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A gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment or return. An item is not a gift if that item is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Although gift -giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. In many countries , the act of mutually exchanging money , goods , etc. may sustain social relations and contribute to social cohesion. Economists have elaborated the economics of gift -giving into the notion of a gift economy. By extension the term gift can refer to any item or act of service that makes the other happier or less sad, especially as a favor, including forgiveness and kindness . Gifts are also first and foremost presented on occasions such as birthdays and holidays .