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Help! Postable gift for sister in Australia

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cheesebaby Fri 03-Dec-10 00:54:47

OK, gotta keep this short as am 1xbottle down, and heading for bed grin

But time is getting short; what on earth could I get and post to my little (late 20s) sis who's spending 6 months in Oz? I want something small and quirky, not edible/meltable/too expensive to risk getting lost in the post that I can send to make her smile at Xmas.

Don't know what she'd like; nothing cumbersome as she may do some backpacking...

Urgh, any ideas sooo gratefully recieved; am numb-brained at the best of times, but been struggling with this one for a while, and haven't even worked out posting dates yet hmm

And yes, I know I haven't told you anything about her - but other than she has a new lovely fella, cats (in the UK), likes wine... don't know what else to add grin

WhatSheSaid Fri 03-Dec-10 00:59:45

Does she read a lot?

Book Depository has free worldwide postage, so you could send her a book through them - maybe a guidebook of a bit of Australia she will visit? Or a novel to read on the beach? Something like that?

healthyElfy Fri 03-Dec-10 16:49:03

A really cheesy english calender or a toy london bus.

cheesebaby Fri 03-Dec-10 17:24:38

Ooh, nice ideas - I'm so unimaginative hmm grin

fannybaws Fri 03-Dec-10 18:18:36

Last posting day for NZ is monday I imagine Aus is much the same. My sis is also abroad with a new fella so I sent her a lovely negligee something they can both enjoy grin

SleightiesChick Fri 03-Dec-10 23:12:13

Bill Bryson's book Down Under is very funny, and she could read that as she is going round. Or you could go the other way and get her one of his books about England for while she's far away. I would advise buying on an Aussie site though rather than posting from here. It's just easier.

The cheesy stuff would also be good.

gillybean2 Sat 04-Dec-10 09:46:54

No to books sorry. The last thing you need to be dragging round with you while backpacking is the weight of books.

I would say a couple of nice t-shirts (you get fed up living in the same ones while backpacking) Or send her some money so she can treat herself.

Or look uo where she is staying and find something she can do that you can pay fore remotely that she'll never get to do again (eg a helicopter flight over sydney harbour - not sure if that's within your budget but you get the idea)

mylifewithstrangers Sat 04-Dec-10 09:50:41

Can you get her some gift vouchers for Aussie stores (order online?). Very easy to carry around then, and maybe she can treat herself to something nice when the backpacking gets too much!

onimolap Sat 04-Dec-10 09:55:25

If she has a compatible player, then DVDs of current British telly programmes (i-Player doesn't work overseas).

gillybean2 Sat 04-Dec-10 10:06:40

i-player does work over seas if you are a tv license payer. My parents watch it in NZ no problem. I think you have to put in some details, like your postcode or some such (wasn't listening properly when dad was going on about it explaining)

taffetazatyousantaclaus Sat 04-Dec-10 14:00:05

if she's travelling, what about this mad plug?

it makes me laugh, anyway.

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