Gift ideas for ex-pat couple living abroad in London…

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy bee

MrsNewDay:  can’t you get her a uk gift (card) that you pay for online with your credit card? or book tickets to a west end show for them… you could just chose about anything (just for example) from amazon.co.uk – or some other uk based company – and have it shipped to their house as a gift, can’t you?  

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Kili.
Post # 3
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Helper bee

What about a gift card? Like amazon? Ones that you can get sent to their email and that would work in that area

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You can do a check. I had an aunt in the US send me a check here in the UK. NatWest processed it – it just took something like 28 days and a very small transaction fee (a few pounds).

Also, if you know of any food or shops she misses in the US, you could always send her things from there. I had a cousin ship me a bunch of weird Oreo packages, lots of Saltines, and cheap tshirts from Target  because I can’t them here. It made my day. May not be super wedding-ish, but a little something from home + check could be perfect.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

MrsNewDay:  i can order from amazon.co.uk from abroad without any problems. but there should be plenty of other sites as well, depending on what you’re wanting to gift you could chose a site like John Lewis, Harrod’s, WH Smith, Selfridge’s, Marks & Spencer… if you want to gift money, you could also look into a transaction made via Western Union (not sure how much their fees are though)

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Kili.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Kili.
Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

MrsNewDay:  You have to set up a separate Amazon.co.uk account in order to order from them. If you log in with your amazon.com info, it will redirect you to your .com account.

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