There is pretty much etiquette around anything that involves style and elegance.
Gift giving is no exception if one wants to make an impression.
Personally, I want the receiver to be wowed every time with my gifts. Not because it may have been expensive but the attention, preparation and presentation involved.
Gift giving is a thought-filled process it seems.
For instance, a gift should not hint at something disagreeable.
Perfumes in some cultures are intimate gifts, and may leave the receiver wondering if the giver is trying to communicate something about their personal style if given inappropriately.
A curious fact for me was discovering it is taboo to gift shoes in some cultures. What! I love shoes.
But I have learned that gift giving is culture- influenced too.
Gift cards, candles, flowers, scarves and stationery make good gifts for when one is uncertain.
Opt for their taste and sense of style from preparation to presentation. After all, a gift is about the receiver.
Merry Christmas and happy boxing day friends.
Oh and remember The One who gave the greatest gift of all time and keeps on giving.