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Gift giving is a social interaction included in The Sims, The Sims 2: Seasons, The Sims 3: Generations and The Sims 4: Seasons.

The SimsEdit

In The Sims, Sims with a good relationship with another Sim can purchase a gift for them as a positive social interaction. The Sim will purchase a gift box on the spot for §15 and then present it to the recipient. The gift box will not actually contain anything, and the player cannot choose to gift any specific object to the Sim.

Gift giving 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 large drop in the relationship, and destroying the item.

Relationship changes from giftsEdit

Gift Price Daily Relationship Lifetime Relationship Expansion
Preserves Free (homemade) +4 +1 Livin' Large
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

The Sims 2: SeasonsEdit

The Sims 2: Seasons reintroduces this feature, but allows Sims to gift almost every object in the game, so long as the object in question appears in their inventories. The only known item that cannot be given as a gift is a gravestone. 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 that even the most worthless object will be happily received. Sims are more likely to want to give a gift during winter.

The Sims 3: GenerationsEdit

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.

The Sims 4: SeasonsEdit

Gift giving is included once again in The Sims 4: Seasons. Sims can gift any item from their inventory or just Simoleons, and the receiving Sim may reject the gift depending on its quality and their relationship with the gifting Sim. Gifts can also be received from gift piles purchased in build mode.