Okay women and any men that are shopper savvy. I need your help! We have the opportunity to have some things brought over with teams coming from America. I like to take this time to stock up on food items that can’t be found here (chocolate chips, salsa, twizzlers…you know all those really important items that make the world go round…hee!) as well as birthday and Christmas items. Last year, I made my Christmas list out (well my kid’s list) in May. It was downright sinful! Products are much better made and much cheaper that side!
Anyway, I would LOVE a consumer report of sorts from you the American consumer on great new or relatively new (haven’t been back to the States in 2 years) American foods, toys, books, etc. One stipulation, items must be non-perishable and everything conducive size to align with airline regulations…okay so maybe that was two stipulations.
Let me give you some examples…My mother in-law brought over muffin mixes where you “simply add water” (I know totally pathetic but I love them when I am in a pinch and need something quick!). A good friend introduced me to COBigelow ultra mentha lip shine…my new favorite. This being the same friend that got me hooked on Burt’s Bees Wax lip shimmers. Another fun surprise that made its debut here thanks to a friend was different cake mixes and frostings….funfetti, orange, all inclusive fudge cake…etc.
I know most of my examples are food and unhealthy ones at that but I’d also love recommends on toys (my girls are 2 and 8 and my boy is 5), kids and family games, must reads, even healthy items…I love Trader Joe’s and even miss the Tyler Granary!
So would you help this deprived American family living abroad with some new pleasures?
What clever, new products do you and your kiddos enjoy?