Wedding Speech : Chinese New Year, Friends And Family Essay

1052 Words Feb 8th, 2016 5 Pages
On Chinese New Year, friends and family give and receive gifts. They don’t have to be expensive, flashy items, as it’s the thought that counts. It is best to wrap the present in red and yellow as those are the lucky colors.

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…

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