All volunteers regardless of where they go in the world are wondering as they pack – what is a good gift for my host family and won’t put me over the luggage weight limit for the flight?
In Morocco, you will have two host families … one in your CBT (Community Based Training Site) and the second in your final site.
There are a couple ways you can approach the gift giving –
1. Giving a gift to the whole host family unit.
2. Giving gifts to the age groups within the family.
3. Giving individual gifts
Kitchen Items –
A nice kitchen knife
A nice fly swatter
Sharpie Pens – in colors!
White Out Tape
Fun Shaped Erasers
Your local soccer team jersey
A deflated ball – Soccer (Its the #1 Sport in Morocco) – Basketball – Football with the pump!
Nice Chocolate – See’s or another brand
Tea – Bagged not loose!
A box or two of Kraft Mac & Cheese – impress with your cooking skills 🙂
Other Items –
A nice picture frame to put a photo you take with your host family in the frame and give to them.
Magnets with the name or picture of your home town – remember to pack your electronics separately.
*Some PCV’s waited until they were in country to purchase a host family gift. In my opinion, the host family gift is a great way to share American culture and break the ice especially if you give something that is produced locally where you live OR represents a local team!