Gift Dream Interpretation and Meaning

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Gifts in our dreams can be full of surprises just as they are in our waking life. In general, seeing gifts, giving gifts, and receiving gifts in a dream are all positive experiences, though occasionally it is possible to have a negative connotation toward presents and gifts.

What Does it Mean to Dream of a Gift?

gift dream meaning

Most of the times when we dream of a gift, it can be a sign of positive feelings and abundance. Sometimes we may feel we are very fortunate with the way something is happening in our lives. It can also be a symbol of gratitude.

Typically, when we think of getting a gift, we are very happy about it! We usually really enjoy the item we were given and appreciate the thought and effort the person giving the gift has put into it.

However, some people have feelings about gifts that are complicated. Have you ever had to give a gift to someone you didn’t like? “Obligatory gift giving” can be very frustrating for both the giver and the recipient!

Or, maybe you’ve received a gift from someone in real life and you really hated the item! An ugly sweater that doesn’t fit, or maybe some sort of generic item that really doesn’t reflect your true interests or that the person cared about you.

Sometimes being given a gift can make us feel guilty or inadequate. If you are a humble person or have a low self esteem, you may not think you deserve gifts or that being given a gift is appropriate.

If you have blocks about wealth and abundance in your life, you may also have some feelings about gifts that need to be addressed in order to have the financial situation you want.

Gifts in a dream may also relate to our own unique talents and special abilities. Is there a talent you are not fully using? Do you have a special ability to do something easily that others are not able to do?

Common Types of Gift Dreams:

Giving a gift: To give a gift to someone in a dream shows your generosity towards others. However if you are giving someone many gifts, it may symbolize your need to be accepted or being pushy in the relationship.

Receiving a Gift: To receive a gift in your dream symbolizes that you are open minded and accepting of others. It could mean that you are hoping to receive some good news or that a good event might happen. You may also feel a lot of appreciation and gratitude towards someone, and this dream is a way of processing those feelings of gratitude!

Jealousy: If you feel jealousy in your dream that someone received a gift but you did not, it symbolizes jealousy in other parts of your life.

“Gift Horse”: There is an expression that goes “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth”, which means to be wary of the person giving the gift. If this applies, think about the person giving the gift in the dream and ask yourself if they could be deceptive in some way.

Pile of Gifts: To see a large pile of gifts symbolizes that you have many uncovered talents and abilities. You may be working on bringing some form of abundance into your life.

Anticipation: To believe you will be receiving a gift symbolizes your anticipation over something in your waking life.

Bad Gifts: To open a gift and find something terrible or repulsive inside symbolizes that looks can be deceptive or that you are experiencing disappointment or deceit. You may feel that someone is not taking your needs or feelings into consideration.


Gifts can be very interesting symbols in our dreams! Do you have a dream where you were given a gift or were giving a gift to someone? What do you think it means? Tell us your experiences in the comments section below!

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