International Gift Giving Etiquette - Ireland

GIFT GIVING IN IRELAND* - Gift Giving Etiquette


  • 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 2004 <>.

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