GIFT GIVING IN VENZUELA*
BUSINESS GIFT GIVING /
PERSONAL GIFT GIVING
presenting a business gift, wait until you have established a cordial
relationship with the recipient. For example, gifts should be considered
necessary after you have been invited to dinner or when someone has done
something thoughtful for you. Female business travelers, however, should
not give gifts to businessmen.
- The most
opportune time to present a business gift is during a long lunch. Refrain
from giving a gift during business hours.
invited to a Venezuelan home, always arrive with at least a token gift.
- It will
also be appreciated if you give gifts to any children of your hosts or
colleagues that you may encounter.
- When you
are planning to make a return trip, ask colleagues if there is something
from your home country that they would like you to bring back.
- a quality,
imported liquor such as scotch
high-quality desk accessory with your company name
high-quality lighter with your company name
- a name
- a name
brand desk set
- a book
featured on the 'New York Times' bestseller list [if the recipient reads
- For a
woman, a good perfume is a welcome gift.
arrangement of orchids, the national flower, is a popular and easily
available floral gift.
*Venezuela Business Etiquette - Gift Giving.
Executive Planet. 16 Aug. 2004
Above: The flag of Venezuela