Unusual presents for people who are bored of bubble bath!

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I have already made a good start this year however there are a few people most people I can't think of something exciting to buy

I am buying this for a foodie friend

Does anyone have anything to add for inspiration?

thanks in advance!

Morrigu Sat 05-Oct-13 14:13:33

I love the book poster, for me.

DSJamesHathaway Sat 05-Oct-13 14:06:25

It took me ages to find this thread again. Marking place.

WakeyCakey Thu 12-Sep-13 18:06:37

Ooh marking place. DP is notoriously hard to buy for!

BeaLola Wed 11-Sep-13 21:52:12

I would second the Science Museum for childrens gifts.
Other thoughts ..... Magazine subscription therefore 12 months worth of gift and gets delivered directly to them.

Tickets for theatre, exhibition, pantomime, Cinema.

Vouchers for massage, facial or manicure.

Tree or rose bush.

Planted basket of hyacinths or amaryllis bulbs.

Photobox for keyrings, photobooks of DS fr grandparents or canvas - look out fr their offers.

Marking place, those spice packs from upthread look really good, have bookmarked them.

fuzzpig Tue 10-Sep-13 12:18:37

thanks for the redbubble link there is an AWESOME sherlock holmes design that I'm thinking of getting for DSD on a hoodie! Excellent!

kiwidreamer Tue 10-Sep-13 10:46:37

Ooops weird double post!

kiwidreamer Tue 10-Sep-13 10:46:04

I'm sending small token gifts to NZ and ordering a box of wine for my in laws, FIL is getting a lego Stig (top gear) key ring and MIL is getting a glass nail file in a case... MIL is especially hard to buy for but a nail file in your hand bag is always useful!!!

kiwidreamer Tue 10-Sep-13 10:46:01

I'm sending small token gifts to NZ and ordering a box of wine for my in laws, FIL is getting a lego Stig (top gear) key ring and MIL is getting a glass nail file in a case... MIL is especially hard to buy for but a nail file in your hand bag is always useful!!!

It's September! Hopefully now bit more traffic for some good suggestions DMIL in particular

has anyone ever bought a cheese making kit?

Snowgirl1 Sat 17-Aug-13 23:36:46

Marking place

Think I'll get some of those Miracle berry tables for DH's stocking - thanks!

enderwoman Sat 17-Aug-13 23:08:10

Www.qwertee.com sells a different t-shirt every day by independent artists
Www.redbubble.com is good for a range of merchandise by independent artists.

Crutchlow35 Thu 15-Aug-13 17:36:15

I like the hibiscus flowers!

orderinformation Wed 14-Aug-13 20:04:23

Marking place

Love the book posters! Don't think I have anyone to buy one for (although think the DC would love them) but I want one for myself!

RedPencils Fri 09-Aug-13 22:47:49

Oh I love that book poster, right up my sisters street. She's a real bookworm.

My best Christmas present was some posh shampoo. I'm a 2 for 1 special offer kind of girl usually so it was a real treat. P

RhondaJean Fri 09-Aug-13 22:34:19

These are amazing -but not cheap...

www.spinelessclassics.com/

98percentchocolate I have been looking at the spicery packs but wondering whether they are actually value for money. DH makes a lot of curries and so buys spices etc on a regular basis

98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 18:17:25

*letter of so should read letterbox! Damn you autocorrect!

98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 18:16:42

How funny - I'm a vegetarian (just) 26 year old! Personally, I love the spicery pack idea. Looks like they'll fit in the letter of so should be easy/cheap to repost. Otherwise, amazon vouchers are great. I'm a bit of a foodie so unusual food items like lavender sugar are right up my street.
Things for the home are good too.
If she likes doing her nails then check out poundland - they are selling OPI nail polish for £1 at the moment - rrp is £11 a bottle!

Witt Mon 05-Aug-13 14:48:12

She lives in Europe. I think she's coming home this Christmas so we might actually see her to hand over her gift for once! Leather gloves would be a lovely idea but she's vegetarian.

Witt Where does she live abroad? If not hot how about some leather gloves, I got some lovely ones for a female relative from M&S last year, they were about £15 and easy to post! understand this is why I need help from an unusual present thread! grin

Witt Thu 01-Aug-13 13:27:05

attheendoftheday thanks, I am definitely getting those for my DH. We saw someone eating them on tv recently and said we'd like to try them smile

onehellofaride sorry for putting a downer on the hibiscus idea. I've been feeling very guilty as you sounded so pleased. But we will find some much more interesting things for you! Btw the 25yo is a woman.

Onehellofaride I did wonder if there was something you were trying to tell us!

I thought of another one, for the geeky computer types in your life, you can buy an internet domain for theirname.com or similar. Not too expensive, just over a tenner when we did it, but it depends on the domain.

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