Wedding Speech : Chinese New Year, Friends And Family Essay
For friends that you don’t know very well, you can give some “can’t go wrong” gifts such as: alcohol, tobacco, tea, fruits, and household supplies. If you know your friend drinks, give them a nice bottle of alcohol. Tobacco- find out what brand they enjoy and get them a carton. Most Chinese people love tea, give them some quality tea leaves, avoid the kind with tea bags. Fruit! Delicious and great gifts! Give some oranges or apples to your buddy to symbolize safety and fortune. If you friend has just brought a new home, consider pitching in to get them a nice silverware set or something of the sort.
If you have any grandchildren, nephews and nieces, godchildren, your friends’ kids, get them some candy, toys, clothes, books, or red envelopes. Books and toys are universal gifts. Clothes are practical, but can be kind of hard to buy for.
For your elders, it’s often unusual to bring alcohol or cigars unless you are really close. Usually, they are given clothes, footwarmers and nice combs are good for senior health in Chinese medicine.
Also no necklaces, ties, belts, green hats, or black and white things. Those are bad. Avoid at all costs. Necklaces, ties, and belts are very intimate gifts and can insinuate other meanings. Green hats represent that…