We stayed at Breezes Jibacoa for one week. I searched this site before we went to decide what to bring as gifts. We had so much fun with one of the waiters that near the end of the week I felt comfortable asking him what sort of things the staff want/need. He was reluctant to ask for anything but eventually told me that even with money in Cuba some things are not available. Mostly luxuries, they all have soap LOL. He told me the jobs at the resorts are hard to get, they work long hours but they are better off because they get tips. When it came down to it anything that we give them is great, if they don't need or want it they trade with other staff or give it to their family. One thing I did notice was every waitress wore black patterned nylons, and the chambermaid asked for plastic sandels and ankle socks. It is a different story off the resorts, these people asked for soap and clothes. So next time I go I am going to bring dollar store crocs, socks, soap, mens dress socks, black nylons, clothes for children and babies and candy. Hope this helps.