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Dear Poll: Would You Rather Give or Receive?



I love shopping for my friends and family come Christmastime. Searching for the perfect gift can be incredibly time consuming and tedious, but once you've struck gold, it's the best feeling to know that your special someone is going to love what you bought them. On the flip side, who doesn't love getting presents?! Since Christmas is just a few days away, what I want to know is, would you rather give or receive gifts?

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ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 9 years
I love giving but i hate watching people open their presents
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I like both
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
i love to see how excited people get when you give them a gift. and i like the excitement of getting one myself! :D
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
I want to be rich enough to want nothing and give everything....
amkc amkc 9 years
I too am also very uncomfortable receiving, but I am the worst present buyer! But if I find something nice, that's really good.
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
I hate recieving gifts because I get nervous about how I react... sometimes I am just awkward.
Monoka Monoka 9 years
I like both, but the way things have been going lately...id very much love to recive
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I love to see how much people love their gifts, but I also love for them to see how much I love their gifts!!!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i love BOTH! i love to give! and she how much they love it! but im not going to lie i do love reciving as well! :)
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I loooove giving, but i hate when poeple feel like they have to give me something in return. And i also hate when people think they can 'buy' people with presents. Such as buying love, buying friendship, etc. But if its a little something, hey why not.
Marci Marci 9 years
I love to give and really don't care if I don't get much. I wish I had lots of money and could do give bigger and better gifts, and more often.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Give! I can't wait to see everyones face when they open their presents!!! My boyfriend is going to love his - I just know! I want to show him now!!!
saranightly saranightly 9 years
I love giving gifts most, but I'm very excited to see what my boyfriend got me this year! ;) So I voted Both.
robins robins 9 years
BOTH!! I LIKE RECEIVING A LITTLE MORE :)
Robbe_a Robbe_a 9 years
recieve i have given my whole life when do i get to RECIEVE i use to love to give what happened to turn it around there are to many takers out there
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
okkkkaaay so I should not talk and type at the same time!!! I meant...I like to buy stuff for myself just as much as I like buying stuff for other people!! ;)
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I like giving, but this is assuming and endless budget, and I like buying stuff for myself just as much as I like buying stuff for myself just as much as I like buying stuff for other people, if not more!
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
I like giving than receiving. Seeing others happy and giving others your thoughts and generosity give me GREAT JOY. The more you give, the more you receive---it may not be "materials" or "stuff" but blessings and grace which we all really need and which really matter
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Not gonna lie.. I love to receive gifts as much as I love to give them!
millarci millarci 9 years
I love giving gifts and receiving them! I love to see people's reactions to my gifts. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I cannot lie. I also love to receive gifts as well. ;)
fadedblue fadedblue 9 years
while i don't mind getting i find more enjoyment in giving =)
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
I LOVE giving!
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 9 years
i like giving because it makes me feel good to know that they feel good/loved :) i like to see the reaction they give and i dont expect anything in return at all!
annebreal annebreal 9 years
Both! Well...everyone has difficult people to buy for (I swear, it's always a man!) but I love it when I'm shopping and just stumble upon the perfect thing. And I think it's probably because I'm a little ditzy, but it seems like people always buy me the things I really wanted but never got around to buying for myself and I'm always shocked that they thought of it.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
It totally depends on the context. If I'm giving someone a great gift I know they will love, it is way way way better than getting anything. If I had a tough time and I'm iffy about whether or not what I picked out is something they will love, I get a little apprehensive about giving. That said, I am often not a fan of receiving, because people often give me random things that don't fit my personality at all, and I have no idea what to do with them, but I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings!
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