In one of the Sandals Facebook groups people are talking about bringing chocolate, candies and toiletries for the housekeeping staff because you can't tip them cash. I've also heard of people bringing hats, pencils, etc with the Canadian flag on them. Are these things that they would actually need or want? I would definitely like to leave them small gifts if it's appropriate, but it seems a bit presumptuous to me to assume that these are things that are actually wanted.
Does anyone have any insight into what an appropriate gift for housekeeping would be in lieu of tipping? Is it common to leave gifts at Sandals resorts for various staff members who can't accept tips?