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Taking gifts to Poland


rlswiecicki 1 | 3  
9 Jul 2008 /  #1
Hello,

My name is Ruth. My husband, daughter and I will be traveling to Warsaw in a few weeks to visit. I would like to take gifts, but I am not sure what to take.

We live in the USA.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
9 Jul 2008 /  #2
I'll start the list.

A bottle of your local brew (spirits)

Something traditional to your area
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
9 Jul 2008 /  #3
Something traditional to your area

Checked profile and LoL'd - then thought that would be quite a good idea !

Edit - re-checked. Sorry Ruth, I thought your profile said you were from Lynchburg, USA.
The LoL's on me !
OP rlswiecicki 1 | 3  
9 Jul 2008 /  #4
There is a Lynchburg, Virginia, USA though. Makes you wonder about the origin of the name.

Ruth
telefonitika  
9 Jul 2008 /  #5
I would like to take gifts, but I am not sure what to take.

not one to burst bubbles but please bear the following in mind:

CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES for entering an EU country from outside the EU(in your case the USA)

iatatravelcentre.com/page/customrules/PL/rules.htm

but check with your airline ... :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
9 Jul 2008 /  #6
I was thinking of the one in Tenn.


  • Jack Daniels
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
9 Jul 2008 /  #7
I'll start the list.

A bottle of your local brew (spirits)

Something traditional to your area

I'd have to agree. Maybe shoot over to VT and grab some Maple Syrup or Maple butter.

You can take Jack Daniels, but they can get that anywhere in PL. I did bring some JD single Barrel which was a hit, but I'm sure you can also find that. I also bring local micro brew beer.
OP rlswiecicki 1 | 3  
9 Jul 2008 /  #8
Thank you - that's a great idea!

Are there any food items, perfumes, lotions, etc. that are hard to come by?
How about chocolates?
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
9 Jul 2008 /  #9
Are there any food items, perfumes, lotions, etc. that are hard to come by?
How about chocolates?

You can get just about all the same stuff. I'd say to just focus on local things. Don't they sell books for the duck tour or sth? A Boston city picture book etc..
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
9 Jul 2008 /  #10
I wouldn't bother with perfume unless you know for sure what your family/friend uses.

You can buy flowers and chocolates when you arrive

Are you buying gifts for older or younger people or both ?
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
9 Jul 2008 /  #11
I know that with some younger -15, a calendar from where you live is nice. I was bringing NYC calendars and they loved them. Just an idea.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
9 Jul 2008 /  #12
A team USA football shirt...... for a young male
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
9 Jul 2008 /  #13
USA football

basketball maybe? Am "football" isn't that popular here :) unless you meant the real football (soccer)?
Or maybe just an Olympic shirt of the US team (you can buy them online at the USOC site)
polishgirltx  
9 Jul 2008 /  #14
actually i gave somebody a football (American football), it wasn't cheap and i had doubts too, but the guys was so happy...it was a great gift to him, i couldn't do better so i recommend a football for a young male... a jersey is a good idea too...
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
9 Jul 2008 /  #15
Cosmetics are plenty available, but quite expensive in Poland. I had a couple of cheesy purse mirrors with me, variety of lip gloss, lipstick holders w/mirror - the teen girls and young women loved it. (it's easy on the space in a suitcase too)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
9 Jul 2008 /  #16
I once made tacos in Poland. Wow, everyone loved them! So next time I got them taco seasoning.
It depends who these gifts are for.
OP rlswiecicki 1 | 3  
11 Jul 2008 /  #17
Thank you - great suggestions.
Rakky 9 | 217  
11 Jul 2008 /  #18
CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES for entering an EU country from outside the EU (in your case the USA

Hey, thanks for that link! Good info!
breannt2  
18 Jul 2009 /  #19
Jul 18, 09, 12:49 - Thread attached on merging:
Suggestions on gifts for family in Poland

Hello,

I am going to meet my Polish relatives for the first time in August. Could someone suggest some gifts I could bring (from America to Poland) ?

Thank you
Kiwi  
25 Jul 2009 /  #20
First of all - how old are your relatives? I guess it's obvious that some gifts are good for peers but shouldn't be given to elderly etc.

Of course, gender is important as well.

Sorry for my english ;)
polishmeknob 5 | 155  
25 Jul 2009 /  #21
Bring maple syrup or Reese's cups (even stuff like ginger ale.)

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