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Sillyjelly Tue 14-Nov-17 19:00:07

Posting for traffic, sorry!

DSis is going travelling for 6 months on Saturday and I need a small, lovely, gift idea.

It's a bit intense as we lost our parents, have just sold our family home (completing on Monday) and she is travelling while I move to another city. We have been living together in our family home for 18 months with our mum's dogs (who are.moving with me)

I thought of something like a photo kindle cover of the dogs, but can't find one soon enough. Also thought a little token would be nice, but can only find tacky things.

You people are good at these things, please help! drawing a blank and running out of time!

Thanks!

Caspiana Tue 14-Nov-17 19:04:55

Maybe a St Christopher necklace, often worn by travellers to keep them safe? He was patron saint of travel I think. I’m not religious but was given one before I climbed Kilimanjaro and loved wearing it.

tealandteal Tue 14-Nov-17 19:05:00

How about a st Christopher necklace? Patron Saint of travellers

Caspiana Tue 14-Nov-17 19:06:08

@tealandteal great minds grin

imsorryiasked Tue 14-Nov-17 19:12:39

How about one of these? personalised photo passport cover
(Disclaimer found via Google haven't used them may be other cheaper options but they say fast delivery so should be ok)

TwoBlueFish Tue 14-Nov-17 19:14:48

This place do 2 days to make and special delivery or pickup in london. Would be tight but maybe doable www.bagsoflove.co.uk/bags/kindle-case.aspx

MyBrilliantDisguise Tue 14-Nov-17 19:17:17

I'd go for a bangle with something engraved on the inside.

sunshineinabag Tue 14-Nov-17 19:18:32

An antique compass necklace so she can always find her way home 😊 You could even have that engraved on the back: www.etsy.com/listing/294325393/antique-sterling-silver-working-compass

kaytee87 Tue 14-Nov-17 19:20:37

A st Christopher would be nice but I know I’d probably appreciate a heartfelt letter to be opened on the plane with a lovely photograph of the two of you enclosed.

kaytee87 Tue 14-Nov-17 19:24:12

If you don’t feel like you could write a letter then this poem is beautiful

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

FadedRed Tue 14-Nov-17 19:30:10

A good quality LED torch flashlight.
A good quality pair of binoculars, you can get small pairs.
A sponge bag that has a hanger and pockets, that she can hang up in any washroom. Difficult to describe, but hopefully you will know what I mean.
Microfibre towels, really good for travelling as they roll up small but are very absorbent and dry quickly.
A Swiss army penknife, with scissors, tweezers and a bottle opener.
A first aid kit.
A pair of foldable slippers or slippersocks.
An emergency phone charger.
A money belt or close-body money pouch.
A rucksack with wheels.
A rape alarm.

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