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Learn most important Germany holidays: holiday traditions of gift giving in Germany

Gift Basket Delivery to Germany

Have no fear if you’re looking for something to send to your loved one, friend, or family in Germany. Gift Baskets Overseas is here to help with your gift sending needs. Whether you’re looking for something to show your appreciation or something small to let someone in Germany know you are thinking of them, we have a huge catalog of gifts that can help you stay in touch and build your connection with the important people in your life.

Want to learn more about the best gift-giving practices for Germany? We have a tip (or two) for every occasion, from business gifts to thank you gifts, romantic gestures, and just making an effort to surprise them on holiday. Our customer service team is ready 24/7 to help you pick out the perfect gift, or you can scroll down to read about holidays and gifting traditions in Germany.

Germany Gift Basket Service

Earliest Delivery Time In Germany
in 2-4 business days
Delivery Days: We are able to deliver on all working days, however the following are delivery rules for weekends in Germany:
Saturday delivery is available for extra charge. Please contact us to learn more.
Sunday delivery is NOT available.
Delivery Fees Starting at:
$ 19.00 (USD)
Current Time in Germany
06:35 PM (Sep 30)
We deliver to any address in Germany
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Holidays Observed In Germany

  • Public Holidays in Germany

    • New Year’s Day - January 1st
    • Epiphany (Three Kings' Day) - January 6th
    • International Women’s Day - March 8th
    • May Day (Labor Day)
    • Mother’s Day
    • Father’s Day
    • German Unity Day
    • Oktoberfest
    • Christmas Day
    • St. Nicholas Day (der Nikolaustag) - December 6th, a day to send gifts to kids
    • New Year’s Eve
  • Jewish Holidays in Germany

    • Tu B’Shevat
    • Purim
    • Lag B’Omer
    • Shavuot
    • Rosh Hashanah
    • Yom Kippur
    • Hanukkah
  • Muslim Holidays in Germany

    • Eid Milad ul-Nabi
    • Eid al-Fitr
    • Eid al-Adha
    • Muharram/Islamic New Year
    • Ramadan
  • Christian/Catholic Holidays in Germany

    • Mardi Gras - February or March depending on the date of Easter
    • Annunciation - March 25th
    • Assumption Day/Assumption of Mary
    • Michaelmas
    • All Saints Day
    • All Souls Day
    • Advent

Unique Holiday Traditions in Germany

Germany, as a country, embraces traditions and prides itself on learning from its mistakes. This unique blend of pride and humility offers a rich variety of celebrations as the people work to learn and embrace those who travel here. As one might expect, nearly every holiday has a unique food or drink made to go with it, but there’s also a huge sense of community and celebrating life in any holiday they have.

  • Mardi Gras - this holiday actually goes by a few names in Germany, from Fastnacht, Fasching, Karneval, and more. But whatever you call it, the reason to celebrate is the same for many: this is the last hurrah before Lent. The main attraction for most is the Thursday before Karneval, known as Fat Thursday. You may be familiar if you’re from the US, as this is a day of parades, feasting, and ceremonies meant to drive out evil spirits and invite joy. It’s the perfect time to send a gift with well-wishes for the Lent season.

  • Oktoberfest - While we know you’ve probably heard of this incredible celebration, there are a few facts you probably don’t know and most definitely should. The holiday began in 1810 with the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, who held a large party to celebrate. It was such a success that it became an annual affair. Since then, the weeks-long celebration starts in September and keeps going as a chance to show off Germany’s finest beer, brats, all things gourmet, dancing, and more. It’s a time to be generous to others, and enjoy the very best local artisans have to offer.

  • Martinmas - also known as Martinstag, this holiday takes place in November and has come to mark the unofficial start to the Christmas shopping season in many German-speaking countries. The feast of Saint Martin is a unique blend of many holidays, both a party, a feast, and an excuse to practice some generosity. Germany’s larger cities will have festive Christmas markets also known as “Christkindlmarkt” or “Weihnachtsmarkt” loaded with fun items for purchase, delicious traditional food, and all the hot mead you can imagine. Gifts are opened on Christmas Eve once religious customs are finished.

  • German Asparagus Season - While this isn’t technically a holiday, it is a widespread tradition! During April - June it is common for people to gather together for a cookout, grilling fresh produce and enjoying each other’s company. Even corporate parties are planned for this period! You can join in on the party by surprising your friends with a basket bursting with fresh produce.

What’s the best advice you have for sending gifts to Germany?

The key to giving a good gift in Germany is to remember that these are proud people. Giving an excessively large gift at best will leave the recipient feeling obligated to return the favor, and at worst can actually be seen as an insult. Make sure that when you send a gift it is proportionate to the length and intimacy of your friendship. First-time acquaintances and casual business partners should be given small, but thoughtful, gifts.

Also, keep in mind that imported gifts are far more coveted than local labels. So French wine for instance is much more appreciated than a local German bottle. The same for a lot of other sweets, and drinks. Though understandably, you may favor German chocolate, they know they have some of the best around!

Are there special rules for sending gifts to Germany?

There are a few things you should know about gifting customs in Germany. First, if you’ve been invited into someone’s home, it’s tradition to bring a small gift, chocolates, flowers, or a bottle of wine. Expect them to open the gift when it is received, as it’s considered rude to wait to open a gift. So if it is something private or personal make sure you send the gift to their home address and not the office. Birthdays are also a big deal; make sure you send something, even if it’s just a card, if you want to keep your relationship strong. It is common practice for children to wake up to a table filled with flowers and gifts.

When sending flowers to Germany as gifts, red roses are for significant others, and lilies are meant for funerals. It’s also a good rule of thumb to avoid sending heather in a bouquet as it is commonly planted in cemeteries.

Also, we highly recommend not sending perfumes or other toiletries to casual acquaintances as this is considered far too personal. If your relationship with your recipient is strong, a spa basket is a good option.

What are the best romantic gifts in Germany?

The best advice we can give for romantic gifts to Germany is actually what NOT to send. Lilies, chrysanthemums, and carnations are big no-nos for romantic bouquets. They are seen as funeral or mourning flowers. Only send them if you’re 100% certain they are your recipient’s preference; otherwise, stick to a classic red rose bouquet.

Also, stay away from pointed or threatening objects as anniversary or wedding gifts. Things you might not think of, like scissors or umbrellas, that have points are considered bad luck, especially as a wedding gift. Best to let the happy couple buy those items for themselves.

Are there special rules for sending business gifts to Germany?

While gift-giving among business associates is not super common in Germany as people are more concentrated on the actual business side of interactions, social occasions within a business can be known for a proper gift-giving time.

A lot of the do’s and don’ts we’ve described above are similar for the business environment. Never send red roses for a business gift, as well as carnations or chrysanthemums.

Acceptable gifts should be small and of good quality, but don’t spend too much. Office items like stationery or pens are an appropriate gift. Depending on the nature and length of your business relationship, a high-quality bottle of wine is also appropriate.

What are the most popular things to send to Germany?

The most popular gifts we send to Germany are our gourmet gift baskets. A healthy blend of savory and sweets seems to be the real deciding factor in what gift to select. It makes sense since imported items are well sought after, and these are people with a rich culture in food. If you are feeling extra generous, or you’re building a basket for people to share, add in a bottle of imported wine to get extra points! Be careful not to send food that is too exotic, though. German tastes mostly tend to be slightly on the conservative side and very unusual gifts may be under-appreciated.

Other gifting etiquettes you should consider:

  • Avoid overly lavish gifts for acquaintances as this can make your recipient feel “obligated” to your generosity.

  • Floral bouquets should not be red roses unless it is going to a lover.

  • If you decide to send liquor, a high-quality imported bottle is your safest bet.

  • Avoid using heather in a bouquet, as this is primarily seen in cemeteries.

  • Clothing and perfumes are considered too personal a gift for acquaintances in Germany.

  • Avoid sending beer as many of the finest brands are already produced in Germany.

  • Yellow Roses and Tea Roses are a great bouquet to send as a gift.

  • Wine bottles imported from France or Italy are usually preferred.

  • Avoid sending pointed gifts for a wedding gift.

We deliver to all locations in Germany.
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