Gift giving is universal, but not every culture has the same traditions: thank you cards are not given in Israel, The Swedes celebrate birthdays with breakfast in bed, Japan is the most prolific gift giving community and it’s considered good luck to receive a gift wrapped in red in China.
This interactive gift giving map, brought to you by Cloud 9 Living, is meant for world travelers, study abroad students, those living in or visiting a foreign country; and anyone with curiosity about cultures, traditions and etiquette standards around the world.
The map specifically covers gift giving traditions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Italy, Sweden, Bolivia, Tibet, Morocco, Russia, Samoa, Israel and the English Commonwealth. With holidays ranging from Diwali to Christmas, and traditions from gifting yogurt to pulling on earlobes; everyone will learn something new.
Gift etiquette around the world
The etiquette of visiting around the world