What would you get from Cath Kidston if you had to?

(44 Posts)
Rooners Thu 02-Jan-14 10:09:54

I have got a gift card from an internet refund in store last summer.

I went and bought a bag the other day but don't really like it (in fact I got two, and don't like either)

So they are going back
but what to actually get? I get the feeling a lot of it is overpriced, under-quality stuff that's just basically fashionable tat, but what I like to buy is stuff that is nice quality, and not just 'image' based - something that is good and will last.

So what would you recommend from Cath's? I have got about £65 to spend.

Rooners Thu 02-Jan-14 11:48:33

The sewing boxes are beautiful. I just inherited about 20 tons of old sewing equipment, button tins and material from my Granny though so not sure I can take any more!

Dancingqueen17 Thu 02-Jan-14 15:45:08

Bedding looks nice til you have to launder it, then it looks crap without precision ironing. Quite like the towels and also like the bird prints scarf or brolly.

greeneyes1978 Thu 02-Jan-14 15:59:12

Get the mushroom dress, it's so cool!

BillyBanter Thu 02-Jan-14 16:11:03

I had no idea they did such a big range.

penguin pjs
mushroom dress
bird dress

Allthingsprettyreturns Thu 02-Jan-14 18:15:45

Tablet case
Travel pass holder

HermioneWeasley Thu 02-Jan-14 18:17:31

Won't use up £65, but I am evangelical about the
Christmas Organiser

Beaverfeaver Thu 02-Jan-14 19:59:12

Dog bed

Rubybrazilianwax Thu 02-Jan-14 21:20:31

Pjs or dressing gown. Their clothes are dire

collywobble Thu 02-Jan-14 21:24:09

The plimsolls are great quality and made by converse apparently.

Emo76 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:28:25

tea towels, oven glove and oil cloth to herald in spring!

nothing to wear.

SconeForAStroll Thu 02-Jan-14 21:37:25

I got the Stanley salt and pepper shakers for Christmas. They are v.nice.

The big mugs are great, a really good amount of tea but I don't have anything else.

FallonColby Thu 02-Jan-14 21:38:11

You are right it is tat and I would be really hard pushed to buy anything. I would probably use the money to stock up on presents for others- how about some pjs or back packs for little ones.

joanofarchitrave Thu 02-Jan-14 21:41:00

If you have any tiny nieces with birthdays coming up, the tea set in a little suitcase is really sweet.

CointreauVersial Thu 02-Jan-14 22:40:38

I really want a sewing box, but they are a bit pricey.

Wuxiapian Thu 02-Jan-14 23:23:13

The wool scarves are lovely.

Bumbez Thu 02-Jan-14 23:27:09

I have some bone china mugs that are still going strong 8 years on!

I have a pair of pjs (well, the trousers), and a thin cotton dressing gown. Love both. Also have a zip up Kindle pouch. I like the baby stuff - do you know anyone pregnant who you might need to buy a gift for?

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 02-Jan-14 23:33:23

I just bought dd the duck egg duvet cover as it matches her room but I hate the pink flowery stuff

StarlightMcKingsThree Thu 02-Jan-14 23:37:09

Soap. It's practical and doesn't look shite when unwrapped like most of their stuff.

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