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gift ideas from thailand, bali?

Post by north » Wed, 13 May 2009 10:24 pm

Looking for some help - I've been here for about a year, planning my first visit back to the states and have to pick up a bunch of gifts. since i suck at picking gifts out, does anyone have any good ideas for friends and former colleagues? I'm gonna be returning to bali and thailand before my trip home, so if anyone has some advice (other than wooden penis bottle openers), I'd love to hear em. Thanks!

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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 14 May 2009 10:58 am

Balinese coffee for all the caffeine addicts you know. Nicely packaged, cheap and more or less indestructible in transit. Thai coffee isn't bad either, but it's harder to find...
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Post by LoriW » Thu, 14 May 2009 4:24 pm

Ooooh Thailand!!

Fabulous place for buying ANYTHING!!! Look at little craft stalls at markets .......... or anything Thai silk, scarves, ties, hideously loud shirts, evening bags. Elephants ........... no not the multi ton living breathing variety but carvings, in wood, onyx even soap!!

Coconut shell carvings ..... I bought a whole pile of beautiful carved and painted soap flowers in lacquered coconut shell boxes from a little man sitting carving and painted last year at one of the River Kwai museums!

Bronze thingies .......... ornaments. Woven water hyacinth bags.

For massively cheap and tacky - tuk tuk fridge magnets!!

Otherwise the usual fakey stuff - Rolex watches, fake "it" bags, D&G t-shirts, Gucci and Louis Vuitton anything. Mostly pretty gruesome and if cheap, so obviously fake! Some countries get pretty upset (thinking France) about such things being brought into the country!

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