oh ya, those items are all readily available. you may even want to throw in a cute shell necklace or bracelet. specifically, there's a tequila store on 5th Avenue (Casa Tequila), but from what I remember the small bottles were a bit pricey ($5 - $7?). I ended up winning a full-size bottle of tequila at the Royal because I played blackjack (one of the pool activities) - it turned out awesome! you should have seen my FI and I unpacking and repacking the suitcase at the airport to ensure our suitcase was under-weight. ; )
the only thing I'm not 100% sure on is the chocolate, but cooking vanilla is kind of a big deal down there, so that's a fun substitute. I just ran out of mine this Christmas - good thing we're going back! ; )
the only items mentioned often on this forum were maracas. apparently, the further down 5th Ave you go, the better deal you get. I'm planning to include an internationally stamped postcard so that guests can mail one while they're in Playa without having to hunt down a store. some places that sell postcards will also sell int'l stamps. finally, one bride included US-stamped postcards so that guests could send it back to her and the groom after the wedding with their favorite memory. I thought that was a cool idea.
here's a pic of the tequila store. it's one of the more prominent non-restaurant venues on 5th Ave.
I am starting to get my gift bags together. We are doing more of gift bag than a OOT bag because some of our guests can only come for a limited time due to work and family. I think I am going to put in a hangover kit, a small first aid kit with bandades etc. What I would really like to do is give them some gifts from us that are known in the area. I was wondering if anyone who has been down there could give me some ideas. I have been reading up alittle on the PDC area and these are some ideas:
- Chocolates, Apparently PDC is known for its chocolates.
- small bottle of tequila from the area
- key chains
- shot glass
I have budgeted about 20-25 dollars a bag per guest or couple.
I have never been to the area and was wondering if the 5th ave district will have cute shops where I can purchase these items relevantly inexpensive.
Any input or help would be greatly appreciated.