International Gift Giving Etiquette - South Africa

GIFT GIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA*- Gift Giving Etiquette

BUSINESS GIFT GIVING /
PERSONAL GIFT GIVING

  • After you have developed a business relationship, a small yet thoughtful gift for your business associates or their families will be greatly appreciated. Personalized gifts are the best. For example, a high quality pen, desk accessory, or a dozen golf balls with the recipient's name and company logo printed on them will be much appreciated.

  • Always arrive at a dinner party with a gift. Lavish gifts aren't expected, but flowers, chocolates, or a good bottle of wine will be appreciated.

  • Frequently, larger organizations will offer to send a driver to your hotel to pick you up, or to take you back afterward. When possible, sit in the back seat. Tipping isn't required, but a gift, such as a company pen, would be a thoughtful gesture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*South Africa Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.  Executive Planet.  16 Aug. 2004  <http://www.executiveplanet.com/business-culture-in/132447652025.html>.


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