According to the Prima guide (which is also amazingly unreliable so far), the New Year's countdown gifts from Isabelle vary. To quote their table,
Gift Value Note Bell knickknack 2,000 Korea only. Berliner 960 Germany only. New Year's noodles 3,500 Japan only. Sparkling cider 800 North America (English and French) and France. Twelve-grape plate 480 North America (Spanish) and Spain.
Is the item you get determined by your region, your language, or something else entirely? For example, if I'm playing the German cartridge but in English, do I get the Berliner, or the sparkling cider?
Given the note about "North America (English)" etc, I would assume that this reward is keyed off the language you're playing the game in. But if that's true, does that mean I can't visit a friend using a different region / language to get their item? (Since my game will still be in English.)
Do the U.K. / other European English speakers get sparkling cider or something else?
The game is also available in Italian and sold in Italy. What reward do Italians/Italian-speakers get?