Gift for guide/driver

#1 Mar 17th, 2014, 01:44
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Hi,
I will be starting my first trip to India quite soon and start to get excited.
It is a private tour with driver and guide starting in Delhi covering Rajasthan.
We are three persons joining this tour.
There will be different drivers/guides along the tour.

I would like to bring a gift for each driver and guide to say "thank you!".

I thought about some sweets from my home (Germany): https://www.haribo.com/deDE/produkte...olor-rado.html

What do you think?
TIA, Henning
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Good, as long as there is no animal product as one of the ingredients.
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AW: Gift for guide/driver

What would bee an alternative?
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Originally Posted by Henning.Deschka View Post What would bee an alternative?
I did not mean dairy by animal products a.k.a vegan style.

I like cookies from Ka De We. But then, I am not too well versed with the vegetarian options as gifts. Hunt down them artisnal bakers who have them christmas markets outside Kaiser Church on Ku'Daam and see if they have something for Spring ?
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But don't carry chocolates because they might melt before you get the chance to give them to someone.
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I love if someone gifts me Welch's Fruit Snacks. They are delicious and no melting problem like chocolates.
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Talking

Cash?

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Yep. I was thinking that Rs1,000 (or even 500) would go down better than anything else.
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Though, cash is not exactly a gift but in real, It would be a nice offering Drivers/guides will prefer cash as a present than any other imported stuff (provided they are not tooooo rich like Goa Taxi Mafia )
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Cash is fine and IMO you can click photographs with them and print pics. Those pics would be nice gifts.
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Originally Posted by HimalyanStallion View Post Cash is fine and IMO you can click photographs with them and print pics. Those pics would be nice gifts.
Yeah, We Indians like being clicked with foreigners
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You remind me of an aunt of mine, she has crores in the bank, when she goes to a wedding she says my presence is your present Its a pity she did not feel the same way when she was getting her kids married off.

Pics by themselves are a crap gift, and if Indians used toilet paper, I am sure your pic gift would come in handy.

For drivers/guides etc cash is king.
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I partially agree with what you said. Cash is king for them. Correct! But pics do give a different feel. Everyone give them cash as tip/gift and they are used to it. But with cash, if you add something extra like a pic or any other memorable item then it will make them more happy. I think so
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Mainly for non-indians tourists

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A gift is a gift, and a tip is a tip. The two should be separate and preferably not mutually exclusive (If you are an outside-tourist ). If gift is all one is giving, then it is better to give greenbacks (not rupees )
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Yep. I was thinking that Rs1,000 (or even 500) would go down better than anything else.
Just to add: if driver/guide works only for one day even 500rs is quite a lot. Shared by both of them for excellent service it sounds ok. (I don't tip that much, but I'm travelling alone.)

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