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Old 04.01.2011, 12:38
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Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

Our nice and kind neighbours took care of our cat during our vacation. I would love to get them a gift to thank them for everything.

They took care of our mails (we didn't asked) they even took our cat home because she felt lonely. They took great care of her.

Any suggestions would be very very appreciated.

I was thinking of a bottle of wine but I don't know much about it, so if you can suggest something in there too...

Oh, I don't know if that can change something but they are german.



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Old 04.01.2011, 12:42
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Our nice and kind neighbours took care of our cat during our vacation. I would love to get them a gift to thank them for everything.

They took care of our mails (we didn't asked) they even took our cat home because she felt lonely. They took great care of her.

Any suggestions would be very very appreciated.

I was thinking of a bottle of wine but I don't know much about it, so if you can suggest something in there too...

Oh, I don't know if that can change something but they are german.



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I feel that wine bottles are such a thoughtless gift. Since you live in Basel, you could get them 2 coupons for the thermal bath in Rheinfelden. I think that would be something different...or maybe a gift basket from Lush (if they're younger) or l'occitane (if they're older).
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Old 04.01.2011, 12:46
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yea,agreed, go for something a bit more personalized and give thanks that you have such sweet neighbors!
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I feel that wine bottles are such a thoughtless gift. Since you live in Basel, you could get them 2 coupons for the thermal bath in Rheinfelden. I think that would be something different...or maybe a gift basket from Lush (if they're younger) or l'occitane (if they're older).
The Thermal bath would be lovely but I can't even afford this for myself...

For the basket, I like the idea but to decide for someone else which scent to buy is something I don't agree with. It is such a personal taste.
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The Thermal bath would be lovely but I can't even afford this for myself...

They don't seem that expensive Nil if you just give them a voucher for a treatment:

http://shop-kurzentrum.ch/default.aspx?code=KUEK

If not, how about a nice plant (which they can make you water when they go away )
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Old 04.01.2011, 13:03
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The Thermal bath would be lovely but I can't even afford this for myself...
You must have spent everything on holiday i guess.....
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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

i hear you with the money issue, why not invite them over for a very yummy and special meal, and tell them how thankful you are. you can send them home with a bottle or some special cookies or whatever but they may really appreciate the time you take to cook and thank them, not unlike the time they took to take care of your kitty.
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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

Or bake something yummy, wrap it up nicely and add a bottle of dessert wine.
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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

I second Oldhand's suggestion if you like to bake. A basket filled with baked goodies is something personal and requires more time than money so I think it is a special thank you.
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They don't seem that expensive Nil if you just give them a voucher for a treatment:

http://shop-kurzentrum.ch/default.aspx?code=KUEK
Wow I didn't expect this price! Thanks
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Wow I didn't expect this price! Thanks
Yes, yes..they are very affordable. My significant other and I have been to that one ample times.
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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

I like the baking thank you style.

This is the way we will do it in Turkey. I could prepared them some sarma and a nice turkish desert that I like to give a canadian touch in. I could also give them some Turkish delights.

I didn't think about the food thing because I didn't know if it would be an acceptable thank gift. I also have some Artisanal Maple Sirup made by my uncle that I could give in a nice jar!

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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

That sounds really good Nil, especially with the maple syrup.
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That sounds really good Nil, especially with the maple syrup.
Only, what will you use the maple syrup with?
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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

On pancakes, Ice cream, bread or any other edible vehicle that needs sweetening.
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On pancakes, Ice cream, bread or any other edible vehicle that needs sweetening.
Certainly, but maple sysrup is hardly used by continental Europeans.
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Certainly, but maple sysrup is hardly used by continental Europeans.
Well I've certainly used it, especially when bought as a present from friends and family. It's nice to get something you may not thought of buying yourself, I've discovered a lot of things that I like this way.
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Go to France and bring them a Zinger Tower burger from KFC.
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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

It's typical in Switzerland to bring a hamper (or gift basket). You get them ready in a lot shops (also Migros & Coop). Or you can make your own basket... A bottle of wine, some food, chokolate...
Just a suggestion.

I once get one from my landlord, cause I'm such a nice and unproblematically tentant.
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Re: Gifts ideas for helpful Neightbours.

My Swiss neighbours gave me a box of Mozart chocolates and a bottle of elderflower sirup as a thank you for my looking after their plants and mail while they were on vacation. They reasoned that I must accept it because they were grateful that they could go away and have a worry free time knowing their apt was being looked after. So then I accepted the gift.
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