Gifts for a host family: South Africa

<p>I'm leaving for Durban, South Africa in about a week and it was recommended that I bring small gifts for my Zulu host family. In addition, we are supposed to bring some little gifts appropriate for children (for when we visit orphanages, schools, etc). Does anyone have any experience buying these types of gifts?</p>

<p>Schools supplies (crayons, pencils, colored pencils, etc) are appreciated in African orphanages. Given heat and traveling, I would skip crayons & load up on both types of pencils. You can probably get some great deals now with BTS sales. </p>

<p>Since I work in NYC, I tend to bring NYC souvineres (sp?) when I travel to foreign countries, such as Macy's or Bloomingdale tote bags or vintage post cards.</p>