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flier Thu 20-Aug-09 13:27:56

We are going to an evening reception of one of DHs work colleagues who are in their forties, second (or third marriage), and are emigrating a few months after the wedding. What the heck can we get them as a gift?

Tinfoil Fri 21-Aug-09 00:19:22

I'd normally try to think of a wrappable present, but as they are emigrating, how about a voucher to spend at a home or garden store when they get there, for their new home? Or you could give them an IOI for something that could be delivered to them once they arrive?

Tinfoil Fri 21-Aug-09 00:19:31

IOU

HolyGuacamole Fri 21-Aug-09 00:24:40

Maybe vouchers for lastminute.com or similar?

flier Fri 21-Aug-09 11:18:08

hmm, vouchers may be the way to go, its just not something I'm particularly fond of. Thanks all.

OhBling Fri 21-Aug-09 11:21:29

have a look under the wedding and other gift section of this website - they have some nice ideas.

If they're emigrating - something for their new home could be nice too (but small). eg if they're going somewhere sunny you could get them something cute for a garden or something similar?

flier Fri 21-Aug-09 16:41:21

thanks ohbling, i'm taking a look just now

crokky Fri 21-Aug-09 16:51:58

I mean this seriously...

Is it an option to get them nothing?

flier Fri 21-Aug-09 16:55:37

not an option, no. smile

Tinfoil Fri 21-Aug-09 21:04:47

Something downloadable, like music on iTunes?

Tinfoil Sun 23-Aug-09 16:48:24

Or tickets for a show, somewhere near their new home?

flier Sun 23-Aug-09 22:04:46

thanks tinfoil. They are moving to the far east, so that may not be too easy to arrange.

MrsBadger Sun 23-Aug-09 22:20:02

amazon or itunes vouchers

unimaginative but international

stealthsquiggle Sun 23-Aug-09 22:23:23

I vote Amazon for maximum coverage / options as to what they spend it on - wrap it around a bottle of nice champagne and label it as being to spend on something for their new home when they get there?

flier Mon 24-Aug-09 10:08:35

thanks MrsB and stealthsquiggle, I think I may do that, a bottle of champagne with an amazon voucher may just do the job nicely (even though I don't really like giving vouchers, don't think I really have a choice this time).

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