What goodies should we bring back to US from Hong Kong and Seoul?
October 27, 2012 2:42 PM Subscribe
My husband and I are traveling to Hong Kong and Seoul very soon. What are some things we should buy and bring back for ourselves and as gifts for family/friends/colleagues?
posted by joan_holloway to travel & transportation (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I will be in Hong Kong and Seoul in the near future, for about 10 days. We are setting aside plenty of time to shop (especially at the Kowloon night market) and would like to bring back some goodies for ourselves and for people we know.
We already know that having a tailored suit made in Hong Kong is an incredibly cheap and popular thing for men to do before returning to the States. What other things should we consider bringing back for ourselves? General info: we are both foodies, we love technology, I am a girly-girl who is into fashion and makeup, and we have cats. We don't want to buy expensive things or knockoff gadgets, but just things that are hard to find in the US that we might enjoy.
We'd also like to bring back some gifts for colleagues and family. For example, it's common at my office for employees to bring a non-perishable food treat when returning from overseas. Any ideas there? Tea? Weird-flavored crisps? Local candy?
In terms of family, we have lots of teenaged nieces and nephews and I have older sisters. I would like to bring back some fake designer wallets/clutches for the ladies but am worried about whether they will be confiscated at customs? One of my teenaged nephews is into fashion and clothing design, and the other is into science-y stuff and things that smart nerdy boys like. What should we look for there?
Please throw any ideas our way! Also, of course, general travel suggestions are welcome. We are DEFINITELY planning to wait in line for some amazing dim sum at Tim Ho Wan.