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Thread poster: Juliana Starkman

Juliana Starkman  Identity Verified
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Dec 2, 2007

Although I am limiting my holiday/New Year's greetings to a friendly e-card for most of my clients, I have a couple who have been wonderful who I would like to send a bottle of wine or something to. They're in Europe and I (unfortunately) am not. Anyone know of a good on-line place which will send stuff 'round Europe without bankrupting me?

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Nizamettin Yigit  Identity Verified
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Check this Dec 3, 2007


I have not used any such services. But check this.
www. gift. be

It seems they are well organized. And there are high and low priced items.

Good luck,


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French Foodie  Identity Verified
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where in Europe? Dec 3, 2007

Hi Juliana,

I do this every year, but the other way 'round (France to Canada) , for friends and family to save on postage costs - one year I spent 150 euros on postage alone before I got smart!
Try to order from sites that are based in the country of the person you are sending to in order to save on shipping costs - for example, for England, for France, etc.
This has saved me an enormous amount of money.
If you could tell us what countries you wish to send to, I can perhaps offer a few suggestions.

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Drozjp  Identity Verified
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Depending on what type of wine you'd like to send Dec 4, 2007

I actually have no idea when it comes to alcohols (I'm allergic to them) but
everything depends on what type of wine you plan to send someone in EU.
If you wanna send something "exotic to them", the websites below might be good places to shop.

but if not, you'd better follow what Mara says. That way, you don't have to spend big bucks
on shipping (I'll tell you. It's super expensive these days. I was gonna pass out at a post office
this morning when I went down there to send a package (approx. 3.6 kg) to the states!).
Happy holidays

[Edited at 2007-12-04 07:40]

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Janet Doyle  Identity Verified
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euro vino Dec 4, 2007

I also send gifts, often wine, to friends and family in Europe when I'm in the States. My favorite site in the UK is:

For Ireland, I use shops I already know [ordering online], but most good sources in other countries will also obviously have websites of their own.



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Juliana Starkman  Identity Verified
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Thanks everyone! Dec 7, 2007

I am now trying to make up a list, and organize my online shopping...:(. It's hard not to worry about how things will look when they arrive, and I'm a bit of a control freak in that sense.

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Anna Maria Augustine at
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Gifts but at the last minute Dec 24, 2007


I caught this topic late but depending on what you can afford then there is who ship anywhere with DHL (fixed under $14 I think) and chocolates vary in prices. Then costs depend on what other services you'd like them to do. It's French but all in English too. They offer a great service.



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