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Research Question: Why is giving gifts important to people and how do people do it? Questionnaire 1. What are the top two or three reasons for why you would give a gift?

2. Likewise, what are the top two or three reasons for why you would receive a gift?

3. Do you like receiving more, inexpensive gifts, or fewer expensive ones?

4. Do you like giving fewer expensive gifts or more inexpensive gifts?

5. What are the top three things you look for when buying a present for someone (e.g. price, suitability, uniqueness, quality, style, packaging)

6. Can you remember two or three qualities that some of the best presents you have received have had? (e.g. well suited to your personality or meets a need)

7. What is your opinion of the culture of gift giving in Australia? (e.g desire or obligation)

8. What are the stages you go through when selecting a gift for someone?


9. What are the differences when buying a gift for a loved one versus an acquaintance or colleague?

10. Have you ever received a hand made gift? How did this feel?

11. Have you ever given a hand made gift? How did this feel?

12. What do you think of when you hear the term ‘experience’ gift?

13. Have you ever received an ‘experience’ gift? How did this feel?

14. Have you ever given an ‘experience’ gift? How did this feel? What was the reaction from the receiver?

15. What do you think of when you hear the term ‘alternative’ giving?

16. Have you ever received an ‘alternative’ gift? How did this feel?

17. Have you ever received an ‘alternative’ gift? How did this feel? What was the reaction from the receiver?


Research Questionnaire  

A research questionnaire. Why is giving gifts important to people and how do people do it?

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