We all love giving gifts. There’s something about finding the perfect present for the perfect person that fills us with so much joy (unless you’re one of those people that absolutely hates shopping, in which case you’ve probably never bought a gift in your life) – but it’s always difficult if the person you’re buying for is moving to another country. What do they need? Would they want this? How are you going to give it to them? Here are some awesome gift ideas for people moving abroad.
So they’re not exactly the smallest things to post – but they are definitely one of the sentimental gifts for people who have moved to another country. Each country has its own cuisines; it’s own special foods, treats and things that just make it tick. And when you move to another country you might miss those little treats. If you move to America from England, you might miss traditional English tea. If you move from America to Australia, you might miss their pop tarts. Fill a picnic hamper up with some of the most special treats your country has to offer and surprise your friend on the other end.
Whether your friend is moving abroad permanently, going on an around the world trip or just traveling to a few different places, you want to get them something special that they will use during their travels. One of the most thoughtful gifts is buying your friend or loved one a travel journal. This way, they can write all of their memories, thoughts, feeling, photographs and more in this journal and always remember you. If you want to be even more sentimental, fill half of this journal up with pictures, addresses and contact details for people back home, so they’ll never feel alone.
Buy their favorite DVDs
There’s nothing we love more than home comforts and familiarity when we’re away from our family, friends, and home country. Sometimes, people need a release from their newfound adventurer and want to snuggle down with their favorite films. However, when you move to another country, taking DVDs won’t be on your to-do list, and many people will leave them at home. Surprise your friend with an awesome package full of their favorite movies to cheer them up on a glum day.
A framed photo
If you want to send your friend or loved one something small, but deeply personal, a framed photo of the two of you is one of the most thoughtful gifts. This way, they can take it with them wherever they go, and will never forget you or feel alone. If you’re a lover of technology, you could even buy an electronic photo frame which can hold multiple pictures.
Buy them Skype minutes
In a world full of technological advances, it’s now easier than ever to talk to people across the pond. However, it can be pricey. By buying them Skye minutes, you are buying them precious moments with their family and friends via the internet. And you won’t need to post them.