What to bring as a gift from China

What to bring as a gift? This perennial problem is usually bothering tourists from the first days of travel. We want to give something unusual, but special for the country and not very expensive - because every one has a lot of friends.

On this page we will publish not standard traveler's ideas what to bring as a gift.

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Tea and accessories for a tea ceremony

Green tea – there is for sale great variety of sorts of green tea: jasmine, white, powder-like and so on. It can be simply bought at the market, or purchased in a salon as an expensive collection pack in a complete set with a corolla for shaking up powder-like tea or other tea appliances and accessories that are not less ritual.

A porcelain teapot or porcelain service is an excellent gift. Besides, from porcelain have been produced huge jugs, small vases, glasses, mugs, statuettes, plates and a lot of another things that can be useful to a zealous mistress. And all it is covered by the Chinese pictures (mainly drawings of dragons) and gilt decorative patterns and ornaments.

Silk and concomitant wares

Silk – there are available silk Chinese dressing gowns that are interweaved by dragons, as well as various ties, shirts, blouses, linen et cetera. 
 
Silk or paper fans of different sizes, painted with whole landscapes, can be hung up on a wall. 
 
There are pictures with bilateral embroidery on silk.
 
Handmade downy blankets those done from cocoons of mulberry silkworm are expensive, but very warm and beautiful.

Products of folk trades and attributes of the Feng Shui

There are products made of the bamboo. It can be a walking stick, curtain or screen, flute or a specific bell in the form of tubes, so-called " music of wind ", which on Chinese beliefs disperses away evil ghosts. 
 
Statuettes of Feng Shui (Feng shu) – for example, tortoise/turtle and massive lions made of sandalwood tree. 
 
There are figurines made of nephrite.
 
Rosary made from sandalwood tree that has images of Budai, hieroglyphs and the knot of good luck and success. Budai (Chinese, Pinyin: Budai) or Budai Luohan, pronounced Hotei in Japanese, is a figure that appears throughout Chinese culture. He is a representation of contentment and abundance, and is sometimes seen as a deity by religious Taoists and Buddhists. Many temples, restaurants, amulets and business related places are graced with his image. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha. 
 
There are souvenir chopsticks for a meal (but it is wanted to be spared from using during a taking food).

Alcoholic beverages

Chinese rice vodka is being for sale in a bamboo bottle.

Preparations of Chinese homoeopathic medicine and tinctures

Tincture from ginseng has been sold in China in abundance. The ginseng, especially in a combination with an alcohol and spirit, has toning up restorative and anti-inflammatory effect. It costs not much and pleasant to the test.
 
Tiger balm (kind of well known ointment “asterisk”) is a homoeopathic proprietary medicine for the symptomatic relief of muscular aches and pains, sprains, insect bites, itching and headache. It has to be rubbed gently on affected parts.

Decorations made of precious and semiprecious gemstone and metals

Pearls are preferable to be purchased in Hainan.

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