Gift shops will tend to relate to things which we give which are much more valuable than mere money. It may relate to your attempts to be nice to those around you. It may symbolise a wish to prove yourself to someone you love. It is usually about your behaviour and attitude. A wish to help others and show your good side.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Is there someone very special whom you really want to prove yourself to ?
- Have you been trying to be especially nice to someone?

KEY WORDS : Proud, being nice, proving yourself, special person, an ideal opportunity, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, a special talent, something that comes naturally, feeling appreciated, giving as much help as possible

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "He did this for me"
- "I have really proved myself"
- "trying to be nice to someone"
- "I felt really appreciated"


Example dream : One dream dreamt of a huge gift. The previous day he had helped a friend move home. The gift was a symbol of the immense help that he had been at this time of need.
Example dream : A gift from her mother in a dream linked to the dreamer deciding to think deeply about things. She wanted to jump into a relationship but decided to take her time and think about what she wanted. The gift in the dream symbolised the dreamers need to take time and show wisdom - it was linked to her thinking deeply.
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer recieves this weird gift, a tuft of hair. In real life the dreamer had a blood bond with the person who gave the gift in the dream yet their relationship was described as "fractured". Try to analyse dreams in an simple way. What would you think if someone gave you a weird gift? You would think "what's this, what do I say, this is weird and awkward. They have given me a gift so obviously I mean something to them. But what do I say." So this storyline actually captures the dreamers key feelings. The gift was a symbol of their close bonds by blood and emotional attachment. Yet its weird capturing the real life awkwardness in their relationship. So this dream which confused the dreamer making her ask questions like "Why would they give me a gift like that" and "they have not given me a gift in real life" pinpointed key emotions in their relationship.
Example dream : A gift in a dream linked to a situation from the day before. The dreamer had been helping a friend whose daughter was suffering from cancer. The gift represented the feeling that the dreamer felt really appreciated.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer says "beware of Greeks bearing gifts" took place whilst the dreamer was trying to hack into wireless networks to get free internet. The gift was a symbol of the free internet, a gift is something for free. This was not a genuine gift as it involved a massive effort end energy.
Example dream : A gift shop dream linked to the dreamer deciding to be nice to her co-workers. The gift was a symbol of her wish to spread a little joy with her enthusiasm for life.
Example dream : A gift shop linked to the dreamers father being impressed by the dreamers attitude. That's why he sold her his old car for a good price. It was a reward for her responsible behaviour.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was given a gift linked to the dreamer feeling really appreciated the day before. A man who was very ill with cancer had confided in him. This gave him a wonderful feeling of satisfaction.

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