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What to Do With Gifts Received for Rosh Hashanah?

01 Aug

Are you one of the lucky ones who’s being lavished with tons of Rosh Hashanah gifts every year? So many that you can’t even wrap your head around what to do with all these delicious goodies? Or maybe this time around you just want to make your traditional celebration a little bit different?

Gift giving etiquette does not allow you to re-gift, and honestly, you probably don’t want to do it. Besides, why would you if there are so many exciting ways to use all the honey, apples, and pomegranates from your kosher gift basket in ways you’d never thought possible! So, if after the celebration you still have plenty of gifts received for Rosh Hashanah as leftovers, just keep on reading to find out how to get the most of them:

Apples & Honey: the most traditional of Gifts Received for Rosh Hashanah

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Celebrating Eid al-Adha Around The World

15 Jul

Soon, millions of Muslims across the globe will come together to begin celebrating Eid al-Adha on August, 20 2018. If you are familiar with Islam’s culture you probably know that it is one of the two major festivals in Islam, the second largest religion in the world. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice or “big Eid,” this holy celebration marks the end of the Hajj. The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca and commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to follow God’s will to sacrifice his son.

Despite this trouble beginning to the tale, Eid al-Adha is a joyous occasion. It is time to celebrate and unite with family and friends. Around 2 billion Muslims share similar traditions observing the festival, however, depending on the region Eid festivities may vary and have its own unique cultural touch. So, which countries celebrate Eid al-Adha around the world?

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How to Send Gifts to India – All You Need to Know

02 Jul

You’ve got friends or associates on the other side of the world, and now you’re not sure how to send gifts to India? No worries, that’s why we’re here. The idea of gift giving in India goes back to ancient times when people gifted fabric, jewelry, even cattle and grain to the ones they loved and respected. Being a traditional culture, many people in India still remain faithful to old customs. Despite global modernization, sending gifts to India is still a good way to demonstrate mutual trust and bonding. It’s the best way to build friendships, professional relationships, romantic relationships, and make amends. For those who are spiritual it is thought to even clean your karma to be reincarnated in the next life.

How to Send Gifts to India: especially during Diwali

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – A List Of Gifts For Diehard Fans

25 Jun

Some call it soccer, some call it football, and everyone calls it fun! Once every 4 years, the whole world comes a little bit closer. 32 countries gather to play some amazing matches and discover the world’s best soccer (football) team! The FIFA World Cup 2018 is here. This is a unique time where nations all over the world bond over a single sport. Differences are all temporarily put aside in favor for cheering on your favorite team! But how do you celebrate it?

FIFA World Cup 2018- Celebrating Football!

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At GBO, we have TONS of soccer fans, so it’s only natural that we worked together to write a blog about some of the countries we are from. What does their team history look like? What’s the most popular gift to send to that country?   Below you’ll find our team’s comments on a few country’s soccer teams, and how best to cheer them on and support their fans!

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How to Celebrate Greek Name Days

15 Jun

Continuing our tour through the world, gift by gift, we’ve landed in Greece. A beautiful and rich country, Greece is the go-to destination for many tourists. But that raises the question: how do you spoil people who live in a beautiful nation nestled near the sea? Along with that, how do you surprise friends and business partners with gifts? Additionally, what rules are there for sending a gift basket? Finally, what holidays are you forgetting?

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What Is The Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong?

27 May

The Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong (or Tuen Ng) is a spectacular summer holiday in the region. Extremely popular in China and even outside the country, the festival is rich with tradition. Dragon Boat racing is the main focus of Tuen Ng, giving the festival its name and unique competitive flair.

Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong- dragon boat races

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The Dragon boats for the races are adorned with large colorful flags and flowers. They race in the river to the beat of a drum, providing the viewers with an exciting and colorful sight. Westerners call the competition ‘Dragon Boat Races’ because of the way the boats look. Strongly resembling Chinese dragons, their long narrow bodies are decorated with a dragon’s head and tail. The average boat length is about 20–35 meters. Each boat can carry from 20 to 60 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer. Tradition says the winning team will receive good fortune the following year.

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An Easy Guide To Sending Gifts To UAE

16 May

Finding the perfect gift for friends, family, and business associates can feel daunting. We all want to do our very best to impress, and that’s hard even for people you know nearly as well as you know yourself. For someone miles away, it can feel impossible. When you’re navigating gift-giving culture in UAE, or the United Arab Emirates, if you’ve never visited (and even if you have), you likely have a ton of questions. To make things easy when you’re sending gifts to UAE, we’ve created a quick and easy cheat sheet for you to follow.

Sending Gifts To UAE - Rich Emirate culture covers gift-giving, too

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Father’s Day Gifts For History’s Greatest Dads

14 May

Being a good father isn’t new — history has many examples of outstanding dads who deserve a “World’s Greatest Dad” mug. From Charlemagne to Muhammed Ali, here are 5 super-famous men who were, among many other things, awesome fathers through thick or thin.

Father’s Day Gifts to tell him Happy Father's Day

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Gift Ideas for Great Moms in History

02 May

Strong women and Mothers deserve to be celebrated every day. But when it comes to gift ideas for great Moms, it’s especially important to share inspiring life stories of the greatest ladies who left their marks on history in more ways than one — all while managing to take care of tiny humans of their own.

From Cleopatra to Jacqueline Kennedy, here are 7 incredible stories of triumph and sacrifice that paved the way for us. And while you’re trying to draw a parallel between these famous women and your own incredible mother, make sure you take our advice on the best gift ideas for Mother’s Day to surprise the most important woman in your life on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Gift Ideas for Mother's Day - Bouquets

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Gift Baskets for Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Flair

26 Apr

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration full of food, friends, family, and fun! It is often mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. In fact, it commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  Because of this common confusion, the holiday has evolved into a celebration of all things Mexican.

Viva Mexico on Cinco de Mayo

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