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We are on a stupidly low Xmas budget this year. I was thinking of buying a gift per family. Just wanted to know whether that's ok to do? Would you be happy to receive one?

Also I have no idea what to buy for this? Any suggestions appreciated.

makemineapinot Thu 07-Nov-13 16:16:46

Depending on budget you could get vouchers for the whole family to go to cinema, restaurant etc , or make up a family hamper with a Xmas DVD, popcorn, nice treats, drinks etc.

Luggage16 Thu 07-Nov-13 16:17:28

thats def ok to do! I have bought my brothers family a joint gift (ice lolly maker). That way they get something decent rather than 3 cheap toys smile

Ooh hampers. Love this. Not sure mine would turn out looking lovely though.

Luggage16 Do you mean like a mould?

raisah Thu 07-Nov-13 17:55:42

I always make hampers for festive occasions & I put in this basket from Home Bargains:

hot choc
mini cakes
mince or apple pies (depending on receipient)
posh soft drink
& any other treats on offer

raisah Thu 07-Nov-13 18:00:18

Wrapped in cellophane & a big bow from Baker Ross:

if I can't find baskets to make my hampers, then I use a box covered in nice wrapping paper.

raisah Thu 07-Nov-13 18:00:48

shinybaubles Thu 07-Nov-13 18:14:40

Board games.

SicknSpan Thu 07-Nov-13 18:19:42

This is a fab idea. I hope some of my extended family do this it would be great! We'd really appreciate receiving a family gift so I am sure other families would too.

Like the family movie night hamper idea.

How about:
Hamper for Italian/Chinese/Indian/Mexican food theme night with the dry goods and a DVD of authentic tunes
Family board game - pictionary or uno or compendium with backgammon etc
Candy floss maker
Pop corn maker

These would be nice ways to make January seem a bit more special too as it can be a bit flat sometimes! Having a family night part way through to look forward to would be brill.

ToastyStoat Thu 07-Nov-13 19:16:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Like this?

with named cola bottle each and a film?

Oops. And again:

raisah They sound lovely. I want one! smile

SicknSpan Loads of ideas. Cheers wine

SicknSpan Thu 07-Nov-13 19:30:24

That's a bargain- perfect.

We do this with a friend every year. Past ideas have included:

a family board game with snacks to eat whilst playing

Mexican night, with tortilla chips, chilli sauce, jalepenos, salsa etc

Baking camembert in a pot, with posh crackers, pickles, wine etc

Sundae glasses, syrups, sprinkles, flakes

nice beakers, twirly straws, nice cordials

a fondue set, chocolate, marshmallows etc

movie night - film, coke, popcorn, pick and mix

raisah Thu 07-Nov-13 19:39:06

Oh and a box of coffee bags are a must in hampers for the novelty effect. I bought these for £2:80 from Tescos & they were a hit with all who received a box.

Remust Camembert one sounds like a fab little gift

Just checked the link raisah What a great idea. Never seen them before

karven Wed 15-Jan-14 09:35:27

Although Christmas is over, but the next time you buy a gift you can look at this site:, I often on this site to buy gifts for my daughter, and I continued for two years. Here's something very good, including products, services, prices, and so on.

King125 Mon 14-Apr-14 07:23:41

If gift will be helpful for everyone or everyone will have its need then i am sure everybody will welcome this gift.

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