I have a new friend from America. Tomorrow is her birthday. I don`t know what I should buy for her.
It`s unnecessary to buy anything.
How can I go empty-handed to her birthday party? I would be embarrassed.
If you really want to bring something, it should be a small, inexpensive item. You should bring some candy, toys or comic books.
Such a small gift?
Yes, Americans are different from Chinese. The American idea of a gift is to bring a nice token that says "I have thought of you", not a gift that means "how much money I have spent".
I see. Mom, can you make some Chinese food for her?
It is ok. Chinese food is a good idea.