This interactive gift giving map, brought to you by Cloud 9 Living, is meant for world travelers, study abroad students, those living in or visiting a foreign country; and anyone with curiosity about cultures, traditions and etiquette standards around the world.
Learn more about the gift giving traditions in each country containing a black dot by clicking on that country: a pop-up window will give you a detailed list of traditions and awesome facts about each place. Click the Read More link to be taken to an article that goes even further in-depth about that country’s giving traditions!
It’s amazing how universal gift giving is across cultures all over the world – and how each culture has established rules over time to dictate how and when to give gifts. Those traditions vary as widely as the cultures of the world do, but regardless of where a person grew up they are expected to give gifts at certain times during the year and as a way to mark milestones over the course of a lifetime.
The map specifically covers gift giving traditions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Italy, Sweden, Bolivia, Tibet, Morocco, Russia, Samoa, Israel and the English Commonwealth. With holidays ranging from Diwali to Christmas, and traditions from gifting yogurt to pulling on earlobes; everyone will learn something new.
Cloud 9 Living is an experience gift company based in Boulder, CO. Our mission is to change the way gifts are given in the United States. We believe there is nothing more valuable than a memorable experience, and that giving experiences instead of things can make the world in which we live a better place.
"World map is interactive and if a viewer wants to click the Source link they can click on different countries and see more gift giving information."