To dream of receiving a gift represents feelings about special treatment of some kind. Feeling appreciated. Feeling that someone is being nice to you in a special giving way. Feeling that a gesture of yours towards someone else is very giving or makes someone else’s life easier. A kind or generous gesture. Feeling special about something that has happened to you. Feeling that you are a special person. Alternatively, gifts may symbolize your talents, creativity, or something special about you. A natural ability.
Negatively, a gift in a dream may reflect secrets that are difficult to keep to yourself. Something special you feel forced to keep to yourself. Talents being used for bad purposes. Feeling that you are better than other people or that you are perfect. Arrogantly thinking you are too special or unique. Arrogant or deluded beliefs that other people are lucky because of something unique you did for them. Feeling forced to appreciate a gesture you don’t like or feeling that someone doesn’t like you as much as you want them to.
To dream of being showered with gifts may represent praise or recognition. Feeling that you are being held in high esteem.
To dream of giving someone a gift may reflect special treatment you are giving someone. Praise, recognition, or doing someone a favor.
Example: A man dreamed of a seeing a gift. In waking life he was given special insider knowledge at work that he was not allowed to divulge to others.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being given a gift. In waking life a man dying of cancer had confided a secret with him and he felt very special and appreciated.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of going to a gift shop. In waking life she was deciding on how she could so something special for a co-worker.
Example 4: A man dreamed of giving a woman a gift knife and fork. In waking life he mad mutual sexual attraction to this woman for a long period of time and then noticed that she had had moved on to marry another man. The gift knife and fork may have reflected his feelings about himself generously allowing the woman go have a new life when he knew that he was attractive enough to have her whenever he wanted.
The dream may have reflected his arrogance or vanity that presumed that he doing her a favor by allowing her to move on to another man. The knife and fork themselves reflected the woman’s ability to secure another man (fork) and separate herself being being single (knife).
Example 5: A man dreamed of being given a gift of a tuft of hair. In waking life he felt very awkward about being treated very special by a friend who had subjected him to a “blood bond” to secure their friendship.