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WTF can i get my sister for xmas? help if you are about 45

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HanneHolm Mon 09-Dec-13 14:46:44

she - has loads of accessories already
Likes books ( but has kindle)
i dont want to give a spa thing
likes Boden, history, food.
OH GOD i am hopeless

scurryfunge Mon 09-Dec-13 14:49:01

Amazon voucher so she can load up her kindle?

Moomoomie Mon 09-Dec-13 14:49:08

I have a kindle but still love to read brand new books. Is there any novels you know she would like to read or an autobiography?
Or a historic book? I don't think you can ever get it wrong with books!

Leeds2 Mon 09-Dec-13 14:51:05

Spicery subscription? Everyone on here has been recommending them, and I have just ordered one for my niece!

Magazine subscription.

Spherical Mon 09-Dec-13 14:53:14

cashmere gloves or those gloves you can use with a touch screen?

LordEmsworth Mon 09-Dec-13 14:59:35

I agree that having a Kindle doesn't preclude actual books...

I am doing my sister a picture, her favourite song lyrics in a frame - I found a website which creates a design with your words, so it's completely unique... I have ordered but awaiting delivery so can't vouch for quality as yet!

INeedSomeHelp Mon 09-Dec-13 15:01:36

Does she like smellies? I was in Molton Brown today and they have lovely new reed diffusers. I also really like their candles.
What about perfume? There are perfume threads on here so if you know one she likes I'm sure someone could recommend something similar.
Or what about a really lovely purse and/or credit card holder?
Membership of National Trust (or equivalent) - given she likes history

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 09-Dec-13 15:11:09

I'm about 45 (well ok I'm 47, but near enough) fgrin

Things I'd like someone to buy for me ....(hint hint DH)

L'Occitane Almond Shower oil

Philosophy Hope in a Jar

Molton Brown Shower Gel (sometimes John Lewis do a pack of 10 travel bottles in different fragrances)

Lakeland Limited Gift Voucher (and unlimited browse time online or instore)

Good Housekeeping Magazine Subscription

Hotel Chocolat chocolates

Oddsocksrus Mon 09-Dec-13 15:35:57

Go to the Jo Malone website jo loves and get her the perfume sampling/layering kit
I REALLY want this myself for Christmas, I am hoping that everyone is getting the hint

Eastwickwitch Mon 09-Dec-13 16:26:34

odd I just came on her to recommend Jo Malone!
Free delivery, free gift box & a sample for you. Perfect for anyone who likes a bit of luxury.

I posh dressing gown is always lovely. Or White Company PJs.

I've had a Spicery subscription in the past, I enjoyed it but it's pricey for what it is.

reup Mon 09-Dec-13 16:29:00

An afternoon tea at a posh hotel?
Restaurant vouchers

snowgirl1 Mon 09-Dec-13 16:32:29

How about some sort of 'experience' (other than a spa). Tickets to go up the Shard? Theatre vouchers? Cocktail making lesson? Afternoon tea?

potterpaint Mon 09-Dec-13 16:44:58

I love nice handcream - Eve Lom please! Would love lots of things that people have suggested here - especially Jo Malone and theatre tickets and novels. White Company PJs are on my Xmas list.

potterpaint Mon 09-Dec-13 16:45:20

Also expensive blusher brush, or many things from MAC

Floralnomad Mon 09-Dec-13 16:51:30

I'm around that age and I want a Golden Gark rake .

NoComet Mon 09-Dec-13 17:03:31

My DSIS (43) is getting a posh eyeshadow pallet.

In the past she's had £30-40 makeup, eye shadow, bronzer etc. branded stuff she couldn't normally justify, perfume (she always tells me which), leather cloves, sanctuary smellies were a hit last year.

Endless pairs of silver earrings.

Clothes only if she's with me I can choose what she likes, but 18 plus sizing is really random, so she has to try stuff on.

Scarves as she likes to brighten up her black coat.

My present from her last birthday was a lovely union Jack shopping tote I refused to part with my money for.

She's got me gloves, makeup and perfume too.

Oh and I paid for a hotel to see a concert for her last birthday.

NoComet Mon 09-Dec-13 17:04:39

Cloves = gloves it happens DSIS hates cloves and bans them in bread sauce.

hels71 Mon 09-Dec-13 17:11:44

I would be delighted with vouchers for clothes or books....things I would like to buy for myself but end up spending money on DD instead....or wine....!!!

struggling100 Mon 09-Dec-13 17:11:48

What about a subscription to Audible, so she can listen to audiobooks in bed when she's tired? It works on most Kindles I think.

I love having stories read to me. smile

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 09-Dec-13 17:13:04

My 45 year old sister has asked for a John Lewis gift card.

The 43 year old sister wants an Amazon gift card.

Very boring but also very easy!

Thereisaplace Mon 09-Dec-13 17:23:52

Have a look at the guardian or telegraph for this year's recommended history books?
How about a Betty's hamper - they are very helpful on the phone and you can create your own mix of things from the website.

thehat Mon 09-Dec-13 17:35:31

some make up from Smashbox website - they do good under foundation primers.

EvilRingahBitch Mon 09-Dec-13 17:49:43

I'm 45. I want theatre tokens, nice new slippers, a jigsaw (because I'm weird and because I've been looking for them for DMIL), bath oil of my favourite scent, Nigella Christmas book, membership of the Tate or Picturehouse Cinemas, a gorgeous scarf in my colour, Game of Thrones Season 3 (downloaded from Blinkbox), the complete Jonathsn Creek on DVD, a Nails Inc/OPI gift set (surely everyone loves trendy nail varnish?).

I'd settle for a cup of tea in bed but I won't get that either.

Whattodowithaminute Mon 09-Dec-13 17:53:22

I've just subscribed dp to shelf improvement, a monthly subscription from the guardian got either fiction or non fiction books, new this year I think.

LIZS Mon 09-Dec-13 17:55:29

Cath Kidston , traditional baking stuff from Lakeland et al, Pies and Puds or Bake Off books

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