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A Quick Guide To Gift Giving Traditions in Japan

A country deeply rooted in history, there are many long-held and important gift giving traditions in Japan that significantly differ from Western culture. While in other parts of the world, people give gifts without expectations, gift giving in Japan is an endless gratitude cycle. There’s a lot of emphasis placed on the act of giving rather than the gift itself. For the Japanese, gifts are not just a way of showing appreciation, but also a sign of respect, generosity, and friendliness between people. Gift exchange is common through during common celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations or housewarmings. There are also many other occasions when people expect to give and receive small gifts.

Gift Giving Etiquette in Japan

5 Ways to Reward Employees and Improve Your Workplace

No matter where you work, everyone enjoys being recognized and rewarded for the hard work they do. The same holds true for employees at your workplace. In my experience, team happiness spurs productivity and adds to the company’s overall success. By making your work environment happier, you can take care of your team and encourage them to keep up the good work. Positive reinforcement sets an example for everyone, demonstrating the kind of work you value.

Recognizing your team doesn’t need to be elaborate. The key to productive employee rewards is being thoughtful and creative. To give you a better idea, here are 5 ways how you can start rewarding your employees today so they stay happy, motivated and continue helping your company thrive.

5 Ways to Reward Employees

What is Mothering Sunday in UK?

Even though people compare Mothering Sunday in the UK to Mother’s Day in US, it is actually quite a different holiday. The two holidays have no historical connection and people celebrate them on different dates. These two festivals do have one main thing in common: they celebrate the most important women in our lives, our dear mothers. But that was not always the case. Originally, daughters who worked far from home had Mothering Sunday in UK as a day off to visit family and “mother” church. Today, it is a day for all children to show appreciation for their mothers and give them flowers, cards, and heartfelt Mother’s Day gifts.

All You Need To Know About Japanese Girls’ Day

When the spring’s warmth comes to Japan, it is also time for one of its most beautiful traditional holidays: Hinamatsuri. Also known as Japanese Girls’ Day or Doll’s Festival, this annual festival falls on March 3rd to celebrate young girls in Japan and to wish them good health, happiness and a successful marriage.

Japanese Girls’ Day – Hina Doll
Hina dolls (Japanese traditional doll) are totems for prosperity, and often prized possessions for Japanese girls, passed down from generation to generation.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with 3 Great Women In History

Throughout history and across cultures, women have faced countless challenges and inequalities. But there have always been those inspiring ladies who push society to move forward, think bigger and evolve. To celebrate International Women’s Day, annually observed on March 8th, we’d like to take a moment and tell the stories of 3 great women in history women whose bravery and dedication helped shape our world. The following ladies are wonderful examples of ceaseless curiosity, rare courage and progressive thinking. Thanks to each of them, women all over the world are able to live with more freedom and bigger dreams.

Celebrate International Women's Day -- Gift Baskets Overseas Blog

How To Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Be Your Own Valentine

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~Buddha

Valentine’s Day puts a lot of pressure on us to be in love and to demonstrate it with Valentine’s gifts and big romantic gestures. The holiday puts the emphasis on love for your significant other above everything else, but did you ever think that, YOU are actually the most significant person in your life? So why not make this day solely about loving and taking care of yourself ? After all, they say you can’t love someone else until your truly love yourself. So without further ado, here’s our guide for how to love yourself on Valentine’s Day.

How To Love Yourself on Valentine's Day -- Practical Guide from Gift Baskets Overseas

How to Be Happier in The New Year

It’s hard to disagree that New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start. It’s that time of year when we are all motivated to zero in on personal goals and shake the things up in all aspects of life. But unfortunately, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, less than 10% of people actually keep their New Year resolutions. We often set goals which are either too ambitious or too restrictive to maintain in the long term. These unrealistic plans are very hard to stick with throughout the year and most of them don’t last more than a month. Another problem is that in pursuit of fulfilling our New Year resolutions we often forget the ultimate goal: our personal happiness. Here to help you is our guide to how to be happier in the New Year.

How to Be Happier in The New Year -- Gift Baskets OVerseas Blog

Gift Gurus Still Delivering Holiday Gifts Worldwide

Send chocolate gifts for kids and kids-at-heart for Christmas and New YearRunning late on Christmas gifts? Never fear! GiftBasketsOverseas.com is proudly accepting last-minute Christmas and New Year orders

ARLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GiftBasketsOverseas.com (GBO), the experts in international gift delivery, has welcomed the holiday season with open arms, and so many gifts for customers! In fact, GBO is still accepting last minute holiday orders for Christmas and New Year – and will continue to accept them even on December 25th. That’s dedication! Customers should note that the company reports it is experiencing its busiest season yet, and for a number of regions gifts ordered now will be delivered just after Christmas and before New Year. What does that mean for their customers?  If you know you want to order a gift, do it NOW! Some of the company’s most popular gifts are going out of stock fast.

“We have the biggest gift catalog we’ve ever had,” CEO Dmitriy Peregudov states. “Which is good, because it means so far there’s always an amazing second option if we run out of your first-choice gift.”

Orthodox Christmas Traditions Around The World

For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is one of the most important holidays of the year. While those in the US and Western Europe celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th, over a hundred million Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Today, let’s take a closer look at unique Orthodox Christmas traditions around the world. Many countries – including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Georgia, Moldova and Kazakhstan – observe Christmas according to the Julian calendar which is 13 days behind the Gregorian. Even though all these countries are Orthodox and share a common thread in their Christmas celebrations, there are also many varied traditions from country to country.

 

GiftBasketsOverseas.com Delivers More Gifts with Cyber Monday Sales

GiftBasketsOverseas.com proudly announces incentives for early holiday ordering.

Send holiday gifts around the world with GiftBasketsOverseas.comARLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GiftBasketsOverseas.com, the experts in international gift delivery, is charging into the holiday season with goodies for everyone! In anticipation of Cyber Monday, the company has already started rolling out savings on its website, and in e-mail campaigns. But the company’s best sale is on the day itself: on Cyber Monday – November 26, 2018, customers will enjoy $20 USD off individual orders over $100. “It’s a really good day to get your Christmas shopping done, and you can do it right from home,” says Dmitriy Peregudov, Chief Gift Officer.

GiftBasketsOverseas.com hasn’t forgotten its corporate and bulk customers, either. Besides having rolled out deep discounts for bulk orders completed by the end of the month, GiftBasketsOverseas.com is also corporate customers just how easy it is to include domestic orders as well. The company is sweetening deal by offering free shipping on customers’ domestic orders. Now, corporate customers who want to send gifts to people in their own countries will enjoy free shipping on those gifts. Such incentives are designed to make being generous around the holidays easier, even for small and mid-sized businesses.

Corporate Gifts with fine chocolates, excellent wines, and enough to share are their specialty.Discounts aren’t the only thing GBO has to offer. This year’s gift selection has gotten even larger, with every country’s catalog getting an influx of new gourmet, wine, and sweet selections just in time for the season. The company has also updated its selection of gifts that are offered nearly worldwide, making it possible for customers to send the same gift to everyone on their holiday list: https://www.giftbasketsoverseas.com/gifts/worldwide-corporate-gift-baskets.php.

The companies’ 24/7 staff is, like always, ready to assist with questions, ordering, and even suggestions on what gift to that special someone for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year, and more!

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