Gift Giving Etiquette in Japan
The presentation of the gift is as important as to what's inside. The gift should be carefully wrapped in colorful wrapping paper or a furoshiki, cloth wrapping. It is also customary to use the bag from the store where the gift was purchased. Thankfully most stores will expertly wrap your gift for you!
When giving and receiving a gift, be sure to use both hands as a sign of respect. Gifts should also be given at the end of a meeting, should always be politely refused and should be given in a humble manner as "a small gesture" no matter what the gift.
Kokoro Care Packages makes it easy to give the perfect gift. Each of our Care Packages comes with premium-quality, all-natural Japanese food made by local farmers and producers. Every gift tells a story of the people and region that created it. Customized package and corporate gift options are also available. Contact email@example.com for more details.
About the author:
Co-founder of Kokoro Care Packages. Lillian is a half-Japanese, half-British Canadian currently living in LA. She spent almost a decade in finance (capital markets) before co-founding Kokoro Care Packages with Aki Sugiyama in 2018. She is passionate about sharing her Japanese heritage and preserving the traditions of Japan. She believes in the power of community and connections, nature and wellness, and the importance of a good night's sleep