I'm Going Abroad I plan on going to Taiwan to for Chinese New Year  and I want to know what I should possibly buy for the family that I'm staying with? Also how should I greet them for Chinese New Year. 
May 15, 2018 8:39 PM
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One of the gifts I liked bringing my Japanese host family when I moved to Japan was something very unique from my area. So I lived in New Orleans at the time.  I decided to go to the French Market to get some local crafts, drawings of the historical town center, some souvenir type gifts from the city that show the most famous historical places here.  It's a nice unique gift from a place they may never have the chance to visit.  Most American made products are available everywhere these days, so they may even be able to get American chocolates, so it's not such a unique gift. 
May 16, 2018

Some chocolate or sweets from the US will be nice.
(Especially when the family you planned to visit have children or teenagers.)
Just like the comments ahead, wine would be a good choice as well.

During Chinese New Year we are used to greeting each other by saying:
1.  "新年快樂 (Xīnnián kuàilè)"

=Happy New Year

 2.  "恭喜發財Gōngxǐ fācái"

=I wish you have lots of money XD

Welcome to Taiwan!
If you come to Taipei during Chinese New Year at that time, I suggest you go to 迪化街(Dihua Street) to enjoy the traditional atmosphere of the Chinese culture. There are lots of fun stuff to see and TASTE  :)

May 16, 2018
CHINESE new is in February. You can take some wine, i guess
May 16, 2018
Hi,Dear,Chinese new year has gone!but you can eat Chinese food there,大肠包小肠、鼎边锉、蚵仔煎、阿宗面线、甜不辣、棺材板、彰化肉、姜母鸭、忠孝东路黄牛肉面馆、生炒花枝。
May 17, 2018

Centrum vitamin?  Just kidding.  Taiwanese love to ask their American relatives to bring vitamins when they visit.  

Hmm, I'm not sure about giving wine.  Most Taiwanese I know don't drink wine.  And it's not part of Taiwanese culture to bring wine when you visit someone like they do in the west. 

Almost everything in the US can be found in Taiwan nowadays so I can't really think of anything special.

I agree with chocolate, especially some famous high-end brand like Godiva.

May 16, 2018