Like people in other countries, Koreans also hold house-warming parties (집들이) after moving into the new home. What types of gifts do Koreans bring to their friends’ house-warming parties? The gifts Koreans give are inexpensive and practical. Continue reading
What types of gifts do Koreans give to their family members or friends who are going to take an exam? According to their superstitions, the following gifts can bring good luck to exam candidates: Continue reading
I would like to start a series of posts relating to Korean gift-giving customs. In this gift-giving series, I will set out the appropriate types of gifts for different occasions according to Korean customs and explain the rationale or history behind. Today is the first post in the series and it’s about giving canned food as a premium gift in South Korea.