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Presents and gifts - thesaurus

Synonyms

present

noun

something that you give to someone, for example to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday

gift

noun

something that you give to someone as a present

valentine

noun

a card or present that you give to someone on Valentine’s Day

largesse

noun

formal money or presents given to a large number of people

surprise

noun

a present that you are not expecting to receive

freebie

noun

informal something that someone gives you that you do not have to pay for

book token

noun

British a piece of paper of a particular value that can be used for buying books in a bookshop, usually given as a present

Christmas box

noun

British a small present or amount of money given at Christmas to someone who delivers things to your house such as the postman

a little something

a present that you give someone to thank them, that is not very expensive

red packet

noun

a present of money inside a red envelope given to your younger relatives who are not married at Chinese New Year or at a Chinese wedding

balikbayan box

noun

Philippine English a box filled with food, necessities and gifts, sent or brought by a Filipino who lives abroad to family and friends in the Philippines

pasalubong

noun

Philippine English a small gift, especially of food, that you give to friends or relatives when returning from a trip away

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benefaction

noun

formal a present of money

comp

noun

informalAmerican something that is given away free, such as a ticket to the theatre or a sports event

don’t/never look a gift horse in the mouth

used for saying that if you are given something good, you should not complain about it or try to find things that are wrong with it

empty-handed

adjective

without bringing a present for someone

generous

adjective

a generous present is larger or more expensive than is usual or expected

gift token

noun

British a document that you buy in a shop as a present for someone, so that they can come to the shop later and exchange it for something that they want

giveaway

noun

a present that a company gives you to try to persuade you to buy things from them

goody bag

noun

informal a bag containing small presents and sweets, given to children at a party

goody bag

noun

informal a bag containing small presents given by a company to help advertise a product or service

issue

noun

something that is given to every member of a group

it’s the thought that counts

used for saying that caring about someone is more important than spending a lot of money on them

loot

noun

informal a lot of presents that you have been given, or a lot of goods that you have bought

package

noun

an object or set of objects wrapped in a box or in paper and sent or given to someone

peace offering

noun

informal something that you give to someone to show that you are sorry after you have annoyed or upset them

presentation

noun

something that you receive at a presentation

pressie

noun

Britishinformal a present

prezzie

noun

Britishinformal a present

settlement

noun

money or property that you legally give to someone

stocking-filler

noun

British a small present that goes in a Christmas stocking

token

noun

formal something that you do for someone or that you give them as a way of showing your feelings towards them

treat

noun

an occasion when you pay for something for someone else

you shouldn’t (have)

used when someone has brought you a present for showing that you were not expecting it

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