Gift for a friend who is temporarily relocating to Vancouver, BC?
July 25, 2012 8:34 PM Subscribe
What small 'bon voyage' gift should I buy a good friend and her husband who are relocating to Vancouver, BC from Australia for 18 months?
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My friend and her husband are moving to Vancouver in a few weeks and I want to buy them a farewell gift. The reason behind the move is that the husband is undertaking post-graduate study at UBC. Initially, I thought of giving them some Canadian dollars (about $50-$100 worth), but then I wondered if a non-cash gift might be better. Are there any Vancouver-based gifts that might be appropriate (like subscriptions to newspapers or services, a gift card to a great coffee shop, etc)?
My friend are her husband are in their late 20s/early 30s and are both lawyers here in Australia. While her husband is studying, my friend will be working, most likely in a retail or administrative-type role. They will be living in student/family housing on the main university campus. Both my friend and her husband are avid nature lovers (they enjoy hiking and spend a lot of time outdoors). They also like good food (my friend is a vegetarian), though they don't really drink a lot of alcohol (my friend is a big tea-drinker). They both like to read. They don't watch a lot of television but they do like going to movies, particularly indie-types.
Any suggestions for gifts valued between $50 and $100 (AUD or CAD), particularly Canadian or Vancouver-based ones, will be greatly appreciated!