WTF can i get my sister for xmas? help if you are about 45

(64 Posts)
HanneHolm Mon 09-Dec-13 14:46:44

she - has loads of accessories already
Likes books ( but has kindle)
i dont want to give a spa thing
likes Boden, history, food.
OH GOD i am hopeless

Makinglists Wed 11-Dec-13 20:04:08

I'm 44 - BBC History magazine subscription. I have a zillion earrings but I always love a new pair.

legoplayingmumsunite Wed 11-Dec-13 20:12:57

What's your budget? How about a year's subscription to EH or NT? Or a local museum? Books would always be welcome here, does she have an Amazon wishlist? If she likes food is there some gadgetty thing for the kitchen she'd like? Or a cookbook? Or a hamper of nice foods? Does she like wine, how about membership of the wine society?

Bluestocking Wed 11-Dec-13 20:24:17

I'm a little older than your sister but like her I don't use make-up, can't stand smelly candles, love reading and history. I would love a pot of Eve Lom cleanser with its special magic muslin cloth. 100ml would do but 200ml would make you the best sister in the world!

CreamyCooler Wed 11-Dec-13 21:05:36

A voucher for afternoon tea at a local hotel or some Orla Kiely kitchen stuff.

Trills Wed 11-Dec-13 21:10:35

My brain is about 45.

Theatre vouchers?

Laska42 Wed 11-Dec-13 21:10:53

Id also love some White Company cashmere bed socks (have hinted loudly..)

Trills Wed 11-Dec-13 21:11:11

I also always love new earrings.

HanneHolm Thu 12-Dec-13 06:47:46

She says she has loads of accessories. Like the bedsichs idea but think shed never hand wash

HanneHolm Thu 12-Dec-13 06:48:12

Vouchers seem so jumpers knack but might be the way to go

HanneHolm Thu 12-Dec-13 06:48:23

Lol "impersonal"

HanneHolm Thu 12-Dec-13 06:48:42

Sorry. On phone

Floralnomad Thu 12-Dec-13 09:21:39

Just get her the rake ,either she'll love it ( like me) or think you've gone totally barmy !

sonu678 Thu 12-Dec-13 09:26:03

make up. I would love a new mac gel eye liner for example.
skin care. Get her a bottle of whatever she uses.
a good bra. unless she is a AAA which at 45 she is unlikely to be, they are always of some use, and as her sister, finding her size out shouldnt be too difficult
straighteners, assuming she hasnt got any, or has broken hers
a mirror with some sort of special something attached to it, like a handmade frame or something.
wine
more wine
a puzzle
the list is endless really . Its men that are harder to sort out

AnnBryce Thu 12-Dec-13 09:28:16

Nice stationery, like something leather from Smythson?

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