I’ll never forget the first Christmas I spent overseas away from my friends and family. I was 19 and decided to take a year off University to go work & play in Australia. Christmas day was a balmy 42’C, it started on the beach and ended with a poolside BBQ surrounded by palm trees. Although this was exotic and new I did miss being surrounded by friends and family, the traditions the holidays are filled with and, being Canadian, of course the snow. Also, as a student, living off a bartenders’ salary in Australia I definitely could not afford to send gifts home to my friends and family in Canada. Years later after completing my final semester of University in Germany I moved to Paris where I was an au-pair for half a year. Once again I found myself away for Christmas and too broke to send gifts home. I could just barely afford the gifts themselves but definitely not the international shipping costs.
During my time in Paris I joined an expat group and looking back on this experience I realize that subconsciously this was part of how Gift in Time was shaped into existence. There are so many people who make up expat communities all over the world, people living away from friends and family. Despite the distance between you and loved ones, you still want to acknowledge special occasions with a handwritten letter or a beautiful gift. The reality is however, the cost of shipping internationally is exorbitant and the shipping times are long. As a result wallets are drained and gifts may not arrive on time for the special day.
Here to combat these issues with the perfect solution is Gift in Time. Calling all expats with friends and family in North America. Although you are living on the other side of the world, you can now send your loved ones a beautiful, bespoke gift paired with a personalized, handwritten (YOUR handwriting), greeting card combined and delivered in a beautiful gift box, as though you are living only a city away. You don’t even have to leave your living room! With Gift in Time rather than paying shipping costs from where you are overseas to North America you can now send gifts from within North America,(any of our gifts), to your loved ones in North America, drastically cutting down both shipping costs AND times.
Now that’s Thoughtful Gifting made Effortless, (and cost efficient)!