of advertising and promotional products to suit every promotion or event. Recently crowned as the Promota Distributor of the Year 2008 The Business Gift Company Ltd has the range, experience and competitive edge needed to help its clients effectively promote their message. From giveaway products such as pens from leading brands including Parker and Bic, corporate clothing from T-shirts to jackets and literally hundreds of other ideas through to conference and presentation items, USB flash drives, leathergoods, glassware and trophies. Fully aware of current needs to promote environmental credentials an ever growing range of recycled and earth friendly products is supplied.
If that is not enough their sourcing service will import, or have specially manufactured, products to fit a clients requirements. They offer expert help in choosing the right product to fit the occasion. "When used correctly advertising products offer the most targeted and cost effective means of promotion there is" said MD Keith Rowe.
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