It is a nice gesture to bring small gifts to give to speakers and others who are helpful during your travels. Gifts from your university could include paperweights, bookmarks, tee-shirts, sweatshirts, or tote bags. Heavy, breakable items may not be worth the effort to take. Some university budgets will not cover liquor or certain other kinds of gifts. You should always check with your business office.
Honorariums are often offered to speakers or special guides. It is easiest if these are cash and you have the speaker sign a receipt for the honorarium. The receipt will be used by your business office to account for the money. The amount of the honorarium may be set by the speaker or the speaker may accept whatever is offered.In our travels, we have offered the equivalent of $100 to presenters.