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Old Sunday, October 12th, 2008, 09:40 AM
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Default A Question about Xmas gift ideas for Aruba

We will be staying in Aruba over Xmas and New Year. Over the past few years we have made some really good friends with staff at timeshares, hotels etc. We are looking for suggestions for small unique gifts that Arubans would enjoy and maybe not able to purchase on Aruba. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Old Sunday, October 12th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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dreamin, we have discussed this before on the forum and it seems most feel that unless it is a gift unique to your specific town (we have a few of those here such as a local chocolate manufaturer and maryland crab cakes) cash or gift certificates are the best gifts to staff members. the one thing that everyone needs is money and if you can give certificates to places you know they like or popular restaurants on aruba it is a great gift. it is rare that a wanted item can't be gotten on the island.

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We will be staying in Aruba over Xmas and New Year. Over the past few years we have made some really good friends with staff at timeshares, hotels etc. We are looking for suggestions for small unique gifts that Arubans would enjoy and maybe not able to purchase on Aruba. Does anyone have any ideas?

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We always go for New Year's and bring down presents for the children of the people we know. That will end this year because of the suitcase charges with the airline we are taking.
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Default Re: A Question about Xmas gift ideas for Aruba

As Sherry says, gifts that are UNIQUE to one's home area were appreciated.
We have done cash, but I recall that friends from the Northeast (when we lived in NY) used to bring things like small bottles of maple syrup. Luggage/poundage requirements were less restrictive (less costly) a few years ago.
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