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    birthday present vs birthday gift, Christmas present vs Christmas gift

    I've searched the forums for this, but there's not much discussion.

    Native AmE and BrE speakers, which do you prefer? Let's say you're saying "Aunt Mary gave that to you as a ____________."

    Birthday present or birthday gift?

    Christmas present or Christmas gift?
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    Re: birthday present vs birthday gift, Christmas present vs Christmas gift

    Present is much more common for both in AmE.
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    #3

    Re: birthday present vs birthday gift, Christmas present vs Christmas gift

    ... and in all varieties of English, as far as I am aware.

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    #4

    Re: birthday present vs birthday gift, Christmas present vs Christmas gift

    It's interesting to note that we use free gift wrapping when it comes to these presents.
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    Re: birthday present vs birthday gift, Christmas present vs Christmas gift

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    It's interesting to note that we use free gift wrapping when it comes to these presents.
    Yes. Moreover, we never say present wrapping, though we will often speak of wrapping a present.
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