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Gift Giving

Postby abcdavid01 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:37 pm

I'm staying with a family in Shanghai in a few days and I want to bring them a gift. Problem is, I have no idea what to get. Any suggestions?
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Postby Renata » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:05 am

Make sure it doesn't say, Made in China :)

Vintage Antiquity shops tend to have great pieces of art, maybe a sculpture, art piece or an ornament for the home. Sometimes the pieces come with a great stories behind them. It could be a good ice-breaker and converstion piece.
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Postby zboy1 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:16 pm

Who are you giving a gift to? And what is the purpose? Is it for your girlfriend or friend in China? Is it for your new employer?

It depends on who and what you are giving the gift to.

If it's for a girl, I suggest anything that will be unique to the United States: something like a trinket or lapel from NYC, or something similar like that. The Chinese like gifts that have a unique 'American' spirit to it.

If it's for your employer, then something like an English Grammar Book or a cup with an American flag will do.
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Postby Tsar » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:23 pm

A good bottle of quality American wine?

http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/08/news/china-wine-tastes/
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Postby Renata » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:35 am

zboy1 wrote:If it's for a girl, I suggest anything that will be unique to the United States: something like a trinket or lapel from NYC, or something similar like that. The Chinese like gifts that have a unique 'American' spirit to it.

If it's for your employer, then something like an English Grammar Book or a cup with an American flag will do.


What's something that's very native to America? I can't think of anything except, movies or a cowboy hat lol ... Like how Russia is known for vodka & New Zeland is known for cheese & butter, what's all American?
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Postby Jester » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:42 am

Renata wrote:
zboy1 wrote:
The Chinese like gifts that have a unique 'American' spirit to it.



What's something that's very native to America? I can't think of anything except, movies lol ... Like how Russia is known for vodka & New Zeland is known for cheese & butter, what's all American?



Johnie Walker Black.
Or if that's too expensive, Jack Daniels.
(1 liter is OK to import most countries, but obviously check first.)



Signed major league baseball?
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Postby abcdavid01 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:50 am

Yeah, some Jack's not so bad...or maybe some Southern Comfort. Represent Tennessee. :lol:

No, I've been living at home the past two months and I asked my mom. We ended up getting a New York Yankees baseball cap (they have a 12 year old son) and some cookies. Chips Ahoy, which I didn't think they would have over there. I joked about bringing over hamburgers.
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Postby Jester » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:36 am

abcdavid01 wrote:Yeah, some Jack's not so bad...or maybe some Southern Comfort. Represent Tennessee. :lol:

No, I've been living at home the past two months and I asked my mom. We ended up getting a New York Yankees baseball cap (they have a 12 year old son) and some cookies. Chips Ahoy, which I didn't think they would have over there. I joked about bringing over hamburgers.


Oh I didnt notice before, you're from New Jersey?

Yeah the Yankees cap will rock!
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Postby abcdavid01 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:15 am

Yes, but I go to college in Tennessee
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Postby Renata » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:08 am

Since you're getting the kid a hat, get the dad a cowboy hat, I always wanted one of those :)
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Postby Jester » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:35 pm

abcdavid01 wrote:Yes, but I go to college in Tennessee


Maybe a banjo then?

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Postby Jester » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:37 pm

Renata wrote:
Since you're getting the kid a hat, get the dad a cowboy hat, I always wanted one of those :)



I can imagine you wearing one of those.

:idea: :twisted: :wink:
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Postby zboy1 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:28 am

Yankee caps? Great idea, actually. And, yes, Renata asked me why bring native things that remind people of America as gifts to Chinese people?: Because of the novelty factor, that's why! The Chinese love things they cannot get in their home countries. ...
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Re: Gift Giving

Postby MikeManea » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:29 am

Hi, my name is Mike and I am currently working on a book called, 'How to Debate Atheists.' I have completed the first three chapters and would appreciate any feedback.
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