PURE EVOKE Flow, Portable DAB/FM/Internet Radio

One of the best presents you could give an expat is an Evoke Pure Flow Internet radio, I got mine for my birthday last March and regret not getting one earlier. You only need wifi to simply plug it in to any wall socket and listen to any radio station in the world, I’m transported when I listen to Woman’s Hour on Radio 4, even the Today Programme and sometimes Play for Today.  I can almost hear the cold. The kids listen to Capital Radio but also have stations that play only Kylie Minogue music (when I’m out !) , another called Disco Ball and some Latino music stations from Brazil. There are French stations and other stations from all over the world playing a variety of different music genres.  I haven’t learnt to do half the functions of the radio but I know you can store all your favourite radio stations and the Lounge facility means you can listen again via podcasts and easily create playlistsBest of all, it even looks like an old fashioned radio transistor and it doesn’t have any kind of keypad so use it for what it is, a fabulous, easy to use world wide radio. Thanks Heather for recommending it to me.

Luckies Scratch Map Personalised World Map
I love world maps and we have a large one on our kitchen wall in Dubai, many of us travel much more from here than we would have from the UK so it’s great to see where we’re going next. I thought this personalized world scratch map from Luckies was a brilliant idea and perfect gift for any expat kids who can peel off the next area on the agenda and learn something about it. Apparently the whole map comes with a foil leaf covering that you can easily peel off, place by place. I like the tube it comes in; so easy to give as a present.

Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – With Special Offers

Books of course are brilliant to give at Christmas time so if you haven’t given your significant other a Kindle Fire now is the time to do so,and there is no accounting for taste as far as books are concerned, but I recently bought the book Capital by John Lanchester for my husband who couldn’t put it down, a great big London story full of instantly recognizable eclectic London characters to remind you of home including a Nigerian Traffic Warden with a degree!


And if you haven’t switched to solar Fairy lights yet, then do so for delightful DEWA bills, easy to charge up solar pads that soak up the sun’s energy and then give you up to 8 hours of pretty fairy lights for the Christmas tree or garden, make the switch…and save money and the planet at the same time.

200 LED Warm White Solar Fairy String Lights Waterproof, choice of light effect. Ideal for Christmas, Halloween, Home & Garden outdoor decorative, 22M Super Bright



What’s your ideal expat present ? Let me know by leaving a comment below and Thank You to anyone who’s ordered from Amazon via one of my links, eventually I get a little voucher as a Thank You from them which helps support the websites costs. Doindubai appreciates any recognition for good service.  Next post is about unusual presents from the Change Initiative you can buy nearer home. Thanks also for liking and sharing the post Facebook.

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  1. Kris says

    I find it really hard to decide what to give as a gift. I wanted it to be special and of course usable at the same time. It was christmas and I bought her a bracelet in It was not that expensive yet she loved it. Thoughts really matter.

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    • Monica says

      It really is a great way to feel at home in any country you happen to be in, do buy via my link if you want one, would be much appreciated,

      thanks and kind regards, Monica

  3. says

    Loving the idea of an internet-based radio, thank you so much for sharing this idea! Now, gotta figure out how to get one of these here!!

    • Monica says

      Hi glad you liked the post featuring the internet radio, easy to get just click on the amazon link or picture from the post and order, some other readers have done so without any problems. Do order from my links though as Amazon give me a little voucher (eventually!) What else do you think expats would like ? Thanks Monica

  4. Sabrina says

    Thank you for sharing Monica! I love the idea of an Internet radio. The world map too. like you, we love maps in our family.What brilliant ideas! Merry Christmas to you and your family. xxx Sabrina

    • Monica says

      Oh that’s great Sabrina, glad you liked the ideas and thanks for the comment, do pop over and come and see the internet radio in the flesh any time and enjoy a Christmas coffee with me! Please share the link on FB with your friends and also please remember to order via my links to Amazon if you decide to go ahead, I can then collect some vouchers, many thanks again,


    • Monica says

      My pleasure Susan, the Internet radio really is great, I wouldn’t be without it and so refreshing that I can’t watch movies, answer calls or read books on it, it’s just an internet radio, the kids have great fun finding new stations and sometimes like listening to the afternoon plays. Have a wonderful Christmas, Monica.

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