I was an expat in Australia and Saudi Arabia, working as a dentist for 13 years. I truly understand the expat experience and what it means to be a Kiwi abroad.
It was quite an experience but it did mean that I fell out of contact with my family during the years that my siblings were all starting their families.
Partly as a reaction to that experience I have started a website called www.world2nzgifts.com to allow Kiwi expats to stay in the lives of their families back home by being able to buy decent gifts for them.
The website is a junk-free experience and offers well over 400 quality products, with free shipping and gift wrapping available.