Best gift for an overseas expat friend?

A close friend of mine is living in Taiwan, and not only did she just host me for 10 days, but it's also her birthday this month, plus Christmas! I want to send her something that says thank you, and also helps her get through the holidays in a foreign country without her friends and family. Naturally, I think that thing is food, especially since she is wanting for the comforts of home (things like good cheese and cookies just are not to be found there).

I am hesitant about trying to put something together myself, and have been leaning toward pre-fab gift baskets. However, I don't really know my options, I'm only familiar with Harry and David, and even then I don't know if there stuff is any good.

I'd love suggestions! Have you received any spectacular food gifts? Where should I be looking? What should I send?


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