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I need a Christmas present for..... (pitch in suggestions and ask for ideas yourself)

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TotallyUprobably Fri 22-Nov-13 13:34:02

Hope this isn't duplicating other threads too much but thought it might be handy to have a thread to ask for Christmas present ideas and add suggestions if anyone else is struggling to think up present ideas (I am - had loads last year but am not doing well this year!)

I still need Christmas presents for;

DH - something quirky and a bit unusual as a little present, up to £15. Maybe something he can play with (no snurking at the back)?

BIL - up to £25, again quirky suggestions would be good. Likes computers and cooking (but owns a cafe so no cook books please!), hates books. Something to use or wear would be especially fab.

Parents - joint present, up to £60, either a house ornament or something really nice for the garden.

Other BIL - up to £20, thinks he's very trendy, haven't the foggiest what he actually likes - he drives and teaches if that's any help.

Anyone else need help?

Bertrude Tue 26-Nov-13 09:05:35

Oooh Santa Express runs near them on a steam train - that could work! Will browse the amazon DVDs and see what's there too. Thanks numberoneidiot great ideas or rather, thanks to your son for also being a train fan

And alos thanks to leopoldina - gin drinkers companion orders from for MIL. Had never heard of that site.

Pascha Tue 26-Nov-13 09:17:14

How about a middle aged single uncle with severe-ish social communication problems and no known hobbies? He buys such lovely boys presents and it would be nice to get him something actually useful for once.

I've got mum and dad joint English Heritage membership this year if thats any help for anyone? Joint senior membership is £58 which between two people is a bargain I think.

clr2014 Tue 26-Nov-13 09:48:51

Hideous secret Santa... How about a padded flowery toilet seat from pound stretcher? I once bought one for a bad taste bridal shower... Was mortified buying it though!

sweetskull Tue 26-Nov-13 12:12:05

Finally got all my presents from Not on the hight street website, a part from FIL's bottle of whisky on offer at Sainsbury's.

PontyPants Tue 26-Nov-13 14:33:11

NB the tetris light doesn't stay together well - to make all the lights work, they need to be touching - it's a PITA and twenty five quid I wish I'd not spent tbh sad

Also looking for ideas for my BIL

PontyPants Tue 26-Nov-13 14:35:03

sweetskull = you need to go home made - get thee to Pinterest

chaoticforamiddlename Tue 26-Nov-13 17:39:08

I'm delighted to see this threat! Christmas always ends up as a real low point and stress as I never know what to get anyone - when I think I have a good idea I then talk myself out of it!!!! Must be a lack of confidence - I saw a Penhaligons gift set today, way too expensive but I know my sister loves the fragrances, but I couldn't get past the gift box .... does this ring any bells with anyone?

chaoticforamiddlename Tue 26-Nov-13 17:39:35

thread I mean, not threat!!!!!!

sashh Tue 26-Nov-13 17:57:31

DH - something quirky and a bit unusual as a little present, up to £15. Maybe something he can play with (no snurking at the back)?

I got my dad a microscope a couple of years ago, he loved it.

I'm buying for a 15 year old who had her ears pierced a month or two ago. So I'm getting earrings, but could you ask your teenagers for me? Which is better real gold 1 pair or 20 pairs of cheap ones from Claires?

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