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We can never truly leave the world behind when we go away. Especially when the trip starts winding down. One of the main things that pops into our heads is thinking about the gifts we have to get everyone. Before you buy just remember that you are allowed $200 worth of items -- duty free. Which means anything over that amount you will be taxed. $200 means $200. It doesn't mean a family of four traveling receives $800 in duty free shopping. Though, you can get bigger monetary exemptions if you apply for it. Also to save time getting through airport customs, save the gift-wrapping until after you get back to the states. All items bought overseas must be available for inspection.