TOEFL Essay Topic 161 - People remember special gifts or presents that they have received. Why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Some people remember special gifts or presents that they have received, while they forget about other gifts immediately. Why do
Some people remember special gifts or presents that they have received, while they forget about other gifts immediately. Why do people treat their presents so differently? As far as I am concerned, some gifts appear so important because they are significant to their hosts.
Some people may think that certain gifts are often remembered because the gifts are expensive. However, how can you explain that a girl throws away expensive flowers that are given by a man whom she doesnt love and cherish a wild flower which her true love sends her. Even the cheap wild flower has been dried, she would keep it as a bookmark. So sometimes the price of the gift has no relationship with its importance to the people.
I think some gifts are often remembered just because there are unforgettable stories and people around them. For example, one always keeps the ring given by his/her partner on their wedding day because the ring is the proof of their true love. One always remembers the gifts given by his good friends because the gifts could remind him of the happy time they spent together. It is the friendship that makes the gift so important. I have a suit in my closet which is not suitable for me anymore, but I would not give it to others and I always pick it up to look when I miss my mother.That suit was a gift from my mother who had spend several weeks making it delicately by herself before I left her to go to university. That gift represents the day when I began to be independent and represents my mothers deep love for me.
All in all, some precious gifts are often remembered is because they are relative to some certain precious memory in the peoples live.