Don’t Gift These Five Things To Anyone And Why
It would help if you considered how the other person would view the item unless you've agreed to exchange gag gifts. Whatever the situation, giving and receiving gifts should be enjoyable for both parties. What you find amusing may be offensive to the recipient. A gift of ill luck is one thing you don't want to offer during the holiday season, even though it is a time for giving. The following traditional gift-giving rituals should be followed to prevent any gift-related disasters. Everybody appreciates receiving gifts. The ideal present shows you are considerate, wise, and truly understand the receiver. The incorrect one, however, can reveal the exact opposite. So, before giving somebody a present, please give it some thought. Diverse people hold different beliefs; some adhere to one superstition while others do not. People like us abide by a variety of laws and norms that are present on this planet. We are here to help you decide between right and wrong by providing the evidence that backs up our suggestions about what not to offer as presents. Giving usually feels better than receiving, but nothing is more upsetting than seeing someone open a present and act as though they like it. Skip these embarrassing presents and cringe with us instead to spare yourself the embarrassment.
Avoid these few things to make sure you're not the one who ruins the holiday.
1. Knife & Scissors
If the receiver enjoys cooking or chopping up produce, you should know what to get them for a birthday or other special event. Most of you are thinking of knives, kitchen cutlery, utensils, or other culinary items. Still, before you make your final choice, we'd like to let you know that knives are considered to be a terrible omen and should never be given as gifts. The belief behind giving a knife as a gift is that it will sever the bond of friendship between the giver and the recipient. Never give someone something sharp, especially a knife or pair of scissors. In most civilizations worldwide, not only those in India, it is believed to bring bad luck. It is thought to ruin relationships and harm things for the recipient. Therefore, it is preferable to avoid such gifts than to put your relationship at risk.
The handkerchief is a present you shouldn't give anyone else since it's thought that doing so will bring bad luck and tragedy. Additionally, it is used for wiping tears. Therefore someone who receives one as a present will constantly lose their tears. The likelihood that you will receive a handkerchief as a present increases if the gift-giver has observed you frequently wiping your nose or, more likely, has witnessed you sobbing in public.
3. Items for personal hygiene
Products might have body odour that makes everyone squirm when they enter the elevator, nasal hairs resembling a nose ring, or both. That doesn't mean that it's acceptable to humiliate the person in public as they eagerly open his gift at the office party only to find nose hair trimmers or a variety of deodorants. Discovering their preferred music or reading material genres would be preferable before presenting them with a CD or book.
Since you're obligated to keep them for the rest of your life, they are the present that keeps on giving. Never give someone an animal you're not sure they can care for, especially one that's a little bit dangerous like a lizard. Adopting a pet is a choice that involves consideration, planning, and time. Giving a pet as a present commits the recipient to years of animal care for which not everyone is prepared.
5. Secondhand gift
Unless you are attending a white elephant party where you are required to bring anything you wish to get rid of, give the recipient a brand-new item. Regifting is OK as long as the item hasn't been opened, and you should never do it in front of the person who gave it to you in the first place. Just….don't, don't.
Giving a gift and then taking it back is bad luck. Old Nick will give you a crack if you give something and then take it back, according to a rhyme. Returning something after giving it away results in a ride in the dilemma.
It can be tempting to give more than you should but try not to let the holiday enthusiasm or office rivalry harm your finances too much. Overly expensive gifts can give the impression that you are sucking up, especially if you consider buying one for your boss. Avoid cutting corners or going overboard by staying within the budget. Remember that you still need to adhere to the general social norms of corporate culture, notwithstanding the celebrations. The office gift exchange is not the appropriate occasion to donate a nose-hair trimmer, even if you know your friend needs one.A present that is too intimate or personal may unnerve the recipient. Try not to make a huge complication if you get a gift that you find offensive. It's possible that some of your views and feelings weren't taken into account by the other person. Instead, say “thank you” as soon as you open it, and then follow up with a thank-you message. Then make an effort to forget about it. We only want to draw one major conclusion at the end: since we are in the 21st century and continue to practise such superstition, it is unacceptable. If you want to present a gift to someone, do it with love and wonderful thinking, and we will unquestionably back you, but you and the receiver should have that understanding so that they don't doubt or question the motive behind the gift. I hope that helped you choose what not to give your friend and family.