Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggghhhhhh!!! wtf do we get my sister for christmas!!!!!!!??????

(18 Posts)
lucysmam Thu 14-Nov-13 21:09:10

So....she earns dp's weekly wage in a day, her bf is super rich and anything she wants she will buy for herself if she wants it iyswim? Any gift from us is a token at best as our budget is around £10 for each adult (ours are the only dc to buy for in the family).

Last year, she was going skiing for the new year, so we bought a snood thingy which she took with her. This year, I am clueless as to plans & my dads best suggestion is an itunes voucher which doesn't seem very gifty to me, I'd like to get her something to unwrap but my brain is going confused confused confused confused confused confused confused confused confused <pop!>

mawbroon Thu 14-Nov-13 21:38:18

When I don't know what to buy someone, I sometimes get one of those chocolate plaques from Thornton's with a message on it.

QueenofallIsee Thu 14-Nov-13 21:48:44

something personalised from notonthehighstreet. she may have all the stuff she wants but she has only one sister who loves her. buy her something that tells her that

lucysmam Thu 14-Nov-13 21:51:11

I've never looked on notonthehighstreet, will have a look in the morning.

I wonder if thorntons do veggie chocolate, will have a look on there too.

thanks smile

Katisha Thu 14-Nov-13 21:53:49

I would feel inclined to give her something that represents time or effort, not money. Eg make some biscuits/ shortbread and put in a nice jar or something along those lines.

lucysmam Thu 14-Nov-13 21:56:18

I'm not overly sure what she will/will not eat Katisha with being veggie (I think, poss vegan)...will have to give my dad a ring and see.

I'd rather give a gift than a voucher so thanks for the ideas, they're really appreciated smile

Kikibee Thu 14-Nov-13 22:00:21

Can you make her something? A pair of handwarmers, a scarf with lovely wool, a jar of jam or chutney?

ShatnersBassoon Thu 14-Nov-13 22:03:26

Does she really want or expect a gift? Does she enjoy buying you thoughtful presents do you think?

I wish we could knock buying for our adult siblings on the head, but I'm the only one who feels that way unfortunately, so we continue to exchange so-so gift sets and naff novelties.

nappyrat Thu 14-Nov-13 22:06:01

I would definitely make her something rather than buy...what about a hand-made bauble made by your dc.

iheartdusty Thu 14-Nov-13 22:11:33

look on etsy and folksy as well, for something unusual and special;

eg prints (unframed) or like this

or try local craft fairs/ local artists & galleries for prints

TeeBee Fri 15-Nov-13 05:33:03

There is picture on Notonthehighstreet that is titled Remember when' then you can personalise it with specific memories you both share. You could make one of those. £10 should get you a nice frame.

Lots of personal things from notonthehighstreet can be made yourself. I made my friend a scrabble picture which was her family names in scrabble letters set out like a scrabble game. I ripped the idea off from notonthehighstreet and made it for a fraction of the cost. I also bought from eBay an old card game called lexicon and used the cards to make a piece of artwork. For my 40th the same friend made me a lovely gift which was my name as a dictionary entry and then lots of lovely things about me printed below and framed. Also ripped off from notonthehighstreet . Look in their section entitled personalised gifts for inspiration.

SoupDragon Fri 15-Nov-13 07:22:59

Booja Booja chocolates are vegan. I can also happily say that they are also delicious to a non vegan smile

Ragwort Fri 15-Nov-13 07:41:09

If she really is 'super rich' perhaps she would see the value in a charity gift that helps people who live in poverty - a day at a Christmas shelter perhaps [winnk]

Fifibluebell Fri 15-Nov-13 08:14:32

Etsy do some lovely things I bought my friend who has everything she could ever want in the world a little rose gold thin stacking ring from there and she never takes it off and says how much she loves it and would never have looked on there so worth a try

lucysmam Fri 15-Nov-13 08:45:27

grin Ragwort, it's hard enough getting her to come to the part of town where we live because it's rougher than she's used to, she won't come unless my dad comes with her confused

I like the idea of making something personal so will have a look tonight at the websites suggested & try to decide on something.

SunshineAndPeardrops Fri 15-Nov-13 11:12:28

I always suggest these as an unusual / useful yet impressive gift:-

Sock Bouquets

I bought them for lots of different people, for lots of different occasions, and they have always been well received. I've only ever bought purple ones though.

This is because the first one I ever ordered happened to be purple, and I was really pleased with it. After that I've kind of stuck to what I know's good! smile

pigleychez Fri 15-Nov-13 18:11:40

Does she like the cinema? Cineworld are doing xmas boxes which is 2 adult 3d tickets, a voucher for 2 popcorns and 2 drinks, then 2 little galaxy chocolates. £20

They usually go pretty quick though

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