When presenting an animal (a cat, dog, bird, etc.) as a gift, the receiver should offer the sender a symbolic quantity of money, such as one Russian ruble. A purse (or other money container) as a gift requires a small amount of money inside. Given that it is supposed to bring negative financial fortune. A funeral procession is auspicious. A positive aspect is that it can be used to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary.
Gifts are given on special occasions, such as at Christmas or on your friend's birthday. In fact, giving gifts is such a big part of Christmas celebrations in Russia that we use the term nativity crib for the large basket full of gifts that is placed under the Christmas tree.
There are several ways to give a gift in Russia. You can buy something ready-made from a store, or make things yourself. If you choose to buy a gift, there are several things to consider before going shopping. What kind of person is the recipient? What is their taste like? What are they interested in these days/years? Where is he/she living right now? These questions will help you choose a gift that would be appropriate. Remember, though, that if you give a wrong guess, you can always change or add items to the gift package.
If you make the gift yourself, it must be done with care and attention to detail. It should also be functional and attractive. Who knows, maybe you will get lucky and they will love it!
Gifts are rarely unwrapped in the presence of the giver. Give an odd number of dollars/checks for any occasion. For example, $101 rather than just $100. It appears to be a good luck charm. Leather presents should not be offered to Hindus.
Hindus do not eat meat on all occasions. The main ones being during religious ceremonies or festivals. During these times people follow their religion's teachings by not eating meat. Otherwise, they would be eaten by demons if they were not given to animals who were then eaten by other humans. If you give meat to a Hindu it would be considered very insulting.
If you give flowers instead then that would be accepted with gratitude.
In India, most people like gifts. Whether it is for Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day or your own birthday. They love receiving gifts and will always try to return the favor. So, when giving gifts, make sure to take into account what the person likes and what not to get them wrong.
Also remember that Indians like privacy so don't give your phone number or email address out freely.
Finally, have fun giving gifts!
Gifts to avoid Funerals are connected with lilies, lotus blooms, and camellias. White flowers of any type should be avoided as presents. There is also a myth that potted plants cause illness. It is considered unlucky to give 4 or 9 of something. So, don't do this! Other things people might find annoying include: car keys, phone cards, money, credit cards, stamps, and maps.
The most important thing to know if you want to give a perfect Japanese gift is kawaii desu. Which means "cute it is". If you give something that's not cute, the recipient will just think you're stupid or not paying attention to detail. They likely won't love you for it either. Cuteness is very important in Japan. People spend lots of time and money trying to make their pets look cuter than they actually are.
In conclusion, when giving gifts in Japan, try your best to give something kawaii desu. That'll really make your friends happy and you'll be invited back for more parties!
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A gift is something valuable given without expecting anything in return; a bribe is the same item provided with the goal of gaining influence or advantage. Bribes and gifts can be monetary or in-kind, such as tickets to a sporting event, entertainment, vacation, rounds of golf, or restaurant meals.
Gifts are considered a form of expression of affection between friends or family members. They can also be used as a tool for getting what you want from others. For example, if your friend wants to be invited to a party, they could give the hoster a gift of enamel pins that represent them at their most popular or memorable moment from when we met. This would be an example of gift giving because nothing is expected in return.
Bribery involves providing someone with money or goods with the intention of influencing them to do something you want done. For example, a company might provide its employees with a day off to celebrate a special occasion such as an employee's birthday, with the intent of making them feel appreciated by showing that they are part of a community. However, if an employee receives gifts from other employees, this would be considered bribery since it is being done to influence them to act in ways that will benefit the briber rather than the recipient.
Gift giving and bribery can be used interchangeably depending on the situation.