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Gifts for hosts - Norway and Belgium

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1. Posted by Cynthie (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello, I will be traveling around Norway in August and have been lucky enough to get the opportunity to stay with my sister in laws family. Anyone have ideas for gifts I can bring them from the US? They are a big family with all ages.

I will also be staying with a friend's family in Belgium... any gift ideas for them?

Thanks!
:)

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

The one thing I am pretty sure every Norwegian appreciates is alcohol. It's about 3 times the price of any other country in Europe, so it holds immediate value :) I know the kids would probably not be expecting anything as it's really not common to give gifts like that in Norway other than say flowers and a bottle of wine for the parents. If anything maybe American specific things like weird candy's, certain microwavable popcorn etc. My favourite gifts from the US are things like that that I can't get here. Then again, I know what's available and like it, which they might not?

3. Posted by Cynthie (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your reply! Besides alcohol, someone mentioned a very delicious local BBQ sauce we have here and maple syrup/maple syrup candy (also local)... I hope that'll do it! :)

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Ooh yes, BBQ sauce from the US is a very good idea. I've recently found a place that stocks a good imported one but it's over 2 hours away! Maple syrup is another good one :)

Getting hungry just sitting here....

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