Christmas Abroad in a Pandemic

With an estimated 5 million Brits living abroad, Christmas is the one time of year when many yearn to reunite with loved ones, either with a pilgrimage back home to the UK or having the folks from home descend on them for the holidays…..especially if they live in sunny climes!

For most, family reunions will be pipedream this Christmas. Even as governments wrestle with what travel policy to implement to strike a balance between public health and not destroying what remains of the travel industry, the likelihood is that the vast majority will just want to avoid unnecessary travel and uncertainty over quarantine requirements outbound and upon return.

For expats who are used to the annual ritual, Emma Brockes reflects in her recent Guardian article about homesickness amongst those who choose to make a life abroad and how COVID will make Christmas 2020 even more difficult. Not having an opportunity to reconnect with their roots, to reaffirm relationships with those they care about and to share their thoughts and experiences in person means living abroad has never felt so hard as this year.

While there is no substitute for being able to spend time with your loved ones at this time of the year, if they’re stuck abroad and can’t come home this Christmas, send a little bit of home to them. It’s not going to banish their longing for home but any one of our Christmas Boxes is sure to make them smile!


The Christmas Nibbles Gift Box includes:

  • Mini Iced Fruit Cake
  • Quality Street Carton
  • Cadbury Festive Friends
  • Mini Gingerbread Men
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Santa
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
  • Many more festive favourites

Christmas Nibbles - British Gift Box

The Christmas Nosh Gift Box includes:

  • Rich Fruit Christmas Pudding
  • Mr Kipling Mince Pies
  • Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Shell
  • Maltesers Reindeers
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
  • After Eight Mints
  • All Butter Fudge Box
  • And more!

Christmas Nosh - British Gift Box

The Christmas Gastronomy Gift Box includes:

  • Cadbury Medium Selection Box
  • Rich Fruit Christmas Pudding
  • Mcvities Victoria Biscuits
  • Walkers Pure Butter Assorted Shortbread
  • Rich Fruit Christmas Pudding
  • Mr Kipling Mince Pies
  • Robertson’s Mincemeat Classic
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
  • And much more!

Christmas Gastronomy - British Gift Box



Main Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash


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