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Old 12-25-2013, 10:35 AM
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I want to send a package to a friend of mine I met at my old job teaching. She was a speech pathologist and we shared a classroom since I taught part time K and she was full time.

She doesn't have any family she's in touch with. Long story short, her parents went through a divorce and family turmoil occurred and she doesn't talk to them really. She's now in nursing school a state away (3 hours away) so we never see each other because she's quite busy and quite far away.

I want to send her something in the mail as a way of saying way to go for all you're doing, a congrats for becoming an LPN (licensed nurse although she's still in school for RN), a late holiday gift (she has nobody to spend the holidays with) and just to show I care.

I was thinking pens, highlighters for school, but I also want send her something fun. She's not into body sprays or lotions as she's allergic to many.

Don't want to spend more than $10-15 if at all possible. She loves Sushi and Indian food, but I don't know if I can get a gift card since I don't live in her state. Would love to do more than that.

What do you suggest? TIA!


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Not sure how to say this
Old 12-25-2013, 10:44 AM
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I think that you will likely spend close to the same amount as you are on the gift on postage.

I would send $25 in gift card from Amazon. It will cost you the same as gift plus postage and you can get it emailed to her almost instantly. That way she can get what she wants/needs and it won't be a late holiday gift.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:47 AM
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Maybe you could frame a meaningful quote and include a Starbucks gift card.
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Great Idea
Old 12-25-2013, 10:49 AM
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luvmycat suggested something awesome, ITA

If you only want to spend $15, then add postage on top of that, why not just get her an Amazon gift card for $25 she can have instantly. Or Etsy, that's another site with instant gift cards you can email to someone. Then write her a lovely heartfelt letter and send that by snail mail.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:55 AM
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I completely agree with luvmycat and Mercury.


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Old 12-25-2013, 12:04 PM
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I'm thinking fuzzy socks, a scarf, and some highlighters, and pens. I don't mind spending more for shipping.

Thanks for your advice though.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:21 PM
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You got some great advice here. I think your friend would love any of these gifts. It surely will be the thought that means the most!

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Old 12-25-2013, 12:29 PM
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Does she eat sushi at home? I have seen some cute washable chopsticks.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:59 PM
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Google the restaurant type she likes in her area to see what's nearby. You can call the restaurant and ask them to send her a gift card. My husband did this, and got a gift card for a Thai restaurant sent to his sister on the opposite side of the country.
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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Visa gift cards always work for people who don't live near you because they can be used almost anywhere. You can choose the amount that you put on the card.


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Old 12-25-2013, 02:44 PM
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I think fuzzy socks and a scarf sound great. You can probably find some good deals tomorrow. It is very thoughtful of you.
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