Just like Chinese, Westerners give gifts on many occasions, such as, on birthdays of family members, at weddings, at Christmas and some other holidays, when someone (36) ______ an honor or gets a promotion, and on a (37) ______ visit to a good friend, etc. Although gifts are always welcome, it is not necessary to exchange gifts at any time. Generally speaking, Westerners exchange gifts only among good friends. Therefore, it is (38) ______ to give gifts to casual (39) ______ . Even if you are good friends, if you give them too many gifts, they will feel (40) ______ too, because they don't know how to reciprocate.
Usually when you are invited to dinner, it is (41) ______ unnecessary to bring a gift except on special occasions, for example, when you are going to be an overnight or weekend guest. If you wish to bring something, in most cases, the gifts should always be small, simple and (42) ______ . You might bring some sweets, or some small toys for the children, or a book, some flowers, a (43) ______ of wine, etc. for the host or hostess. (44) _________________________________________________________ . If you want to make your gifts special, you can bring some typical Chinese goods, such as, Chinese tea, Chinese bookmarkers, Chinese paper-cuts, Chinese paintings, or other things like that, or even you can cook a Chinese dish and bring it with you.
Westerners prefer to open a gift at once and admire it. (45) _____________________________________________________ . Westerners value homemade things. (46) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ .