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In Star Wars: The Old Republic, you can buy or acquire gifts for your companion characters. You can't give your companion a gift immediately after giving them one, but there's no cooldown indicators like there are for, say, medpacs.

How long do I need to wait between giving my companions gifts?

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I don't know if it's changed since January, but it was 30 seconds when I was playing. I'm pretty sure it puts a debuff on you which you can hover over to see the countdown.

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It puts the debuff on your player, not the companion. – LessPop_MoreFizz Feb 21 '12 at 17:25
Also, getting another companion out won't change it in anyway, before anyone asks. – Tib Feb 21 '12 at 19:44

This changed in Patch 1.2. There is no longer any cooldown, and the activation time is 3 seconds.

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You can actually see the timer on it as a debuff to your character. The icon is above your health bar with the others.

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