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    • mon37
    • By mon37 22nd Sep 16, 11:21 AM
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    ideas for a gift
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    ideas for a gift 22nd Sep 16 at 11:21 AM
    I am looking for some advice. I need to buy a small gift for an american friend. His wife suggested something from english alcohol. Please could you give me some ideas? I am looking for something what isn't expensive.
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    • Stevie Palimo
    • By Stevie Palimo 22nd Sep 16, 11:26 AM
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    Got a few friends from the states and they seem to like genuine Scottish whiskey for some reason so that could be worth while looking at or for me when I buy drink for someone if I have no idea what they like I would look at a wine shop/main drink retailer and buy a voucher for them.
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    • By dlusman 22nd Sep 16, 4:39 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 4:39 PM
    Got a few friends from the states and they seem to like genuine Scottish whiskey for some reason so that could be worth while looking at or for me when I buy drink for someone if I have no idea what they like I would look at a wine shop/main drink retailer and buy a voucher for them.
    Originally posted by Stevie Palimo
    no such thing as "genuine Scottish whiskey"

    If its Scottish its whisky
    if its whiskey its Irish

    ( also the OP asked for something "English" )
    • mon37
    • By mon37 22nd Sep 16, 7:10 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 7:10 PM
    Thanks for your suggestions about scottish whisky but good whisky is quite expensive?
    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 22nd Sep 16, 10:33 PM
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    Get a gin taster box - theres plenty of english companies who do them, a quick google would help.
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    • juliafreitaslove
    • By juliafreitaslove 23rd Sep 16, 1:53 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 1:53 PM
    It depends on how you define the term expensive, that would be better to advise for any gift if you had mentioned the price range whether below $10 and we must familiar with the idea you are sending the gift for, without the purpose of gift it is quite a little hard to suggest any gift. As a generic case you can send wrist watch, perfumes, some sort of food item like cake, bouquet and much more. It depends on how far you can think.
    • Lisbon
    • By Lisbon 24th Sep 16, 10:06 AM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 10:06 AM
    If you're going to post this, then check Royal Mail regs - they are very restrictive on sending alcohol. How about liqueur chocolates (Harveys Bristol Cream is an English as they come!), which are much cheaper than a bottle of spirits but still come into the 'English alcohol' category.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 24th Sep 16, 12:48 PM
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    How much do you want to spend. Is the friend going to receive the item in person or by post?
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 24th Sep 16, 1:09 PM
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    • 24th Sep 16, 1:09 PM
    Send 'em slabs of supermarket milk chocolate. Easier to post, less risk of impaired driving & Ours is just So Much Nicer than the American stuff, it''ll blow their minds.
    I would have said Dairy Milk, but that's been tinkered with by Kraft (an American company) so I'd head for supermarket own brand & possible Lidl/Aldi. Yes, even our cheap stuff is nicer than their Hershey "confection".

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    • mon37
    • By mon37 25th Sep 16, 10:53 PM
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    How much do you want to spend. Is the friend going to receive the item in person or by post?
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    By person. I am going to visit him in USA.
    • Tealblue
    • By Tealblue 26th Sep 16, 12:27 AM
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    By person. I am going to visit him in USA.
    Originally posted by mon37
    If you don't need to post it, try one of the many M&S alcohol gifts: http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/flowers-and-gifts/food-and-wine-gifts/alcohol-gifts/?facetOpen=true&cachedFilters=+96+10+260+10+260&pr iceMin=10&priceMax=260&currentPriceMin=10&currentP riceMax=260&lastSelectedSize=&resultsPerPage=96&so rtBy=product_price_from|0&pageChoice=1&selectedAcc ordions=checkbox-2000|checkbox-462|checkbox-470|checkbox-42

    English Elderflower Gin is on special offer: http://www.marksandspencer.com/elderflower-infused-gin-single-bottle/p/p60080192?prevPage=plp&pdpredirect
    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 26th Sep 16, 3:34 PM
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    I'd take Pimms, or a nice gin like Sipsmith or Adnams which come in nice antiquey-looking bottles (so look like a proper present).
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