Originally Posted by Dashaansafin
Im visiting my Korean girlfriend in Korea soon (I'm Asian too, not Korean though) and I was wondering what I should buy her parents. This is my first time meeting them, she has visited my house three times and bought small gifts each time. I'm not too creative about the whole gift thing.... I will be visiting Asia (China, Taiwan) before going to Korea so many options are open! Guys...Eason, help??
Going to China? Let me know if you're in Beijing.
You haven't met the parents before, but I'd bet my right nut that the dad plays golf of some kind. Find out his size and get him a pair of golf shoes, or other golf related clothes that will fit him. For the mom, you can't go wrong with designer handbags! What will really impress them is rather than buy them expensive designer crap, if you get a chance to go to a store before you go there, pick up one of the gift-boxes of fruit. Don't skimp, get like the nicest gift boxes you can find (either fruit or tea). They'll really appreciate that, and they'll know exactly how much you spent on it as well (thus, don't skimp!). Regardless though, expect to be at an arms length of them for a while and for them to dislike you (it might be obvious, it might not be) but as long as you're a nice guy and you treat them with respect and try to get to know them, they'll accept you as family eventually.