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Giving gifts is a feature introduced in The Sims, but was expanded on in Hot Date. In order to give a gift from Hot Date onwards, a Sim must have an object in their inventory that can be given to another Sim, such as a diamond ring or flowers. The recipient will either accept the gift, boosting the relationship, or smash it, causing a big drop in the relationship, and destroying the item.

The Sims 2: Seasons reintroduces this feature, but allows Sims to gift almost every object in the game. The recipient will accept or reject the gift based on the value of the item, and their relationship with the gift giver. Sims with lower relationship will only accept high-value gifts, while extremely high relationship scores will guarantee even the most worthless object will be happily received. Sims are more likely to want to give a gift during winter.

The feature of giving gifts is reintroduced in The Sims 3: Generations. This involves giving gifts from the Sim or family's inventory. Sims are more likely to accept if they have a high relationship. The response of the Sim receiving the gift will always be positive, regardless of the value of the item. Sims can also give flowers as a romantic interaction for §40. Sims can purchase the flowers from the grocery or directly from the interaction, though the grocery might give discounts which will cut down the price.

Relationship changes from gifts in The SimsEdit

Gift Price Daily Relationship Lifetime Relationship Expansion
Preserves Free (homemade) +4 +1 House Party
Garden Gnome Free (homemade) +4 +1 Livin' Large
Gargoyle Free (homemade) +4 +1 Makin' Magic
Lollipop §25 +2 0 Hot Date
Landgraab Nutcracker §35 +2 +1 Vacation
Yellow Rose §50 +3 +1 Hot Date
Patrick the Pachyderm §88 +3 +3 Vacation
Chocolates §100 +4 +2 Hot Date
Unicorn by Fran Tassie §115 +4 +3 Vacation
The Sims §150 +4 +1 Hot Date
Red Roses §200 +3 +3 Hot Date
Teddy Bear §200 +6 +3 Hot Date
Necklace §500 +10 +5 Hot Date
Diamond Ring §1000 +20 +10 Hot Date
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