By Bayan Nalubwama
In a relationship, it is always healthy to remind your significant other of how much they mean to you and how you love and appreciate them for choosing you. The best and easiest way to make your consort feel exceptional is by gifting them. However, choosing wrong gifts can be risky to relationships according to Elizabeth Dunn, Psychology professor and co-author of Happy Money. She says undesirable gifts can sometimes negatively impact the receiver’s perception of the relationship’s future.
Social media was amazed with how city tycoon, Hashim Mulangwa and wife Sadiya Hussein celebrated their first marriage anniversary. Mulangwa surprised his wife with a brand new Mercedes-Benz GLE63 S AMG Coupe. Sayida with excitement took to her social media and expressed how she enjoys receiving expensive gifts from her hubby.
“My Mr. Mulangwa @Hashim11 I absolutely enjoy being your wife and love love loooove that you spoil me to extents that shock my very high expectations… You outdid yourself on this one…daymn!! Happy anniversary my heart-to many more years of expensive gifts from you!” She posted
During his conversation on the ride with the Mulondos, Hashim revealed that his only intention was to make Sadiya, his wife, happy.
“You need to know your person; I want to make my wife happy. If she’s happy, I am happy. She’s been looking at this car like every time we go somewhere, and she’s like Hashim, isn’t that my car. She loves it, it’s red and I know she loves red. I had to like to go through all kinds of hooks to actually the color. She was shocked; I don’t think she expected it…” Hashim said
A one Thomas who felt Hashim had over done it asked Sadiya what Sadiya had gifted in return and she replied that she is the gift. “Have you seen his wife? She is THE Gift…you do not come to a goddess without offertory” she replied
While celebrating their five years marriage anniversary, musician Aybrah also gifted his wife Loy with a brand new Toyota Corolla Rumion UBL 551E, appreciating her for being the best wife..
Singer and actress Hellen Lukoma received a black range rover with “HL”on the license plates. The new ride was a gift from her husband Anwar Kaka on Valentine’s Day.
Many women were left with envy on all the stories shared as some tagged their partners to copy a thing or two from Hashim, Aybrah and Kaka. They felt like they are not with the right people as a one Anita Kabaale commented on Aybrah and Loy’s moment, “Only five years and she has been gifted a car yet people have been with you for ten years and nothing to show, not even a bra or knickers,”
A worried Millan Mushabe said of Hashim’s gift to sadiya: “On our 1st anniversary last week, I gave her a cup with our wedding portrait on it. Pray for me so that she doesn’t see this tweet (Sadiya’s tweet) until our 50th anniversary otherwise it’s over!”
There are mixed emotions on the price tag of the gift and how it impacts the relationship.
Zaitun Namirimu, business woman in Kikuubo told the sunrise that it is the thought that counts. “I don’t think the price of the gift should matter. The money you put in is not as important as the mere fact that you thought about me in my absence. I wouldn’t care even if my partner bought me one sweet. The only disappointing situation is when you get a partner who is not thoughtful. I can never stay long in that kind of relationship.” She said
Godfrey Masembe, a business man said: “The problem today is women are materialistic. They crave high quality things. She will weigh your gift with what her friend received and trouble will come from nowhere.” He said
Do expensive gifts guarantee a lifelong relationship?
Gossip queen cum disk joker Zahara Toto was surprised with a brand new BMW with a personalized number plate ZAHARA by her then boyfriend Don Solo aka Big Papa. The relationship however did not last. It ended in tears after Zahara became violent and also allegedly cheated on Big Papa.
Research also shows that spending more does not always guarantee a well received gift. While givers expect recipients to appreciate it more, most receivers rarely associate the price with their level of appreciation.