In September, we are traveling to Turkey. Part of the trip is a family home stay. We will be staying with a local family who will feed and house us for the night. We want to thank the family with a gift. What kind of gift and what approximate value would be considered acceptable in this circumstance? Are there any specific expectations or taboos we should be aware of?
On our side, we would prefer it to be somewhat representative of where we live, the SF bay area, but that's not a given. We certainly want it to be tasteful and have some value to them after we leave.