Africa

Country Do Don't Recommended Gifts

Nigeria

  • Use both hands
  • Indirect Eye Contact
  • Wrap Gifts
  • Give a gift in the left hand only
  • If giving a gift from a man to a woman, the man must never say the gift is from himself
  • Expensive gifts and alcohol
  • Quality Pens

Rwanda

  • Use both hands when giving gifts
  • Food items and books
  • Give gifts that are, in any way, connected to war/weapons
  • Expensive Gifts
  • Watches, clocks, and trays

Senegal

  • Use both hands when giving gifts
  • Wrap gifts
  • Food items like chocolates or pastries
  • Expensive Gifts

 

South Africa

  • Give gifts after you've developed a good business relationship
  • Cigars, whiskey, wine, flowers, nice chocolates
  • Give gifts after an initial meeting
  • Alcohol or pork-related items
  • Carnations
  • Desk accessories
  • Quality Pens

Uganda

  • Food items and books
  • Point at people or make direct eye contact
  • Expensive gifts