Ask the Yangxifu: Gifts for the Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day)

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How do you say I love you — with a gift — on Qixi Festival, also know as the Chinese Valentine’s Day? (photo by Crystal Leigh Shearin)

NOTE: Find newer recommendations in my post Qixi Festival: Popular Gifts, Celebrations for the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

A Valentine asks:

Hi! I’m a Western girl in love with a Chinese guy. I am going to stay in China the whole summer, taking a language course, just to be close to him.

I am wondering, will it be okay if I give him a present on Qixi Festival as a way of expressing my feelings towards him?

Any present suggestions? Maybe something I can bring from the West? Continue reading “Ask the Yangxifu: Gifts for the Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day)”