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Gifts for your visit
« on: July 09, 2017, 08:57:34 PM »
I am curious as to what other members brought as gifts to the women and families. What was well received? What is something that made them smile?

For father I was thinking a nice bottle of American bourbon. Her older brother I have already sent a gift to, but have another in mind. For Inessa I thought the gift of travel or some nice American designer brands would make her happy.

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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 10:50:29 PM »
I am curious as to what other members brought as gifts to the women and families. What was well received? What is something that made them smile?

For father I was thinking a nice bottle of American bourbon. Her older brother I have already sent a gift to, but have another in mind. For Inessa I thought the gift of travel or some nice American designer brands would make her happy.

Don't worry about taking gifts with you. The ladies in Odessa are known to be very peculiar in their shopping tastes. Many will oblige a shopping trip or 2 given the opportunity...
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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 03:32:51 AM »
Cars, with names that begin with M are gratefully accepted, Masserati, Mercedes or if you are frugal Mini.

But why not bring maple syrup, the uses are numerous and it is superior to what is local.

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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 03:59:13 AM »
Meeting a lady for the first time and having communicated with her on many an occasion - perfume. You cant go wrong with perfume and you get to chose a scent that you like.

Presents for the family can vary but going over board with gifts for a woman and a family you may never see doesn't make sense. Go visit the girl first, hit it off then worry about the family. If you insist on taking stuff, make sure its thoughtful, inexpensive stuff from your own country.

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 02:43:21 PM »
I'm relatively new to this but more info might help. I will assume, as did other posters, apparently, that you are traveling to visit someone you have not yet met in person. I brought gifts on my first trip in December. On that trip I did have one particular woman I had planned to meet. I brought her some chocolate and wine from my home state. I think it was a good idea. She appreciated it. Her and I had a whirlwind relationship that ended badly.

This trip, I had no particular girl in mind. This trip is for several weeks. For the women I have met this time I don't think gifts from home would go over that well.

Disclaimer: I do not consider myself to be particularly successful at this endeavor, so take my experiences with a grain or two of salt at best.

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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 03:08:10 PM »
Cars, with names that begin with M are gratefully accepted, Masserati, Mercedes or if you are frugal Mini.

An apartment in Kiev won't hurt. Gold. Precious stones. Fur. A  :travel:  A  :plane: 

But, i am sure  maple syrup and a nice pot would do  ;D ;D ;D

If seriously - perfume. If she doesn't like it (which will most probably be the case), she can give it to a friend on her BDay. The friend will forward it to someone else and so and so on. Hopefully, the perfume will last in their circle of friends for couple of years, as long as someone doesn't brake it by chance  ;D
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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 03:29:18 PM »
I am curious as to what other members brought as gifts to the women and families. What was well received? What is something that made them smile?

For father I was thinking a nice bottle of American bourbon. Her older brother I have already sent a gift to, but have another in mind. For Inessa I thought the gift of travel or some nice American designer brands would make her happy.

My go to gifts are the two t's. T shirts and tequila, but not in that order.  :laugh:

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 05:35:37 PM »
Meeting a lady for the first time and having communicated with her on many an occasion - perfume. You cant go wrong with perfume and you get to chose a scent that you like.

Presents for the family can vary but going over board with gifts for a woman and a family you may never see doesn't make sense. Go visit the girl first, hit it off then worry about the family. If you insist on taking stuff, make sure its thoughtful, inexpensive stuff from your own country.

Agreed perfume is a decent option, but as Volshe says, it can be hit or miss. I have already spoken to her brother several times so assume we will meet if he is able to take leave. But as others say, we may not click initially and it goes downhill from there.

brought her some chocolate and wine from my home state. I think it was a good idea. She appreciated it. Her and I had a whirlwind relationship that ended badly.

Thanks dude. Chocolate is not a bad idea, but not something local to where I live. Do they have good chocolate in Eastern Europe?

Sorry to hear it did not work out between you.


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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 05:45:18 PM »
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Do they have good chocolate in Eastern Europe?

The current president of Ukraine is referred to as the "chocolate king" since he owns "Roshen" which is a confectionary company.  Do not know about the quality of their candies.  Swiss chocolates have a good reputation (such as Lindt).  A good chocolate brand in the US is from See's Candies.  If anyone remembers the "I love Lucy" TV episode about Lucy working in the candy factory, she was given an intro to the candy packaging process at See's.   ;D

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 05:51:20 PM »
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Do they have good chocolate in Eastern Europe?

The current president of Ukraine is referred to as the "chocolate king" since he owns "Roshen" which is a confectionary company.  Do not know about the quality of their candies.  Swiss chocolates have a good reputation (such as Lindt).  A good chocolate brand in the US is from See's Candies.  If anyone remembers the "I love Lucy" TV episode about Lucy working in the candy factory, she was given an intro to the candy packaging process at See's.   ;D

Ah yes, Poroshenko does own candy factories. When I think chocolate I think of Belgium. Sees is excellent btw, always loved their candy.

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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 06:21:50 PM »

 Do they have good chocolate in Eastern Europe?


Croatian "Kraš" is excellent (albeit it's technically SE Europe ;)) and i personally ADORE some Russian production, for example this "Мишка Косолапый" (http://russiapedia.rt.com/of-russian-origin/mishka-kosolapiy/), and this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptasie_mleczko

They go greatly with strong black tea (the candies are served instead of sugar)  :loving:

The rest of EE production... Not really  (imho, this is really not meant to offend anyone, just personal preference ...)  :-X
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 06:35:09 PM »
Croatian "Kraš" is excellent (albeit it's technically SE Europe ;))

Looks like quite a bit of history behind this chocolatier.   http://www.kras.hr/en/history

I have heard Croatia is a wonderful place to visit with excellent seafood and coastline. Not a common destination for us in the Western Hemisphere, but one that has much natural beauty.

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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2017, 07:11:00 PM »
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A rocker (general) from Greece. - In fact the chocolate is from Belgium  Wonderful Chocolate.

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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2017, 05:33:49 PM »
REAL PEANUT BUTTER. No added sugar or coconut oil. They have that in limited quantities.

Zip lock bags.

Good Electronics.

Bring something from your state. A tour guide book. Or a coffee table type book with photos.

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Re: Gifts for your visit
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2017, 05:34:32 PM »
PS Great Sea food, but I would recommend that for a later trip.

Also, corn tortillas if you want to cook Mexican for yourself while there.