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Making My Polish Girlfriend Feel Like She Is At Home At Christmas


Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #1
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I am new to this forum. I can't read polish but I can speak a little. I'm going out with a Polish girl for the last 6 months now and we are very close. She isn't going home for Christmas tho and I think she will miss her family a lot so I would to make her feel like she is at home as much as possible! So any suggestions I would really love???

Also I haven't a clue what present to get her? Polish women are definitely different the Irish, and for the better! I know she loves flowers etc but she told me she doesn't want perfume or cosmetics. Also she wants a budget of 100 euro? So any help would be great.

dzięki bardzo
wildrover 98 | 4,452
30 Nov 2010  #2
Wear some fake nike tracksuit , shave your head , get drunk and have a fight with somebody...

She will think she never left Poland...
Harry
30 Nov 2010  #3
Also she wants a budget of 100 euro? So any help would be great.

Is there a Polish shop or a Polish restaurant near you? Trying to do a traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal would be a nice touch.
convex 20 | 3,978
30 Nov 2010  #4
Crank up the AC and burn a bit of brown coal to get the sensory part right :)

Get a live carp and dump it into your bath tub a week before Christmas, that'll be Christmas dinner.

Go down to your neighborhood polski sklep and buy a package of oplatki (google it for instructions on usage).

Make some kompot.

...pick a tradition, sure she'll enjoy it.
pwaa.org/Polish_Christmas_Traditions.htm
Regarding gifts, there are no special "Polish girl" gifts.

ps, i'm breaking my promise to myself to not post in this section...
Teffle 22 | 1,321
30 Nov 2010  #5
she wants a budget of 100 euro

Err...anyone else think there is something wrong with this statement?

To answer though, as Harry said, a visit to a Polish shop and a meal would be nice.
convex 20 | 3,978
30 Nov 2010  #6
Err...anyone else think there is something wrong with this statement?

I think it means that they both agree not to spend more than €100
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #7
Thanks for the help Convex and Harry. Problem is I think she will be working on Christmas Eve and will be spending the night with other Polish friends staying in Ireland. Is there any traditions not food related that I could do?

Buying a gift is very hard I think. She seems to not want anything, and always seems to buy practical gifts for friends. Yes we both agreed the budget of 100 euro. Its not too much compared to some of my other girlfriends before. Thanks for the help again
convex 20 | 3,978
30 Nov 2010  #8
Read through the traditions on the link. Do a night before Christmas or something and do like a mini Christmas eve.

Buy her an electric blanket. They break every year so you always have something to get for next Christmas.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
30 Nov 2010  #9
Could you not do something crazy like book a suprise flight to Poland for new year...?

might cost more than 100 euro though...for two...
Teffle 22 | 1,321
30 Nov 2010  #10
Buy her an electric blanket. They break every year so you always have something to get for next Christmas.

LOL - how romantic!
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Nov 2010  #11
Get a live carp and dump it into your bath tub a week before Christmas, that'll be Christmas dinner.

Trying to do a traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal would be a nice touch.

poor guy, now you make him cook...
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #12
Your suggestions are great convex, you must be very good with women!! The flights is another good idea, but it is impossible with the work she does unfortunately. Great suggestions tho :)
wildrover 98 | 4,452
30 Nov 2010  #13
Is she a believer...? maybe you could go together to a mass in a church where the service is in Polish....
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #14
Yes wildrover...this is actually a great idea because she has been asking me to come with her for awhile now....thanks very much
wildrover 98 | 4,452
30 Nov 2010  #15
If you are like me , you won,t have a clue when you are supposed to stand up , and when to sit down , or what you are supposed to sing....just try and copy everyone else...
bimber94 7 | 254
30 Nov 2010  #16
Get her a ton of lard and a few bottles of vodka. How Polish do you want to get?
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #17
I wouldn't know even if the service is in English, so I'll pay attention and make sure my eyes
Don't wander :) thanks again for the suggestion.

Anything with a polish touch is nice. I notice that she likes that I'm picking up on the language a bit so the polish mass service is a great idea.

Lard and vodka bimber? Think I'll stick to just the vodka :)
wildrover 98 | 4,452
30 Nov 2010  #18
I hope you have learned how to wish her a merry Christmas and a happy new year in Polish....!

Can you get someone to send you some Polish Christmas cards over...?
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #19
Ya I've learned all the basic's really in polish so I'm covered on that front,unless there is something you can think of that I could say that would really impress her?

I probably could get cards sent over but I'm sure I saw some polish Christmas cards in a polish shop when I was with her.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
30 Nov 2010  #20
unless there is something you can think of that I could say that would really impress her?

Will you marry me ..that usually gets a positive reaction...!
bimber94 7 | 254
30 Nov 2010  #21
No seriously Pork, brush up on some Polish Xmas carols, or at least buy a CD of them. Searching 'kolędy' is also an idea. Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia 2010 życzy bimber94.
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #22
Will you marry me ..that usually gets a positive reaction...!

I know polish like to settle down early...but I think this might be a little too early...maybe valentines day(in 5 years)

Dziękuję bardzo. Wesołych Świąt bimber

Trust me guys, I won't be needing that for a good few years

Home is Lublin if thats any help. Doubt it will be though.

This sounds like a winner. But you still need a gift(s)...

Ya I'm still stuck on that one...people had lots of gestures to make her feel like she is at home which was great. But women are always hard to buy for...especially when they say they have everything they need already. I know she doesn't really mean this though :)
poland_
30 Nov 2010  #23
Yes wildrover...this is actually a great idea because she has been asking me to come with her for awhile now....thanks very much

The most important thing about wigilia ( Polish Christmas) other than the celebration itself, is to share a oplatek ( a blessed waffer) Poles read a piece from the bible and break the waffer and wish one and other happiness/luck for the coming year. If you buy one from the Polish/Catholic church and share it with her after mass on wigilia, you will be a hero.
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #24
There is only one church in my area offering Polish mass and it's only one service a week, I doubt they'd have it would they? Would it be available now to buy? Would it be in a Polish shop?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
30 Nov 2010  #25
If you buy one from the Polish/Catholic church and share it with her after mass on wigilia, you will be a hero.

the wafer has been mentioned, but warszawski is spot on here.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Nov 2010  #26
There is only one church in my area offering Polish mass and it's only one service a week, I doubt they'd have it would they?

go and check!!!!!!!

men are helpless... no logic, no ideas, no willingness to make her smile... just picking the simple short route to get it over with....

make her this frekin' Wigilia, ok?! go to the Polish store, buy pierogi, bigos, karp, cook it all (you know how to use the internet, right? ok, so you find the cooking instruction there!!!), share an oplatek with her and freaking be creative next time... if you make it to the next time...

geez, men....
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #27
the wafer has been mentioned, but warszawski is spot on here.

I'll definitely track one down if it means that much. Its the little touches I suppose that make Christmas because I know she is missing her family at this time of year.
poland_
30 Nov 2010  #28
Would it be available now to buy?

Yes in Polish it is called Oplatek,you should be able to get in now or in the run up to Christmas, at the local church.
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010  #29
geez, men....

Woah take it easy. I didnt even know what a Wigilia was until two minutes ago. Polish girls are hard to please so I obviously have had some ideas and willingness to get her...and she seems to be happy with my ideas and gifts so far.

I am trying to learn about her culture, this is the internet right and I am using it?????????

Yes in Polish it is called Oplatek,you should be able to get in now or in the run up to Christmas, at the local church.

Thanks warszawski, I will definitely get this and look foward to trying it :)
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Nov 2010  #30
I am trying to learn about her culture

i'm glad you started it finally after 6 months of dating her...

I obviously have had some ideas and willingness to get her...

wow! you're her hero!

read this forum... it's plenty of advices here... and this thread repeats them all...


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