One of my best friends is moving to Canada for her studies and I'm going crazy trying to think of a perfect parting gift. I want it to be thoughtful and practical, and one that passes the Airport security check. I could really use some help!

#1

A packet that has letters with specific instructions. For example:
One envelope that he gets to open ONLY when he’s feeling down( in that envelope you can draw something and write encouraging words and a bill to go get ice cream or to get a coffee.
Another envelope to open when he’s homesick ( put a picture of you both and attach some of favorite candy or something that remind him of your friendship or home)
have him send you a picture.
Another envelope with more money for a fun outing.
The ideas are endless.

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flutterbyy
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1 month ago

That seems like a good idea. Thank you!

#2

something that reminds her of home country, maybe? Like a printed tshirt or a mug... idk im really bad at gifts too

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flutterbyy
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1 month ago

haha me too. Thank you!

#3

Any picture of you and your friend (or a group of you, your buddies and your friend) in a special or fun place you all went to. Believe me. It will be treasured!!

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flutterbyy
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1 month ago

I did end up getting her something similar! Not a picture but a model of the temple we visited often and ended up spending the whole day :')

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#4

If she celebrates Christmas, maybe a Christmas tree ornament from where you live? IDK, that might look suspicious in the eyes of airport security imao. A notebook/fancy pen if she likes writing?

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flutterbyy
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1 month ago

Haha no she doesn't, but that's a cool gift idea too! Just got back from seeing her off the airport, and I miss her already

#5

A snapfish photo book of friends, family & favourite places

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#6

Maybe a gift box/hamper full of snacks from your home country that she might not find in Canada?

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#7

a readers digest subscription. or the local paper subscription so they stay informed about their hometown.

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#8

Being Canadian, a winter coat and warm gloves will do. You can never go wrong with a warm sweater too. Socks! Cozy soft warm socks. Soft warm pajamas for a cold winter night or pending where she is going could be cool damp as well.

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flutterbyy
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1 month ago

That would have been the perfect gift, but unfortunately I had no time for the shopping :(

#9

Maybe a blanket custom printed with something that's unique or special to the both of you.

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#10

A return ticket.

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#11

A power adapter or a few if the plugs are different.

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