Gifts -- What They Mean to Russians
When you visit people, giving presents is an old Russian tradition. When you are invited to dinner bring flowers or a bottle of wine. Arriving empty handed is considered bad taste.
You should have small gifts for all family members you are visiting, especially children. I brought little hand held electronic games for the children of the women I visited.
American cigarettes and whiskey are excellent choices for men who smoke or drink. Quality perfume from the duty free shops is an excellent choice for the women.
For your intended, flowers are number one Ė especially red roses. Donít forget to get an odd number of flowers in the bouquet.
Secondly, gold jewelry with diamonds, such as a necklace or bracelet is a good choice. They donít have to be expensive for her to appreciate them.
Donít throw a lot of money around or buy her expensive gifts. If she didnít ask for it, it will make her feel uncomfortable and if she does ask for it, she isnít the right girl.
That is not to say that you should not buy her anything. Just donít try to buy her love.
I mentioned it before, but in my way of thinking, the ideal gift for a woman that you are serious about is an English/Russian electronic translator .
I will give you another hint: men tend to think more about the quality of a gift; women tend to be more quantity oriented. You would much rather have a sports car than a bottle of cologne. She, however, gives more weight to ten gifts spread over time than one large gift.
Be generous. You donít want the woman in your life to think you are cheap or greedy.
About the Author: John has been married to a Russian women for over five years. He has travelled the path from finding her, to traveling to Russia, to bring his wife to America, and adjusting to married life. He will show you step by step how to do this yourself.