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    • harrys nan
    • By harrys nan 11th Oct 17, 6:59 PM
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    Idears needed please
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    • 11th Oct 17, 6:59 PM
    Idears needed please 11th Oct 17 at 6:59 PM
    Hi,
    I'm going on holiday soon and want to take some gifts to my family that live there.
    I want something "British" that they won't be able to get over there, 1 young lad about 9
    1 teenage girl early teens
    My cousin and her hubby both in their 50/60's
    Has anyone any suggestions, this being money saving, I don't really want to spend much more than abou£60 total
    Last edited by harrys nan; 11-10-2017 at 7:01 PM. Reason: I dont know where the "r" came from in Ideas
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 11th Oct 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 7:22 PM
    I visited friends of friend in rural Southern Ireland and wanted to take some small gifts. I made tablet and shortbread and took a bottle of homemade bramble vodka. For their kids who were similiar ages to your family I made up a hamper of old-fashioned sweets which they loved. My son repeated this when he visited his gf's family in Greece for the first time and it went down a storm.
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    • NewShadow
    • By NewShadow 11th Oct 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:51 PM
    It might help if we know where you're going - so we have an idea of what might not be available.

    Also - are your family originally British or foreign born/have they lived in or visited the UK previously?

    I ask because whenever I visit my mother - wherever she happens to be living in the world that particular year - she always wants Marmite, Chocolate (galaxy and/or cadburys) and Yorkshire tea bags.

    Before now I've had to have all my clothes in my cabin bag - big pockets in a big coat help - and given over my entire hold luggage to her marmite addiction
    That sounds like a classic case of premature extrapolation.

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    • harrys nan
    • By harrys nan 11th Oct 17, 9:45 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:45 PM
    Hi, I'm off to Canada, my cousin and her family are Canadian.Her dad was taken to Canada as a very small child, the parents, my grandparents emigrated over there. Never been over here at all.

    I think I would like something they could keep
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 11th Oct 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:56 PM
    Teenage girl - Make up that's Boots brand. The xmas catalogue is out now with many gifts on 3 for 2, so potentially you might get something as the freebie if you're doing some xmas shopping.
    • jk0
    • By jk0 11th Oct 17, 11:16 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 11:16 PM
    Have you any photos of common ancestors? How about getting some copies printed and putting in a multiple frame. (Write on the back who they are if you know.)
    • wondercollie
    • By wondercollie 11th Oct 17, 11:24 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 11:24 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 11:24 PM
    Hi, I'm off to Canada, my cousin and her family are Canadian.Her dad was taken to Canada as a very small child, the parents, my grandparents emigrated over there. Never been over here at all.

    I think I would like something they could keep
    Originally posted by harrys nan
    There are a lot of British products available here. Most cities have British shops where we can buy what we really miss.

    Penguin biscuits are hard to find in some areas. I like to get souvenir tea towels. My sons loved to get candy/sweeties. My friends kids always hoped for team jerseys as they are very expensive here, or supporters scarves.

    My husband would sell his soul for oxtail soup!
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