Gift giving in Korea

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  1. vdpariguz says:

    wow!…what a good info!…now i know….thank u!

  2. cher says:

    why do we all like the toiletries set?kkkkkkk….just like you i still have enough toiletries from last year’s chuseok presents. i envy the lack of gift giving practice during the holidays in your hubby’s family….kkkk.

    p.s. fruits for chuseok gift is really a burden nowadays…it’s way too expensive, we ended up buying bok-bun-ja and other classic korean wines instead

  3. icar says:

    how do you greet a korean during chuseok? Happy Chuseok? Happy Chuseok Festival? thanks!

    • Betchay says:

      It could be as simple as 추석 잘 보내세요 (Chu-seok chal bo-nae-se-yo) which means “Have a good holiday” or like what my wonjangnim wrote on our gift boxes of coffee today: 행복하고 따뜻한 추석 보내세요 (haeng-bok ha-go dda-ddeut-han chu-seok bo-nae-se-yo) or “Have a happy and warm Chuseok holiday”

  4. eden says:

    Now I know why it causes headache to prepare gifts during Chuseok. Haha Why does gift giving has to be so complicated? *sigh*

  5. Amme says:

    Hi Ms. Betchay, why did you say that,bringing traditional Filipino products as a gift to your husband’s family is an epic failure??? so what would be the best gift you should have to give when you are about to meet your in-laws for the first time??? is there any advice/recommendation??..Thank you very much.

    • jehan says:

      hi Amme! i brought sabutan bags for my sisters in law. they liked it a lot. but they loved my sabutan clutch better. you can check sm department stores. i bought mine from an online/multiply site seller at a lower price. i brought a blanket for my mom in law (baguio style blanket) and she likes it very much. i don’t have a father in law already so i didn’t have a problem about that. as for my brother in law and his family, i just brought them dried mangoes..

      the woman at the CFO before gave us a tip about mother of pearl jewelries.. but i found them too expensive and i also thought that maybe my inlaws have their own collections already so i just opted for the bags and blanket…

      • Amme says:

        Hi Ms.Jehan,thanx for sharing po,,

        • cher says:

          the traditional filipino products i bought for my in-laws can also be considered and epic failure just like betchay……my in-laws were more conscious of the brand and the price….they really don’t think filipino products are well made

          p.s. after our honeymoon in boracay we had to buy tons of after wedding gifts for hubby’s relatives (we bought mother of pearl jewelries) it was expensive alright but they did not appreciate any of it

  6. Jerick Mac says:

    wow grabe, andaming rules. first rule e dapat “mahal”! ok ah. hehehe.

    by the way, bakit po naging epic failure? 😀

  7. Donna Jackson says:

    A friend of mine has adopted a little girl from Korea and wants to make sure she knows about her culture. They are having a Chuseok festival and have invited many people. Could you give me any recommendations as to what I could give/take to a 3 year old little girl that is traditional and can be found in the states. Also could you send me any info at all it would be great that I could give her to help her do things later on. Thank you very much!

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