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I want to send my Finnish friend a pressie, what do they not have in Finland?

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DrNortherner Thu 04-Sep-08 12:38:40

She has just had a baby. Will send something for baby, but want to send her something from UK that is nice for her.

Any ideas?

suzywong Thu 04-Sep-08 12:39:50

Walkers Variety Pack

Anna8888 Thu 04-Sep-08 12:40:35

Penhaligon's soap.

QuintessentialShadow Thu 04-Sep-08 12:44:36

If she is Finnish, and never lived abroad, she wont get the stuff that is hyped up in the uk. Especially not skincare and toiletry products. Why not get her some jewellery items?

I cant flaunt my Cath Kidston here in Norway, they are "just" towels and oilcloth. Nothing more. Mari Mekko, on the other hand, RULES. (But that is Finnish, so you cant give your friend that) A box of chocolate such as Thorntons? Or Godiva?

LittleMyDancing Thu 04-Sep-08 12:46:16

Marmalade - if she's English and likes it, my friends who live in Helsinki always buy loads to take back with them.

And Marmite.

DrNortherner Thu 04-Sep-08 12:47:59

Hmm, she is Finnish.

We always had a joke about fanny wipes so I am sending a bumper pack of those!

Choccies might be good I think. Have heard about this Godiva but don't think you can buy it in my town....

MmeLindt Thu 04-Sep-08 12:49:42

You can order Godiva online, I think. They are heaven in a box.

DrNortherner Thu 04-Sep-08 13:22:01

Godiva looks lush

Swampster Thu 04-Sep-08 13:27:23

My Finnish cousin raves about M&S sandwiches!

DrNortherner Thu 04-Sep-08 13:46:53

Lol. Think they may be a but stale when they get to her!

Swampster Thu 04-Sep-08 13:55:20

How about the lushest socks in the world? Finnish people ALWAYS take their shoes off when entering someone's home, so quite practical (if a bit unsexy).

LittleMyDancing Thu 04-Sep-08 14:03:43

Given that they're heading into their darkest time of year, how about a light box to fight of SAD and PND?

might be more than you were thinking of spending though!

Swampster Thu 04-Sep-08 14:12:24

But if you want to spend that much then these blankets from Melin Tregwynt are STUNNING.

Swampster Thu 04-Sep-08 14:17:38

How about an aduki light?

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 14:17:57

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LittleMyDancing Thu 04-Sep-08 14:19:32

you clearly speak the language fluently Cod!

LittleMyDancing Thu 04-Sep-08 14:19:46

perhaps a few more double kkkkkkkkkk's

filthymindedvixen Thu 04-Sep-08 14:20:43

any fashion item after the 1980s (judging by my last visit there grin

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 14:21:15

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ilovemydog Thu 04-Sep-08 14:22:45

Neal's Yard Lavender Bath Salts smile

LittleMyDancing Thu 04-Sep-08 14:25:10


DrNortherner Fri 05-Sep-08 11:30:22

Oh yes cod if you could that would be good. Am heading into town very soon tho to make the purchase.

Also, we don't yet kow baby's name. Tis tradition in Finland to keep it secret till naming ceremony!

WilfSell Fri 05-Sep-08 11:40:21

Cheap alcohol? grin

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