gift

noun
1 sth that you give to sb
ADJECTIVE
generous, kind, thoughtful (esp. AmE)

Thank you all for your kind gifts.

expensive, lavish, precious, valuable

She received lavish gifts of clothes and perfume.

lovely, special, wonderful
perfect
small
free

When you place your first order with us, we will send you a free gift.

birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, holiday (AmE)
anniversary, Christening, graduation (AmE), parting, shower (AmE), wedding

an outfit that Aunt Marilyn gave as a baby shower gift

hostess

These little boxes make perfect hostess gifts (= for the hostess of a party, etc.).

monetary (esp. AmE)
gag (AmE)
unwanted

the problem of what to do with unwanted gifts

VERB + GIFT
bear, bestow, bring (sb), buy (sb), exchange, give sb, make sb, offer sb, present, send (sb)

He arrived home bearing gifts for everyone.

They gave each other gifts at Christmas.

She wanted to make a gift to her grandchildren.

accept, get, receive

Please accept this small gift.

The children all received gifts.

wrap
open, unwrap
GIFT + NOUN
shop
wrap
card, tag
bag, basket, box, pack, set

New customers will receive a free gift pack containing a selection of our products.

a gift set of shampoo, soap and hand cream

certificate (AmE), token (BrE), voucher (BrE)
idea

Here are ten great gift ideas for your friends.

tax
PREPOSITION
as a gift

Her parents brought a set of spoons as a gift.

gift for

There were gifts for all the children.

gift from

This vase was a gift from my mother.

gift to

The golf clubs were her gift to her husband.

PHRASES
shower gifts on sb (esp. BrE), shower sb with gifts
2 natural ability
ADJECTIVE
amazing, extraordinary, great, outstanding, remarkable, special, unique, wonderful

his great gifts as a teacher

rare
God-given, innate, natural, special
artistic, musical
VERB + GIFT
have, possess
PREPOSITION
gift for

She has a natural gift for music.


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