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Write about the following topic:
Some people view giving presents as an important way to show care to family and friends. Others think there are more important things that can be done to show care and appreciation.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Feeling loved, connected and appreciated is a vital aspect of one’s existence, especially when it concerns our family and friends. Few people believe that gifts are a great way to show affection and appreciation to our loved ones, while others differ in their opinion. In this essay, I will discuss both the perspectives along with my opinion.
Several people, who are shy and introvert, usually struggle to express their feelings vocally and are perceived emotionally cold by their family members. Such people find presents a comfortable mean to express their emotions and to make their loved ones feel special. They prefer to choose their gifts with caution, something that not only symbolizes their love and concern for their family members, but also makes their lives smoother and comfortable. For instance, gifting a car to your dad who currently drives a two wheeler can be a good approach to show your love .Many a times, people who can easily communicate their feelings to others also find immense pleasure in buying gifts – ranging from flowers to diamonds – for their loved ones in order to make their special events memorable for lifetime. For them, gifts are synonymous to pleasure.
For others, gifts do not symbolize love or anything significant, but are just a formality. They strongly believe that happiness created by gifts is superficial and momentary. According to them, gifts are to impress, not to show your love or concern. As a way to show affection, care and respect towards their family members, they prefer to spend quality time with them. To strengthen the bond of love, they like to be present with their loved ones in the time of need, which for them is showing their genuine support and concern for the family. They appreciate their family members for the smallest achievements and motivate them further to achieve more in life.
In my opinion, gifts can be a good way to win the hearts of your loved ones, if they are chosen meaningfully and with efforts; however, if done mechanically or superfluously, can do more harm than comforting our loved ones.