A gift is something offered to another person without the expectation of receiving anything in return. Products commonly given for special occasions like birthdays and other holidays include home accessories, food, toys, clothing, personal care items, and accessories, all of which are often given with cards. Gifts, including food and crafts, also can be made from scratch. Traditions and customs, which vary greatly based on countries and cultures, often influence gifts and gift-giving practices. Much of Western gift giving is related to the presentation and wrapping of the gifts. The large amount of waste associated with packaging and gift wrapping during the holidays has contributed to the emergence of eco-friendly wrapping and packaging options.