What you can't give as a birthday gift: the top worst options
Birthday gifts can be more or less successful. Both in terms of what the birthday person wants to receive and what they can bring on a symbolic level.
OBOZREVATEL plunged into the study of folk signs in this regard. And tells you what items are best not to give for a birthday, so as not to bring problems and misfortune to the birthday person.
Knives, scissors and other sharp objects
Signs say that all sharp objects can "cut off" good relationships and put the giver and the birthday person at odds. That is why they are not given not only for birthdays but also for other holidays.
Clock hands clearly demonstrate how fleeting life is. And the birthday is a symbolic representation of this process. A chronometer received on this day can accelerate the passage of time even more. The watch can also portend a breakup to the person who is presented with it.
A beautiful and expensive accessory can be interpreted as an attempt to bind a person to you. Therefore, it is better not to give it to a superstitious birthday boy.
Dishes and kitchen utensils
These items are not dangerous by themselves. It is bad to give them empty. It is believed that this can lead to poverty. If you really want to give a beautiful cup or a set of bowls, just put something inside.
A candle is a ritual object that is used in a funeral ceremony, among other things. A superstitious birthday person may take such a gift as a death wish.
The bad thing here is the emptiness inside. In addition to portending poverty, it is believed that jewelry boxes can become a receptacle for thoughts and feelings that the birthday person will hide from the giver. This, of course, will quickly alienate people.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the signs associated with a wallet that help to avoid poverty.