Sunday, February 17, 2008

Gifting Dilemma

So we're on a short break from Vietnam for personal reasons - i.e. the kid. Heading back means one thing - pressure to get gifts for local friends and acquaintances (so nothing for ya, Thirsty!).

Even though I've lived there for over a year, I have no idea what a nice (inexpensive) gift would be. Suggestions anyone?


SaigonNezumi (Kevin) said...

I brought back a bunch of printed T-shirts on one trip. About 25 of them in fact. A Viet Kieu friend took me to Chinatown in LA to get them printed. About 3 T-shirts for $10.

Last September, I bought a lot of keychains at Walmart (Washington State tourist stuff) and at the airport. They love keychains here and it does not take up a lot of space. I bought about 10 last time.

Small US flags are still popular as well. Erasable ink pens by Papermate were popular with students.

layered said...

Everyone seems to like the chocolate I bring from the U.S.
-- Mel