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GIFT IDEAS for my Polish friend's mum and dad (no alcohol)


pennypinchin 2 | 7  
25 Jan 2008 /  #1
I am due to stay with my friend and his mum and dad in Poland next month - any ideas as to what I could buy them as a gift? (I already have little local Welsh bits) - neither of them drink so that's out!!

Thanks

Penny
dtaylor 9 | 823  
25 Jan 2008 /  #2
polish...dont drink...hmmm something wrong here. id go with any little presents from wales, a rubgy ball might be a good idea;) when i return from scotland, i always bring back my polish friends whiskey and shortbread, or anything which is impossible to get here.
MEB3968 4 | 11  
25 Nov 2008 /  #3
Merged: Gift Ideas For Girlfriend's Parents??

Greetings everyone,

As I mentioned in my previous messages, I'll be in Poland over the holiday season visiting my girlfriend. I'm from the US. We're going to visit her parents while I'm there and I'm looking for ideas for them. Her mom mentioned to my GF that she would like me to bring her a jar of Vermont maple syrup. OK, no problem. However, I'd like to get her parents another gift or two as well. Unfortunately I'm at a loss and my GF couldn't help much with ideas either. Can anyone suggest specific gift ideas that I can bring them from the US that may not be available in Poland? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!
pawian 173 | 13,366  
25 Nov 2008 /  #4
How about a big box of assorted chocolates, different kinds, stuffings etc. I saw a box like that in one house and it was displayed for a few weeks in the living room before people opened it. It is a useful and safe present, no one will be offended etc, and Poles certainly like sweets....
MEB3968 4 | 11  
25 Nov 2008 /  #5
Thanks for the quick reply Pawian. I thought about getting them chocolates and/or other food related stuff from the US. Maybe an assortment of cheeses and meats. Are there other specific item(s) (doesn't have to be a food item) that Poles like from the US?

By the way, we Americans love sweets too!!
pawian 173 | 13,366  
25 Nov 2008 /  #6
I thought about getting them chocolates and/or other food related stuff from the US. Maybe an assortment of cheeses and meats.

Hmm, I would be careful with cheeses. If they contain some exotic kinds, e.g., this orange American cheese (we called it Reagan`s revenge in 1980s) or blue cheese, the recipients of such a present might have a little dilemma what to do with it. :):):)

And meat is definitely a bad choice. Poland has wonderful meat products.

Chocolates are the safest food possible.

Are there other specific item(s) (doesn't have to be a food item) that Poles like from the US?

Sorry, nothing comes to my mind. The only American product I use is Tabasco sauce. :):):)
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
25 Nov 2008 /  #7
Where in the US are you from? Something regional perhaps?...
MEB3968 4 | 11  
25 Nov 2008 /  #8
I live on the east coast of the states. I'm 45 minutes from New York City

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