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Appropriate Gift for Wigilia

Syrena_04 2 | 88  
23 Nov 2006 /  #1
My Polish teacher has invited me to celebrate Wigilia with her family. I am non-Polish. She will be cooking a traditional 12-course meal. I would like to bring an appropriate gift for her and for her husband. Usually, I would bring flowers and a good bottle. How does that sound? Should I also bring gifts for the other guests? Many thanks for the feedback.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
23 Nov 2006 /  #2
Check about alcohol. Some people don't drink alcohol on the 24th.
OP Syrena_04 2 | 88  
23 Nov 2006 /  #3
Thanks Wroclaw. Are there more traditional gifts that are offered on Wigilia?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
23 Nov 2006 /  #4

I'd wait for ideas from a few posters. Many things at Christmas are regional. And besides you still have plenty of time to think about it.

Goodnight / Dobranoc
OP Syrena_04 2 | 88  
23 Nov 2006 /  #5
Don't worry. I will.

Micek - | 13  
20 Dec 2006 /  #6
It depends from the person - I think that if she is a teacher, propably she like to read (what a stereotype :) ). Recently I was having the same problem with my family and I've decided to buy them something interesting to read. I don't think that alkohol is a good idea, but from the other side last year I've done a special "nalewka" for my father (it was called "Krupnik Krakowski") and it was so delicious that it disappeared in a flash...
OP Syrena_04 2 | 88  
20 Dec 2006 /  #7
'Krupnik Krakowski' sounds very nice, indeed. Krakowski was the Holy Father's favorite pastry, is that right? Yes, a book is a good idea. As you said, it depends on the person.

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