Exchanging gifts doesn’t just take place between friends and family, but on an international level too. Diplomacy has always entailed giving symbolic gifts to celebrate and commemorate. Some of these gifts are outlandish, some are eye-wateringly expensive, and some are just outright strange.

We’ve put together this infographic looking into the biggest, weirdest and most expensive gifts countries have exchanged.

You may know of some of these already and others you might struggle to believe.

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The Weirdest And Most Expensive Gifts That Different Countries Have Ever Exchanged

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Kururi.Orihara 5 months ago

It's the thought that counts I guess...

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Joannie Goulet 4 months ago

And us Canadian turned it into the Ottawa Tulip Festival! The Canadian flag tulips where super in demand last year for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation and a lot of people were fraudulently selling tulip bulbs under the wrong name.

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Kururi.Orihara 5 months ago

Poor Prince Philip!

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Matt York 5 months ago

i wonder how much they taxed that lol