Christmas Gift Giving Quotes

Christmas Gift Giving Quotes

   A collection of popular Gift Giving Quotes for you to enjoy reading during the Holiday Season.

Dec 20, 2011

'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet,
Could we bestow the gifts we get,
And keep the ones we give away,
How happy were our Christmas day!
- Carolyn Wells

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year. - Elwyn Brooks White

Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. - Kin Hubbard

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. - Seneca

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money. - Unknown

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. - John Andrew Holmes

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. - Pierre Corneille

A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. - Unknown

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
- William Wordsworth

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. - Eleanor Powell

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! - Unknown

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. - George MacDonald

If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken. - Idries Shah

The only gift is a portion of thyself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is bought is cheaper than a gift. - Portuguese Proverb

A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver. - Thomas á Kempis

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. - Max Beerbohm

Giving Gift

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. - Albert Einstein

It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance. - Shania Twain

For it is in giving that we receive. - St. Francis of Assisi

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. - Hindu Proverb

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. - Anthony Robbins

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. - Harvey S. Firestone

Hands that give also receive.

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart. - Arab Proverb

Don't say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You'll never catch up with a mere hope. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Christmas Gifts

Every gift, though it be small, is in reality, great if given with affection. - Pindar

No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. — John Wesley

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. — Lao-Tzu

You can’t have a perfect day without doing something for someone who’ll never be able to repay you. — John Wooden

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think. - Longfellow

Appreciating the smallest of contributions is what makes Christmas such a precious and beautiful time of the year.

The feelings shared during Christmas will last much longer than the gifts we receive. - John A. Jenson

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. — Richard Braunstein

The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated. - Baltasar Gracian

Gift Giving

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. - William Shakespeare

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love. - L.O. Baird

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. - Richard Moss

The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

You always get back much more than you give. - Jimmy Carter

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

You may give gifts without caring, but you can't care without giving. - Frank A. Clark

Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple. If you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation. - Deepak Chopra

The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Let the season of giving be yours and not that of your inheritors. - Kahlil Gibran

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. - Eleanor Roosevelt

With gifts, you may gather your enemies about you. When giving nothing, even your own family will leave. - Saskya Pandita

Generous people are rarely mentally ill. - Karl Menninger

To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. - Oscar Wilde

The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious. - Martin Luther


There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man. - Euripides

Know your gifts and share them. - Les Brown

A gift is never about need. It's about thanking people. - Lash Fary

When I give, I give myself. - Walt Whitman

My father (Danny Thomas) used to tell me there are two kinds of people, the takers and the givers. ‘The takers sometimes eat better,’ he would say, ‘but the givers always sleep better.’ - Marlo Thomas

Wrapped Gift

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. - Jim Rohn

A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver. - Eleanor Hamilton

Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give. - Anthony Norvell

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. - Mother Teresa

The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give. - Sparky Anderson

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. - Charles Dudley Warner

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. - Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. - William Shakespeare

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. - Kahlil Gibran

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same. - Philip Gibbs

Christmas Gifts Under The Tree

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart. - George Matthew Adams

It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart. - Marjorie Holmes

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. - Helen Steiner Rice

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! - Charles Dickens

The magi, as you know, were wise men - wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. - O. Henry

Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete. - Charles Dickens

I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday - the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest. - Charles Dickens

It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One! - Charles Dickens

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. - Mary Ellen Chase

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. - Erma Bombeck

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. - Norman Douglas

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. - Lenore Hershey

He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly. - Publilius Syrus

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. - George Eliot

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. - Margaret Cho

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. - P. D. James

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. - Heda Bejar

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy. - Publilius Syrus

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love. - Thomas Fuller

The living need charity more than the dead. - George Arnold

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. - Henry Ward Beecher

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them. - Francis Bacon

The best way to have your life add up to something is to regularly count your blessings. - Mark Amend

He is truly great who hath a great charity. - Thomas a Kempis

It is religion to be thus forsworn, For charity itself fulfills the law And who can never love from charity? - William Shakespeare

Seek joy in what you give not in what you get. - Unknown

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong. - Zoroaster

Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich. - Eva Peron

If everyone gives one thread the poor man will have a shirt. - Unknown

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