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melinda



Joined: 01 Oct 2004
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Location: Richmond, VA, usa

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: from US to France Reply with quote

I need suggestions for a gift to send our family friend .....who has allowed my daughter to live in her basement apt in Paris rent free for the last 2 months (she & her husband live upstairs in same building)....she is French, middle aged.....I would like to surprize her with something....she has consistently refused rent or anything else from us.....
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Alisa



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it were me:
chocolate chips
peanut butter from Trader Joe's or a healthfood, type store
Anything from the OXO company
Movies/DVD's
Books
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cris



Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 41
Location: usa /md french background

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: from you (us) to french Reply with quote

Hard to help with so little back ground but forget dvd they are not compatible with french dvd reader (zone copyright issue), food or wine/alcool is almost always appreciated but french can be pickieget more info from your daugther.
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Alisa



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people I know here have DVD players that read all three types of DVD's...I do, and they are easy to purchase, everywhere...So if you verify this with your daughter's hosts, that should clear that right up!
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Rachel



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Santa Barbara, CA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second the suggestion of books. English books are easier to come by in Paris than anywhere else in France, but still they're on the pricey side and the selection is necessarily limited so if you have a reasonable idea of her literary tastes, a novel or two will probably be a nice treat.
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pistache



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 42
Location: Cannes, France

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason I'm thinking of lovely candles that smell of Christmas spices and a box of the best cookies.... That would make me very happy anyway. And perhaps a coffee table book full of glossy photos of your part of the world ?
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melinda



Joined: 01 Oct 2004
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Location: Richmond, VA, usa

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks everyone.....my daughter went to the Strasbourg Xmas market over the weekend & found assorted pain d'epices for a nice seasonal gift
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