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  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
    • Hyeonpung, Daegu, South Korea
Gift ideas for the co-teacher's daughter's birthday (돌)?
« on: October 25, 2011, 10:32:12 am »
Hello,

I'm going to a co-teacher's daughter's 1-year birthday and am wondering what are normal and/or acceptable gifts to give at this kind of event.

Many thanks :)


  • Jozigirl
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • May 03, 2011, 07:37:47 am
Re: Gift ideas for the co-teacher's daughter's birthday (돌)?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 10:51:25 am »
Usually money but I'm not sure how much to advise...


  • mumu
  • Waygookin

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    • March 23, 2011, 12:42:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Gift ideas for the co-teacher's daughter's birthday (돌)?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 04:21:05 am »
If you are not accustomed to give money to your friend ,I think Clothing, hats or shoes could be good.
many Koreans give money to friends at 돌, however we give him or her presents for the baby. :)


  • skpak
  • Newgookin

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    • October 06, 2011, 04:54:29 am
    • Seoul
Re: Gift ideas for the co-teacher's daughter's birthday (돌)?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 04:45:42 am »
for 돌 you should get them a small gold ring but since gold is so expensive right now you can just give them some cash or pororo goodies



  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
    • Hyeonpung, Daegu, South Korea
Re: Gift ideas for the co-teacher's daughter's birthday (돌)?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 01:31:33 pm »
Seriously with the gold ring? Hmmm, I dunno about that  ???

I guess I'll give money. I feel sort of awkward about that, though, but if it's quite normal for them then it's alright.


  • SBracken
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    • March 07, 2011, 07:41:22 am
    • Pohang, S Korea
Re: Gift ideas for the co-teacher's daughter's birthday (돌)?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 01:47:25 pm »
the gold ring is a traditional thing. if you can, go for it, your CT might be impressed with your knowledge of Korean customs ;)
if not, then yea, they give money. the magical white envelope- weddings, funerals. just some cash wrapped in paper.
However, if it's still weird for you, bring a present that's normal for your country. You're foreign, it's ok.