19th - 22nd Sep 2017

Shahre Aftab International Exhibition Center

How to send a Gift to a Chinese

Giving gifts is a major part of the Chinese culture. The Chinese would much rather reciprocate a gift with another gift than to send a ‘thank you' card. When visiting someone in China, especially if you are a guest in their house, it is imperative that you bring a gift (whatever the monetary value) to show respectto the hostsometime something like as mall box of chocolate or a pack of fine biscuits is good enough.

Bringing a gift for your friend, relative, business partner, or host is a good idea. The gift type you are giving depends on the nature of your visit. Giving gifts arean important way to build relationships in China.

Chineseare fond of items that are not easy to access. For example, the exotic importedfood or fine wines that they rarely buy by themselves. So sending a gourmetgift basket or wine basket will be appreciated by most Chinesepeople.

SomeChinese people will decline a gift two or three times (sometimes even more)before accepting. Do not give up on the first try, but be sensitive to genuinerefusals.

Chinese have a culture of giving gifts in return. When they receive the gift, they mustgive something else as a gift back to the sender to express their thanks.

Tips:
1. For business relations, imported food basket, quality wines are great giftideas.

2. If the gift recipient have kids, sending them a kid’s gift baskets are alsoa good option as Chinese people are very focused on their Child.

3. If someone has just moved into a new house, sending them flowers witha vise is appropriate way, as it also sounds like peace.

4. To attend someones wedding, bring a red envelop containing a few hundreds of RMB is a must, as in China, we have a custom to give red envelope of cash tothe bride and groom.