Fellow Mner needs awful present for awful ILS any ideas?

(102 Posts)
yULeYSEES Sun 03-Dec-06 11:05:12

much appreciated

whatwouldjesusdo Mon 25-Dec-06 23:41:15

ahem - my children have got a revolving aquarium lamp, to help them sleep. It is beautiful and extremely tasteful

MrsXwiththehorridILs Mon 25-Dec-06 11:17:00

OMG they loved it.. the aquarium revolving lamp has pride of place....

Better luck next year...

nannynickers Tue 12-Dec-06 17:09:14
RanToTheHills Tue 12-Dec-06 16:26:58

well, my ILs "donate what they would have spent on presents to charity" except that we never are told which one, what on etc when we did the oxfam "give a goat" type thing for them, complete with card etc. Made me actually, esp as they're loaded. It's the lack of care that gets to me most. Maybe I'll go for the lavender this year too!

MrsXwiththehorridILs Tue 12-Dec-06 16:21:44

Just thought I'd let you all know... DH loved this thread.. and in the end we decided on a moving aquarium lamp... tacky but she'll probably love it! it beats the dinner service she gave us one year.... withiout plates in it!

thanks all
Love mrs X XX

stumpydogsbaubles Tue 05-Dec-06 11:36:39

do they have false teeth ? - toffee

PandasNotJust4Xmas Tue 05-Dec-06 10:56:45

I thought this would make a particularly nice pressie for the classy people in your life

BaileysMilkshake Tue 05-Dec-06 10:54:52

Lavendar toiletries for MIL and Old Spice for FIL - both considered as products for old people these days -(at least in our family - no offence to anyone who uses and likes them)

My MIL was due for the lavendar until she got in first and asked for vouchers!

yULeYSEES Tue 05-Dec-06 10:20:17

wanderingstar, I bought some of those for my MIL as she'll love them She loves tack lol.

LoveMyGirls Mon 04-Dec-06 11:33:21

what about one of those fleece jackets with dogs on, im sure they sell them on the market?

fortyplus Mon 04-Dec-06 09:21:38

What about that game whe you all put a finger in and the one with the slowest reactions gets an electric shock? Your kids could have a great time playing it with them!

Or how about a gift token for some discs for their MP3 player - that'd confuse 'em!

I've also checked out the Argos catalogue - there's some spectacular stuff in there - eg

Glass dolphin clock - 4 glass dolphins 'swimming' around brass clock on a mirror base

'World's biggest hangover' set - includes bag for ice cubes to press on head.

A wide selection based on the game show 'Bullseye' - especially the '10" Bendy Bully With Sound' - only £14.99

Various dressing up outfits - can you picture mil as Wonder Woman & fil as Elvis Presley?

So what's it to be?

iceandaslice Sun 03-Dec-06 17:11:51

How about this for MIL?

I have a card of this, and when she's here, winding me up, I sneak upstairs for a quick fix of it! Is so appropriate!

wanderingstar Sun 03-Dec-06 16:29:51

Racing grannies set of 2 wind up toys from iwantoneofthose.com

faeriemum Sun 03-Dec-06 15:00:54
taylormama Sun 03-Dec-06 14:43:16

lulu - you haven't seen what i have got you for Xmas yet

lulumama Sun 03-Dec-06 14:41:36

<<slapping tm's wrist.....being too norty now..will tell mum!!>>

taylormama Sun 03-Dec-06 14:41:21

lulumama - i am norty he he he! Anyway what about a tasteful figurine of a dancing lady in a limited edition of 9 million - each one hand finished with real pretend gold plate???

taylormama Sun 03-Dec-06 14:39:42

you can allegedly get it off the tinternet

taylormama Sun 03-Dec-06 14:39:24

can't believe no-one has said viagra or is that totally pushing it?!

MrsXwithhorridILs Sun 03-Dec-06 14:10:29

am loving this!! have snorted and sprayed!! pmsl!

SantaGotStuckUpTheGreensleeve Sun 03-Dec-06 14:10:27

Buy them a bong

me23 Sun 03-Dec-06 14:09:42

how about buying them a toilet from oxfam unwrapped, a good cause but quite cheekY too or if they are prudish aswell how about some condom kits.

SpookyMadMerryChristmasMummy Sun 03-Dec-06 14:01:58

<<<<snort>>>>

fortyplus Sun 03-Dec-06 13:53:02

taylormama at the doorbell!

What about those collectors' plates - some of the ones with fluffy kittens on are soooooo tasteful!

lulumama Sun 03-Dec-06 13:39:42

oh my good god...

have <<spraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayed>> and

<<snoooooooooooooooooooooooorted>> all over.. i can barely see the screen for spray & snort!!!!!!

can i just say, taylormama is my sister, i had no idea up till now she was so norty!!!!!!

ahs anyone mentioned the franklin mint collectibles???

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