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-->"Filthy Baggins lies! It was our birthday present, precious. ''([[VerbalTic gollum]])'' Gives it back to us!"

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-->"Filthy Baggins lies! It was our birthday present, precious. ''([[VerbalTic gollum]])'' Gives it back to us!"us!"[[note]]It actually ''was'' a gift from Bilbo to Frodo. With Gollum ... not so much. It was originally found by his brother Deagol. Smeagol says that, since it's his birthday, Deagol should give it to him as a present. When Deagol refuses, Smeagol kills him and takes it.[[/note]]



** At the beginning, Bilbo hands out gifts at his birthday party, and leaves many more gifts after his departure. After the four hobbits reach Rivendell later on, Bilbo gives Frodo his old sword Sting, as well as his mithril-coat. On the return trip, Bilbo gives the hobbits all gifts -- including his writing, which means PassingTheTorch to Frodo. At the very end, Frodo gives the book to Sam.

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** At the beginning, Bilbo hands out gifts at his birthday party, and leaves many more gifts after his departure. After the four hobbits reach Rivendell later on, Bilbo gives Frodo his old sword Sting, as well as his mithril-coat. [[note]]When the rest of the fellowship notice it, they're astonished by how generous this gift was; one of them remarks that the value of the coat is probably greater than that of the Shire and everything in it.[[/note]] On the return trip, Bilbo gives the hobbits all gifts -- including his writing, which means PassingTheTorch to Frodo. At the very end, Frodo gives the book to Sam.
14th Jun '17 2:24:30 PM jtierney50
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* The silver candlesticks in ''Theater/LesMiserables'' represent Jean Valjean's holiness and ongoing quest to be a good man. They were first given to him by the Bishop in the aptly named "Proluge/The Bishop", after he stole the rest of the Bishop's silver. The fact that the Bishop lied to the police by confirming Valjean's claim that [[BlatantLies the silver was a gift from the Bishop]], and that the Bishop gave him ''more'' in addition to what he had already taken, is what sets Valjean on the path of righteousness.
30th Apr '17 12:37:11 PM nombretomado
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*** This example becomes more humorous if one believes the [[MemeticMutation /tg/ meme]] that the BloodRavens are actually {{Kleptomaniac Hero}}es, as this is their excuse for having weapons taken from practically every major Space Marine chapter.

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*** This example becomes more humorous if one believes the [[MemeticMutation /tg/ meme]] that the BloodRavens Blood Ravens are actually {{Kleptomaniac Hero}}es, as this is their excuse for having weapons taken from practically every major Space Marine chapter.
16th Apr '17 2:55:14 PM nombretomado
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** William King's ''SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolfblade'' recounts [[FamedInStory a story]] that, among other things, tells how Ragnar got his [[CoolSword frostblade]]. Indeed, in the FrameStory, explaining it is the motive for telling the story.

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** William King's ''SpaceWolf'' ''Literature/SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolfblade'' recounts [[FamedInStory a story]] that, among other things, tells how Ragnar got his [[CoolSword frostblade]]. Indeed, in the FrameStory, explaining it is the motive for telling the story.
13th Apr '17 3:41:59 PM eroock
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* In ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}'', Arrietty gives her mother the bay leaf to distract her -- she meant it to be a birthday present, but she did it early because of her mother's worrying.
24th Mar '17 6:59:34 AM sorako
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* In the final episode of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Madoka gives her hair ribbons to Homura [[spoiler:after she ascends into goddesshood]]. Homura is seen wearing the ribbons in Madoka's memory [[spoiler:once the universe is rewritten so that Madoka never existed as a human]].
** In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', Homura gives the ribbons back to Madoka, [[spoiler:as a symbol of her betrayal of Madoka]].
24th Mar '17 6:37:57 AM sorako
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* Numerous items in Rick Riordan's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' are given as gifts. Those from the gods are particularly likely to be important. [[spoiler:Though the knife that Luke gave Annabeth proved to be the most important.]]
* In Norton Juster's ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', Milo receives many gifts: words, a calculating pencil, laughter, a telescope that shows what things really are. These prove essential when facing the demons of ignorance.


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* Numerous items in Rick Riordan's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' are given as gifts. Those from the gods are particularly likely to be important. [[spoiler:Though the knife that Luke gave Annabeth proved to be the most important.]]
* In Norton Juster's ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', Milo receives many gifts: words, a calculating pencil, laughter, a telescope that shows what things really are. These prove essential when facing the demons of ignorance.
24th Mar '17 6:33:29 AM sorako
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* Orihime Inoue's hairpins from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', which double as {{Tragic Keepsake}}s since they were a gift of her dead older brother. When she grows some more, she uses them as lapel decorations instead.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', when Ushio is looking for the lost toy robot she just recently got from her father Tomoya, he suggests that he could buy her a new one. But she refuses and tells him that it is the first gift she ever got from him. At this moment, Tomoya finally realizes his bond with his daughter and how much he loves her.
* Rolo's heart-shaped locket charm on his cellphone in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' was a birthday present from his fake older brother Lelouch. Despite being a ridiculously girly gift (Lelouch was thinking of his real sister Nunnally when he got it), Rolo refuses to part with it and is extremely protective and sentimental about it.
* While not as largely plot-impacting as the rest of the things from this page, it can be seen in a few chapters of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' that Rico has a cuddling pillow. Considering the cold, aloof fish that Jean is, it seems out-of-character for him to give her something like that, until we see in a flashback that Enrica has one too, likely a gift from her AloofBigBrother. This serves to show us cracks in Jean's JerkassFacade.
* ''Manga/HanaNoMizoShiru'': Misaki's flower necklace turns out to be a gift from Kawabata, so he can look at it and remember someone is there for him after his grandfather's death. He appreciates the sentiment, and [[SexyMentor also has feelings for Kawabata]], so he wears it every day under his shirt. [[spoiler:Then their relationship sours and Kawabata rips it off his neck -- breaking the necklace, and almost choking Misaki. Arikawa later fixes it, but he understandably doesn't want it any more.]]



* Rolo's heart-shaped locket charm on his cellphone in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' was a birthday present from his older brother Lelouch. Despite being a ridiculously girly gift ([[spoiler:Lelouch was thinking of Nunnally when he got it]]), Rolo refuses to part with it and is extremely protective and sentimental about it.

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* Rolo's heart-shaped locket charm on ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Negi got
his cellphone in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' was a birthday present MagicStaff from his older brother Lelouch. Despite being a ridiculously girly gift ([[spoiler:Lelouch was thinking of Nunnally DisappearedDad during their first and only meeting.
** The bells that Asuna wears in her hair were given to her by Takamichi
when he got it]]), Rolo refuses to she was a child; it's part with it and is extremely protective and sentimental about it.of why she later developed a crush on him.
* The new handsome NewTransferStudent Kanou from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' gives Ririka a present for her tenth birthday. It turns out to be a cap that she [[TransformationTrinket uses to become]] Nurse Angel. Kanou ends up her mentor.



* While not as largely plot-impacting as the rest of the things from this page, it can be seen in a few chapters of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' that Rico has a cuddling pillow. Considering the cold, aloof fish that Jean is, it seems out-of-character for him to give her something like that, until we see in a flashback that Enrica has one too, likely a gift from her AloofBigBrother. This serves to show us cracks in Jean's JerkassFacade.

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* While not as largely plot-impacting as the rest of the things In ''Manga/{{Orange}}'', Naho gets a hairclip from this page, it can be seen in a few chapters of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' that Rico has a cuddling pillow. Considering the cold, aloof fish that Jean is, it seems out-of-character Kakeru as payback for making him lunch everyday - she treasures it at lot, since she thinks future Naho didn't manage to give her something like that, until we see in a flashback that Enrica has one too, likely a gift from her AloofBigBrother. This serves to show us cracks in Jean's JerkassFacade.get it.



* ''Manga/HanaNoMizoShiru'': Misaki's flower necklace turns out to be a gift from Kawabata, so he can look at it and remember someone is there for him after his grandfather's death. He appreciates the sentiment, and [[SexyMentor also has feelings for Kawabata]], so he wears it every day under his shirt. [[spoiler:Then their relationship sours and Kawabata rips it off his neck -- breaking the necklace, and almost choking Misaki. Arikawa later fixes it, but he understandably doesn't want it any more.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', when Ushio is looking for the lost toy robot she just recently got from her father Tomoya, he suggests that he could buy her a new one. But she refuses and tells him that it is the first gift she ever got from him. At this moment, Tomoya finally realizes his bond with his daughter and how much he loves her.
* The new handsome NewTransferStudent Kanou from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' gives Ririka a present for her tenth birthday. It turns out to be a cap that she [[TransformationTrinket uses to become]] Nurse Angel. Kanou ends up her mentor.



* In ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', it is the merchant's desire to give Beauty the gift she asked for that triggers all the problems.



* In "Literature/TheKingWhoWouldBeStrongerThanFate", the other king will not sell, but will give the king the slave girl and her son that he had asked for.



** Similarly in ''Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon''.
* In ''Literature/TheOneHandedGirl'', the girl gives her sister-in-law a pumpkin, refusing the corn she tried to pay with.
* In ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', it is the merchant's desire to give Beauty the gift she asked for that triggers all the problems.



* In "Literature/TheKingWhoWouldBeStrongerThanFate", the other king will not sell, but will give the king the slave girl and her son that he had asked for.
* In ''Literature/TheOneHandedGirl'', the girl gives her sister-in-law a pumpkin, refusing the corn she tried to pay with.



* When Kyon goes with Yuki to buy her a phone in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' Yuki acknowledges that, even if she could emulate the functions of a phone without effort, she would treasure it as a gift from him.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]'' story, ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'', Courtney receives the [[MacguffinTitle titular violin]] as a birthday gift from her parents.
* The dog, Hai, is a present from Smith to Neo in ''Film/TheMatrix'' {{Slashfic}} ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife''. Smith's jean jacket is a gift from Neo to cement the fresh start that getting together was for both of them. The jacket doubles as a MementoMacguffin that takes on even greater meaning after [[spoiler: Neo dies.]]



* ''A Brighter Dark'': Corrin's primary reasoning for holding onto Ganglari even after it came alive and killed Mikoto was simply because it was the only thing her adopted father had ever given her.
* The dog, Hai, is a present from Smith to Neo in ''Film/TheMatrix'' {{Slashfic}} ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife''. Smith's jean jacket is a gift from Neo to cement the fresh start that getting together was for both of them. The jacket doubles as a MementoMacguffin that takes on even greater meaning after [[spoiler: Neo dies.]]
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]'' story, ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'', Courtney receives the [[MacguffinTitle titular violin]] as a birthday gift from her parents.
* When Kyon goes with Yuki to buy her a phone in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' Yuki acknowledges that, even if she could emulate the functions of a phone without effort, she would treasure it as a gift from him.



* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11962940/1/ A Brighter Dark]]'': Corrin's primary reasoning for holding onto Ganglari even after it came alive and killed Mikoto was simply because it was the only thing her adopted father had ever given her.



* In ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}'', Arrietty gives her mother the bay leaf to distract her -- she meant it to be a birthday present, but she did it early because of her mother's worrying.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarshipTroopersInvasion'': [[ColdSniper Trig's]] rifle was a gift from her parents. They were killed shortly after when her [[DoomedHomeTown home town was destroyed]] by the [[BugWar Bugs.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/StarshipTroopersInvasion'': [[ColdSniper Trig's]] rifle was a gift from her parents. They were killed shortly after when her [[DoomedHomeTown home town was destroyed]] by the [[BugWar Bugs.]]
* In ''[[Anime/{{Arrietty}} The Secret World Of Arriety]]'', Arrietty gives her mother the bay leaf to distract her -- she meant it to be a birthday present, but she did it early because of her mother's worrying.



* ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'': mostly skips over Galadriel's gift giving, only mentioning her gift to Frodo. But in a deleted scene Gimli talks about his gift - Galadriel wasn't sure what to give him, so he asked for a single piece of hair from her head, she gave him three. Legolas's surprised smile, and Gimli's satisfied tone, make this a rather heartwarming scene - especially if the viewer is familiar with [[AllThereInTheManual the origin of the Silmarils]].



* ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'': mostly skips over Galadriel's gift giving, only mentioning her gift to Frodo. But in a deleted scene Gimli talks about his gift - Galadriel wasn't sure what to give him, so he asked for a single piece of hair from her head, she gave him three. Legolas's surprised smile, and Gimli's satisfied tone, make this a rather heartwarming scene - especially if the viewer is familiar with [[AllThereInTheManual the origin of the Silmarils]].



* In ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' both the king and queen honor him with a gift of a ring.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", the MineralMacGuffin was given to Bran's ancestor by Kull.



* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', [[BigBad C'baoth]] recovers Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and gives it to [[spoiler:his clone of Luke]]. At the end of the book, Luke recovers it from the debris and gives it to [[LoveInterest Mara]].
* {{Excalibur}} is sometimes said to be a gift from the Lady of the Lake to KingArthur.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels:
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''False Gods'', Horus carries a golden sword, forged for him by a battle brother when he was made Warmaster.
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''Fulgrim'', Ferrus Manus carries a golden sword. When he had first met his brother primarch Fulgrim, they had challenged each other, and Fulgrim had made the sword, while Ferrus Manus made a warhammer. Astounded by the other's skills, they had given each other the weapons they had made to seal their friendship. [[spoiler:When Fulgrim fails to sway him to Horus's side, they fight, and Ferrus Manus breaks the sword, making Fulgrim realize that the break is irrevocable. Fulgrim takes back the warhammer and has his ships open fire on the Iron Hands.]]
** William King's ''SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolfblade'' recounts [[FamedInStory a story]] that, among other things, tells how Ragnar got his [[CoolSword frostblade]]. Indeed, in the FrameStory, explaining it is the motive for telling the story.
** In Simon Spurrier's ''Lord of the Night'''s BackStory, the Night Haunter had named Sahaal his heir and decreed that he should receive the ''[[RequisiteRoyalRegalia Corona Nox]]'' as a symbol of that, which was why it's being lost was so important.
** In Chris Roberson's ''Literature/BloodRavens'' novel ''Dawn of War II'', the governor tries to justify having the SpaceMarine sword [[CoolSword Wisdom]] by claiming it was a gift. It doesn't save him.
*** This example becomes more humorous if one believes the [[MemeticMutation /tg/ meme]] that the BloodRavens are actually {{Kleptomaniac Hero}}es, as this is their excuse for having weapons taken from practically every major Space Marine chapter.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel, Ibram Gaunt's swords are both gifts. His first came from the hand of his dead mentor, [=General-Commissar=] Oktar. When [[WreckedWeapon it is ruined in battle]], he receives the power sword of Hieronymo Sondar, the founder of Vervunhive, while he tries to defend it in ''Necropolis'', and carries that sword thereafter.

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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', [[BigBad C'baoth]] recovers Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and John C. Wright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'' Mrs. Wren gave them -- peculiar birthday gifts. Romus also gives it to [[spoiler:his clone of Luke]]. At the end of the book, Luke recovers it from the debris Amelia and gives it to [[LoveInterest Mara]].
* {{Excalibur}} is sometimes said to be a gift from the Lady
Quentin gifts in ''Fugitives of the Lake to KingArthur.
Chaos''.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels:
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''False Gods'', Horus carries a golden sword, forged for him by a battle brother when he was made Warmaster.
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''Fulgrim'', Ferrus Manus carries a golden sword. When he had first met his brother primarch Fulgrim, they had challenged each other,
Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Peter, Susan, and Fulgrim had made the sword, while Ferrus Manus made a warhammer. Astounded by the other's skills, they had given each other the weapons they had made to seal their friendship. [[spoiler:When Fulgrim fails to sway him to Horus's side, they fight, and Ferrus Manus breaks the sword, making Fulgrim realize that the break is irrevocable. Fulgrim takes back the warhammer and has his ships open fire on the Iron Hands.]]
** William King's ''SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolfblade'' recounts [[FamedInStory a story]] that, among other things, tells how Ragnar got his [[CoolSword frostblade]]. Indeed, in the FrameStory, explaining it is the motive for telling the story.
** In Simon Spurrier's ''Lord of the Night'''s BackStory, the Night Haunter had named Sahaal his heir and decreed that he should
Lucy receive magical gifts from Father Christmas. When they find themselves back at Cair Paravel in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', the ''[[RequisiteRoyalRegalia Corona Nox]]'' as a symbol of that, which was why it's being lost was so important.
** In Chris Roberson's ''Literature/BloodRavens'' novel ''Dawn of War II'', the governor tries to justify having the SpaceMarine sword [[CoolSword Wisdom]] by claiming it was a gift. It doesn't save him.
*** This example becomes more humorous if one believes the [[MemeticMutation /tg/ meme]] that the BloodRavens are actually {{Kleptomaniac Hero}}es, as this is
first things they retrieve from their excuse for having weapons taken from practically every major Space Marine chapter.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel, Ibram Gaunt's swords
treasury are both gifts. His first came from the hand of his dead mentor, [=General-Commissar=] Oktar. When [[WreckedWeapon it is ruined in battle]], he receives the power sword of Hieronymo Sondar, the founder of Vervunhive, while he tries to defend it in ''Necropolis'', and carries that sword thereafter.Gifts.



* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** In Tamora Pierce's ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet, Kel receives gifts from a then [[AnonymousBenefactor unknown "benefactor"]]. Some of these items are rather pricey. Not only that, they are particularly useful to a girl in knight-training. Among them are magical bruise balm, exercise equipment to strengthen her arms, a saddle for her horse, and a new knife [[spoiler: and matching sword]]. The "mysterious benefactor" turns out to be [[spoiler:Sir Alanna, the first lady knight, who presumably, as the sole heir of two large estates]], has money to burn. It's implied that these gifts are [[spoiler:things Alanna wished she had as a page/squire]]. An exceptionally notable and heartwarming payment was when Kel got to keep Peachblossom for ''four years.''
** Alanna herself has her own gift: the mirror with roses on it that her oldest son gave her when he was little. She still uses it to scry twelve years later.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** The One Ring was a gift from Bilbo to Frodo.
-->"Filthy Baggins lies! It was our birthday present, precious. ''([[VerbalTic gollum]])'' Gives it back to us!"
** And there are the cool gifts that Galadriel gave the members of the Fellowship, including the Phial.
** At the beginning, Bilbo hands out gifts at his birthday party, and leaves many more gifts after his departure. After the four hobbits reach Rivendell later on, Bilbo gives Frodo his old sword Sting, as well as his mithril-coat. On the return trip, Bilbo gives the hobbits all gifts -- including his writing, which means PassingTheTorch to Frodo. At the very end, Frodo gives the book to Sam.
* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Peter, Susan, and Lucy receive magical gifts from Father Christmas. When they find themselves back at Cair Paravel in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', the first things they retrieve from their treasury are the Gifts.
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', where d'Artagnan starts out with three gifts from his father: a [[CoolSword sword]], a horse, and a letter of introduction so he can join the Musketeers. He loses all three of them in the first chapter except the horse -- the only item he wouldn't have minded losing, as it was an ancient nag with a ridiculous colour. He manages to sell it in Paris.

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* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
**
The tarot cards Jocelyn gave Dorothea in ''Literature/{{City of Bones|2007}}'', [[spoiler:which contained the Mortal Cup]].
*
In Tamora Pierce's ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet, Kel Sherwood Smith's ''Literature/CrownDuel'', the ring the heroine receives gifts from a then [[AnonymousBenefactor unknown "benefactor"]]. Some of these items are rather pricey. Not only that, they are particularly useful to a girl in knight-training. Among them are magical bruise balm, exercise equipment to strengthen her arms, a saddle for her horse, an anonymous admirer, and a new knife [[spoiler: and matching sword]]. The "mysterious benefactor" turns out to be [[spoiler:Sir Alanna, still more the first lady knight, who presumably, as the sole heir of two large estates]], has money to burn. It's implied that these gifts are [[spoiler:things Alanna wished ring she had as a page/squire]]. An exceptionally notable and heartwarming payment was when Kel got made to keep Peachblossom for ''four years.''
** Alanna herself has her own gift:
reciprocate, move the mirror with roses on it that her oldest son gave her when he was little. She still uses it to scry twelve years later.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** The One Ring was a gift from Bilbo to Frodo.
-->"Filthy Baggins lies! It was our birthday present, precious. ''([[VerbalTic gollum]])'' Gives it back to us!"
** And there are the cool gifts that Galadriel gave the members of the Fellowship, including the Phial.
** At the beginning, Bilbo hands out gifts at his birthday party, and leaves many more gifts after his departure. After the four hobbits reach Rivendell later on, Bilbo gives Frodo his old sword Sting, as well as his mithril-coat. On the return trip, Bilbo gives the hobbits all gifts -- including his writing, which means PassingTheTorch to Frodo. At the very end, Frodo gives the book to Sam.
* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Peter, Susan, and Lucy receive magical gifts from Father Christmas. When they find themselves back at Cair Paravel
plot in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', the first things they retrieve from their treasury are the Gifts.
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', where d'Artagnan starts out with three gifts from his father: a [[CoolSword sword]], a horse, and a letter of introduction so he can join the Musketeers. He loses all three of them in the first chapter except the horse -- the only item he wouldn't have minded losing, as it was an ancient nag with a ridiculous colour. He manages to sell it in Paris.
several instances.



* Numerous items in Rick Riordan's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' are given as gifts. Those from the gods are particularly likely to be important. [[spoiler:Though the knife that Luke gave Annabeth proved to be the most important.]]

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* Numerous items in Rick Riordan's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' In Creator/SarahAHoyt's ''Literature/DrawOneInTheDark'', they discuss the possibility that [[spoiler:murders]] are given in fact mating gifts between [[spoiler:shapechanging beetles]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** In ''Fool Moon'', because both Harry and Murphy have received gifts of silver from family, they can fight the [[{{Werewolf}} loup-garou]]
as it can only be harmed by ''inherited'' silver.
** In ''Grave Peril'', Bianca gives gifts at her party. Many are {{Chekhovs Gun}}s.
** Averted in ''Summer Knight'' where [[spoiler:Queen Mother Winter, on par with the Archangels in terms of strength]] tells Harry [[spoiler:the [[AntiMagic Unraveling]]]] is not a ''gift'' but a necessity so he can save the day. [[spoiler:It also spares Harry from being indebt to Mother Winter for accepting it]].
** Also ''Small Favor'', after Harry talks with Jake ([[AngelUnaware who is the janitor -- really]]), Jake vanishes, leaving behind a copy of ''[[LordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', which opens on some -- interesting passages.
* In Creator/AletheaKontis's ''Literature/{{Enchanted}}'', "far-to-go" Thursday ran off and married a pirate -- and sends marvelous
gifts. Those One such packet proves to be significant in the events of the novel. Sunday also brings a bucket to the frog, as a gift.
* {{Excalibur}} is sometimes said to be a gift
from the gods Lady of the Lake to KingArthur.
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcedence]]'', Phaethon, Helion, Daphne, and Diomedes
are particularly likely to be important. [[spoiler:Though all given gifts by the knife that Luke gave Annabeth proved to be the most important.]]Transcedence.



* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which give the children gifts before sending them off, which proves crucial.

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* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which give Suzanne Collins's ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', the children pin Madge gives Katniss makes the mockingjay an immensely significant symbol. All the more so when she learns in ''Catching Fire'' that the aunt it had belonged to [[spoiler:died in the Games]]. Also, the pearl [[spoiler:Peeta]] gives her in ''Catching Fire''.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** The One Ring was a gift from Bilbo to Frodo.
-->"Filthy Baggins lies! It was our birthday present, precious. ''([[VerbalTic gollum]])'' Gives it back to us!"
** And there are the cool
gifts before sending them off, that Galadriel gave the members of the Fellowship, including the Phial.
** At the beginning, Bilbo hands out gifts at his birthday party, and leaves many more gifts after his departure. After the four hobbits reach Rivendell later on, Bilbo gives Frodo his old sword Sting, as well as his mithril-coat. On the return trip, Bilbo gives the hobbits all gifts -- including his writing,
which proves crucial.means PassingTheTorch to Frodo. At the very end, Frodo gives the book to Sam.
* Numerous items in Rick Riordan's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' are given as gifts. Those from the gods are particularly likely to be important. [[spoiler:Though the knife that Luke gave Annabeth proved to be the most important.]]



* In Sherwood Smith's ''Literature/CrownDuel'', the ring the heroine receives from an anonymous admirer, and still more the ring she had made to reciprocate, move the plot in several instances.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** In ''Fool Moon'', because both Harry and Murphy have received gifts of silver from family, they can fight the [[{{Werewolf}} loup-garou]] as it can only be harmed by ''inherited'' silver.
** In ''Grave Peril'', Bianca gives gifts at her party. Many are {{Chekhovs Gun}}s.
** Averted in ''Summer Knight'' where [[spoiler:Queen Mother Winter, on par with the Archangels in terms of strength]] tells Harry [[spoiler:the [[AntiMagic Unraveling]]]] is not a ''gift'' but a necessity so he can save the day. [[spoiler:It also spares Harry from being indebt to Mother Winter for accepting it]].
** Also ''Small Favor'', after Harry talks with Jake ([[AngelUnaware who is the janitor -- really]]), Jake vanishes, leaving behind a copy of ''[[LordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', which opens on some -- interesting passages.
* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', Ged finds an island with an old man and woman. He deduces from the dress the woman shows him -- rich, for a child -- that they had been abandoned there. She gives him half of an armring. In ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'', this gift is his driving motivation for his actions.

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* In Sherwood Smith's ''Literature/CrownDuel'', the ring the heroine receives from an anonymous admirer, Creator/PoulAnderson's "A Little Knowledge" Harker has his men hanging about and gives them a cover story that he's giving an alien a gift, and they are waiting until he's done.
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', Lucian
still more carries the ring Psalter his mother gave him, wrapped in a scarf that Rachael gave him.
* In Creator/ErinMorgenstern's ''Literature/TheNightCircus'', when Bailey meets a girl at the circus,
she had made to reciprocate, move the plot in several instances.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** In ''Fool Moon'', because both Harry and Murphy have received gifts of silver from family, they can fight the [[{{Werewolf}} loup-garou]] as it can only be harmed by ''inherited'' silver.
** In ''Grave Peril'', Bianca
gives gifts at her party. Many are {{Chekhovs Gun}}s.
** Averted
him a glove. This plays a significant role in ''Summer Knight'' where [[spoiler:Queen Mother Winter, on par with the Archangels in terms of strength]] tells Harry [[spoiler:the [[AntiMagic Unraveling]]]] is not a ''gift'' but a necessity so he can save the day. [[spoiler:It also spares Harry from being indebt to Mother Winter for accepting it]].
** Also ''Small Favor'', after Harry talks with Jake ([[AngelUnaware who is the janitor -- really]]), Jake vanishes, leaving behind a copy of ''[[LordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', which opens on some -- interesting passages.
his later returns.
* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', Ged finds an island with an old man and woman. He deduces from the dress L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when the woman shows him -- rich, in a thrift shop asks if Miranda wants to sell her Edwardian dress, Miranda contents herself with saying it was a gift from her sister for a child -- that they had been abandoned there. She why not.
* In ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'', the sword Tisamon
gives him half Tyrisa. [[spoiler:He had carried it for years believing the woman he originally meant it for had betrayed him.]]
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/SmithOfWoottonMajor'', Smith found a silver coin in his piece
of an armring. the Great Cake, and gave it to Nell because she was disappointed in not finding a trinket in her own. They end up married when they grow up.
*
In ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'', this Creator/JasperFforde's ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Something Rotten]]'', Thursday gives Hamlet a gift is at the end: [[spoiler:Alan the dodo]].
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a number of swords like this. Usually these are {{Ancestral Weapon}}s and in many cases such gifts become TakeUpMySword, but a few don't fall under either category:
** Very early in the first book, Jon has a small sword tailor made for Arya. It becomes her most valuable and prized possession.
** Jon gets one himself after saving the life of Lord Commander Mormont. Mormont gives Jon
his driving motivation valuable heirloom Longclaw and has the bear, the sigil of house Mormont, on the pommel carved into a wolf, the sigil of house Stark (specifically designed to resemble Jon's direwolf Ghost). [[spoiler: The criteria of TakeUpMySword isn't fulfilled until some books later.]]
** In a non-sword example, Tyrion Lannister, who has been taking being kidnapped pretty well up to that point, really begins to lose his temper when the Stark soldiers decide to eat his horse. It was a birthday present from his brother.
** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially
for his actions.tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround really get around]] and consequently father dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre, instead of to his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]] [[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.
* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'', their father offers Sylvie a choice of lockets for her birthday present: one says, "All will love Sylvie" and the other "Sylvie will love all." Sylvie chooses the latter. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out they were one locket. [[SecretTestOfCharacter Nevertheless, she made the right choice]].]]



* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'', their father offers Sylvie a choice of lockets for her birthday present: one says, "All will love Sylvie" and the other "Sylvie will love all." Sylvie chooses the latter. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out they were one locket. [[SecretTestOfCharacter Nevertheless, she made the right choice]].]]
* In ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There]]'', Humpty Dumpty's cravat was given to him by the King and Queen as an "unbirthday present".

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* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'', their father offers Sylvie a choice of lockets for her birthday present: one says, "All will love Sylvie" ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', [[BigBad C'baoth]] recovers Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and gives it to [[spoiler:his clone of Luke]]. At the other "Sylvie will love all." Sylvie chooses end of the latter. [[spoiler:In book, Luke recovers it from the end, debris and gives it turns to [[LoveInterest Mara]].
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', where d'Artagnan starts
out they were one locket. [[SecretTestOfCharacter Nevertheless, she made with three gifts from his father: a [[CoolSword sword]], a horse, and a letter of introduction so he can join the right choice]].]]
Musketeers. He loses all three of them in the first chapter except the horse -- the only item he wouldn't have minded losing, as it was an ancient nag with a ridiculous colour. He manages to sell it in Paris.
* In ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There]]'', Humpty Dumpty's cravat was given to him by the King and Queen as an "unbirthday present". present".
* In Creator/WenSpencer's ''Literature/{{Tinker}}'', Windwolf gives Tinker a brazier, which is a traditional gift.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** In Tamora Pierce's ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet, Kel receives gifts from a then [[AnonymousBenefactor unknown "benefactor"]]. Some of these items are rather pricey. Not only that, they are particularly useful to a girl in knight-training. Among them are magical bruise balm, exercise equipment to strengthen her arms, a saddle for her horse, and a new knife [[spoiler: and matching sword]]. The "mysterious benefactor" turns out to be [[spoiler:Sir Alanna, the first lady knight, who presumably, as the sole heir of two large estates]], has money to burn. It's implied that these gifts are [[spoiler:things Alanna wished she had as a page/squire]]. An exceptionally notable and heartwarming payment was when Kel got to keep Peachblossom for ''four years.''
** Alanna herself has her own gift: the mirror with roses on it that her oldest son gave her when he was little. She still uses it to scry twelve years later.
* In Creator/RuthFrancesLong's ''Literature/TheTreacheryOfBeautifulThings'', Jenny's necklace with the heart-shaped locket.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', the harper's mother gave her a necklace. It proves significant in the quest for the mother.



* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcedence]]'', Phaethon, Helion, Daphne, and Diomedes are all given gifts by the Transcedence.
* In John C. Wright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'' Mrs. Wren gave them -- peculiar birthday gifts. Romus also gives Amelia and Quentin gifts in ''Fugitives of Chaos''.
* In Suzanne Collins's ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', the pin Madge gives Katniss makes the mockingjay an immensely significant symbol. All the more so when she learns in ''Catching Fire'' that the aunt it had belonged to [[spoiler:died in the Games]]. Also, the pearl [[spoiler:Peeta]] gives her in ''Catching Fire''.
* In ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' both the king and queen honor him with a gift of a ring.
* In Diana Wynne Jones's ''[[Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm Year of the Griffin]]'', referring to a notebook.
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when the woman in a thrift shop asks if Miranda wants to sell her Edwardian dress, Miranda contents herself with saying it was a gift from her sister for why not.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", the MineralMacGuffin was given to Bran's ancestor by Kull.
* In ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'', the sword Tisamon gives Tyrisa. [[spoiler:He had carried it for years believing the woman he originally meant it for had betrayed him.]]
* In Creator/JasperFforde's ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Something Rotten]]'', Thursday gives Hamlet a gift at the end: [[spoiler:Alan the dodo]].
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', Lucian still carries the Psalter his mother gave him, wrapped in a scarf that Rachael gave him.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a number of swords like this. Usually these are {{Ancestral Weapon}}s and in many cases such gifts become TakeUpMySword, but a few don't fall under either category:
** Very early in the first book, Jon has a small sword tailor made for Arya. It becomes her most valuable and prized possession.
** Jon gets one himself after saving the life of Lord Commander Mormont. Mormont gives Jon his valuable heirloom Longclaw and has the bear, the sigil of house Mormont, on the pommel carved into a wolf, the sigil of house Stark (specifically designed to resemble Jon's direwolf Ghost). [[spoiler: The criteria of TakeUpMySword isn't fulfilled until some books later.]]
** In a non-sword example, Tyrion Lannister, who has been taking being kidnapped pretty well up to that point, really begins to lose his temper when the Stark soldiers decide to eat his horse. It was a birthday present from his brother.
** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround really get around]] and consequently father dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre, instead of to his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]] [[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', the harper's mother gave her a necklace. It proves significant in the quest for the mother.
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "A Little Knowledge" Harker has his men hanging about and gives them a cover story that he's giving an alien a gift, and they are waiting until he's done.
* In Creator/WenSpencer's ''Literature/{{Tinker}}'', Windwolf gives Tinker a brazier, which is a traditional gift.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/SmithOfWoottonMajor'', Smith found a silver coin in his piece of the Great Cake, and gave it to Nell because she was disappointed in not finding a trinket in her own. They end up married when they grow up.
* In Creator/SarahAHoyt's ''Literature/DrawOneInTheDark'', they discuss the possibility that [[spoiler:murders]] are in fact mating gifts between [[spoiler:shapechanging beetles]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels:
**
In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcedence]]'', Phaethon, Helion, Daphne, Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''False Gods'', Horus carries a golden sword, forged for him by a battle brother when he was made Warmaster.
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''Fulgrim'', Ferrus Manus carries a golden sword. When he had first met his brother primarch Fulgrim, they had challenged each other,
and Diomedes are all given gifts Fulgrim had made the sword, while Ferrus Manus made a warhammer. Astounded by the Transcedence.
* In John C. Wright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'' Mrs. Wren gave them -- peculiar birthday gifts. Romus also gives Amelia
other's skills, they had given each other the weapons they had made to seal their friendship. [[spoiler:When Fulgrim fails to sway him to Horus's side, they fight, and Quentin gifts in ''Fugitives of Chaos''.
* In Suzanne Collins's ''Literature/TheHungerGames'',
Ferrus Manus breaks the pin Madge gives Katniss makes the mockingjay an immensely significant symbol. All the more so when she learns in ''Catching Fire'' sword, making Fulgrim realize that the aunt it had belonged to [[spoiler:died in break is irrevocable. Fulgrim takes back the Games]]. Also, warhammer and has his ships open fire on the pearl [[spoiler:Peeta]] gives her in ''Catching Fire''.
* In ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' both the king and queen honor him with a gift of a ring.
* In Diana Wynne Jones's ''[[Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm Year of the Griffin]]'', referring to a notebook.
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', when the woman in a thrift shop asks if Miranda wants to sell her Edwardian dress, Miranda contents herself with saying it was a gift from her sister for why not.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", the MineralMacGuffin was given to Bran's ancestor by Kull.
* In ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'', the sword Tisamon gives Tyrisa. [[spoiler:He had carried it for years believing the woman he originally meant it for had betrayed him.
Iron Hands.]]
* In Creator/JasperFforde's ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Something Rotten]]'', Thursday gives Hamlet ** William King's ''SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolfblade'' recounts [[FamedInStory a gift at story]] that, among other things, tells how Ragnar got his [[CoolSword frostblade]]. Indeed, in the end: [[spoiler:Alan FrameStory, explaining it is the dodo]].
*
motive for telling the story.
**
In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', Lucian still Simon Spurrier's ''Lord of the Night'''s BackStory, the Night Haunter had named Sahaal his heir and decreed that he should receive the ''[[RequisiteRoyalRegalia Corona Nox]]'' as a symbol of that, which was why it's being lost was so important.
** In Chris Roberson's ''Literature/BloodRavens'' novel ''Dawn of War II'', the governor tries to justify having the SpaceMarine sword [[CoolSword Wisdom]] by claiming it was a gift. It doesn't save him.
*** This example becomes more humorous if one believes the [[MemeticMutation /tg/ meme]] that the BloodRavens are actually {{Kleptomaniac Hero}}es, as this is their excuse for having weapons taken from practically every major Space Marine chapter.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel, Ibram Gaunt's swords are both gifts. His first came from the hand of his dead mentor, [=General-Commissar=] Oktar. When [[WreckedWeapon it is ruined in battle]], he receives the power sword of Hieronymo Sondar, the founder of Vervunhive, while he tries to defend it in ''Necropolis'', and
carries the Psalter his mother gave him, wrapped in a scarf that Rachael gave him.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a number of swords like this. Usually these are {{Ancestral Weapon}}s and in many cases such gifts become TakeUpMySword, but a few don't fall under either category:
** Very early in the first book, Jon has a small
sword tailor made for Arya. It becomes her most valuable and prized possession.
** Jon gets one himself after saving the life of Lord Commander Mormont. Mormont gives Jon his valuable heirloom Longclaw and has the bear, the sigil of house Mormont, on the pommel carved into a wolf, the sigil of house Stark (specifically designed to resemble Jon's direwolf Ghost). [[spoiler: The criteria of TakeUpMySword isn't fulfilled until some books later.]]
** In a non-sword example, Tyrion Lannister, who has been taking being kidnapped pretty well up to that point, really begins to lose his temper when the Stark soldiers decide to eat his horse. It was a birthday present from his brother.
** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround really get around]] and consequently father dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre, instead of to his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]] [[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', the harper's mother gave her a necklace. It proves significant in the quest for the mother.
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "A Little Knowledge" Harker has his men hanging about and gives them a cover story that he's giving an alien a gift, and they are waiting until he's done.
* In Creator/WenSpencer's ''Literature/{{Tinker}}'', Windwolf gives Tinker a brazier, which is a traditional gift.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/SmithOfWoottonMajor'', Smith found a silver coin in his piece of the Great Cake, and gave it to Nell because she was disappointed in not finding a trinket in her own. They end up married when they grow up.
* In Creator/SarahAHoyt's ''Literature/DrawOneInTheDark'', they discuss the possibility that [[spoiler:murders]] are in fact mating gifts between [[spoiler:shapechanging beetles]].
thereafter.



* In Creator/AletheaKontis's ''Literature/{{Enchanted}}'', "far-to-go" Thursday ran off and married a pirate -- and sends marvelous gifts. One such packet proves to be significant in the events of the novel. Sunday also brings a bucket to the frog, as a gift.
* In Creator/RuthFrancesLong's ''Literature/TheTreacheryOfBeautifulThings'', Jenny's necklace with the heart-shaped locket.
* In Creator/ErinMorgenstern's ''Literature/TheNightCircus'', when Bailey meets a girl at the circus, she gives him a glove. This plays a significant role in his later returns.
* The tarot cards Jocelyn gave Dorothea in ''Literature/{{City of Bones|2007}}'', [[spoiler:which contained the Mortal Cup]].

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* In Creator/AletheaKontis's ''Literature/{{Enchanted}}'', "far-to-go" Thursday ran off and married a pirate -- and sends marvelous gifts. One such packet proves to be significant in the events of the novel. Sunday also brings a bucket to the frog, as a gift.
* In Creator/RuthFrancesLong's ''Literature/TheTreacheryOfBeautifulThings'', Jenny's necklace
Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', Ged finds an island with an old man and woman. He deduces from the heart-shaped locket.
* In Creator/ErinMorgenstern's ''Literature/TheNightCircus'', when Bailey meets a girl at
dress the circus, she woman shows him -- rich, for a child -- that they had been abandoned there. She gives him a glove. This plays a significant role in half of an armring. In ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'', this gift is his later returns.
driving motivation for his actions.
* The tarot cards Jocelyn gave Dorothea in ''Literature/{{City of Bones|2007}}'', [[spoiler:which contained In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which give the Mortal Cup]].children gifts before sending them off, which proves crucial.
* In Diana Wynne Jones' ''[[Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm Year of the Griffin]]'', referring to a notebook.



* Parodied in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. JD is excited at being invited to the birthday party of Dr. Cox and Jordan's son before he's reminded that he's only being allowed in because he has a Spongebob costume. JD hastily defends it with, "It was a gift," before adding in his narration, "From me to me."



* Parodied in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. JD is excited at being invited to the birthday party of Dr. Cox and Jordan's son before he's reminded that he's only being allowed in because he has a Spongebob costume. JD hastily defends it with, "It was a gift," before adding in his narration, "From me to me."



* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. When Judith meets Yuri, she notices the Sorcerer's Ring (commonly used in the series to solve puzzles) and asks if it was a gift from a girl. When Yuri admits that it was, Judith comments that they must have a "special bond", which causes the 21-year-old Yuri to groan that he hopes not--it was given to him by the HotBlooded 15-year-old mage Rita.
* In one of the endings to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'', Ken gives Ryu his famous red headband (which Ken had been previously using as a hair tie). Previous to this, Ryu had been wearing a white headband.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. When Judith meets Yuri, she notices the Sorcerer's Ring (commonly used in the The "Vampire Killer" whip from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series to solve puzzles) and asks if it was a gift from a girl. When Yuri admits that it was, Judith comments that they must have a "special bond", which causes the 21-year-old Yuri to groan that he hopes not--it was is given to him by the HotBlooded 15-year-old mage Rita.
* In one
Morris family sometimes during early 19th century and stays with them until the year 1999 as a keepsake before the next rightful owner of the endings Belmont Clan appears. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines John]] and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Jonathan]] use it anyway to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'', Ken gives Ryu deal with certain threats that wish to bring back [[BigBad Dracula]] prematurely.
* In a twist on this trope, Nero is already in possession of Yamato, Vergil's sword, but Dante lets him keep it at the end of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''. When Nero protests, Dante insists that Nero consider it
his famous red headband (which Ken had been previously using gift, and that a gift that costly is "the only kind worth giving." Of course, Dante merely wants it to stay in the family...
* The incongruous possession variant occurs in ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' -- if you have Retto explore [[ActionGirl Viola's]] bedroom, he finds a teddy bear, which strikes him
as a hair tie). Previous to this, Ryu had been wearing a white headband.odd. Then he spots the gift tag.



* ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' has [[TransformationTrinket Livemetal/Biometal Model Z]], under the ownership of Giro. When he dies a little later into the game, he entrusts the metal in the hands of his apprentice(s) Vent/Aile.



* ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' has [[TransformationTrinket Livemetal/Biometal Model Z]], under the ownership of Giro. When he dies a little later into the game, he entrusts the metal in the hands of his apprentice(s) Vent/Aile.



* In a twist on this trope, Nero is already in possession of Yamato, Vergil's sword, but Dante lets him keep it at the end of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''. When Nero protests, Dante insists that Nero consider it his gift, and that a gift that costly is "the only kind worth giving." Of course, Dante merely wants it to stay in the family...
* The incongruous possession variant occurs in ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' -- if you have Retto explore [[ActionGirl Viola's]] bedroom, he finds a teddy bear, which strikes him as odd. Then he spots the gift tag.
* The "Vampire Killer" whip from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series is given to the Morris family sometimes during early 19th century and stays with them until the year 1999 as a keepsake before the next rightful owner of the Belmont Clan appears. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines John]] and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Jonathan]] use it anyway to deal with certain threats that wish to bring back [[BigBad Dracula]] prematurely.



* In one of the endings to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'', Ken gives Ryu his famous red headband (which Ken had been previously using as a hair tie). Previous to this, Ryu had been wearing a white headband.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. When Judith meets Yuri, she notices the Sorcerer's Ring (commonly used in the series to solve puzzles) and asks if it was a gift from a girl. When Yuri admits that it was, Judith comments that they must have a "special bond", which causes the 21-year-old Yuri to groan that he hopes not--it was given to him by the HotBlooded 15-year-old mage Rita.



* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfShanShan'', [[http://shanshan.upperrealms.com/view.php?pageid=014&chapterid=1 Cassie has a lunchbox from her]] DisappearedDad.
* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', Alice gets a collar-like necklace with a mirror from her mentor, who tells her that with this, her strength will be Alice's strength. It's as transparent a ChekhovsGun as any.
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-337/ arriving for a birthday party means being asked about your gift.]]



* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/todays-dreamland-chronicles-564/ Joey gets one]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-23/#.T297_9m6SuI the prince gives Maid Maleen a necklace]]. [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-29/#.T29-ONm6SuI This lets him know of the ]] BrideAndSwitch.
* ''Webcomic/FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=0&comicid=3 It is special because it is a gift.]]
* In ''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02286.htm Qwerty brought Sawtooth a gift]] -- and suggests that he open it before the possible ZombieApocalypse.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':



* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/todays-dreamland-chronicles-564/ Joey gets one]].
* In ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=284 Randie gives one.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-seventy-two/ Eshita "interprets" a fallen sword as a gift]].
* ''Webcomic/FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=0&comicid=3 It is special because it is a gift.]]
* ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'': [[http://tmkcomic.depleti.com/comic/ch01-pg16/ Defending yourself to Odin.]]
* Zoe's chest tattoo in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' was a necklace given to her by Torg. It was revealed to be cursed the first time it activated and turned her into a camel, bonding to her skin. [[spoiler:The necklace was found later as evidence of Zoe's death.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/todays-dreamland-chronicles-564/ Joey gets one]].
* In ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=284 Randie gives one.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-seventy-two/ Eshita "interprets"
''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'', [[http://loveandcapes.com/lnc/?p=82 Zoe brings Mark a fallen sword as a gift]].
* ''Webcomic/FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=0&comicid=3 It is special because it is a gift.]]
* ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'': [[http://tmkcomic.depleti.com/comic/ch01-pg16/ Defending yourself to Odin.]]
* Zoe's chest tattoo
present, in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' was a necklace given to her by Torg. It was revealed to be cursed the first time it activated and turned her into a camel, bonding to her skin. [[spoiler:The necklace was found later as evidence front of Zoe's death.his new girlfriend.]]



* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfShanShan'', [[http://shanshan.upperrealms.com/view.php?pageid=014&chapterid=1 Cassie has a lunchbox from her]] DisappearedDad.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-23/#.T297_9m6SuI the prince gives Maid Maleen a necklace]]. [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-29/#.T29-ONm6SuI This lets him know of the ]] BrideAndSwitch.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02286.htm Qwerty brought Sawtooth a gift]] -- and suggests that he open it before the possible ZombieApocalypse.
* In ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'', [[http://loveandcapes.com/lnc/?p=82 Zoe brings Mark a present, in front of his new girlfriend.]]
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-337/ arriving for a birthday party means being asked about your gift.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfShanShan'', [[http://shanshan.upperrealms.com/view.php?pageid=014&chapterid=1 Cassie has a lunchbox from her]] DisappearedDad.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-23/#.T297_9m6SuI the prince
''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=284 Randie gives Maid Maleen a necklace]]. [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-29/#.T29-ONm6SuI This lets him know of the ]] BrideAndSwitch.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02286.htm Qwerty brought Sawtooth a gift]] -- and suggests that he open it before the possible ZombieApocalypse.
* In ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'', [[http://loveandcapes.com/lnc/?p=82 Zoe brings Mark a present, in front of his new girlfriend.
one.]]
* ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'': [[http://tmkcomic.depleti.com/comic/ch01-pg16/ Defending yourself to Odin.]]
* Zoe's chest tattoo in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' was a necklace given to her by Torg. It was revealed to be cursed the first time it activated and turned her into a camel, bonding to her skin. [[spoiler:The necklace was found later as evidence of Zoe's death.]]
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-337/ arriving for ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-seventy-two/ Eshita "interprets" a birthday party means being asked about your gift.]]fallen sword as a gift]].



* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', Alice gets a collar-like necklace with a mirror from her mentor, who tells her that with this, her strength will be Alice's strength. It's as transparent a ChekhovsGun as any.
21st Feb '17 5:41:08 PM nombretomado
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** As is eventually revealed in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the Buster Sword was a gift from a dying Zack to Cloud, which sort of explains why it can never be sold (polygonal limitations explains the rest). In ''CrisisCore'', the Buster Sword was a gift from a dying Angeal to Zack, who then used it exclusively (but only the blunt side, in order to "[[OrnamentalWeapon prevent wear, tear, and rust]]"). Even before ''that'', the Buster Sword was a gift from Angeal's very poor parents to Angeal when he joined SOLDIER.

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** As is eventually revealed in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the Buster Sword was a gift from a dying Zack to Cloud, which sort of explains why it can never be sold (polygonal limitations explains the rest). In ''CrisisCore'', ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', the Buster Sword was a gift from a dying Angeal to Zack, who then used it exclusively (but only the blunt side, in order to "[[OrnamentalWeapon prevent wear, tear, and rust]]"). Even before ''that'', the Buster Sword was a gift from Angeal's very poor parents to Angeal when he joined SOLDIER.
7th Feb '17 10:10:26 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Jon Snow has a small rapier specially made as a parting gift for his little sister Arya, which becomes the only part of her old life she retains by the end of the season.
** Jon gets one himself after saving the life of Lord Commander Mormont. In gratitude, the Lord Commander has his AncestralWeapon Longclaw remade and presents it to Jon.
** Brienne receives the sword Oathkeeper and a new set of armor as a gift from Jaime Lannister.
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