International Gift Giving Etiquette - Australia

GIFT GIVING IN AUSTRALIA* - Gift Giving Etiquette

BUSINESS & PERSONAL GIFT GIVING

  • Generally, gift-giving is not part of Australian business culture.

  • But, if you are invited to a home for dinner, it's permissible to bring a token gift of flowers, chocolates, a craft from your home region, or wine.

  • An illustrated book from your home region can be another welcome gift.

  • A preserved food product unique to your home region can also be a good choice; preserves must be canned or bottled, however, or they will be confiscated by Australian customs.

  • Bear in mind that your thoughtful choice is considered more important than the actual cost of the gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Beasley Intercultural.  Australia Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.  Executive Planet.  29 July 2004  <http://www.executiveplanet.com/business-culture-in/132340026096.html>.


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