Europe

Country  Do Don't Recommended Gifts

France

  • Give quality gifts
  • Give a gift at first encounter
  • Be too lavish or too skimpy
  • Give gifts with company logos
  • Picture frames
  • Cufflinks - men
  • Crystal

Germany

  • Modest Gifts
  • Gifts reflecting your home country
  • Gifts for entire family (including children)
  • Even number of flowers
  • Number 13 is bad luck
  • Red roses - signifies romance
  • Use first names unless invited

 

Russia

  • Most Consumer Goods (e.g. cigarettes, food, t-shirts, baseball caps, etc.)
  • Give flowers to a man
  • Yellow flowers

 

United Kingdom

  • Smaller items
  • Very similar to US
  • Knives
  • Quality Pens
  • Crystal Bud Vases
  • Keyrings