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Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

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spooks
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Sarah

Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

We are visiting DH's family in Italy next month, only for three days, but we want to bring something for the kids. They came to our wedding last year and were very nice. The kids are:

Boy - Age 10-11
Girl - Age 7

Any ideas? I saw a small American Girl doll at Fortunoff for the girl OR I was thinking of getting them both Yankees shirts or something like that. Whatever it is needs to be easily packed in a suitcase with little room already:)!

Posted 8/28/07 11:38 AM
 
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LFitzy79
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Lauren

Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

denim jackets...or jeans for them if you can get a good guess on thier size. there's something with denim, i think it's really expensive there, or they don't have to same options, something...anyway, I know that my friend is always sending denim to family in italy....

Posted 8/28/07 11:43 AM
 

mama2charles
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Name:
Tina

Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

When we go to Italy to visit our family we give the kids candy (they love American candy), the yankee shirts are a great idea also.

Posted 8/28/07 11:43 AM
 

Preguntas
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Lauren

Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

I htink the Yankee shirts are a great idea.

Posted 8/28/07 11:48 AM
 

yankinmanc
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Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

The idea of things like Levi's being expensive in Europe is a myth, so I think Denim isn't the best idea. I say go for something like Soccer Shirts from US teams (LA Galaxy perhaps...) or the local teams. Baseball gear isn't seen that much in Europe. I would stick with anything US Soccer related.

Posted 8/28/07 11:57 AM
 

ODonnell
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Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

Posted by racheeeee

The idea of things like Levi's being expensive in Europe is a myth, so I think Denim isn't the best idea. I say go for something like Soccer Shirts from US teams (LA Galaxy perhaps...) or the local teams. Baseball gear isn't seen that much in Europe. I would stick with anything US Soccer related.



I agree with Rach. I usually just buy regular clothes for my friends' kids when I go home. They love anything from the States and the Childrens Place has great deals. My case is already half full with kids back to school clothes for my visit next week.

Posted 8/28/07 12:41 PM
 

bomb-blast
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Leo

Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

Posted by racheeeee

The idea of things like Levi's being expensive in Europe is a myth, so I think Denim isn't the best idea. I say go for something like Soccer Shirts from US teams (LA Galaxy perhaps...) or the local teams. Baseball gear isn't seen that much in Europe. I would stick with anything US Soccer related.



Levi's is not so much an expensive item as it is an "All-American" item, which some Europeans like. So Levi's, Yankees' gear, US Soccer gear are all good suggestions (even though US Soccer blows, but that's IMO).

Posted 8/28/07 12:56 PM
 

4monkeys
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Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

My cousins used to ask me to leave them my Levis when I went home.Chat Icon

Depending on the kids, maybe a handbag for the girl, a game thingie for the boy. YEs they LOVE american gum and candy. Fun jewelry for the girl. Baseball hat/jersey for the boy.

Posted 8/28/07 1:46 PM
 

Shelly
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Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

My cousins in France love American candy and would always ask us to bring some.

I was also thinking of something sport related.

Posted 8/28/07 2:08 PM
 

Sweets13
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Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?


Yankee shirt (always a hit)
Yankee Hat
My cousins love when we bring them ring lollipops, bazooka gum, tootsie roll lollipops..

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Posted 8/28/07 2:20 PM
 

Chrisnamy
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Member since 1/07

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Amy

Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

i like the yankee shirts like you said!

I think anything that has New York on it would be cool!

and i loved the Candy idea that someone wrote also

Posted 8/28/07 2:43 PM
 

4monkeys
boys will be boys =)

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Re: Gift Ideas for Family in Italy?

HEy just ask em, many Italians are VERY up front about telling you what they want Chat Icon (this was the case with my family) Chat Icon

Posted 8/28/07 2:44 PM
 
 

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