What gift would you love to receive?

(44 Posts)
ppandj Thu 08-Sep-16 20:37:47

I'm looking for ideas for gifts. What gifts do you love getting? It can be anything! Practical, luxurious, simple. I have a mixed bag of people to buy for so interested to see what other people like!

clearsommespace Thu 08-Sep-16 20:43:46

Flowers and good quality chocolate. I love both but rarely get given either. Probably because most people think people think they are unimaginative gifts.
Also a gift voucher for garden centre / nursery so I can choose a plant or two for the garden.

SloanePeterson Thu 08-Sep-16 20:44:28

The one thing I hate to receive is something I have to display in my home. My parents seem to order exclusively from some kind of ugly picture frame catalogue and I really dislike the pressure to have something I haven't chosen and don't particularly like taking up space. We have some ugly frame shockers from our wedding too. Dh knows I like scented candles but never seems to get it quite right. It's only recently I've realised I must be a nightmare to buy for blush I do love a box of champagne truffles as they feel too posh to ever buy for myself. I have a friend who always picks great books to give as gifts, but again that can be a minefield. I err on the side of caution with people I don't know very well, something that can be eaten/drunk and wont take up any room

SloanePeterson Thu 08-Sep-16 20:45:22

In fact, rhubarb vodka. That's what I'd like to receive! And i must remember to buy some for various people

wobblywonderwoman Thu 08-Sep-16 20:49:24

I agree with photo frames and stuff.. Unless they are very plain or pretty I won't put them up

I love Yankee candles or Max Benjamin candles

Good fake tan

Pearl earrings

Nice purse (love river island for purses)

Good perfume

I got a heart pendant recently and love it

crje Thu 08-Sep-16 20:58:26

like
Christmas decorations
hand cream
i tunes voucher
Pj's & slippers
Wine & chocs

dislike
Pottery
Photo frames
Funny wall signs/magnets
Anything knitted- don't like wool!

ppandj Thu 08-Sep-16 21:04:44

Thanks everyone! Keep em coming.

I have to say, candles and chocs are always a winner for me but nobody gets them. I think people have this perception of them being naff gifts but I know lots of people who I think would like them.

What's the feeling on gift sets?

ConstantlyCooking Thu 08-Sep-16 21:25:57

I might be unusual but I love either the big Sanctuary or big Champneys sets from Boots. I buy one for myself from my parents when they are the offer of the week.

Lilaclily Thu 08-Sep-16 21:28:51

A bottle of the new pumpkin flavoured baileys just to see if it's gross !

tararabumdeay Thu 08-Sep-16 21:34:18

A rug/throw/blankie. Or a car.

Cagliostro Thu 08-Sep-16 21:34:52

A board or card game. I am a gaming nerd though grin

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Thu 08-Sep-16 21:35:06

Quality honey, beautiful note cards, beeswax candles, dark chocolate Florentines, pretty lavender bags, padded coathangers and a good hand and nail cream.

My DH appreciates decent cheese and crackers, a magazine subscription, different gin and special shampoo and shower gels.

overthehillandroundthemountain Thu 08-Sep-16 21:36:07

I would love a subscription to Private Eye but no-one in my family has taken the hint yet!

Cagliostro Thu 08-Sep-16 21:36:55

I don't really like gift sets as I have quite sensitive skin and I'm therefore fussy about what I use. I tend to prefer stocking up for myself in the Boots sale after Christmas

damngirl Thu 08-Sep-16 21:38:47

- Bailey's
- Any Neal's Yard stuff
- Fluffy socks!
- Simple earrings (just a nice pair of studs)
- Chocolate
- Voucher for Zara, Oasis/the cinema

I really dislike receiving scarfs, paraphernalia with my name or initial or it, or little glass ornaments!

tararabumdeay Thu 08-Sep-16 21:39:31

If I couldn't have a rug/thow/blankie/car I'd chose a motorbike or a torch or a boat. Torch or boat.

damngirl Thu 08-Sep-16 21:41:55

Oh and gift sets to be added to things I don't like. 99% of the time they're perfumed rubbish.

The only one I've gotten that I genuinely liked was an Yves Saint Laurent one which had Black Opium perfume, a little mascara and an eye liner in it.

featherpillow Thu 08-Sep-16 21:43:56

Nice chocolates
Good wine
PJ's/nightgown
Cosy socks
Magazine subscription

NotnearlyascalmasIlook Thu 08-Sep-16 21:49:27

Vouchers for massages/pedicures etc would always be wonderful. Also like bath oil, nice pens, thank you notelets, posh kitchen equipment, yummy foodstuffs.

Not fond of novelty presents (eg, wacky socks/funny books etc), skin creams, ornaments, photo frames, cuddly toys, anything with someone else's holiday destination written on it.

klch14 Thu 08-Sep-16 21:53:21

A throw or blanket for sofa use. Smelly candles
A nice gift set, thinking soap and glory spa sanctuary (Good deals at boots around Xmas)
"Fake flower arrangements" in a nice vase
Candle holders
Wine grin
Reading back, I'm pretty simple to buy for but no one gets me any of this! Maybe cause it's not the 'usual presents' apart from wine.

TheRollingCrone Thu 08-Sep-16 22:02:08

Hermes scarf
A folio edition of Wuthering Heights
A cinema gift voucher
A big beanie for my huge fucking bucket head
A big hamper of all that Korean skincare/beauty stuff
A really lovely leather purse
Orlando Blooms cock
A lovely mug & a tub of lovely hot chocolate
A bottle of homemade sloe gin

KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Thu 08-Sep-16 22:19:58

Massage voucher always welcome. As is champagne, cuddly toy, scented candle, decent chocolate, marrons glacé, Iberian or Parma ham.

Don't like purses/wallets, toiletries because a lot of stuff makes me break out so I always end up giving it away.

But yo be honest, I can usually find some beauty in any sincerely given gift. I don't like passive-aggressive gifts, SIL is the queen of that. I just realised I don't like purses/wallets as a gift because she gives me a horrible one every year (not hanseled, which is really bad luck).

tararabumdeay Thu 08-Sep-16 22:19:58

A torch.

In order to read the folio edition of Wuthering Heights because Lockwood the fop stuffed the candle.

mrsclooneytoyou Thu 08-Sep-16 22:23:21

Pjs
Candles
Expensive bubble bath
Note books
Hand cream
Costa vouchers
Gin
Chocolate

TheRollingCrone Thu 08-Sep-16 22:23:55

Tara grin my quite odd dd asks for a torch every year!

One year she also asked for walkie talkies, a screwdriver and a balaclava confused of course I told that is called "going equipped " and absolutely not grin

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