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I need a fabulous gift for my future in-laws

During my upcoming trip to Japan, I will be staying with my boyfriend's parents. Please help me get them a gift that says "thank you for taking the trouble of having me, and I'm the perfect daughter-in-law." [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Oct 12, 2015 - 13 answers

But they know so much about Wine and Chocolates!

In a few days I will be staying with friend's family in western France, at a house they own. I will be in the UK the next few days. Normally I would bring wine or chocolates as a thank you for the accommodation, but France does these much better and cheaper than the UK (I am told). I am Canadian. What could I bring that would still be a great gift, that I could find in London? It should be something like food or drink, and something of benefit to people on vacation. Price about $50. The friends I am visiting are French/Canadian and appreciate quality/luxury
posted by niccolo on Aug 3, 2011 - 14 answers

What's a good gift for a French wedding?

I need suggestions for a wedding gift for French friends getting married in Bordeaux. [more inside]
posted by Ultra Laser on Jul 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife.

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 16, 2011 - 7 answers

What is a polite gift for Americans visiting Parisian couple for dinner?

What is a proper gift to bring a same-sex Parisian couple when invited to dinner? [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Aug 2, 2009 - 14 answers

French vacation surprise!

My parents are visiting the French Riviera for about a month, and I have their (almost) complete itinerary. I'd love to send something to one of their hotels as a surprise gift, but not sure what. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 26, 2005 - 4 answers

How to tip someone of Muslim faith

I'd like to show my appreciation to the gardien of my apartment building. He helped me carry a washing machine up 8 floors some months ago, and he's a real nice guy. However, he's a practicing Muslim, so a bottle of wine won't do. In France, people often give an end-of-year gift for Christmas to the postman, etc. Ramadan is ending soon and the Eid is coming up. He's a fairly young, single guy, and recently he's had back trouble. Any ideas, seasonal or no?

Tips and thank you gifts always feel a bit weird to me. They can feel feudal or mafia-like ("I owe you"). Maybe I shouldn't give anything and just keep being a friendly, appreciative neighbor.
posted by Turtle on Nov 10, 2004 - 11 answers

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