Help me by a Christmas present for my host family in Guatemala.
November 23, 2012 8:01 AM Subscribe
Help me buy a Christmas present for my host family in Guatemala.
posted by empath to shopping (2 answers total)
Back in the summer, I stayed with a Mayan family on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for a few weeks while I was taking Spanish lessons. I'd like to buy them a Christmas present. Let's say my budget is around $100, though I can go somewhat higher for a really good gift idea. They'd be considered fairly poor by US standards, but by local standards, they're middle class, so this isn't really charity as much as it is a thank you gift.
Some relevant facts:
They own a small, rustic restaurant jin the tourist part of town on the lake shore.
They have 5 kids from the age of 4 to 20.
They own an older model windows pc and they have internet.
Lake Atitlan is really hard/expensive to deliver to, so I think probably ordering something local to them would be better, but maybe I should send them something from my home town in America?