Gifts are a symbolic way to show appreciation and to further relationships .
"My custom designed corporate gifts provide a balance of your appreciation for art and design and your desire to give a fantastically interesting gift expressing the lasting relationship that you have cultivated with your valued clientele." Suzy Weir MDes
Peruse our shop for ideas or tell Suzy about your ethos and she will design the perfect gift.
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International Business Meeting Gift Giving Etiquette. part 1
Should you receive a gift, and don’t have one to offer in return, you will not create a crisis. However, this is a good reason for planning to host a meal. It becomes your reciprocal gesture.
Countries in which a gift is expected:Europe – Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Ukraine Latin American – Bolivia, Columbia, Costa Rica Pacific Rim – China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand
Countries in which a gift is not expected on the first visit, but would be expected on a subsequent visit: Europe – Portugal, Spain Latin American – Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela Pacific Rim – Malaysia, Singapore Scandinavia – Finland, Norway
Countries in which a gift is not expected, or gifts are less frequent exchanged:Africa Australia Europe - England, France, Hungary, Italy Latin America - Uruguay Scandinavia – Denmark Middle East – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia United States
How do you become known as someone others want to do business with, whether across the street, or around the world? Besides being knowledgeable about your product or service, develop a rapport that builds long-term relationships.
A good resource to help build that rapport is a personal reference book you create and use throughout your career. A key category is filled with information you learn about the people you interact with. Many times it’s the small details that can make the best impression.
By recording these details – preferences, hobbies, interests – when it’s time to secure a gift, yours will reflect the person receiving it. A preferred brand of whiskey, dinner at a favorite restaurant, a special or custom made item for a sporting activity, like personalized golf balls or a fishing pole.
The recipient will know through subtle details that he or she is important, and the business relationship will flourish.