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Morticia

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Re: UK from Canada...what gifts to bring?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 12:30:35 PM »
Is there such as thing as Canadian premium whiskey? The only Canadian whiskey I've seen here is cheap rye.

Crown Royal.  And to combine two suggestions, they've now come out with a maple flavoured Crown Royal.  I haven't tried it yet, though.

But I thought that taking whiskey to the UK was kind of like taking snow to the Arctic.   ;)

If alcohol is OK to take, maybe some ice wine?

If Crown isn't available there, then it's almost a patriotic duty to bring some.  ;)
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Re: UK from Canada...what gifts to bring?
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 09:15:04 AM »
And one more question, because I wasn't able to make head nor tail of it when I tried to find the info on the internet. When we are bringing gifts for our friends, what is cap on them when declaring to customs? We are planning on bringing 1 bottle Canadian Whiskey, 1 pair instant pirate pyjamas, 1 box turtles, 1 box maple sugar candies, and 1 bag moose droppings. Will that be cool or will they want us to pay some sort of tariff?
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Re: UK from Canada...what gifts to bring?
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 09:22:05 AM »
In my very limited experience, you normally pay customs on stuff you bring back into the country, above a certain allotment.  You would indicate for British customs that these items are gifts and you shouldn't have to pay anything.
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Re: UK from Canada...what gifts to bring?
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 10:16:15 AM »
And one more question, because I wasn't able to make head nor tail of it when I tried to find the info on the internet. When we are bringing gifts for our friends, what is cap on them when declaring to customs? We are planning on bringing 1 bottle Canadian Whiskey, 1 pair instant pirate pyjamas, 1 box turtles, 1 box maple sugar candies, and 1 bag moose droppings. Will that be cool or will they want us to pay some sort of tariff?

Looks like you are well under the limit and you don't have to declare it.  All the info you need is here: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/arriving/arrivingnoneu.htm

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Re: UK from Canada...what gifts to bring?
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 12:11:56 PM »
Thank you.  Just what I was looking for.
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