(Closed) HELP, Don’t know what to get a friend who’s leaving the country.

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly? Cash!

He may or may not have all the outdoorsy stuff he’ll need, and who knows what he’ll want or even be able to take with him on his trip. I’d try making a cute card, maybe a tent with flaps that unfold (“unzip”) and it reveals money inside. That will show your intention of what you wanted to get, without lugging him down with material things. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

when I moved abroad – my friends got me stuff that I could use before I left like alcohol 🙂 or giftcards for restaurants bc I had sold all my dishes/furniture.. something small and travel related probably would work as well, like headphones or one of those funny travel pillows – if he has an ipad, maybe a giftcard to itunes since its a pain in the arse to buy US itunes credit overseas… actually I just thought of one thing that I would have really appreciated.  a subscription to an ip masking service so that I could still watch netflix, hulu, etc. costs about $5 a month but then you can watch tv from home..

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Living in NZ, I think the IP masking subscription has been the best offered so far, it is such a pain in the a** when we can’t view things here because they are streamed on Hulu and we’re about 5 months behind most American TV shows. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

the one I have is strong VPN and I’ve had them for about 2 years now with no problems…

@sweetmamam:  we’re a couple of months behind as well so I feel your pain 🙂  danish cable companies are so cheap so they wait forever to buy new epsiodes.. in the meantime, we get unlimited episodes of america’s funniest home videos and cops. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jenangeles:  us too in Holland!!! When I go back to the US to visit family, I always try to stick to the shows that we don’t have here. Before any of the cable networks bought Glee, I even wrote in asking them to buy it. The worst is when I’ve seen the beginnings of a new show (like Modern Family), and then it takes 3 months before any of the “new” episodes here are episodes that I haven’t seen.

but for the original poster, maybe something travel sized that will remind him of home. Or after he’s there in NZ for a month, you can find out what he’s missing from home and mail it to him. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

Thermals! Honestly it gets cold in NZ and with all the ski fields and him being outdoorsie!

Or a nice warm beanie or scarf!

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