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A small gift for a Visitor from Poland (she's a music teacher)


Tamara 9 | 202  
27 Jun 2008 /  #1
We are going to have a friend of my husband's visit us from Poland next month. She is in her 40's and a music teacher. We would of course like to give her a small gift. Poland now has so much that we have here so it is difficult for me to try and think of what to get her? Any suggestions?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
27 Jun 2008 /  #2
Kinda tough. Always is with presents.
Whatever you decide, just make sure it's not Made in China.
PinkJewel  
27 Jun 2008 /  #3
How about something that will remind her of her visit with you, something from where you live? Maybe if there is a local craft shop you could get a gift from there, maybe handmade.

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OP Tamara 9 | 202  
27 Jun 2008 /  #4
I noticed that while in Poland, people don't hang wreaths on their doors, etc, like the kind of crafts I make for our home so I'm not sure about that. I live in Pittsburgh so it really isn't a touristy type of place. I could give her a bottle of Heinz ketchup from here :).

And women in Poland are SO fashion conscious compared to here that I wouldn't even try to purchase any kind of clothing.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
27 Jun 2008 /  #5
aren't there any Indian reservations in the area?
For a music teacher you might try to get one of those musical trinkets Native Americans make.
Rakky 9 | 217  
27 Jun 2008 /  #6
How about someone visiting Poland - what do we bring as a nice gift for our hostess/guide? All she's asked for is tea and coffee, saying yours in Poland isn't very good. Any other suggestions? What kinds of things do we have in the US that are unavailable or a lot more expensive there? Note it has to be small enough to fit into a suitcase, along with a lot of other stuff.

Thanks!
OP Tamara 9 | 202  
27 Jun 2008 /  #7
aren't there any Indian reservations in the area?

Hmmm, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Eastern States - no native reservations unless you count the projects.

Would it be weird for me to give her a new pair of slippers as Poles are so fond of wearing them in the house???
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
27 Jun 2008 /  #8
o native reservations unless you count the projects.

I dunno then. Pittsburgh Steelers?

All she's asked for is tea and coffee, saying yours in Poland isn't very good.

Funny. Wifey brought back some tea from Poland :)

a lot more expensive there

A laptop!
See? Tea is not such a bad idea ;)

Honestly, perhaps others will be more helpful. I haven't been in Poland lately.
Rakky 9 | 217  
30 Jun 2008 /  #9
A laptop!

It's funny you should mention computer hardwar. A friend of mine there asked me to bring him a couple of external hard drives, so I'll be muling them to Poland for him. He ordered them over the Web, had them delivered to my home here in the States, and I'm the delivery boy. He's a great guy and has been a huge help to me in my genealogical pursuits, so I'm happy to help him out in this way.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
30 Jun 2008 /  #10
I'm sure there's something home made in PA that you can bring (exclusive to PA). When I go, sometimes I bring maple products from VT ie. maple butter. It really is hard to find sth that they don't already have.
OP Tamara 9 | 202  
30 Jun 2008 /  #11
You're right about that one. I'm sure I'll find something, but what???
urszula 1 | 253  
30 Jun 2008 /  #12
What kind of music does she like or teach? Maybe a CD or a book, or go to a music store and see what gifts they got there, or just go shopping and let your mind go and see what you will find.
OP Tamara 9 | 202  
1 Jul 2008 /  #13
She teaches classical music and she is like this expert player so I'm sure that whatever I'd buy she'd already have or it wouldn't be the right conductor or the symphony would be wrong, etc. But you're right, maybe some kind of gift with a music theme - they don't have a lot of themed stuff in Poland. Maybe some socks with musical notes (just kidding) :)

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