I’m flattered that you want to see me smile…
Gifts are never mandatory, but it’s always nice to know someone is thinking about me and wants to put forth a little more effort towards their first impression.
A couple of my favorite charities are Doctors Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project. It would be great if you could make a donation to one or both of these organizations. I think their work is very important and focused on actually providing help to those in need as opposed to just enriching the CEO.
In addition to the e gift cards listed below, I also love to receive souvenirs/mementos that represent the different countries I visit.