International Gift Customs
The tradition of gift giving is a world wide practice that some say has been around since the beginning of man. Over time different cultures have developed their own gift giving customs and traditions.
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In France the gift of wine for the hostess of a dinner party is not an appropriate gift as the hostess would prefer to choose the vintage for the night. In Sweden, a bottle of wine or flowers are an appropriate gift for the hostess. Also, in some countries you should not open the gift in front of the giver and others it would be an insult if you did not open the gift. There are also religious practices in some cultures that need to be considered when giving gifts.
To help you make an informed and sensible gift decision for your international recipient we have put together this list of international gift giving customs.
Also, visit Giftypedia's International Holidays for calendars of international holidays and celebrations.