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#1 kingstonbride

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    Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

    I Know I saw a post for this before but can't seem to find it, I would like to go out and shop for great things (cheap) for the maids etc. can you let me know what I should buy or what they like or lack there First time travelling so any and all input would be great....I have heard to hit DOLLARAMA but a list would be great.

    I'm staying at the Riu Palace Macao
    2 months today until wedding day!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    #2 StephanieMN

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      Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:47 PM

      Do you mean a thank you gift? I went out yesterday and there are TONS of great sales now. I found a beautiful jewelry box that was normally $22 for $3! Nothing is wrong with it. I got one to give my personal attendant and I will go buy her a pair of earrings.

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:52 PM

        FYI -- I just found out that most resorts checke employees before they leave each day to ensure they are not stealing any items from guest rooms.

        So, if you are leaving a gift -- you should also leave a note that read "Regalo" (gift) with a list of the items you are giving, your name and room # to avoid the employees being questioned for stealing.

        I had no idea about this but there is a whole thread on it in another DR forum.

        No note required for cash tips, but recommended/required for non-monetary gifts.

        #4 MelissaH

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          Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:21 AM

          In the past we've done hard candies, hair brushes, razors, hand and face creams, nylons, etc.

          If you're going to do that though make sure you leave a note that says it's a gift (regalo), what it is, your name and room number because they have their bags checked at the end of the day to make sure they're not stealing things from guest's rooms.

          I think money is the best way to go - it doesn't add any extra weight to your luggage and you're guaranteed that they'll be able to use it - your "maid" could be a 20 year old guy [had it happen - he was single and didn't wear nylons!]. They also don't run the risk of having it taken away from them at the end of the day. We usually leave between $2-5 US dollars a day (depending on the service).

          #5 MelissaH

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            Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:22 AM

            Oh...it would help if I had read the other threads first LOL Sorry Tami!

            #6 foxytv

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              Posted 16 January 2008 - 11:13 AM

              lol. no worries. i just found out about the "regalo" thing.

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