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Bring a gift for your boss or potential Korean friends.
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SeoulFinn



Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Location: 1h from Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually bring chocolate for women and Finlandia Vodka (60% alcohol content) for men. So far I haven't met a Korean man who hasn't liked vodka. Most of them do complain that 60% is too strong, but they still drink it like soju... which is kinda funny as they become drunk so quickly. The only downside of this is that I usually have to drink with them, which isn't a downside at all!
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Carla



Joined: 21 Nov 2008

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about souvenir shot glasses? Perfect size for soju?
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weebil



Joined: 24 May 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought a fancy box of chocolates and a 30 dollar whisky. but upon reflection i thought these may not be appropriate for a woman. well the chocolates are fine, but i dont know if theres some kind of taboo against giving alcohol to women or something.

anyways, should i wrap this stuff up or just hand it to her? has anyone ever had problems bringing alcohol through airport security or customs?
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AgentM



Joined: 07 Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weebil wrote:
i bought a fancy box of chocolates and a 30 dollar whisky. but upon reflection i thought these may not be appropriate for a woman. well the chocolates are fine, but i dont know if theres some kind of taboo against giving alcohol to women or something.

anyways, should i wrap this stuff up or just hand it to her? has anyone ever had problems bringing alcohol through airport security or customs?


Here's what Korean customs says about alcohol.

http://english.customs.go.kr/kcsweb/user.tdf?a=common.HtmlApp&c=1501&page=/english/html/kor/personal/personal_01_03.html&mc=ENGLISH_PERSONAL_TRAVELERS_030
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AliNZ



Joined: 11 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: gifts Reply with quote

A DVD of your country.
Calendars.
SOuvenir tea towels
Small souvenir table cloth
Key rings and other sourvenirs from home
things that ren't heavy
A bookabout your country
posters for the sclassroom if a hagwan
Hagwan - any english books
A childrens picture dictionary

I like the dvd and calend and teac towel options, not heavy and always well received.
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