A leaving the country gift? help please

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  1. niknaks

    niknaks Silver Member

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    Hi everyone.

    My best friend has landed herself a fab job teaching early years in Athens. So she is leaving to live over there for a minimum of a year. I plan to visit in the October half term. But want to give her a good send off gift.

    I will consider most budgets as I think she is worth it but obviously I do not wanna go overboard as im not mega rich lol

    So, any ideas. I'm stumped!

    xx

    Oh and she isn't going til August but I don't like leaving things to the last minute x
     
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    Sally_Cinnamon doesn't have a witty name

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    Having just moved across the Atlantic (well, about 18 months ago) I would say anything that's either a) consumable before she leaves or b) doesn't take up much room in a case or weigh too much.

    Maybe find out what her favorite toiletries are (mine are Molton Brown) and get her some travel sized bottles of her favourite stuff--especially as it will be hard to get hold of over there. I know toiletries seem kind of obvious, but I know what it's like to be without your favourites! Or give her some hand-made "vouchers" for her favourite English goodies and a promise that when she's craving Cadbury's chocolate or Walker's crisps that you'll send her a care package in the post. Those are the kinds of things that have kept me sane.
     
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    I was also going to say toiletries/foods you can't get outside of the UK!

    Has she got a charm bracelet? When I left my job last year my colleagues gave me a few Pandora charms for my bracelet - I wear it everyday, so I always have a reminder of them :)
     
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    I think sending her a hamper type thing when she gets there with marmite, english t bags, english deodorant (so expensive out there) moisturiser and stuff... just an idea?

    xx
     
  6. missgalaxy

    missgalaxy Yummy Mummy! xx

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    What about a digital photo frame? Quite light and you can load it up with loads of piccies of everyone before she goes x

    Dont forget a plug adapter though! x
     
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    What about a photo of the two of you together framed in a really nice photograph frame.

    Toiletries are also a good idea.
     
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    A new suitcase/travel bag. Or something she could wear which would remind her of you each time she wore it.

    I love the vouchers idea. Or wait until she has been there a while ask her what she misses most & take that with you when you go in October:D
     
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    If it was me I would want the following as a gift:

    PG Tips
    Cadburys Buttons
    Galaxy Minstrels
    Digestive Biscuits
    Nescafe Coffee
    Options hot chocolate drink
    Pack of proper back bacon

    This is what I miss whenever I have to travel for work!
     
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    Aww thanks guys. The vouchers idea sounds fab. Keep the ideas coming. They are great!!!
     
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    download all the songs when something special happened to either of you . When she plays it the memories will come back.You could put it on a cd or mp3-small and easy to carry.
     
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    When my friend went to Australia for a year I brought her a necklace and bracelet as it was easy to pack and didn't weigh too much.
     
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