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What did you miss while in Thailand?

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1. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 7y

I'm desperately trying to come up with holiday gift ideas for a friend of mine in Thailand. Has anyone spent any extended time in Thailand? What did you miss? I'm just looking for suggestions to get me started and get the wheels turning a bit. Thanks for any help!

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 7y

I've spent 3 extended holidays in Thailand and apart from some cooler weather, don't miss anything. I can buy all I need there, cheaply.

Take some foreign local souvenirs for your friend in Thailand. I know nothing about them so cannot suggest what they light like but if they are Thai, they might like something obviously from a foreign country.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 7y

Quoting farleyUL

I'm desperately trying to come up with holiday gift ideas for a friend of mine in Thailand. Has anyone spent any extended time in Thailand? What did you miss? I'm just looking for suggestions to get me started and get the wheels turning a bit. Thanks for any help!

Thailand has some pretty good modern supermarkets where you can even find many items from your home country. However, many of the "back home things" you may have a craving for will cost more.

You could ask your friend is there anything you can bring over. For me I can get decaf coffee in Thailand but it is 3 time more expensive than back home. There are items you can't bring in that I have a craving for when I am in Thailand for long periods, like hometown pizzas, sausages, cereals. I can get pizzas, sausages and certain cereals but they just don't taste the same as stuff back home!

Ask your friend may be best. I have friends like myself that like chocolate candy, you can get it in Thailand but you don't get the same low prices and sales that you find back in the old country!

Good luck.

4. Posted by Keal Isme (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

If your friend likes good wine, then that's what they will be missing. The Thai gov imposes a 200% duty tax on all imported wine, so a $7 bottle of Australian red, is generally $25. Will definitely be taking over a couple bottles on our next visit!