By: Natasha Archary
You might want to think twice before picking a gift for someone because as discovered on Kaya Drive with Sizwe Dhlomo, people are really out here Googling the value of the gift you presented them with. Whatever happened to the adage, “It’s the thought that counts,”?
Why is it important to know the value of a gift? Does knowing how much the person spent on the gift matter?
According to most of the women on the Kaya Drive team, it does:
For those who find it insensitive to ask the gifter how much they spent on the gift received, there’s always a good old Google search to answer one’s curiosity. Most men don’t seem to care about the cost of the gifts they receive, especially from their partners or children on father’s day.
Sizwe also raised the fact that sometimes the cost of the gift is irrelevant because to a man with money it’s simply a matter of swiping his card at times even getting his PA to get you that expensive bracelet.
Whereas if the gift doesn’t cost that much but is a sentimental one, would that not make it more special? Like if the person took the time to get to know you and understands what you’re passionate about and got you something that you love.
Most of the women shared Keneiloe’s sentiments about needing to know so they can equate how important they are to the other person. Also, it would make gifting the other person easier so they can get something of a relatively equal price.
Women reacted differently when a gift is more expensive than when they realise it’s a knock-off. If it’s the latter they feel offended and it affects their perspective of the person and the relationship.
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