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Nice, possibly "British" gift, which can be easily packed?

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FromageFred Mon 04-Dec-17 10:00:04

My DF and his wife are visiting soon from Europe. I would like to get them something for Christmas that they can easily take home with them in their luggage. Budget up to £30. Ideally something for them as couple rather than individual gifts. I know they like 'British' interiors, seaside theme etc. Any ideas?

cakeymccakington Mon 04-Dec-17 10:00:34

Marmite. Obviously

FromageFred Mon 04-Dec-17 12:47:10

smile DF hates marmite. His wife might find it amusing though.

raglansleeve Mon 04-Dec-17 12:51:52

What about a subscription to a homes/lifestyle magazine such as Coast or Country Living - they mail overseas, and have articles on interiors, British regions etc.

PetraStrorm Mon 04-Dec-17 12:53:08

Something Cath Kidston-ish? If they like that style of thing. I imagine it can be seen as very quintessential English-y, and you could get cushion covers or a tablecloth/placemats - all easy to transport.

raglansleeve Mon 04-Dec-17 12:54:35

Or a lovely print by someone like Jo Grundy - I love her winter scenes and am dropping hints to DH, but she has some coastal subjects too.

LemonysSnicket Mon 04-Dec-17 12:55:12

Try john lewis, they have loads of that kind of thing.

raglansleeve Mon 04-Dec-17 12:55:17

Emma Bridgewater mugs, or Cornishware

PotteringAlong Mon 04-Dec-17 13:08:04

Something Paddington related?

PotteringAlong Mon 04-Dec-17 13:09:18

www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/paddington-paddington-bear-carry-tin-with-biscuits_556-80011470-FKT12767X/

Like this?

minipie Mon 04-Dec-17 13:26:56

Nice tea and shortbread
Emma Bridgewater or Richard Bramble

FromageFred Mon 04-Dec-17 15:06:32

Thanks for all the suggestions. Especially Richard Bramble which I'd never heard of before but has some suitable things. It's either that or posh tea and biscuits I think.

OlennasWimple Mon 04-Dec-17 15:07:36

Fortnum & Mason teabags

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