International Gift Giving Etiquette - Egypt

GIFT GIVING IN EGYPT* - Gift Giving Etiquette


Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift:

  •  Make sure you give or receive gifts with the right hand, not with the left. Using both hands, however, is acceptable.
  • If you are invited to an Egyptian home, baked goods or chocolates are good gift selections.
  • Flowers were traditionally used at funerals and weddings and should be given only to very Westernized Egyptians.
  • Sometimes an exquisitely made compass can be a good gift. A compass enables a devout Muslim to always know where Mecca is--even when traveling.
  • Small electronic gadgets are also popular gifts.











*Egypt Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.  Executive Planet.  30 July 2004                           <>.

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