Post millennium Bangladesh is not quite what we expected it to be. As the country's economy is flourishing, more and more people are travelling abroad on business trips, to attend events, or simply for pleasure. Add to it the advent of the internet, followed by the global craze that is social media, and the term 'global village' now seems a lot more convincing.
As much as we want to embrace global culture in our lives, we also want and should act as promoters of our traditions. People are often clueless on what makes an ideal gift for your foreign friend.
We hope the following suggestions can help you solve the problem.
10/10 Deshi 10
Deshi 10 is well loved and known for the clustering of the most popular desi fashion lines in one place. Starting from Bibiana, SadaKalo to Deshal -- there are countless possibilities to choose the perfect gift from the big names of local fashion.
Your story with 6 yards story
The online jewellery store is a blend of ethnic and urban culture with innovative jewellery in store. Starting from Tk 400 to Tk 2,500 there are many varieties to choose from.
With colourful Taagas, silk scarves and t-shirts, this can be a go-to comfort code. Home décor items such as bed covers, photo frames, wooden accents etc. are just some of the items that they can decorate their homes with. You can never go wrong with saris and panjabis either.
Bold with Biskut Factory
The colourful custom-made paintings on jeans, helmets, phone covers and shoes are a representation of a story or a series of events, which is a perfect gift that would seal the memories of what you love about them. All you have to do is come up with an idea and they would do it in the most beautiful and creative way possible!
With a gift to show your love for your friend, a friendly card or a handwritten letter attached to it is just the cherry on top. May your gift-hunt for your 'bideshi' friend be a thrill.
Photo: LS Archive/Sazzad Ibne Sayed