I don't go abroad, but if I am on holiday visiting family, and I spot something I will buy it as a future birthday or Christmas present. I don't buy 'I've been on holiday, so thought I'd bring you back some local crap' presents though.
Yes!!! Always,even if it is just something really tiny for my neighbours who are always doing so much to help me! I have always been one to GIVE,for no reason other than I love to do so!! I know how incredibly special I feel when someone gives to ME,so surely others will also feel the same way when I give a little gift to them!
Yes, used to do it religiously. Learnt it from my mother. Now we tend to collect christmas and upcoming birthday presents on holidays and give them at the appropriate time explaining where and when we bought them in the year. If someone looks after the house etc whilst we are away or we have people working for us we always buy them a gift and give it to them when back. Used to make our children very excited to return home which was a good ploy for happy returns home and interest in unpacking!!
Generally no. If I went on holiday its because I saved really hard to get there so I'm not really going to be using my spending money to buy gifts. The only exception to this would be something for my little ones or if someone's birthday or xmas is coming up and I saw something they particularly would like but personally i hate dust collecting things so I would not buy someone a trinket for the sake of bring home a present.
No we don't. As all my o/s trips are on cruises, I don't have time to be looking for gilts.1/2 the day is taken up looking for postcards & stamps for our granddaughters. On our last cruise, we did fine them a pc each & stamps at all 13 ports, but what a hassle that was! The 6 pc's we posted from 1 country with 3 islands, all arrived on the same day!
Just found this question again! We've recently returned from Singapore & Bali on a non cruise, & we bought the girls a finger spinner each from Singapore, a cotton dress each, matching hair chips, & 1 or 2 other of the same thing, as the youngest 1 loves to have the same as her big sister, at the moment! We hoping to take these down to Melbourne, at the end of Sept', when we visit again.
Maybe just a few little things for our grand-daughters, or fridge magnets for my self! On our last cruise for 35 nights, we posted 13 postcards to each of our 2 grand-daughters, from 13 ports, so you can imagine, we didn't get much time to look to the scenery, because 1st we had to find the postcards, then find the postoffice & queue up, & buy the girls a whole lot of different stamps to stick onto the pc's. It all takes time, I can tell you. If we're only going to Melbourne for the week, & I don't find a miniature teapot for my friend who collects them, & collects our mail for us, & picks up our local paper from our driveway, I'll buy her a bunch of flowers to say thank you, when we arrive home.
Not usually. I used to, but found I spent too much of my holiday shopping rather than sightseeing and experiencing local things. Space and weight are also considerations as well as contributing to the recipients clutter.