Like Crafting Missions, Gifting Missions typically last 10 days. Each mission has a theme and requires players to collect a certain number of a specified item each day. These items are collected by requesting and receiving from neighbors. Once the specified number of an item is collected, that day of the mission is finished.
Although the mission itself last for 10 days, a player may complete an unfinished Gifting Mission at any time. As long as one of the items for a specific day is in the player's inventory, that player may request more of the item from neighbors and work towards completing the mission.