International Gift Giving Etiquette - Peru

GIFT GIVING IN PERU* - Gift Giving Etiquette

BUSINESS GIFT GIVING /
PERSONAL GIFT GIVING

Appreciated Gifts

  • wine [a costly item in Peru]
     
  • daily planners
     
  • books about your country
     
  • name brand pens/quality pen sets
     
  • desk accessories
     
  • something with a significant connection to your home region [i.e., native folk art or an illustrated book]
     
  • small electronic gadgets, such as calculators, electronic address books, and day-timers
     
  • ties, scarves, or other accessories in natural fabrics [it's often too hot for man-made weaves]

Gifts to Avoid

  • 13 of anything
     
  • purple or black objects [which have connotations of religious ceremonies]
     
  • handkerchiefs [which are equated with mourning]
     
  • knives [which can signify cutting off a relationship]
     
  • letter openers or any item with a sharp edge [these items are associated with severing ties]
     

*Peru Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.  Executive Planet.  09 Aug. 2004 <http://www.executiveplanet.com/business-culture-in/132351020375.html>.


Above:  The flag of Peru