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LedaOfSparta Sat 10-Nov-12 15:05:36

I know there's probably been a thread before but I can't find it.

Both DH and my parents are asking what I'd like for Xmas and I just don't know at all.

I had a baby 8 weeks ago so I don't want clothes as I still feel a bit wobbly. Same goes for holiday/event vouchers as not only do we have the baby but also 2 infant school age
boys so babysitting etc can be an issue.

I have a kindle fire which I'm very fond of so I don't need anything in that vein either.

It's also my birthday on the 27th and my mum in particular is very keen to get me a present, no matter how much I say I don't need anything she just says 'it's not about need it's about getting something nice'.

I'd love something nice from my very kind family but just can't think of anything now I'm on the spot! Any ideas appreciated.

CountryBelle Sat 10-Nov-12 15:17:04

Im on the lookout for ideas too!! Cant think of anything i need / want!

CaipirinhasAllRound Sat 10-Nov-12 15:20:07

Hi Leda
I'm the same, have a birthday a few days before Christmas so always get asked what I'd like and am struggling to think of much
We have a £30 max limit among my family and I've asked my sister for some nice hand cream (boring I know), something luxurious that I would never buy. I'd also like some new perfume

bluecarrot Sat 10-Nov-12 15:20:47

What about a voucher for a local nice restaurant and babysitting voucher so you can go? Hairdressing/beauty salon voucher etc

tutu100 Sat 10-Nov-12 15:22:06

Could you ask for money or vouchers so that once you are beck to your normal size you can treat yourself to some new clothes. I did that the year my birthday was when I was 34 weeks pregnant. People gve me money mostly (and choccies!), and then when ds2 was about 4 months old I got to treat myself to some new clothes. I also used some ofthe money to treat myself to some posh make-up I wouldn't normally be able to buy when he was about 10 weeks old.

CaipirinhasAllRound Sat 10-Nov-12 15:22:08

I've found these stacking rings which I might like too...
www.astleyclarke.com/uk/rings/create-your-own-stacking-rings

bluecarrot Sat 10-Nov-12 15:22:48

Im getting a magazine subscription - I couldnt justify this luxury item AND I get to benefit from it every month smile

Jins Sat 10-Nov-12 15:24:31

Also watching with interest. Ive got too much stuff already but I'd hate spa days, salon vouchers, costume jewellery or boots gift set type things it would be nice to give the people who are asking some pointers

LedaOfSparta Sat 10-Nov-12 15:46:52

My parents and DH and I usually combine gifts as DH's birthday is mid December and we (DH and I) have a night away in London and go to the theatre whilst my lovely parents babysit. That's just not going to be possible this year as baby DD is EBF and my boobs nearly exploded when I went to the cinema the other night!

I do like the idea of a mag subscription tho, it would be a nice treat every month. I quite fancy a nice silver bangle though or amazon vouchers to feed my kindle habit.

ladydepp Sat 10-Nov-12 16:23:52

Ok here's my list:

Aveda shampoo and hair products
Moroccan hair oil
28cm round roasting dish
West Wing box set
Wii fit
jewellery box - Dulwich distressed from John Lewis
Panettone
Bedside carafe and glass - saw one in John Lewis
Dr Hauschka bath oil
New cookbooks - Gordon Ramsey, Leith's cookery bible
RHS plant encyclopedia
Green pan vienna frying pan
Diptyque candle or True Grace smelly sticks
game - Othello
wrist warmers
posh mascara
voucher for Liz Earle facial
Opi nail polish in wacky colours
books - new literary fiction or history

You will notice NO clothes, too many previous disasters!!

I have been building this list for years wink, I usually offer up just a few to DH, DB and MIL if they ask (DH ALWAYS needs a list)

ladydepp Sat 10-Nov-12 16:24:53

Oooh will just add Homes and Gardens subscription too.....

TerrorNotSoFrightened Sat 10-Nov-12 18:00:40

I never have a problem thinking of things for me, too much time spent browsing online smile

Here is my list, there is no way I would get everything, but maybe a couple...

Elemis products
Philosophy amazing grace perfume.
A 'down to the floor' velvet dressing gown (if anyone has seen one, let me know please)
Sheepskin slippers.
Philip Kingsley hair products.
A folio society copy of 'The Secret Garden'

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