Xmas gifts for relatives abroad?

My in laws have just moved to France and im trying to think of xmas prezzies that can be ordered and delivered straight to them. They are used to having quite unique and imaginative prezzies from me and im struggling to beat myself this year, with them being abroad!!! We are going out there a couple of days after xmas, but with 3 kids could really do without taking prezzies in to our suitcases too.


  • elona
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    How about books, dvds etc from Amazon or thebookpeople.co.uk
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  • Doozergirl
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    Can I jump on your thread code-a-holic? I was thinking exactly the same as my sister-in-law is in Canada now.

    I wanted to know if anyone knew of any Canada based websites which I could use to get gifts delivered directly to them and help us save on the postage? Even if it's a depertment store type website which would give us a decent choice.

    We made a present box one year when she was in the US which cost more in postage than the gifts did. She was really touched, but I'd rather spend the extra money on her than Royal Mail, IYKWIM.

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  • shazzer22
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    Hi, we have friends in Canada, for their children you can get Toys r us in Canada to deliver and also Sears is quite a big store that delivers too.
  • MrsTinks
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    Well... how about a donkey?

    Seriously! there are loads of charities you can donate to in someone elses name and you'll save on postage too ;)
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  • Tine beat me to it - I've bought most of the adult members of my and DH's family goats etc for the last 2 years and it has gone down really well - and solves all your delivery problems.
  • Tine beat me to it - I've bought most of the adult members of my and DH's family goats etc for the last 2 years and it has gone down really well - and solves all your delivery problems.

    Could you put the web sites on to the thread?

    Thank you :T
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  • lyla
    lyla Posts: 98 Forumite
    we have relatives in australia and last year i ordered a 'lush' gift set for them as they have stores worldwide. https://www.lush.com

    certainley saved me lots of money on postage and for once didnt have to worry about the weight of the present.
  • MATH
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    My sister lives in America and what we do is agree a budget for our Christmas gifts to each other. I buy y gift in the UK from her and she buys her own gift in the states from me. Saves a fortune on postage and we always get the gift we 'really' wanted. LOL Christmas morning we web cam each other to show what we have bought each other.
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  • I do a wee Hogmanay treat for friends abroad. Take one minature of malt whisky (theres a free offer on the freebie board today), a wee lump of coal (polish it) and a wrapped slice of black bun (fruitcake if you are not in Scotland) wrap it up with a tartan ribbon.

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  • McAzrael
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    Canadian online stores:

    French online store:

    All online versions of established chain stores. HBC has quite a long history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Bay_Company
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