One question we are regularly asked by travelers is, “what are some gifts we can bring to Cuba?” Cubans enjoy receiving gifts, no matter the size. Anything you can give to them is a gesture of kindness. We recommend that you do not give gifts or money to people on the street, but instead find a children ministry, church, or school. If you need suggestions, we work with many wonderful organizations in Cuba, reach out to us and we can direct you.
Caring gift ideas:
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Floss
Deodorant, Feminine hygiene products
Reading glasses and sunglasses
Toys for kids
Flip-flops or crocs
Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
Musical instruments and art supplies
Sporting equipment (bats, gloves, balls, helmets, etc.)
Band-aids, medical gloves, Aspirin, baby and adult diapers
School supplies, Spanish/English dictionaries
Laptop computers no more than four years old
Shoes and clothing
Some additional information to keep in mind is that each traveler’s bag can weigh up to 44 pounds. There is a charge of $2 for each additional pound.
If you aren’t traveling anytime soon but still would like to help the people in Cuba with a financial donation or if you have any additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.