To make a VERY long story short, my (American) college roommate is finally leaving her schmuckface (British) husband of 20+ years and moving out into her own place with basically nothing. He is “letting” her take a chair and a bedside table, and some friends are giving or lending her a few things long-term, but she is basically starting over with nothing at 52 years old. They live in the southeast of England, not far from Dover.
She is not fabulous at advocating for herself, and also she says they don’t have much on the way of nice housewares anyway, so she didn’t want to take much from the house in any case. Where could I buy a housewarming gift for her online and have it shipped to her? Are gift registries a thing in the UK, so she could set one up for herself so her friends and family in the US know what she needs?
Also, what does she need to know about the UK legal system about her rights in case of divorce? (Her local friends will also help her with this one.)