What to buy for Korean Girlfriend's parents

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  1. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    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??
     


  2. Xericx

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    Maybe a bottle of US liquor that may be harder to get in Korea (i.e. Maker's Mark)...easy to get at the airport duty free store and you can take on the plane.

    Digital photo frame with photos of you and your girlfriend (if you're that serious). Load them on a memory stick and then buy the frame in Korea (voltage differences?)
     


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    dont go with the liquor.

    bring some dried food goods that you can only find in the states.
     


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    my brother married a korean chick and she said that its traditional to give seasonings like black pepper seseme oil which is also very very expensive in korea. also you could give them some honey

    i would do all three. a large container of black pepper seseme oil and honey

    butif yo uhave a lot of money you could also give them 24 carat gold. koreans like pure gold
     


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    a karaoke machine.
     


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    dont go with the liquor.

    bring some dried food goods that you can only find in the states.


    maybe a dog?
     


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    when u come into korea, go to one of the larger dept stores and buy a box of seasonal fruits or perhaps some booze at duty free prior to entering the country.
     


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    maybe a dog?

    Win.
     


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    maybe a dog?

    For dinner?
     


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    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??


    Ask you girlfriend what she thinks they will like.
     


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    dont go with the liquor.

    bring some dried food goods that you can only find in the states.


    dried food goods in the states? don't see how this will be better than liquor, IME koreans esp. korean dads love to drink.
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    wait. before you pull the trigger on the liquor you gotta make sure the dad drinks- and the mom would approve of it. otherwise just get something for the home.
     


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    Fanny pack and a hawaiian shirt.
     


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    If they are like the Asians that I know, anything expensive (very expensive) with designer logos splashed all across the front would be PERFECT!
     


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