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What to bring back from the U.S.?

If you are a Brit, what would you most like me to bring you from the U.S.?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this since we’ll be visiting and want to have hostess gifts at the ready (yes, I said hostess gifts, not Hostess gifts, people!). Here’s what I’ve settled on:
Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter
1. See’s candy. I clearly don’t understand this when Brits have much better chocolate than we do, but it’s been requested before.
2. Ziplock bags. They’ve got nothing over there like Ziplock.
3. Covermate Food Covers. So much better than Saran Wrap.
4. Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter. I have no idea if Brits like this, but I like this and mentally thank its inventor every day.
5. Clothing. Shoes, jeans, whatever! I take requests!

What am I missing? What would you most want from the U.S.?

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Posted on 26, March 2013, in British, Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Zip-seal freezer bags are everywhere here so you might want to swap those out! If the hostess is not already familiar with north central California, what about a coffee-table book? My mum hosted high-school kids from the US many times over the years and some of the most appreciated things they brought as gifts were books about the town or area they came from. Even a small brochure-style booklet means something if it’s about the visitors home and shows the places they know & love, and they needn’t be bulky or expensive. They also gave a good starting point for conversations!

  2. I think I might want goodies from Trader Joes, but since a lot of their chocolate is European, that seems a bit daft. They do have some lovely Hawaiian coffee flavoured shortbread, though. And recently, chocolate covered macadamia nuts have gone down well in Blighty.
    I often get requests for certain clothing brands, and sometimes cosmetics, but those really do have to be purchased to order…

  3. Aik and Pauline: Really good ideas! And I will have to try that shortbread for myself! 🙂

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