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TheNightIsDark Wed 23-Apr-14 23:01:58

I know it's April. I want to get a head start on christmas so I'm not flapping.

Ideas needed for:

Hamper- Nan- 75 years old. Enjoys art, gardening and baking.

Hamper- Grandad- 82 years old. Enjoys woodwork, chocolate (although recently diagnosed diabetic so that's out), books such as Ken Follett and aeroplanes especially spitfires and such like.

I'm sick of getting them vouchers.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 23-Apr-14 23:16:11

Go on then, I'm here. grin

What do you want the hamper to be? A proper wicker hamper (that can be re-used) but is ££ and heavy?
A hat-box type box (HomeSense or TKMaxx sell lovely boxes or chests, at the moment butterflies or script writing, but near Christmas, amazing festive ones. Look in late Oct/Nov they get them early)

Art- cross stitch picture (Hobbycraft)
Gardening- magazine, an orchid in a pot, gardening gloves (nice ones) one of those aprons with the pockets?
I'd love a flat, roll-up hose but I'd never get as far as buying one.
Baking- tons of things in Homesense/TKMaxx - you could look every week and pick things up.
Or Lakeland Limited?

Diabetes are allowed chocolate (ok not often or much grin ) but maybe a box of really special ones? Hotel Chocolat Tasters - you get 4-6 chocolates in a pack, they often have special offers. Nice just to open and have one or two...

I'm sure there are Hamper Threads on here, if I find any I'll bump them.

TheNightIsDark Wed 23-Apr-14 23:42:30

Thank you smile

Hat box type may be best as there's 4 DCs and a whole bunch of others to buy presents for as well!

Thanks for the suggestions. I shall start a list of things to look out for.

Ratbagcatbag Thu 24-Apr-14 09:36:30

Ooh 70, I like that idea. smile I may have to consider it for a friends mum who loves gardening. smile

JerseySpud Thu 24-Apr-14 16:48:46

Im here of course grin

Hatbox is an awesome idea, or do a hamper of everyday foods she might find useful?

PeterParkerSays Thu 24-Apr-14 17:23:03

Can your granddad have the Nakd bars? They do a fab cocoa orange one, which might give a chocolate-y hit if he can have the dried fruit, but I'm aware that also counts as sugar so you'd need to investigate.

50shadesofknackered Fri 25-Apr-14 09:31:25

You can get diabetic chocolate for him, it's not as nice tho.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 25-Apr-14 23:40:43

My dear old dad is diabetic and I'd get him a small box of proper enjoyable chocolate that he can savour.
Diabetic chocolate is expensive, brittle and laxative.
Maybe not the Christmas Memories you want wink

CallingAllEngels Tue 29-Apr-14 13:39:18

Love the hamper ideas. May try and do that this year -- because I hate wrapping paper--

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