Are you one of those people that are always stuck as to what to bring back someone while you are on vacation? Do you always reach for a t-shirt or a shot glass? Well, I’ve found some gifts that people always love and are really cheap. Candy. Yep, that’s right, candy. If you are going to another country, they always have candy or treats that aren’t made where you live.
Buying candy is a great way to let someone know that you were thinking about them and they will love the gift because they can actually eat it. Ok, I know some of you might be thinking, “But how will I know it’s good?” Well, you don’t. And really, if you are buying for someone that appreciates your gestures, they won’t really care. They are just happy to try something from a different country and will be flattered that you thought of them. And wouldn’t you rather have candy you can immediately eat than a shirt you probably won’t ever wear?
The picture above is of some of the candy I brought back from Rio De Janeiro for my cousin. She LOVES sweets so sometimes when I go out of the country, I bring her something back. This candy was less than ten dollars and it didn’t take up much room in my suitcase. I would suggest that if you are going to bring someone some candy, bring enough to make a difference. I asked someone to bring me a bag of coffee from Paris and they brought back one bag. Yeah, that’s right, one bag. So, bring enough to actually show that you care about them.
Mind you, it doesn’t have to be candy. It can be liquor or coffee, basically anything that can fit in your suitcase. Since I never travel with checked baggage, candy works well for me but if you have more leeway with your bags, then you can bring more things home. I would suggest going to a supermarket in the country you are visiting and walk up and down the aisles, you will find many different things that you haven’t seen before and they won’t drain your pocketbook.