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what do you buy from here when you go to India.




Hello,

I don't know that this topic has been discussed or not. But I was wondering what to buy from here to give to our relatives and friends interms of economic and quality base.

So far I am thinking couple of things
--Almonds
--Kesar(Saffron)
--Clothes
--Cosmetic items

any other suggestion that they would really like it from here?

thanks

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Post ID: 144069 28-05-09 11:37:03
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Depends upon how much you can afford. Common items would be dry fruit and cloves, cookies and crackers (my sister loves "Toppables";), good quality chocolates. I also tried sending Middle eastern sweets that you get in falafel stores.

Cosmetics - yes although everything is available in India

Clothes - IMHO, you get better quality clothes in India.

Made in Canada items like showpieces - you can get them at gift stores or at some stores in Queens Quay


 
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freakoutguy
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The quality of dry fruits available over here (almonds, pista, cashew ) is definitely superior to what you get over there.

The other thing you might want to look at is a laptop. You can find low-end laptops for around $400 (Rs 16,000), but comparable ones in India are over Rs 25,000


 
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* B-in-L always asks for Socks - specially White Cotton.

* Current Disney/Nick collection for Kids.

* Cosmetics available - but knock-offs are more wide spread.


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I took 10 clocks from the $ stores. Now they are $1.25. It's written Canada on it nnd is red in colour. Uses single AA battery. It flew off like hot cakes. News spreads fast among desis. People started calling us abt the clock as they came to know that others were given as a gift.

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7wonders
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Good idea,

Thank you all of you for your inputs.

Reg. my budget, I would have to buy 1$ item to 100$ bcz of many relatives and friends.
so far decided to buy

almonds 2kg
kaju(cashew) 1kg
kesar 12 packs small
shaving foam-10 pc
shampoo-10 pc
cotton socks
clock(if i can find here in $ store which has canadian flag)
t shirt with canadian flag
other small items
thinking to buy some purfumes but can't find a good sale

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMVuD_in67M

E mere vatan ke logo.............

If you want to do something for our country, just dont support corruption or be part of it

 
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Fido
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I would also recommend winter clothing in case you wish to spend $20 plus ... you can get good things in spring at off season discount .

I also check liquidation stores like factorydirect or XS Cargo - they carry stuff that might be useful if required at a fraction of the original prices ... things like blood pressure monitors etc , key chain cameras , crank winding flash lights etc .

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