GIFT GIVING IN DENMARK*
- Gift Giving Etiquette
BUSINESS GIFT GIVING
are not required in a business relationship.
Danish etiquette does not encourage you to have a gift in hand at a first
meeting. But, if it looks as though business is going well, then a small
gift may be given to your contact after agreements have been signed. If
you happen to receive a gift in turn, you can open it in front of the
person rather than waiting.
possible gifts include a box of chocolates. A good pen, paperweight, or
other desk items with your company logo are also appropriate.
PERSONAL GIFT GIVING
you decide to bring flowers to the hostess when invited to a home, they
should remain wrapped when you present them. If you wish to give flowers
to your hostess, it is best to have them sent ahead of time, so as not to
burden her with taking care of them when you arrive. The best flowers to
select are bouquets of mixed wildflowers.
Unlike many other countries, roses are acceptable gifts for your host or
hostess. Nevertheless, be sure you don't give white roses, because this
color is associated with mourning.
is a good color to wrap gifts in.
illustrated book from your home country or city makes an appropriate gift.
Because Danes enjoy alcoholic beverages, wine, whiskey, and similar
beverages make good gifts.
*Denmark Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.
Executive Planet. 29 July 2004
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