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Oh bugger. Have bought dd1 virtually nothing. Help.

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All I've got her is 3 pairs of knickers and some perfume.
She's 18, at uni. Want actual real things that can be wrapped up, rather than vouchers or hard cash.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllpppppppppppppp! smile

SuckItAndSee Sun 08-Dec-13 12:57:56

hat and scarf set?
tin of charbonnel et walker drinking chocolate?
paperchase have some great silk covered diaries and notebooks ATM

Rosa Sun 08-Dec-13 13:00:11

Chunky jumper, soap and glory stuff, make up brushes, food hamper with tea, biscuits, pasta etc to take back with her. Books, nail varnish,chocolate, slipper socks , cds,

chanie44 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:04:38

Body shop has 50% off today so grab some make up, lip balm and body wash.

Other ideas
Stationary (pens folders etc)

angelwhip80 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:04:43

Boots had some fab Benefit gift sets on offer - better than half price. Posh make up she couldn't normally afford?
Cool tote bag to take in and out of uni?
Agree with warm things like socks and hotwater bottles for living in student accom!

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 08-Dec-13 13:06:32

Benefit make up
Pjs slippers and dressig gown
Bath bombs from Lush
Hunger Games books
Denman hair brush and some posh shampoo/conditioner
A slanket
Little leater string bracelets (h&m, Dorothy Perkins)
A necklace or watch
Dvd boxset - The Big Bang Theory?
Boots do lovely Joules smelly sets, all gifts 3 for 2
Hat and gloves from Accessorize
New handbag

notapizzaeater Sun 08-Dec-13 13:07:57

Pens, food, tea coffee set, bras, socks, warm fluffy pjs, onesie.

BrianButterfield Sun 08-Dec-13 13:08:32

A calender/planner for organising deadlines.
A nice big bag that fits A4 files in.
Hat, gloves and scarf.
Earrings/necklaces sets.
Nice notebooks or folders.
Wine glasses if she drinks wine (students always end up drinking from mugs!)
Novelty onesie if she's into that sort of thing.
Nice skincare set.
Lovely big set of treats like chocolates and nice biscuits to take to uni.

absentmindeddooooodles Sun 08-Dec-13 13:10:30

Definatley comfies. Pjs/onesie, slippers, hat and scarf.

My dsis is at uni and for christmas ive done her a hamper including:
Cookbooks from around the world
Hat scarf and mittens set
Luxury food bits ( from farm shops etc)
Bottle if wine
Retro selection of sweets.

Hers is the inly bloody present I actually have as bought it earlier in the year and now skint. Damn. :p

SwedishEdith Sun 08-Dec-13 13:28:11

Toiletries hamper/box - make-up wipes, cleanser, cotton wool pad, deodorant, etc. All the stuff you need but costs money. But loads of 3 for 2 offers and put in a big box wrapped in xmas paper.

raisah Sun 08-Dec-13 13:31:18

Preloaded Starbucks/Costs card. She will thank you for it even if you dont want to do this.

Cineworld Christmas box which can be wrapped & includes vouchers for x 2 tickets, drinks, galaxy chocs & x 1 popcorn all for £20.
IT Tunes voucher
Woolly cowl scarf
Nook or a cheap tablet

MilkOneSugar Sun 08-Dec-13 13:32:23

I know you said no vouchers, but my DM used to buy us vouchers for our favourite hairdressers when we were young adults. I always appreciated being able to get a decent hair cut without having to worry about finding the money.

angelwhip80 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:37:41

If she has laptop/tablet, a netflix subscription? X

EvilRingahBitch Sun 08-Dec-13 13:49:31

Cinema membership?

Fresh01 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:54:54

For something bigger a warm coat or boots?

Like someone mentioned above everyday toiletries even toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary products, shampoo, shower gel in a nice storage box. My mum did this a couple of times a year when we were at uni as that kind of stuff you need but adds up out of a student budget. We always really appreciated it.

Easy cookbook?

Wow. Thank you. smile Oh I have got her a Starbucks voucher too - always do.

Usually do hairspray, cotton wool etc as stocking presents but like the idea of boxing it all up to make a 'big' gift. Will deffo do that.

Bought her new PJs and dressing gown when we saw her a few weeks ago, but will deffo get warm socks and hot chocolate.

Scarf is another v good idea.

LeBearPolar Sun 08-Dec-13 14:24:47

Yes, as a student I would have loved practical-but-nice things to make student life a bit more luxurious. A groceries hamper and a toiletries hamper would be lovely, I would think!

<plans same for when currently 10 yr old DS is at uni grin>


Can't really do groceries, as she'll have to get everything back on the train.

Heathcliff27 Sun 08-Dec-13 14:42:25

Does she has a cineworld near her uni? When my son started uni I got him an unlimited cineworld card, £15.90 per month.

Not sure. She's not a big cinema-goer tbh.

LovelyWeatherForDucks Sun 08-Dec-13 18:43:59

Something to make her uni room more homely? New duvet cover or throw or cushion? Or pretty fairy lights or something? Memo board for uni stuff?

Leather satchels are pretty popular and classic? A decent umbrella?

Box of herbs/spices/seasoning/condiments/sauces to make usual uni meals more exciting?

Thank you.

We got her the duvet, fairy lights etc when she started. And a brolly.

NorthernLebkuchen Sun 08-Dec-13 18:59:58

What about board games? My dd1 is approaching 16 and she loves things like Risk and Ticket to Ride.

TheAwfulDaughter Sun 08-Dec-13 19:14:55

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Thanks, both. She wouldn't be interested in a board game, I don't think.

Style-wise, she is v much not a trainers girl tbh. Topshop is her favourite shop and we bought her a nice bag when she got her A level results. Can't afford a Cambridge satchel, even if she wanted one!

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