Giving presents to each other on different occasions is a very popular tradition that has been known for many years. Even though not everyone loves surprises, there are people who get excited about unexpected gifts.
In my opinion, a present must be a surprise. Firstly, it is so exciting and funny to guess about a future present. Secondly, the efforts that have been made by choosing a gift without asking about preferences show how much we are valued. Finally, if people have known one another for a long time and are aware of their friend’s needs it will not be hard for them to make a great surprise.
However, there are people who have problems with picking out a present. In their mind, letting their friend know about a future gift is the best solution because in that case he or she will not be disappointed. They also believe that offering a gift in advance will not put us in an awkward position because it is sometimes difficult to find out about a personality, preferences and needs of the receiver of a present
I cannot agree with these people. Finding out their likes and dislike, examining the person’s character and observing his or her clothing will give a lot of hints on the person’s preferences and needs, so it will be very easy to choose a perfect present.
To sum up, I would say that it is sometimes hard to find a perfect gift for someone who is close to us. If we want gifts to be a source for joy for both the giver as well as the receiver we should find out more about the person’s interests, needs and character features.