Gift etiquette in China
Advice on gift etiquette in China, and stories about giving gifts in China. From one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
Last month, I received my first-ever gift of Dior perfume from an unlikely source – the wife of one of my closest friends here in China. He is strictly middle-class. Yet for him and his wife, my move to Beijing warranted some luxury fragrances and, somehow, they put together the money to make it happen. […]
How should you NOT give gifts in China? What are the things to avoid? Here are 4 ideas you won’t want to try if you’re hoping to impress.
The Huffington Post just published The Top 6 Gifts Sure To Please Your Chinese Family, an article inspired by my classic post Giving Gifts to Your Chinese Family – A Modest Guide. Here’s an excerpt: Buying gifts for someone else never ranked as one of my top 10 most fun things to do. Not even […]
“What should I give to my loved ones/family in China?” I’ve discovered there can be a simple answer – the fruit basket, or even a well-chosen gift-basket.
To make your holiday to-do list a little easier, I’m rounding up all of my gift-giving advice in one easy post. Includes ideas for your Chinese friends and family, as well as hosts and even business associates.