GIFT GIVING IN IRELAND* -
Gift Giving Etiquette
BUSINESS GIFT GIVING /
PERSONAL GIFT GIVING
Generally, gift giving is not part of Irish
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 Irish customs.
Bear in mind that your thoughtful choice is
considered more important than the actual cost of the gift.
*McDowell, Lorna. Ireland Business
Etiquette - Gift Giving. Executive Planet. 30 July
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