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    Question Need frugal wedding gift to ship...

    ...overseas to a friend who just got married and is now living overseas with her husband who's in the military. This is a college friend that I keep in touch with a couple of times a year by email and snail mail.

    I'd just like to send a small gift to acknowledge her marriage, but I am totally clueless as to what would be appropriate. Normally in that case I'd send a gift certificate, but being out of the country, I'm not sure where to go for that, either. I have no idea what their living space is like, nor where exactly she is-- the postal address is an APO box.

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    You can still get her a gift certificate. I've only encountered problems with having electonic items sent to my APO address.

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    Oh yeah, if you go to commissaries.com you can have a commissary gift certificate mailed to her

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennybethg View Post
    You can still get her a gift certificate. I've only encountered problems with having electonic items sent to my APO address.
    I guess I was more concerned about her being able to spend it... if I send a gift certificate to a store she doesn't have physical access to, I don't want the whole thing to have to go towards shipping costs. (This will be a small gift so it would be better spent in a brick and mortar store.) I will check out that commissary link, though!
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    I buy a single goblet from a yard sale, or thrift store. . . then package it pretty and add this poem.

    http://www.craftsayings.com/projects...et/index.shtml

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    If you do the gift card route she can still use it to shop online, though then you have to make sure that the store ships out of country or to APO. I can tell you from personal experience Target doesn't. Walmart does, and I learned from sending walkmart gift cards to my sister she couldn't use it in the store in Germany because of it being in US dollars so she could only use it for online purchases.

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    I once did a nice (help me with the spelling here) scherenschnitte heart with a man and a woman that had a poem. Only cost me the piece of copy paper, a frame, and background, plus my time (I had some small scissors already). You might could find a nice pattern on the net and if you have a photo frame and a piece of construction paper or some scrapbooking paper for the background you're set. It turned out really nice and is a keepsake.

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