What is given and to whom? This may indicate a relationship equity being worked out in the dream-a conveyance that attempts to equalize the relationship or symbolizes the nature of the deficit in the relationship.
On what occasion is the gift given? If there is a particular event connected to the giving-birthday, holiday, etc.-it is valuable to see what the particular expectations of the event are. Whether or not the gift is appropriate to the expectations will say much about the event.
It may be that a gift is expected and none is available. This may reflect an inability to meet the expectations of others or of others to meet yours.
Another possibility may be that you are not understanding the expectations of others.