I am going on my first cruise ever later this year. I have signed up to do the Rail/Sail in St.Kitts. The description reads that there is a children's choir that performs during the train trip. I would like to give the children a small gift, such as a pencil case filled with school supplies or similar, as a gift of appreciation for their talents. Is this acceptable to the locals or would they see it as patronizing. I don't want to dishonour them and would like some advice on how this small gesture may be taken. Has anyone else ever done anything similar and how was is taken. Thank you for any constructive advice.
Giving local kids a small gift
Whenever you plan on taking anything into another country, always check with both the US Customs as well as the destination country's Customs service.
As far as your gift idea, I think it sounds great.
That is a great idea and I am pretty sure that as long as the gov does not complain that it would be much appreciated