GIFT GIVING IN COLOMBIA*
- Gift Giving Etiquette
BUSINESS GIFT GIVING /
PERSONAL GIFT GIVING
you are given a gift, you should express tremendous gratitude.
invited to a home for a meal, you can bring flowers, pastries or
chocolates, nuts or fruits. Be aware that lilies and marigolds are
exclusively for funerals.
you know that you will meet a business associate's family, it is a
thoughtful gesture to bring a gift for the children. Games and candy made
in the U.S. will be especially appreciated. Ensure that your gift
selections are not already easily available in Colombia.
Wrapped gifts are opened
in private, so that the recipient does not appear greedy. To maintain the
appearance of modesty, your gift may not be mentioned again, although you
can be assured that it was received with gratitude.
pens and other office accessories
engraved quality items
native to your home region
alcohol such as scotch, vodka, and gin
foreign beer--Colombia already brews fine local beers, jewelry, clothing,
ties, body lotion
*Colombia Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.
Executive Planet. 29 July 2004
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