I need some advice regarding ideas for what to buy the in-laws.
We have a friend who has offered to take gifts to Rabindra’s family and apart from photos and some Aussie souvenirs, I haven’t got much else.
Rabindra is planning to buy his mum a mobile phone but I have no idea what to get her.
For ladies, I was thinking jewellery or homewares (clothes are a bit of a risk because they only really wear saris). Ideas anyone?? And if homewares, what type of cute house stuff should I buy?
Rabindra is quite pedantic about buying gifts for his family and wouldn’t buy anything cheap. He would never buy silver, only real gold, for them and is only interested in buying well-known brands (but in Australia he doesn’t mind what brands he wears). Whereas if I was buying for my family, brands are not important, as long as the quality is good.
They sent me over traditional Nepali jewellery last time. Suffice to say the pressure is on.
I’ll be buying quite expensive gifts for his family when I go there next year so I didn’t want to go overboard with gifts now but I also don’t want to be known as a cheapskate!
I was thinking clothes for his niece (8 years) and nephew (5), because it’s coming into a cold winter but maybe toys would be better? Last time I bought his niece and nephew clothes and I got a bit too excited and sent a fair bit!
And what about for his dad? All i have so far is an Aussie cap. Lame! I have absolutely no clue!
Keep in mind all the gifts have to be quite small in size.
Are there any items which are easy to get in Australia/America that people would love in Nepal?
And feel free to share what gifts you’ve bought for the intercultural in-laws no matter what country they’re in!