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7 Best Tips for Gift Giving Etiquette

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Gift Giving Etiquette

Gift giving is a great way to show appreciation and to acknowledge someone’s accomplishments. It’s also a great way to connect with others and create meaningful relationships. However, there are certain etiquette rules that should be followed when it comes to gift giving. Knowing the right gift giving etiquette can help you make the right impression and show your appreciation in the best way possible.

Gift giving etiquette (affiliate link) can be thought of as a guide. Acceptable etiquette is usually based on a set of rules and suggestions that can help you choose and present gifts in a respectful and appropriate way.

What exactly equates to gift giving etiquette can vary dramatically, depending on the culture, occasion and relationship. For example, a retirment gift would be dramatically different to a graduation gift. It can also have a lot to do with the personal preferences of both giver and receiver.

Regardless of variations in what is considered appropriate gift giving, there are a number of, dare I say rules to follow that can work in our favour. Therefore, you might find the following gift giving etiquette tips very useful.

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What is the Difference Between Perfume and Cologne?

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Perfume and Cologne

When shopping for a new scent, do you find yourself confused about whether to buy a perfume or a cologne? Well let’s address that confusion and examine the difference between perfume and cologne?

Each of these scents can create a beautiful fragrance for the wearer. So, where does the difference lie? Let’s see.

Perfume and Cologne – Which for You?

Because perfume (Eau de Parfum) tends to be stronger than cologne, you can expect it to be longer lasting after it is applied to the skin. For that reason, a perfume can be more suitable for that special evening. Also, because perfume is the more concentrated of the two, you’ll find that you can get away with applying less of it.

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4 Extra Good Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him and for Her

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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. Many are happy to let the 14th of February disappear into the rest of the week. Others hold out hope for a day that is especially romantic. Still others feel complete indifference at a time when many are shopping for red roses and chocolates.

Valentine’s Day Means Different Things to Different People

And I guess I am no different. Valentine’s Day definitely means different things to me. For starters, the 14th February just happens to be my sister’s birthday. That is one birthday date I will never miss.

On the romance side, it happens to be just 4 days before my husband and I met. So, each year, we wait for the 18th of February to celebrate our Valentine’s Day. There are advantages in doing that – less competition for restaurant bookings, greater supply of flowers, a restocking of romantic gift ideas etc. etc.

But for those of you who have little interest in the day or who can’t wait for it to come and go, there are other ways to think of the day. It doesn’t have to be all about romance. It can simply be a day when we show our appreciation to a friend or express our affection to a family member. No doubt that would be one of the reasons that we now have Galentine’s Day on the 13th.

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5 Funny Santa Stories & Jokes

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Funny Santa Stories Image by Glenys Grob

Recently, my sister asked me if I knew any funny Santa jokes or stories. The joke or story was needed for a book club presentation. Well did I? Not a one, other than my slogan t-shirt pictured below.

What was I to do? Create some more funny Santa slogans that could be expanded into jokes? No I didn’t have enough time to do this. So I did what every other level-headed person would have done. I Googled it.

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Significance of Red Roses

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Don’t you simply love roses? Whatever the occasion, roses are always a big hit. But given the time of the year, I was curious about the significance of red roses in particular, beyond the usual romantic notion that is. When I started my research, I was surprised to learn of the significance of other colours, such as yellow or orange.

Meaning of Rose Colours

This became a topic of conversation recently when we were wanting to send some flowers to a couple who were about to be married.

What colour should the flowers be?

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