Suggested gifts to take to the UK from Germany

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Hi,

Im flying home tomorrow for the weekend and my suitcase is empty but i need to take it home to bring stuff back...so im thinking i might aswell use the extra space to bring back some gifts or anything german ( a friend who used to live in germany wants some cheesecake but i dont know if i can put that in the suitcase without it getting seriously damaged lol)...what can i get that wont get damaged on the way home (it will be in my checked luggage)...anything really just something to fill the space :D

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

thanks! :)

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are you only taking one suitcase? Could you place another suitcase in that suitcase to bring more stuff back?

I always fly home with one suitcase, and have my rucksack and then some clothes and some gifts all packed in, then I have my suitcase and my rucksack to bring stuff back in.

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WOW!!!...what a wonderful opportunity to add my request.

We're flying home on December 9th and I fill our empty suitcases with clothes, curtians, shoes , toys etc to give to the less fortunate.

Not bulky stuff...but good second-hand things.

Home is in South Africa...so if you have stuff lying around and cannot find proper charity shops...I'm the one to contact.

My husband and I will pick-up...if you're not too far away.

We could supply you with pictures of the people you made happy with your throw-aways.

We live in Trudering.

The stuff we have around the house can fill one suitcase...one to go

Mrs Tom34

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Hi, sorry going back home to london...umm dont really have anything now as i just got here and am in the process of moving stuff from london to here, however when i leave next year im sure i will have picked up some stuff that i can donate...shall i contact you then?

dont have another suitcase with me lol :P umm was really hoping for some more suggestions for gifts that wont get damaged?

danke!

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food.

clothes

beer

beer glasses (wrap them up).

don't say you can't import food. what they don't know you can get away with!

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Hi Mrs Tom, i have some baby stuff, clothes etc to give away, i don't feel right selling it so would like to give it to charity, i was about to start looking for some charity shops but i like you're idea, if you could drop me a quick PM the next time you're going home i would appreciate it.

Many Thanks

Sarah :)

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Lebkuchen and Stollen should travel well enough.

lebkuchen is great, but be careful, stollen is very heavy in your bag, and if its a really good make, they cannot see what it is on an xray machine, they opened my suitcase last year at christmas to check the stollen in my bag.

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apparently it doens't xray too well, so they want to check it out. When I arrived home last year, I had a note in my Suitcase from the Bavarian Something or other, that they opened my suitcase in Munich as all things were not indentifiable on the xray, since I only has a few peices of clothes, some chocolate, and 7 maß glasses and the stollen... having taken all the other things over the boarder before, makes one wonder. But nothing was out of place and they did leave me a note, and not damage the lock on my suitcase. I was happy.

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hi guys, thanks for your replies...just one more quick question...i just googled stollen and lebkuchen and wikipedia told me that they are both christmas cakes.. am i able to buy them now?>

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A cuckoo clock! Or is that too cheesy.

Where can you buy a good cuckoo clock? Most Germans turn up their nose and snort at the mention of giving a cuckoo clock as a gift.

Also, as an American...illegal Cuban cigars and real French champagne. Hide the cigars very well and hope no one searches the luggage. But I guess those things are available in England.

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For chocolates and Lebkuchen, go to the food department of a store like Karstadt or Kaufhof. I think it's not yet time for Stollen, which gets dry pretty soon. If you are looking for boxes of high quality German chocolate, there's for example Feodora or Hachez (though I have to admit that nothing beats Swiss chocolate). A specialty would also be Niederegger Marzipan.

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WOW!!!...what a wonderful opportunity to add my request.

We're flying home on December 9th and I fill our empty suitcases with clothes, curtians, shoes , toys etc to give to the less fortunate.

Not bulky stuff...but good second-hand things.

Home is in South Africa...so if you have stuff lying around and cannot find proper charity shops...I'm the one to contact.

My husband and I will pick-up...if you're not too far away.

We could supply you with pictures of the people you made happy with your throw-aways.

We live in Trudering.

The stuff we have around the house can fill one suitcase...one to go

Mrs Tom34

Something I have been doing too but unfortunately, long distance flights don't allow more than 20 kgs. If you will let me know, perhaps I could organise things to be sent.

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If you know a knitter they'd appreciate some sock yarn - you have far more choice than anywhere else. Apart from that those nice Lindt Christmas Trufflles - oh and Dr Hauschka skincare is way cheaper in Germany

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Modern cuckoo clocks are less cumbersome and can usually fit in suit cases without any problem. The design is quite a bit different than hand carved cuckoo clocks, which tend to be bigger.

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