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Gift giving
Gift giving in The Sims 4: Seasons.

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.

The Sims: Hot Date Edit

Gift giving in The Sims 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 The Sims Livin' Large
Garden Gnome Free (homemade) +4 +1 The Sims Livin' Large
Gargoyle Free (homemade) +4 +1 The Sims Makin Magic
Lollipop §25 +2 0 The Sims Hot Date
Landgraab Nutcracker §35 +2 +1 The Sims Vacation
Yellow Rose §50 +3 +1 The Sims Hot Date
Patrick the Pachyderm §88 +3 +3 The Sims Vacation
Chocolates §100 +4 +2 The Sims Hot Date
Unicorn by Fran Tassie §115 +4 +3 The Sims Vacation
The Sims §150 +4 +1 The Sims Hot Date
Red Roses §200 +3 +3 The Sims Hot Date
Teddy Bear §200 +6 +3 The Sims Hot Date
Necklace §500 +10 +5 The Sims Hot Date
Diamond Ring §1000 +20 +10 The Sims 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 reintroduced in The Sims 4: Seasons. Sims can gift any item from their inventory or just Simoleons. The receiving Sim may reject the gift depending on its quality, their relationship with the gifting Sim, and the type of gift giving interaction used. Sims can give either a friendly gift, a funny gift, a romantic gift or a mean gift. Gifts can also be received from gift piles that are purchasable in build mode.

Any holiday with Father Winter as a tradition will have him show up at around 8 P.M. to hand out gifts to every non-NPC Sim on a lot. Sims deemed to be on his "naughty list" will receive a lump of coal or a Future Cube instead of a normal gift. He will also add gifts to holiday trees and gift piles, and he can be directly asked for a gift.

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