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Gifts for the maids & kids?

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Victoria
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Gifts for the maids & kids?

My husband & I will be arriving in Mazatlan on Monday. I have t-shirts for the men but we plan on going to some of the small towns with Mazatlan Frank and would like to bring some gifts for the kids. Can anyone suggest what to bring? We also would like to bring alittle something for the maid as well. Any suggestions on other things to do would also be appreciated. Gracias!!

San Diego...
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1. Re: Gifts for the maids & kids?

dana-

i think the best gift for maids is a little make-up kit. you can get them from target, walmart, sephora, etc...

most hardworking maids are supporting familys and dont have the means to buy luxury items for themselves. a little makeup kit with a couple brushes and such, scented candles, perfume sampler, girlie stuff.

basically, something they would buy for themself if they had EXTRA pesos.

hope this helps......im sure you will get 20 different gr8 ideas on this forum!!

Burnaby, Canada
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2. Re: Gifts for the maids & kids?

we always stock up at the $ store and other stores for things like what the other poster said...the maids LOVE the makeup kits, nail polishes.etc perfumes are also a big hit...we always put it out on the bed next to a cash tip...as far as kids gifts, we like to bring crayons,coloring books,toy cars,hair accesories,school supplies,little pencil cases filled with pens,pencils erasers etc,everything and anything is appreciated,Always remember that good ole cash is a great idea too.

Victoria
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3. Re: Gifts for the maids & kids?

thanks for the ideas

Victoria
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4. Re: Gifts for the maids & kids?

We always leave $$ but wanted to leave a little something exta too! Thanks for the great ideas.

Edmonds, Washington
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5. Re: Gifts for the maids & kids?

The "kids" are almost always in need of school supplies.

The BEST thing you can do for the hardworking Maids is TIP them.

Carson City, Nevada
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I always enjoy seeing these posts about tipping the maids and other service workers since they work very hard and make very little. Kudos!

whitefish,montana
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7. Re: Gifts for the maids & kids?

These are all great ideas, and we will bring some things when we come in two weeks...Also is their a"rule of thumb" for tipping for maids, waiters, etc.?

San Diego...
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8. Re: Gifts for the maids & kids?

IMHO...

waiters- $1us a drink

maids- $2 a day plus little gift

bellhops / room service- $2-3 per trip to room (ice, iron, glasses, towels...)

FYI....some times they include a service charge at restaurants ...in the bill.

check your check (hmm?) to see if they have charged you befor you throw 20% on la propina!!

whitefish,montana
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Thanks for the advise. That seems more than resonable

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