I always love Christmas shopping, and can easily get carried away with buying gifts. Since moving to the US, I don't really buy gifts for friends and family back homeany longer as it costs far too much to ship from here :( However I do like to go online and buy a few bits from UK websites to ship to friends and family.
Whilst browsing online this year I discovered two really cool websites, I have made a purchase from the first one and am thinking of making a purchase from the second one. They have some great gifts for Ex Pats and some cute things to send to friends and family back home.
The first one is http://www.snow-home.co.uk/ and they have lots of different things to choose from and also ship internationally. I had never heard of them until Sarah G blogged and mentioned them, and I have purchased and had delivered a Map of the British Isles. It was a bit of a nightmare finding a frame, but eventually I found one at Ikea, I haven't hung the map yet, but plan to put it in our hallway and Im sure it will make a nice talking point for visitors.
The second site I have found is http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/ they also have so many cute things, and also ship internationally, although you do need to double check items as they don't all ship internationally.
I was asked to put together a list of things I would buy from this site for my family and myself, so here goes.
For my Mum I would buy her the framed record of the number one from her birthday, as I know how much she used to enjoy playing records, and how much she likes listening to Cliff Richard
For my sister I would buy her a Sterling Silver keyring, complete with our names so every time she looks at her keys she thinks of me :)
Then he can enjoy a cup of tea and some chocolate.
For my two westies I think they would look very fetching in these matching collars
Last but not least, my fabulous husband - who is the hardest to buy for!! I would probably buy him something for his office, like this movie lines print and also a chocolate pizza!
and of course I should buy something for myself - I would love this cute doggie doorstop
Plus so many other things on this site.Let me know what you think of this fab site, and what cool things you would like to purchase :) There is so much to choose from.