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Japan Gifts: Unwrapping Do’s and Don’ts

Steeped in history and symbolic meaning, the ritual act of gift-giving is an important cultural tradition in Japan. Gift exchange is a common way to show respect, gratitude, and social status in many different types of relationships. Whether it’s for birthdays, weddings, graduations, or business meetings, the act of giving gifts in Japan is highly nuanced. And, there many different customs and expectations to be aware of. One of our favorite traditions is the Japanese thank you gift. After receiving a gift, it’s common for Japanese people to send a small “thank you” gift back to the sender. They call this sweet gesture an O-kaeshi.

The choice of gift, wrapping, and presentation are all carefully considered, and can say a lot about the giver and their relationship with the recipient. From traditional items such as wagashi sweets, to the latest gadgets and luxury goods, the options for gifts are vast and constantly evolving. Understanding the significance of Japan gifts and Japanese culture is essential for building strong relationships and navigating social situations in Japan. Let’s take a deep dive into Japanese gifts and the do’s and don’ts of gift giving in Japan.

Japan gifts. Japanese temple in Nachi Japan surrounded by green landscape.

How Gifting Impacts Conversions in Your Industry – Gift Baskets Overseas Corporate Podcast ep. 5

“Long Distance Short” is back with another episode to help you unlock the power of gifts. Natasha, Director of Digital Marketing at Gift Baskets Overseas, brings us a new guest — Marianne, Digital Marketing and Brand Manager for Giftsenda. Both are ready to dive deep into the topic: how gifting impacts conversions in your industry. This data-driven deep dive will answer your questions about how impactful gifts are to your bottom line, and give you tips and tricks to improve your team’s performance. Stay tuned to learn more about the unconventional ways to boost your conversions, and leave your VIPs smiling!

The Psychology of Gift-Giving – Unlock Your Gift Potential

We’ll cut right to the chase. The most important thing you can take away from this – is to stop making gifts about yourself. From CEOs to Co-Workers, Sales Teams to Marketing Teams, and just about every other business gift out there, the old-school mindset was “give a gift that makes YOU look impressive.”

However, the thought that should come first is: what will make your recipient feel most understood and appreciated?

The New York Times sums this up beautifully with a single quote “When it comes to gift-giving, context is everything.”

This blog aims to give you a short and sweet answer to some of the most pressing questions in the minds of those wanting to make lasting and meaningful connections through gifts. If you want to unlock the secrets behind the psychology of gift-giving,  keep on reading.

The Psychology of Gift-Giving: Silhouette of a head with gifts coming out

Care Package Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Care Packages in 2023

It is no secret that the world has faced a challenging past few years. But, despite these trying times, as humans, we continue to look for ways to stay connected and show our care for one another. Thus, it’s no surprise that the search for care package ideas has surged in popularity over the past few months. And as your go-to gift experts, we’re here to share a few of our own. 

Receiving gifts and feeling cared for are two of the best experiences life has to offer. Since care packages offer both, sending them to your loved ones, friends, and family members can provide them with a feeling of joy and comfort. Whether you’re sending it to congratulate them on an outstanding achievement or want to send aid to someone in need, we have plenty of care package ideas to help you create the perfect gift. Read below for the ultimate guide to care packages in 2023. 

Care Package Ideas: The ultimate self care package for 2023.
Self-care package, seasonal gift box with plastic free zero waste cosmetics products.

The Ultimate Guide to Gifts for Dietary Restrictions — Sending Kosher Gifts, Gluten-free Gifts, and More

Whether you’re sending a gift basket for a birthday, corporate gathering, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, holiday, or shiva, it’s always important to keep the recipient’s dietary restrictions in mind. Many people follow special diets for different reasons, and they all have different rules. It can get confusing at times, so we’ve thrown together this article to give you a quick rundown of a few different dietary restrictions and how to work around them. On to our Ultimate Guide to gifts for dietary restrictions!

Gifts for Dietary Restrictions: Composition of products symbolizing the Shavuot festival

Going Beyond Christmas: Lesser-Known Winter Holidays

When we think of ‘December holidays’ or the ‘holiday season’, what comes to mind for most people is adorning their Christmas trees with trimmings, running around to find the perfect gift for their picky mothers, and eggnog. Although Christmas is the biggest holiday we consider during the festive period, there are plenty of lesser-known winter holidays that fall between December and mid-January. 

As an international gifting company, we believe that it’s important to know about different observances and holidays that take place around the world. And, when it comes to sending gifts across the globe, we think you should too! As we escort Christmas off of the stage for a moment, read below as we turn the spotlight on lesser-known winter holidays that your friends and family may be celebrating over the next month. 

Lesser-Known Winter Holidays: Beautiful sparklers in hand

Gift Baskets Overseas Charity Update 2022: Help Ukraine and More

Every year close to the holiday season, I bury myself in the documents from our teams to compile the report on Gift Baskets Overseas charity initiatives for the outgoing year. It has always been a very satisfying experience. This year, however, the feeling is totally different. For me as a person of Ukrainian descent, 2022 is a year of extreme challenge and hurt. It is with a great pride that I can report that Gift Basket Overseas charity efforts are now focusing on helping Ukrainian volunteers and refugees.

Gift Baskets Overseas Charity Update 2022: Help Ukraine

The Do’s and Don’t of Holiday Shopping: Holiday Shopping Trends

Hooray! Can you believe it – the 2022 holiday season is upon us! A time for festive celebrations, a full calendar of social events, wider waistlines, smaller wallets and thankfully more champagne! We’ve all experienced the chaos that comes with the return of Santa Claus and the mass gatherings held at shopping malls. So, why not make this year’s holiday season as easy as possible? Our Holiday Shopping Trends overview and tips here to help!

With the season of giving approaching us, we’ve curated a list of the do’s and don’ts of holiday shopping, so that your shopping experience can be easy as pie! Save time and money by following our list of holiday shopping trends and tips for gift-giving below.

Holiday Shopping Trends: Friends celebrating the Holiday season.

International Gift Giving Tips

Gifting is an age-old practice that dates back generations. On all corners of the globe, offering another a gift was considered honorable and truce-like. As the world split into opposing regions, then gelled back together again, thanks to technological efforts and the resultant co-dependency, region-specific norms emerged. These governed how different groups interacted, and this would affect acts as simple but noble as offering gifts. Hence, international gift giving tips to help you navigate this space.

This article shines a light on not-so-well-known rules to follow when curating personal or corporate gifts. We consider cultural and interpersonal differences and the effects gift-giving may have on relationships. There are a handful of factors to consider before your corporation, micro or macro, decides to launch gifting campaigns. Keep scrolling for some essential international gifting ‘pearls of wisdom’. 

International gift giving tips: Happy business women showing colleague gifts.

Getting Into the ‘Spirit’: Scary Good Ideas For Halloween Alcoholic Drinks

Full disclosure; I am a major fan of all things horror. And, yes, it may have a little something to do with watching ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ way before I should have. However, I’m happy to admit that since then, my love for horror movies, urban legends, and even those trashy ‘Scary Things Caught On Camera’ YouTube videos have only grown stronger. So, as you can guess, I love celebrating Halloween! And, sure, dressing up in cute costumes is always fun. But hosting a horror movie night with snacks, a few friends, and Halloween alcoholic drinks is how I love to spend the scariest night of the year. 

If you share a love for a fright night in like me, you’re definitely thinking about how to spook up your Halloween drinks this year. Fear not. With the help of Gift Baskets Overseas, you’ll get everyone into the ‘spirit’ with our scary-good drink ideas! Read below as we talk witches and whiskey and getting a little tipsy! 

Colorful and delicious Halloween cocktails - Halloween Alcoholic Drinks