possible gift ideas

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    Oct 13, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    hey guys!

    my oldest brother just got married to his GF recently, and her parents flew in from China for the christian wedding ceremony. Her parents brought a gift for my oldest brother, my mom and my dad. They will be flying out to China next month to do a Chinese wedding ceremony, and my mom is asking me for suggestions as to what gifts she can bring over to China and give the GF's parents.

    Suggestions so far: vintage wine, ornate jewelry box, matching watches.

    any other ideas would be super cool! thanks guys!

    ***EDIT: some background on the GF's parents: father is a retired architect, mother used to be a traditional chinese folk dancer and instructor
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    Oct 13, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    It might be easier to talk to them and find out what kind of things they appreciate and maybe intrest them while they visit here. Possibly get a gift relating to there time here in the states that will enforce a memorable experience.
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 13, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    I'm sure the mother would love a lovely tiffany vase, lets face it anything in one of those blue box's is welcomed...The father i'm sure would love a book on world architectual wonders and a pair of unusual obelisks'...
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    Oct 14, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    Hillie: i wanted to do that when they were in town, but they speak a total of 3 words in English, and i don't speak any Mandarin or Cantonese, so, it was difficult to engage them without asking my sister-in-law to translate. and even then, they wouldn't provide clues since they were being modest, LOL.

    Jgymnast: thanks! someone had also suggested Mikasa glassware too, those are cool ideas man, thanks!
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    Oct 14, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    Does the bride have any ideas? She should know what her parents like.
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 14, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    AdriantheRN saidHillie: i wanted to do that when they were in town, but they speak a total of 3 words in English, and i don't speak any Mandarin or Cantonese, so, it was difficult to engage them without asking my sister-in-law to translate. and even then, they wouldn't provide clues since they were being modest, LOL.

    Jgymnast: thanks! someone had also suggested Mikasa glassware too, those are cool ideas man, thanks!

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