Welcome to Destination ItalyCulture - Gift Etiquette


  • Try to avoid giving:

    • Gifts wrapped in black as this is traditionally a mourning colour

    • Gifts wrapped in purple as this is a symbol of bad luck

    • Yellow flowers as they indicate jealousy

    • Red flowers as they indicate secrecy

    • Chrysanthemums as they are used at funerals

  • If you are giving wine, make sure that it is a good vintage

  • Gifts will usually be open upon receiving
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