Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Being given a gift is a symbolic sign of internal control.

This dream represents that you have a need for reassurance from others. To open a present is a symbol of gratitude for your life currently. It is important to make sure that you protect what is close to you. Receiving or giving presents in a dream indicates there will be a huge number of successful opportunities that are going to present themselves in the near future. High accomplishments are likely to come to you too. If the presents are wrapped in gift wrap, then it can demonstrate the importance of the term: tomorrow is another day.

Your dream

  • You receive presents.
  • You give presents.
  • Lots of presents.
  • Wrapped presents.
  • You open presents.
  • Presents under the Christmas tree.


  • Be more aware of your own emotions.
  • Be direct with other people.
  • Accept people for who they are.

Detailed dream interpretation

If you are a woman and you dream of giving presents, then this can signify a male influence in regard to work relationships. If you are a man, to dream of giving presents indicates that you are finding it difficult to converse with women at this time. Some old dream interpreters generally advise that to “see a present under the Christmas tree” in your dream is a very positive omen. Nevertheless, it is important to realize that the dream is also connected to giving to others. Maybe you can find somebody to provide you with a way forward, and some advice on the future. To find difficulty in giving presents to others means times are going to be tough in the future.

To dream of opening a present from another person, it indicates that you need to be more or less aware of your own emotions so that you will take these emotions in a better way. To dream of a present with a ribbon on the top, it indicates that you may need to be direct with somebody in waking life. Dreaming of more than one present refers to your relationship with other people. There is a need to recognize that other people are not straightforward, and you have to accept them for who they are. A spiritual meaning of this dream is that you must look into whether it is possible to find a purpose within. This dream could also represent the masculine or feminine side of your nature.

To dream of a birthday present indicates that there was a delay in life which you will overcome. For most people, presents also indicate the first meeting of other people. What this means is that you are likely to encounter a social event. To dream of writing a gift card for a present means that you are going to meet new people who will be of help in your life. To dream of wrapping presents indicates that you have a situation in your life which is making you feel uncomfortable, and the symbolism of wrapping the gift is associated with covering up the particular situation in your life.

Psychologically, the dream of a present may also represent a gift from the spiritual world, such as beliefs or opinions of others. Have you been searching for an answer to a question? If so, then the dream will have the answer you have been searching for. Meditate it will be deep down inside your subconscious mind. To dream of being given a present that you do not like indicates that there needs to be an end to a spiritual time with the new lifestyle. Maybe you have been overdoing it lately. 

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of presents: 

Surprised. Content. Amazed. Curious. Enjoying. Happy. Jolly.

By Florance Saul
Jun 14, 2012