The summer holidays are over, and for many of us, the run up to the festive season begins. With mince pies and chocolates for Christmas appearing in the supermarkets now, it is something that those who love to be well organised start to think about. Christmas shopping is something that many people like to start early, as it means that it is easier to budget, reduces the last minute stress and the need to rush around, and also means that you have longer to get shopping done, which is especially useful if you have gifts to buy that could take longer to get to people, such as those for family who are living abroad.
Many of us have family and friends who live outside the UK, and just because they are in another country, we don’t want them to feel forgotten over the festive season. However, getting their gifts can be a bigger challenge than it is when giving gifts to family and friends who live in the same country. It is worth looking at the Royal Mail posting deadlines for the country you wish to send to, as well as looking into services like this same day courier Bracknell based uk-tdl, who may be able to get something sent abroad for you in time for Christmas if you have missed the Royal mail deadline.
If you are struggling with ideas, here are some great gift ideas for Christmas for people who live abroad…
Foods that they can’t get – Often it is the little things that we miss when we are in another country, and food is something that can give a taste of home. A jar of marmite for an avid marmite lover, or some Cadburys chocolates that can be hard to get hold of in some countries could make someone’s Christmas!
Something from their Previous Home Area – Christmas is a time when homesickness can get a bit much for some people, and links to home and roots are important. Something that reminds them of their home in the UK, such as an ornament, or a picture of a local sports team that they support can be a great way to cheer them up this Christmas.
Something to do to Enjoy in their New Home – Looking forward to something to enjoy and embracing their new home is something that can help someone to settle in. An experience day or an activity local to where they live is great and can help them to embrace their area and what is available to them.