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What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

You can get everything here. - Sep 12, 2017
Vanilla extract, clothes and shoes (expensive here), sporting goods (expensive and poor quality). - Jun 8, 2015
Cleaning supplies, cotton underwear, vanilla essence (you can't get the real thing because of the alcohol base). - May 19, 2013
Taylors Yorkshire Tea (the Liptons varieties available locally were very weak); books and CDs are more expensive than at home; more RoC sunscreen in larger quantities. - Jul 20, 2012
Not much - high-quality pet supplies are limited, so those, perhaps; anything that you have strong brand loyalty to, because even if you can find it sometimes, you might not another. - Aug 9, 2011
Any special medications although they have most. - Jul 17, 2011
Vanilla extract. The vanilla sold in stores here does not contain alcohol and doesn't do your baking any good. Special baking products, good quality scented candles, craft supplies, books are also things I'd ship. If you have certain toiletry brands that you like, bring them too. Although virtually all are available here, sometimes they are unnecessarily expensive. Clinique is really expensive here; have yet to figure out why. Yet Mac is comparable to the rest of the world. If you are particular about your sheets and towels, bring those with you as well. - Nov 7, 2010
You can pretty much get everything here. On summer visits back to Canada I always bring Kraft peanut butter, chapsticks, face wash and some choice toys for the children. - Jan 31, 2010
Deodorant from the states is better quality than the same brand bought here. Same goes for shampoo. If you are particular about q-tips or toilet paper, you might want to ship those items. Cereal is expensive, and those with children ship it. - Aug 25, 2009