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What are some good presents to bring my host family in Guatemala?

Asked by sjg102379 (1230points) March 27th, 2007
I'm not sure how many of them there are, ages, genders, sizes, etc, so it would have to be something that could be good for anyone. Nothing too extravagant, but something to show my appreciation.
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occ's avatar
Some nice chocolates. Everyone of every age can appreciate sweets!
gailcalled's avatar
Will chocs travel on an overheated plane and in a warm country? They could end up a melted mess. Do you know the economics, class, profession (s) of yr host family? Rural, urban, level of sophistication? Maybe the sponsering organization has some ideas.
kneck's avatar
Pens or crayons and paper are great for kids, particularly in low income areas, but even rich kids like a quality box of pens.
ALM's avatar
If the family does not have access to good dental care I usually don't bring sweets. When I stayed with a family in the Himalayas last summer I brought the whole family long-lasting LED keychains. In many areas of the world where electricity is erratic (or not available at all) these lights make great gifts. Spanish/English dictionaries and games also make practical gifts. Plus, I know this sounds silly, but my friend was just in Guatemala for a year and she said everyone there loves the Simpsons - maybe a homer poster?
emilyrose's avatar

my guatemalan family LOVED the calendar I brought them with photos of my home state. They really love something unique from home that shows them something they havent seen before.

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