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Q: What are good gifts for weddings in China?

One of my Chinese friends will get married soon. What kind of gifts are typically given here? Is there anything I shouldn't give?

9 years 8 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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How about some thing like lover's cup, bedside lamp, a bike, etc. You sould decide how much money you want to spend first.

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I find that actual presents aren't that great or appreciated in China. It's best to give a hongbao with cash.

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Complete fail-safes are expensive cigarettes (which won't actually set you back that much, especially compared to Western prices), or some baijiu. But don't go buying that cheap shit, get Maotai or Wuliangye.... it's somebody's wedding after all! And if you don't know which fags to get, just get the ones with the shiniest box... they're generally the most expensive.

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Definitely a Hongbao is the best choice.

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I don’t know why we have this tradition in China, give Hongbao. I personally really don't like this. Money feels just too cold. I would love to give a gift, last long enough and usefully that my friends will always use and remember about our friendship.

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Agree with Hongbao! You can just ask other people go together with you how much should be suitable.

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Agree with Hongbao! You can just ask other people go together with you how much should be suitable. By the way, write some good words on it and signature.

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When wedding, bring the big piggybank and make it ring, says the saying. Cash is your only option

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i guess these day people give the money as they believe every one has their own taste of buying gift or product so the money is far option if not buy a watch for bride and for lady perfumes or other girls stiff can be fine . or you can buy a household product with giving hongbao for the couples.

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A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs
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