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Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby szy98000 » Thu, 23 Feb 2017 9:57 am

Hi guys,

My first post here.

Going to visit my Chinese Singaporean girlfriend's family. Use to meet her mother (gift given already) before and going to meet her father for the 1st time.

Heard that her father is the key. For the gifts wise, do you guys have any recommedations for father?

In China, alcohol & cigarettes to father is the norm, but I feel they're considered unhealthy & weird in Singapore, is that true? What people usually give here? Hope to be descent, neither too cheap nor costly. Thanks.
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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 23 Feb 2017 4:17 pm

szy98000 wrote:Hi guys,

My first post here.

Going to visit my Chinese Singaporean girlfriend's family. Use to meet her mother (gift given already) before and going to meet her father for the 1st time.

Heard that her father is the key. For the gifts wise, do you guys have any recommedations for father?

In China, alcohol & cigarettes to father is the norm, but I feel they're considered unhealthy & weird in Singapore, is that true? What people usually give here? Hope to be descent, neither too cheap nor costly. Thanks.


Depends on the Father in Law , what sort of social activities does he have?

Is he traditional type?

Where do they live?

everything contribute to what might be a decent gift.
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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby taxico » Thu, 23 Feb 2017 4:43 pm

no cigarettes. the wife and daughter would not approve!

depending on how old her father is... 3 options that tend to go down well with 50+ chinese folks (IMO):

chicken essence
bird's nest (bottled sort, but not the budget $1.50/can variety)
benedictine dom

any younger than 49 and you might want to consider a bottle of red wine in place of benedictine dom.

pinot noir's always easy to quaff and not too pricey...
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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby x9200 » Thu, 23 Feb 2017 5:08 pm

Is it only my impression that local Chinese males reaching certain age are very much into the XO stuff?

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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 23 Feb 2017 5:25 pm

x9200 wrote:Is it only my impression that local Chinese males reaching certain age are very much into the XO stuff?


If the Govt is to be believed they are also very interested in younger women from China. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Until the TS gives some clues on the background to the Father in Law then I am not sure we can give any valid suggestions.
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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby x9200 » Thu, 23 Feb 2017 5:36 pm

My observations are actually based on what I typically see being purchased at the duty free for the arriving flights.

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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby okonu » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:25 am

Offer to take him along for a rub'n'tug at a local sauna/ massage place, at your expense.

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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:43 am

okonu wrote:Offer to take him along for a rub'n'tug at a local sauna/ massage place, at your expense.


Exactly... gift cards for the Four Floors... :cool:

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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:56 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
okonu wrote:Offer to take him along for a rub'n'tug at a local sauna/ massage place, at your expense.


Exactly... gift cards for the Four Floors... :cool:


From my understanding , the chinese Uncles area of choice is Geylang :D :D
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Re: RE: Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 1:46 pm

Barnsley wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
okonu wrote:Offer to take him along for a rub'n'tug at a local sauna/ massage place, at your expense.


Exactly... gift cards for the Four Floors... :cool:


From my understanding , the chinese Uncles area of choice is Geylang :D :D

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 2:41 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Barnsley wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Exactly... gift cards for the Four Floors... :cool:


From my understanding , the chinese Uncles area of choice is Geylang :D :D

Keong Saik


Isnt that place full of hipster wine bars and eateries?

Similar style to Duxton , once a bit dodgy , now high end dining
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Re: RE: Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby bgd » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 3:53 pm

Barnsley wrote:
Isnt that place full of hipster wine bars and eateries?

Similar style to Duxton , once a bit dodgy , now high end dining


Singapore is going to the dogs :(

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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby szy98000 » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 9:22 pm

Thanks for the suggestions from you. I'm a guy from China and the father is kind intellectual & professional man.

I think the bird nest or red wine are really good options.

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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:58 pm

szy98000 wrote:Thanks for the suggestions from you. I'm a guy from China and the father is kind intellectual & professional man.

I think the bird nest or red wine are really good options.


Or perhaps a subscription to the Chinese equivalent of the Economist or other paper/online source of news that isn't your normal low brow stuff.

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Re: Recommendation of Gifts for Visiting Future Father-in-law

Postby community@lithan » Thu, 11 May 2017 10:45 am

i think herbal and nutritious herbs wld b gr8


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