Victorian Gift Giving
Gift giving in the Victorian Era was wrapped in a set of rules of etiquette. There were definite preferences for what a man could give an unmarried woman, what a single woman could give a suitor, etc. For example, it was important to know when to give something made by hand versus something purchased from a shop. How much to spend was also dictated by etiquette, as was whether giving a gift was appropriate at all! For more on the Victorian rules of gift giving CLICK HERE!