Gift giving is as old as humans themselves and we can trace back the tradition of giving gifts to cavemen. While the things we give to each other have changed drastically over the centuries, the sentiment behind the gesture stayed the same.
Gift-giving is one of the five love languages and it’s an important part of building relationships and emotional connections. It’s not about the material value of the gift you give, but instead, it’s about the emotions you’re trying to show and the message you’re trying to send.
Think about the last time you showed your love and appreciation with a gift, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant it was. While you were watching your loved one excitedly tear open the wrapping paper and then admire their present with a gleam in their eyes, it was probably harder to decide who was happier, you or them.
But why does giving gifts make you so happy?
It Helps You Express Your Emotions
There’s only so much you can say with words, and if there are certain feelings you want to express and want to leave an impression that would last much longer than a spoken word, gifts are your best friends.
Let’s say for instance you’re trying to show your feelings to someone you’re in love with or just want to show the person you’re with how much you appreciate and admire them. There’s no better way to do that than by gifting them a rose.
Roses have been the most commonly gifted flower between lovers for centuries and there’s nothing like presenting your partner with a rose and watching their eyes light up. But if you want to give more meaning to this classic gift, instead of giving them a single rose, make your partner’s day by gifting them roses in a box that will be everlasting.
Unlike regular roses you probably gifted and received in the past, these roses in a box will last for up to a year and will be a constant reminder of your everlasting love. With this kind of gift, you show how much you value them but also that they’re just as unique as an everlasting rose.
Of course, roses in a box aren’t exclusively for lovers. You can give them to your friends and family on special occasions and every time you want to remind them they’re a big part of your life and mean the world to you.
Gift-giving is known to create a strong connection between two people. And when the gift is a box of everlasting roses, it keeps that connection alive a lot longer.
It Releases Feel-good Chemicals And Reduces Anxiety
Have you ever noticed how everyone feels happier during the holidays? It’s not because of the magic of Christmas or New Year, it’s because gift giving is known to release feel-good chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins in your brain.
The next time you’re in a bad mood and need a pick-me-up, you can try giving someone you love a thoughtful gift and it will be hard to figure out who is happier about it – you or the gift receiver. And all of these chemicals are the key to fighting anxiety so gift giving can also make you feel much less stressed.
So in a strange yet interesting way, giving gifts is like going to therapy and has a very positive effect on your mental health.
It Can Help You Make a Good First Impression
Let’s say you started a new job or moved into a new neighborhood and are looking for ways to make a memorable first impression and show everyone you’re a great person to have around. Even a small gift like a basket of muffins can be that little gesture that will say to them “I am kind, thoughtful, and willing to go the extra mile”.