4 Dos and Don’ts of Gift-Giving Around The World

Share the greatest gift we’ll ever know/A gift of love –Olivia Newton-John, “A Gift Of Love” (2007)

If you think gift-giving is hard at home, try doing it abroad.  There are actually destination-specific guidelines you should follow to avoid offending others while gift-giving.  Here a few traditions to know when you travel:

#1 Insist A Bit

China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan

When you offer someone a gift in these places your gift may be refused up to three times.  Asians don’t wish to appear greedy.  If offered a gift you should initially refuse it as well.  Once a gift is accepted, the giver should thank him/her.

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