A Handy List of 2023’s Major Gift Giving Occasions

Gift giving is a tradition that has been practiced across different cultures and societies for centuries. It is a way to show appreciation, love, and gratitude to friends, family members, and loved ones.

However, gift giving is not limited to just one occasion or event. Throughout the year, there are various gift giving occasions celebrated around the world. From religious festivals to personal milestones, each occasion is unique and provides an opportunity to express your feelings through gifts.

Below you’ll find a handy list of the key dates for 2023’s seasonal gift giving occasions in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Co-ordinate it with your own personal occasions to create a helpful reminder that will ensure you never miss out on a celebration. 

February Occasions

Valentine's Day

14th February

UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand

March Occasions

Mother's Day

19th March


April Occasions

Good Friday & Easter

7th-10th April

UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand

Eid al Fitr

21st-22nd April

UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand

May Occasions

Mother’s Day

14th May

USA, Australia & New Zealand

June Occasions

Father’s Day

18th June


September Occasions

Father’s Day

3rd September

Australia & New Zealand

Grandparent’s Day

10th September


Thinking of You Week

18th-24th September


October Occasions

Grandparent’s Day

1st October

UK & New Zealand

Grandparent’s Day

29th October



31st October

UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand

November Occasions


12th November

UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand


23rd November


December Occasions


7th-15th December

UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand

Christmas Day

25th December

UK, USA, Australia & New Zealand