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What's everyone getting their dm

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Nocturne123 Wed 26-Nov-14 14:44:43

My dm is in her fifties and I've no idea what to get her for christmas

What is everyone getting their dm so I can steal some ideas

nozzernoodles Wed 26-Nov-14 14:48:47

My DM is also in her fifties, I'm getting her a bottle of slow gin from the Christmas market and a voucher for us to go for afternoon tea.

GooodMythicalMorning Wed 26-Nov-14 14:49:54

Jonathan Creek box set. She's wanted it for ages.

Petallic Wed 26-Nov-14 14:50:40

Molton brown gift set
Book on Chinese writing (she's off to china on holiday soon)
Sugar thermometer
This years GBBO book
Paperchase pens

My nan has some Dents gloves which are lovely & soft (TK Maxx has loads in - v barginous at £18 instead of £50)

Nocturne123 Wed 26-Nov-14 14:55:22

Oh nozzer she might like some gin but perhaps too much so maybe I shouldn't wink

The gloves sound nice too , we're seasoned tk maxx shoppers so will have a look next time I'm in

Petallic Wed 26-Nov-14 14:58:29

Yes, Apple do it but don't expect a lot off an ipad (think it was about £30/40 quid last year) think the discount on macs is a little better. John lewis have already said they will price match and you get a longer warranty of you buy from them. I'm buying myself an ipad this year so am waiting until Friday although I don't know who I will be buying it from yet.

Petallic Wed 26-Nov-14 14:59:00

Whoops wrong thread!

Starfishiecloverhv Wed 26-Nov-14 16:29:19

I've got my mum the following...

Elderberry and Port liquor
Perfume
Red Cardigan from M&S
Butterfly wine glasses from Next
Watercolour paints

Hope that helps

ChildOfGallifrey Wed 26-Nov-14 16:30:11

I've got DM a photo book with photos of all the grandchildren in from Vistaprint. Photobox also do them and they're hard backed. Also got a Tassimo machine but that's a joint present with DF!

happygirl87 Wed 26-Nov-14 16:31:10

Mine is getting PJs, cosy socks, a puzzle and new chopping boards (which I know she wants!) then in her stocking from me there'll be a trivia game, chocolate coins and flavoured popcorn

Nocturne123 Wed 26-Nov-14 16:33:08

Thanks everyone for your replies , I'm very disorganised this year and it's the first year I'm hosting Christmas Day too confused

mupperoon Wed 26-Nov-14 16:34:03

Something lovely from M&S which she will return and buy several not-so-lovely Per Una "bargains" with during the sales.

In my family we call this a "fabric gift token".

FelixFelix Wed 26-Nov-14 16:36:53

I'm getting her some vouchers for afternoon tea at Bettys and will probably wrap them up in a nice mug with some chocolate Brazil nuts (her favourite).

pebblepots Wed 26-Nov-14 20:04:12

Pasta bowls and a garden centre voucher (as requested)

newtonupontheheath Wed 26-Nov-14 20:08:43

Yankee candle burner and some tartlet things that smell Christmassy.

(Plan to buy different seasons smells for mothers day,birthday...)

Gran is getting a magazine subscription and a new handbag for her December birthday

StuntCodPiece Wed 26-Nov-14 20:11:59

"Fabric gift token" grin

WhatWouldFlopDo Wed 26-Nov-14 20:14:43

Mine is in her 70's and I like to buy lots of little things so she has loads to open because my dad is crap and just gives her money.

I've got her a 3 month Chat magazine subscription, crocs, slippers, a jumper, a top, thorntons special toffee, and a cheapy Avon perfume.

mummy2angel Wed 26-Nov-14 20:14:55

My mum is getting some ugg slippers and a charm for her Pandora bracelet, oh and lots of chocolate smile

TwoNoisyBoys Wed 26-Nov-14 20:27:17

I'm getting my DM tickets to see Magical Mozart By Candlelight at the theatre. Its at the end of January. I'm also taking her for dinner before the show, and I'm getting her a Mozart cd to open on the day smile

sliceofsoup Wed 26-Nov-14 20:29:32

Google play vouchers for her new tablet, and some nice decorative boxes she has been talking about.

LovelyWeatherForDucks Wed 26-Nov-14 20:30:12

I've bought my mum a stainless steel cafeterie (as requested!) and will get a nice bag of coffee and a coffee scoop thing to go with it.

MirandaWest Wed 26-Nov-14 20:31:20

My mum has asked for a kitchen apron so I'll get her one grin Also going to get her and my dad a joint present of a cinema membership.

Nocturne123 Wed 26-Nov-14 20:42:18

I'm still laughing at 'fabric gift token' .

These are lovely , present idea theft is happening as we speak grin .

Unfortunately I can't get her tickets to anything as she has bad anxiety if she drives or is driven more than about 15min away from home .

LittleMissGreen Wed 26-Nov-14 21:57:20

a set of murder mysteries from book people
school photos of the boys
candles
lush bath bomb
mug with her fave flowers on

juneybean Wed 26-Nov-14 21:58:08

My mum wants a Pandora bracelet as she received a charm for her birthday so I'll get one of those and probably some lush stuff.

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