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Old Aug 5th 2007, 9:26 am
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Hello...

As some of you know my mum is always sending me "goodie parcels" out from the UK.... well, we want to send one back to them for a change.

I need ideas of what I can put in it.... treats that you definately cant get back in the UK... not too large please or postage will be horrendous.

I will really appreciate your ideas as we came to a mental block after thinking of Lamb and Mint crisps and Pineapple Lumps....

Please help.... thanks!!!!
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How about a necklace in a Maori design, a fluffy kiwi(bird!) or pukeko, small jar of kiwifruit sweets. I have sent all these things to various people back home. I think they were gratefully received
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Old Aug 5th 2007, 11:38 am
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Hello...

As some of you know my mum is always sending me "goodie parcels" out from the UK.... well, we want to send one back to them for a change.

I need ideas of what I can put in it.... treats that you definately cant get back in the UK... not too large please or postage will be horrendous.

I will really appreciate your ideas as we came to a mental block after thinking of Lamb and Mint crisps and Pineapple Lumps....

Please help.... thanks!!!!
Sorry to be a pain but you can get Lamb & Mint crisps in the UK made by Walkers & they're nicer than the ones here

Something small made from Rimu wood (we've sent back coasters, letter openers etc. - nice & light)

Difficult to think of anything else

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Old Aug 5th 2007, 9:34 pm
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Hi,
Moro bars if they like choccie,
steak and cheese pie, but i don't think it'll last the journey
Sniffters or jaffa's (as un the sweet kind)
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Milo, small bag of skippy cereal, vacuum packed NZ gourmet cheese, Anzac biscuits, mighty perky nana bars, packet mix for apricot chicken, packet of vegge crisps (the ones that are a cross between prawn crackers and quavers)
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My Mother-In-Law loves her cup of tea, still has Ringtons deliver it. We sent some Dilmah tea back wich came in a nice Kiwi promotional tin. Postage cost twice what the gift did but it was worth it. Dunno if the do Dilmah in UK? She would never have bought it anyway.

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My Kiwi rellies always used to send us a Sheepskin and various jars of local honey ! The Manuka (Tea Tree) is a unique NZ honey.
I think that Manuka/Propopolis tooth paste is quite novel too, and how about some Soft Licorice.
Does anyone know about the regulations though, my wife had to pay MAF the expenses for a parcel that some one sent us from Europe, to be destroyed, can a parcel be sent to England/Europe without such problems ?

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Chocolate Fish - for a treat.

A big fat weta - for a surprise!
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Thanks for the ideas... Id already thought of Choc Fish... I think they are pretty horrible... so they can make their own minds up if I send them some!

I have no idea if I can send stuff like Honey (good idea though)... I might have to just send stuff like biscuits and chocs.

I'll have a look around the supermarket next time I go. Cheers again for the ideas!
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Hi,
Moro bars if they like choccie,
steak and cheese pie, but i don't think it'll last the journey
Sniffters or jaffa's (as un the sweet kind)

Is that a hint missus ??? .....
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Thanks for the ideas... Id already thought of Choc Fish... I think they are pretty horrible... so they can make their own minds up if I send them some!

I have no idea if I can send stuff like Honey (good idea though)... I might have to just send stuff like biscuits and chocs.

I'll have a look around the supermarket next time I go. Cheers again for the ideas!
I always have the image of the parcel passing through tropical Singapore and all the melting brown choccie going over the sheepskin/Maori Tikis, no meltable products for my parcel !
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I always have the image of the parcel passing through tropical Singapore and all the melting brown choccie going over the sheepskin/Maori Tikis, no meltable products for my parcel !
lol.... I got a goodie parcel from mum last month and I had to ask her if the bar of Galaxy was banana shaped when she sent it.... she said no! It still tasted good!
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