My latest column for Seoul Magazine’s October issue introduced readers to the fundamental assumptions Koreans make about gift giving and receiving, both in social and business contexts. To go deeper into this topic, visit the links below.
- “The Top Ten Gifts to Give in Korea to Make a Great Impression” – For some ideas on your next gifts to give in Korea, read through this free five-page executive report. You even get more than expected since I’ve suggested more than ten great gifts!
- Blog post: “On the Death of a Fellow Student’s Mother and Figuring Out How Much Condolence Money to Give Him” – In the article for Seoul Magazine, I assert that Koreans keep score and that the price matters. This detailed description of an actual gift-giving situation reinforces the truth of this point.
- For even more practical advice on gift giving in Korea, sign up for the Crash Course on Korea Business Success Strategies. Learning Module #5 in the Crash Course is all about gift-giving.
- Here’s what $150 of beef in a refrigerated bag from Lotte Department Store looks like in the form of a Chuseok gift, as mentioned in the article. Also, here are photos of the seaweed we got for Chuseok from the Gyeonggi Association of Foreign Invested Companies, as well as several plants (#1, #2 & #3) given to me when I moved into a new office last year.
** CLICK HERE to read the full article on Korea Business Central.