As the title says my dad lives in New Zealand and every year I struggle to think of things to send to him, his wife and 3 young girls (12, 10 & 7)for Xmas.
The main problem is the cost of postage - it normally outweighs the cost of the presents I have bought ! My dad uses English websites to order presents for us & he gets the presents delivered directly to us. We get some lovely presents from them for myself, DH & DS (5). I can never find any good websites based in New Zealand so can't do the same.
We have already done in previous years photobooks, Calenders, homemade presents etc, but this year I'm really stuck !! Does anyone know of English gift websites that will ship to NZ ?? I was thinking of hampers etc or does anyone know of any New Zealand based websites I can use ?
If any of you have relatives abroad what do you normally send ? Do you find the postage costs very high ?
How about books for the children if you can find a NZ website? Apparently they are relatively expensive out there so might be appreciated? Don't know of any but that's what I'm planning to do for my nephew this year...
Have you tried www.ferrit.co.nz, if you join up which is free you get free postage. They sell everything through a range of stores. I have bought one thing from Bivouac outdoor shop and it was really easy.
Or get him some lovely wines and cheeses from www.woolworths.co.nz (or foodtown in North Island.
I am in the south island - as is MrsJohnCusack. There are some MNers in Wellington, but I don't think we have any in Auckland.
Most people would use Trade Me (which does have new stuff, and some traders now take credit cards - look for the pay now logo) or Ferrit. The joy of Ferrit is no postage cost - so you can send something really large!
I rang up a garden centre and got them to send vouchers - you could find a local one. Also book vouchers - find a local bookshop, call them up. Or if there is a large department store (e.g. in Wellington it'd be Kirkcaldies) also good. Not sure what the equivalent in Auckland is!