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Gifting (Let's Talk) (India)
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We all love receiving presents. And there are times when we gift things to others on different occasions. In this lesson you will learn English phrases that you can use to give and receive presents.

Hi friends, thanks for clicking, I am Niharika and in today's lesson we are going to look at some phrases and vocabulary related to gifting. My favourite! I love receiving gifts, don't you? Well yes!

Now at times when you give a present to someone, ok, you just don't place it in their hands and don't say a word. It is something that you need to talk about the present that you are giving. So what do you say? Well I have some phrases and some expressions that you can use to do that.

So the very first three phrases or expressions are about giving a present. Maybe you have bought something for someone and you are giving it to that person, so what do you say ? What words do you use in English? Let's have a look.

Now the very first thing- you bought a gift and you give it to the person that you have bought it for, so you are gonna say: This is for you. Ok, so you're gonna start by saying this is for you.... Ok. And also you can add the reason why are you gifting that person: this is for you for your birthday OR this is for you for your anniversary OR this is for you for your new house. OK? So add a reason as well.

And then, what do you say? Ok. It's just something small, but I hope you like it. OK? You want to sound a little excited and a little happy about it because you are gifting someone something. You probably bought a nice book OR a nice DVD for your friend. OK? and may be its something small, but may be its something she would really like it. This is just a perfect expression you can use:  it's just something small, but I hope you like it... OK? so, you are hoping that she would really like it. That's a nice one you can use.

The second one: I wasn't sure what to get, but I hope you like it. OK?  probably you don't know this person well and this person invited you for his anniversary and you were quite confused what to gift this person so mention it to him. You know... say hey! this is for you for your anniversary. I wasn't sure what to get, but I hope you really like it. OK? You konw, of Course everybody is going to appreciate presents, right? What if you don't like it well don't bother about that... just say I wasn't sure what to get but I hope you like it?

And then the third one, third expression that you can use while giving a gift to someone - I thought this might go well with your new dress, OK?  so, he is your new friend and probably, I am sorry - she is your new friend and you know that she has got this beautiful dress. Probably you saw the picture on facebook and now it's her birthday and you got her a nice bag okay and you think that this bag would go very well with her new dress so mention that - hey!

For example: hey Niharika this is for you for your birthday, I thought this might go well with your new dress. Or you can also say I thought this would be perfect for your new dress, okay both the statements are correct, so use it, so these are the three things you can use while giving a gift to someone.

And now what do you say when you are receiving a present? you are not just gonna say thank you and then end the conversation. Yes, people do that but that's mean, don't just thank say something more, so here are the statements that you can use:  It's lovely OR it's fantastic, it's wonderful. OK?

So your friend gifted you something and you really liked it and you think it's just a perfect gift, so to describe that use adjectives. Say: Oh my God it's lovely, it's fantastic, it's amazing it's wonderful.  Okay? so start using your vocabulary that's how you can say thank you to someone sothat other person would really feel good about gifting you that thing. OK?

Then the second one - it's something that I have always wanted. Okay, so probably, you know, you were looking for something in the market but you just didn't end up buying that and your friend had a clue, had an idea that you want this thing, and this friend of yours gifted you the same thing. Wow! that's amazing, right? So mention it... you were so happy to see this thing that he has gifted it's something that I have always wanted, okay? so you were looking for this but you just didn't end up buying it and now your friend has gifted it to you. Perfect!!

And then the last one – Wow, what thoughtful present! Ok, so be it anything, ok? maybe even just a set of candles. It is thoughtful I mean appreciate that person has got you something that person took some time out of his or her busy world and ended up buying you a present. You need to appreciate that...  So not just by saying: oh thank you so much; saying: Wow what a thoughtful present, okay? so you're very impressed with the gift that this person has given you, so use this.

And now what happens if you don't like the gift. Okay, are you gonna say it awful, it's terrible what-have-you gifted me? Nooo... that's wrong and that's rude, so stick to the same expressions even if you don't like it. OK? even if you don't appreciate it, don't be mean, use the same expression: that's lovely, it's fantastic, it's wonderful..... okay? it's something that I have always wanted, so use these expressions even if you don't like the gift.

Okay or just say "oh,  so kind of you" that's about it. Right? So go ahead, use these the next time you receive gifts, let me know what have you received and please, go ahead and use these expressions. I'll be back with a new lesson. Till then, take care.

English conversation phrases to use when giving presents:

It's only something small, but I hope you like it. –
This is when you haven't really spent too much however bought a thing which can be useful and liked by all.

I wasn't sure what to get you but I hope you like it
Use it when you were really confused while buying something.

I thought this might go well with your (new dress / new bag)
When you buy something that would suit the thing that the person already owns.

English conversation phrases to use when receiving presents:

Thank you so much, it’s lovely/fantastic/wonderful - Thank and appreciate the gift

It's something I've always wanted - Show that you craved for this present.

Wow! What a thoughtful present! - Use this phrase when you think it is such a perfect present.

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