Gifts for Host Families
With a growing focus on globalization, and making the world “smaller,” we’re seeing more and more schools offer up chances to study abroad. Many partner with other schools and help subsidize the cost of sending a student abroad by asking families that do the same to host foreign children in their homes.
It is an amazing gift when a host family offers hospitality, a great relief to know that your child is somewhere safe, and being well taken care of. Wanting to show your gratitude
to a host family is natural, strengthens life-long bonds, and encourages future hospitality.
But sending a gift over to your Host Family can be hard, how can you make sure the gift is appropriate, and furthermore, how can you make sure it arrives in one piece?
Should you send gifts to a Host Family
It is never a bad idea, in any culture, to express your gratitude in a respectful, tactful way. But some times are better than others. Knowing when a gift to your Host Family is appropriate can be part of the homework you have your child do. You might spend a bit of time working out a surprise for their Host Family with them over a Skype call. Not only is it a great way to find out about the people they are living with, but it will also encourage your exchange student to see how much they can learn about the culture as well as the language.
They can also help you figure out if you should send one gift to the whole Host Family, or if it would be better to send personalized gifts to each member of the Host Family.
When to send gifts to your Host Family
Of course, it is appropriate to send a gift to a host family for the obvious reasons like holidays, birthdays, or a thank you toward the end of your child’s stay with them. But if you really want to surprise them, go above and beyond, and send a gift for no other reason than that you were thinking of them.
Maybe you’re the child that stayed with them, all grown up, and more successful for having stayed with them. A passing thought of what they taught you can easily turn into the perfect time to order a surprise gift for your Host Family. Just to let them know that years after, they’re still impacting you.
How to send gifts to a Host Family
Sending a gift to your Host Family with GiftBasketsOverseas.com is simple. You don’t have to worry about customs, or your Host Family having to pay taxes for what should be a pleasant surprise. All you need is their current address and phone number. Our gift experts can help you figure out if there’s an upcoming holiday in their region, or any other reasons a gift to your Host family might be delayed. Our catalogs are also organized by country
, so you can be sure that not only are you getting quality products, you’re getting locally sourced products that will make a perfect and relatable gift basket for your host family.