Top 12 Tips for Gift Giving in English Cultures

Posted by Nancy Callan on 17 March 2017 | 1 Comments

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Cross cultural differences in gift giving pose challenges for immigrants and visitors with their unspoken rules of etiquette. Students can develop their soft skills by cracking this sometimes inscrutable cultural code with the help of this online true or false quiz. Or download the free exercise that follows for use in a high beginner or intermediate classroom. The answers can be downloaded following the quiz. 

Answer TRUE or FALSE. Check your answers below. 

1. Chocolates are an appropriate gift for a boss or supervisor. TRUE or FALSE.

 

2. An expensive kitchen knife is an appropriate gift for a good friend. TRUE or FALSE.

 

3. Wine is an appropriate gift for neighbours. TRUE or FALSE.

 

4. A fancy bra is an appropriate gift for a coworker, provided the gift giver and recipient are both women. TRUE or FALSE.

 

5. A beautiful blouse is an appropriate gift for a female teacher. TRUE or FALSE.

 

6. A vacuum cleaner is an appropriate gift for a wife or mother. TRUE or FALSE.

 

7. White flowers are an appropriate gift to take to a dinner party. TRUE or FALSE.

 

8. A clock is an appropriate gift for a mother-in-law. TRUE or FALSE.

 

9. A cute stuffed animal is an appropriate gift for a female coworker. TRUE or FALSE.

 

10. A leather belt is an appropriate gift for a male relative. TRUE or FALSE.

 

11. A gift card for a favourite store is an appropriate gift for a friend or relative. TRUE or FALSE.

 

12. A beautiful umbrella is an appropriate gift for a female friend. TRUE or FALSE.

 

Click here to view or download the Gift Giving Quiz Answers

 

Download a free two page Gift Giving discussion exercise for classroom use. 

Read more here about cultural differences in gift giving


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  • Thank you for this list. I was wondering about the white flowers, and I also heard it is a perfect wedding flower color, at least in the West! I wasn't aware it was associated with mourning at all, I'll definitely have to be careful with that one in the future :-) Thanks.

    Posted by Swissflowerdelivery, 13/04/2017 8:03pm (6 months ago)

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