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Holiday Traditions in South Africa

Hello, howzit, sani bonani, dumelang, and sawbona! Welcome to the vibrant world of holiday traditions in South Africa. As a country with diverse cultures and heritage, I am proud to call this nation my home! It’s no secret that our breathtaking coastlines, mesmerizing mountain-scapes, and abundance of wildlife continues to draw in visitors from all over the world. However, I believe that the true essence of South Africa lives within the warmth of our people and a diversity that, somehow, unifies us all. 

That is why I am so excited to dive into the many wonderful ways we celebrate throughout the year! From borderline chaotic family gatherings and braais to intimate dinners and last-minute trips to the beach; holiday traditions in South Africa are certainly as colorful as our country’s inhabitants. Read below to learn what a year in the Rainbow Nation looks like, and how you can send gifts to your loved ones in South Africa with Gift Baskets Overseas

holiday traditions in south africa south african family sitting together in front of christmas tree

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The Best Gift Baskets for Christmas: Our Holiday Gift Guide 

If you’re on the lookout for the best gift baskets for Christmas, you’re in luck. Gift Baskets Overseas has the best in the world! And, of course, you’re thinking, “Well, can you back that up?” and the answer is yes! Yes, we can. We pride ourselves on offering (and sending) the highest quality gifts all year round. But, Christmas is, of course, one of our favorite holidays. So you best believe that when it comes to spreading festive joy with gifts, we take our role seriously! 

From gourmet gift hampers and wine gift baskets to Christmas-themed goodies and personalized presents! We have holiday gifts for every taste and preference. Read below as we present the best gift baskets for Christmas, curated by our gift experts. 

best gift baskets christmas gifts wrapped in brown wrapping paper

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Italy Holiday Traditions: Embrace La Dolce Vita

Warning! This blog about Italy Holiday Traditions is highly recommended for reading for those who:

– Like to crush grapes with his feet to the songs of Andriano Celentano;

– Sit in a checkered blanket with a cat on their lap (you need to respect this person);

– Does not break spaghetti in half (this is almost a crime!)

 –And, of course, for all of those who loves Italia as much as I do!

Q: Where do people take vacations that revolve around food?

A: Eat-aly.

Chao, lovely readers! Frankly speaking, I think I was Italian, in a pasta-life. And it’s not a surprise that I have faced a great desire to write an Italian holiday aperitivo-guide for those of you fond of festivals, rejoicing, stunning pastas, and probably wine.

(Not to mention the sounds of laughter, glass tinkling, and a strong desire to write a reckless text message to your ex.)

Oops, we won’t tell anyone!

Whether planning your next vacation to Italy or just curious about its fascinating culture, knowing the calendar of holidays is important. This remains exceptionally true if you plan to surprise your friends, family, or business associates in Italy with timely gifts. The holidays can be great fun to experience (we know that!) and truly dive into the local culture, but it’s always best to prepare!

Italy Holiday Traditions New Year

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Oktoberfest Traditions: Cheers to the Weird and Wonderful!

“Partying it up at brew-tiful Oktoberfest!”

Have you noticed the sounds of flowing beer pints and folk music increasing in your head recently? Have you been dreaming of grilled sausages, chickens, and giant pretzels while sleeping? Did everything start sharply in September, and the “symptoms” are progressing? If your answers are yes, it’s the chronic shortage of vitamin O – Oktoberfest! The German festival is a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture.

Don’t panic! Sit back, relax, and exhale. There is a cure – today, we will take on a big journey with the planet’s biggest kegger and will show you how to experience Oktoberfest’s magic. *jazz hands*.

Oktoberfest can be an exciting event to experience Bavarian culture. Still, it can be hectic and challenging to navigate for the innocent and uninitiated one, especially after a few (many?) liters of Lowenbrau. Thus, let us help you to know a whole buncha stuff you didn’t even know you needed to know about Oktoberfest traditions!

Read on! And Prost! 🍻

Oktoberfest Traditions: Oktoberfest banner with beer and pretzels on the table

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Love and Affection Returned to Sender: The Timid Scammer

Before, we created an exhaustive — but hopefully not exhausting — overview of the most common types of scammers. Today, let us start our deeper immersion into the world of dishonest gift recipients by nearing our magnifying glass to the most innocent of their types. Make yourself comfortable as you are about to unearth the modus operandi of the typical timid scammer. Those that lie and hide their address.

Why people hide their address: an investigation

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Creative Customer Appreciation Ideas to Build Brand Loyalty

In the fast-paced world of business, building strong relationships with your customers is essential for long-term success. This is because customer appreciation goes beyond simply providing a good product or service; it involves fostering a sense of loyalty and connection that can set your brand apart from the competition. By showing genuine gratitude for your customers’ support, you can create a positive reputation and drive repeat business. Coming up with creative customer appreciation ideas doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, some of the old ideas are the best.

We’ve worked hard to put together a comprehensive list of ways to make customers feel valued and appreciated. All you have to do is keep reading! Or if you’d like to jump right into it, our corporate gift experts are ready and eager to help you send loyalty gifts to customers worldwide!

Customer Appreciation Ideas - We love customers

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Mexican Holidays and Traditions: Unwrapping Mexico

There’s so much to explore in the majestic country of Mexico! This vibrant country is already popular for long vacations and irresistible foods. But this blog is here to dive into something else: Mexican holidays and traditions!

Strap in and get ready to explore some of the most popular holidays and traditions in Mexico. Don’t worry; we’ll also answer some of the most pressing questions you’re likely to have, like how to send stuff to Mexico! Spoiler – the best way to send gifts to Mexico is by using the experts,!

Mexican holidays and traditions - women dancing for a holiday

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Long-Distance Relationships: Bridging the Gap

Long-distance relationships! As you read that, you probably considered what these words mean to you. In the days of the internet, Instagram, Tinder dates, telecommuting to work, and getting to be your own boss, the definition of long-distance relationships has grown. No, it has EXPLODED! And so, today, long-distance relationships come in all shapes and sizes.

long-distance relationships - image of a map and two hearts in separate countries

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Journey of a Gift: From Your Click on a Button to Their Joy on a Platter

It’s a beautiful morning; you woke up, stretched yourself, practiced those yoga poses, and thought: today, I’m ordering a gift for my overseas daughter, friend, or grandson. That’s a fantastic idea, and I support you in this endeavor, not only because I’m from the Gift Baskets Overseas Customer Support team. I applaud your determination to make it finally happen. Surprising your loved ones with a carefully chosen gift brings them happiness and delight; part of these heartwarming feelings makes you feel fantastic. Strengthening family bonds when you’re miles apart, sending a gift as a token of appreciation for someone’s efforts, or contributing to the abundance of scrumptious treats on their party table will give you good vibes.

The journey of a gift: a woman and her child are on a video call enjoying their treats.

Now, you’re all set and ready to order a stunning gift basket. Recent advice from a friend or a Google search lands you on our website. You might be pondering: what now? Here we are to explain how to order and tell you about the entire journey of your gift evolving from just a thought in your head to something tangible in the addressee’s hand.

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Fresh Delivered: How to Gift Perishable Delights Without Breaking a Sweat

There are many reasons why you might need to send a parcel of items that might potentially go bad. Ever promised yourself that you’ll start a new life on Monday, and will revise your diet by adding more fruit? Imagine you are actually in for a couple of weeks now, and have reached a completely new state of consciousness! So much so that you are inexplicably possessed to share your new attitude with others by sending them fruit baskets. Or is it that you simply want to craft a healthy hamper for your grandchild, but you’re worried about its condition after it leaves your house? At the end — or actually any time — of the day, you could be considering sending a gift as a token of support to someone who is in recovery.

Over many years of fruitful cooperation with our clients, we’ve helped them deliver all kinds of gifts, from electronic devices and stationeries to food gift baskets, both with long-lasting contents or fresh, perishable products. The latter, undeniably adored by our customers, showcases your heartfelt intention to let the recipient indulge in the goodies as soon as possible. We are ready to help you with tips on sending that kind of basket.

Tips on how to send perishable goods: a shipment with fruit and charcuterie being assembled on a kitchen table.

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