A friend of mine is getting married in London, and since I can't make the wedding, I'd like to send a gift. She's Indian and therefore does not have a registry, but I'm uncomfortable with the idea of sending money that far. Since we went to college together here in CA, I thought a set of California wines would be a nice gift. Problem is, none of the websites of the wineries I checked ship internationally.
As I see it, there are two options:
1) purchase wine on my own and ship it. Has anyone done this? Is there a lot of red tape with the postal service because I'm sending a food item?
or 2) purchase something from a London store, like Harrods or Harvey Nichols or ?... I've never been to London and have no clue what would be a good store to get food gifts from...?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!