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A local gift?
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Zookster


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Post: #1
11-11-2008 10:32 AM

Hi, just joined the forum, although have lived in FH for 10 years.

I have just been 'secret santa-ed' with someone from the US who has given gift preferences for 'something local to you'. Budget is ?15-20.

Any ideas for something really local? Or maybe even a good idea that is London specific. My mind has gone blank.

Must be suitable for international mailing.

Thanks

Z

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Happysnapper


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Post: #2
11-11-2008 10:53 AM

Something from the Horniman Museum shop?

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Zookster


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Post: #3
11-11-2008 11:04 AM

Yep, that could have promise, thanks.

I will pop in and see if they have any prints or pictures of exhibits.

Any other ideas still much appreciated.

Z

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Baboonery


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Post: #4
11-11-2008 11:27 AM

A 1-bed flat at Forest Hill Central?

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Zookster


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Post: #5
11-11-2008 11:28 AM

I don't want to appear cheap, I plan to spend the WHOLE ?20!

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BarCar


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11-11-2008 12:07 PM
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junegapi


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Post: #7
11-11-2008 12:41 PM

What about a set of Red Double Decker Salt and Pepper shakers. They are available from most tourist shops in the Victoria/ Buckingham Palace area. Take the 185 bus to Victoria, or the P4 to Brixton and then the Victoria Line.

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Zookster


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Post: #8
11-11-2008 12:48 PM

I did think of Routemaster themed items, but am hoping to avoid too obviously tourist themed items.

It remains a firm backup though.

Cheers

Z

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sue


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Post: #9
11-11-2008 01:06 PM

If they still sell it, how about some Horniman's tea from the Horniman shop?

Sue

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Happysnapper


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Post: #10
11-11-2008 01:13 PM

Quote:
I don't want to appear cheap, I plan to spend the WHOLE ?20!


Heh heh heh

Love the Muji idea by the way! Think I may have to visit....

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Zookster


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Post: #11
11-11-2008 01:17 PM

I will definitely be visiting the Horniman shop for some ideas.

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Dotcom


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Post: #12
11-11-2008 02:08 PM

I [heart] London from Oxford Street stall? Take a 172 bus all the way?

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blushingsnail


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Post: #13
11-11-2008 02:10 PM

Staying on a transport theme, what about something from the London Transport Museum? Some of the items aren't too 'touristy'.

Online here http://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/LTM.html and you can probably get a lot of it at the museum shop in Covent Garden.

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shzl400


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Post: #14
11-11-2008 02:15 PM

Something from the Dulwich Picture Gallery gift shop - I know not as good as Horniman for being local, but still near enough....

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Zookster


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Post: #15
11-11-2008 02:42 PM

Good idea, thanks.

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baggydave


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Post: #16
11-11-2008 09:59 PM

You can try e-bay but they've already sussed out the Secret Santa market. More fun searching 'unwanted secret santa' or 'unwanted christmas present' in the New Year - some great gifts including unwrapped ones where, for example, there has been a fall out. A friend in Edinburgh bought a Hearts bobble hat for a hibies fan as a SS (think he got confused), but perhaps that did not get as far as e-bay and was used to keep warm instead (on the fire)

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Dylan


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Post: #17
14-11-2008 04:01 PM

helena Sivak does some great sketches of the local area
the Horniman,Dulwich woods, Dartmouth Road etc.,
some of her work is on the wall at the Big Breakfast Cafe and currently at the Kirkdale Bookshop
helena.sivak@yahoo.com

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Zookster


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Post: #18
14-11-2008 04:05 PM

That sounds awesome, but also likemit would be over the budget we have been set. Officially, 25 usd including shipping, although I will go a bit over for the right gift.

Thanks

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spit-fire


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Post: #19
18-11-2008 01:34 PM

Pie and Mash!
Manze's will deliver small chilled packages to you with liquer too and sasparilla if you wish to push the boat out.
Luuuuvly!

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Zookster


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Post: #20
18-11-2008 02:23 PM

Not sure US customs would be happy to have that coming through.....

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