What phrases and greetings can you use for christmas presents / cards? Are there "general purpose" phrases which can be used for presents which are used the whole year, like an iPod?

For example:

  • ¡Te deseo lo mejor!
  • ¡Muchos saludos!
  • ¡Muchos besos!
  • Cariños
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    Can you provide one or two examples of what you mean in English?
    – Alenanno
    Nov 25, 2011 at 9:15

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The best catch-all expression is ¡Felicidades!

It applies to Christmas, New Year, Passover, Eid, birthdays, baptisms, bris, graduations, engagements, weddings, new jobs...

  • Or "¡Muchas felicidades!"
    – dusan
    Nov 25, 2011 at 16:52
  • @dusan yes, that's common. Nov 25, 2011 at 17:22
  • @DiegoMijelshon Why did you delete that? Not everyone knows what Passover is... I added that so people won't have to look for it. :)
    – Alenanno
    Nov 25, 2011 at 17:23
  • @Alenanno why do you assume most people know what Christmas is and not what Passover is? (Actually, we don't even have to deal with "most" people, only the educated ones that are likely to use this site) Besides, calling it "Jewish easter" is disrespectful. Nov 25, 2011 at 18:06
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    @belisarius done. Nov 25, 2011 at 18:54

For Christmas one usually use

Feliz Navidad [y próspero año nuevo] > Merry Christmas [and a happy new year]

If you don't want to be Christmas specific you can say

Felices Fiestas > Happy Holidays

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