Upon acquisition of a gift in Dragon Age II, an associated quest is added to the journal. To complete it, you must return to the companions's home to speak with them. Presenting a gift increases Hawke's friendship or rivalry. A companion's reaction to a gift depends on their current stance towards Hawke, e.g., if the companion is already on the rivalry path, then giving them a gift will push them further down that path—their dialogue will also be different.
The achievement "Gift Giver" can be earned by giving one of your companions a gift.
|Carver||1||Tobrius's Documents||In the Amell Estate Cellar during Birthright quest|
|Bethany||1||Portrait of Your Mother||In the Amell Estate Cellar during Birthright quest|
|Aveline||2||Shield of the Knight Herself||In Ser Varnell's Refuge during Offered and Lost quest|
|Varric||2||Tethras Signet Ring||At Trinkets Emporium in Lowtown|
|Anders||2||Tevinter Chantry Amulet||Found in Abandoned Slaver Den during A Bitter Pill quest|
|Isabela||2||A Ship in a Bottle||In a chest in Smuggler's Cut Cave during Blackpowder Courtesy quest|
|Sebastian||2||Starkhaven Longbow||On a Flint Company Mercenary corpse in Harimann Estate basement during Repentance quest.|
|Fenris||2||The Book of Shartan / A Slave's Life||In a sack at Elven Alienage at Lowtown at night|
|Merrill||2||Wooden Halla statuette||At Master Ilen's Shop in Sundermount|
|Isabela||3||Rivaini Talisman||In the Disused Passage at Docks at night, inside a container marked "Storage"|
|Fenris||3||Blade of Mercy||In the Warehouse at Docks during Best Served Cold quest|
|Merrill||3||Sylvanwood Ring||On the body of the Thief Leader, whose group will attack you the first time you enter Sundermount in Act 3, just past the entrance point. (A duplicate is found in A Murder of Crows, as well, but cannot be re-gifted.)|