Delhi-gating Our Gift Budget
December 16, 2007 10:51 AM Subscribe
Broke-ass Americans taking a trip to India-- what to give as gifts to our hosts? (2007 update on someone else's AskMe question
posted by Rykey to Society & Culture (8 answers total)
We're going to India to visit Mrs. Rykey's relatives in January. They are urban (Delhi, Kanpur), adult (nobody under 25), and upper-class (professionals with servants who do the cooking, housekeeping, etc.).
Since saving for the trip has tapped most of our budget, we're looking for gifts that are handy or hard to come by in those parts, but affordable (maybe $10-15US for each person).
Since the march toward globalization has stepped up somewhat in India the past few years, I'm not sure if the suggestions made in the '05 post are still relevant to the same degree. If they are, that's fine-- those suggestions (chocolates, Bic lighters, pens, etc.) were good and fit our budget.
Bonus points for responses from residents of the subcontinent!