I love the Chinese culture and I keep learning more and more and it will be a life long journey. Each night my wife and I talk with family and friends on Skype or QQ in China. They all know we are coming this September and October to China. And they are not shy about asking for gifts and I mean basically telling us what to exactly get for them. The following is the list and it will continue until we leave.
Zippo Lights, American Cigarettes, beef jerky, belts, hand bags, watches, whiskey, iPhone, dell computer and beauty products.
It is interesting because they can get knock-offs in China but they want the real thing because it is much better quality and name brands are very popular now. Over 10 years ago most settled for knock-offs but as they have more disposal income and want the real items. Most of the disposal income has come from property value. There are other means like businesses, saving, and increase wages but the most have come from property value. My wife’s uncle lives near a new building boom of factories for auto-parts and everyone is rushing to add on to their house to increase the value so when the factories come to make offers they will get the maximum. They will have no choice but to sell and they want to get the most for their property. Hopefully they will save their money and not spend too much on iPhones and cars.
Passionate for everything related to China travel.