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What are you giving your DM/DMIL for Christmas? Ideas needed!

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SecretLimonadeDrinker Sun 30-Nov-14 14:16:17

I'm doing photo books for each set of parents and a personal gift for about £10. DM request slippers but I'm stumped when it comes to DMIL, lovely lady but pita to buy for. Please inspire me!

eltsihT Sun 30-Nov-14 14:35:01

DM is getting Pj's and a new dressing gown as requested
Dmil is getting whiskey tumbler as requested
Dmil2 is getting some vit E stuff she likes from body shop.

BikeRunSki Sun 30-Nov-14 14:39:08

Hunter welly liners for Christmas
Flower delivery subscription for birthday, shortly after Christmas

PickledLilly Sun 30-Nov-14 14:40:07

How about a nice scarf?

GlowWine Sun 30-Nov-14 15:16:35

Dm a nice scarf printed with maps (she travels alot)
Dmil a pretty Liberty Handbag (she like them, and it was bargainous fgrin)
Both sets of parents also get a selection of home made chutneys from us, and something crafted by the kids.

izzybizzybuzzybees Sun 30-Nov-14 15:40:33

I've gotten my Mil a Molton Brown handwash and lotion set.

supermariossister Sun 30-Nov-14 15:48:53

dm died two years ago, I will take flowers and am buying a bird bath for her memory garden at home. dmil dp has bought earrings, smelly stuffs like dove and something to drink.

SecretLimonadeDrinker Sun 30-Nov-14 16:29:32

Sorry for your loss SuperMariosSister I think it's lovely you have a memorial garden.

Some lovely presents listed.

I bought a scarf last year, she doesn't go out much, no hobbies as such, she retired a couple of years ago and mostly reads (kindle) or watches tv. Does like to sit in their conservatory. Doctor has told her she is seriously overweight and her health is at risk so don't want to buy her anything food related and DSIL made her a toiletry hamper for her birthday a few months ago.

supermariossister Sun 30-Nov-14 16:36:16

I give my grandad a kindle voucher often for occasions so he can buy yet more booksgrin it's not v original but least I know he will use it

Leeds2 Sun 30-Nov-14 18:08:47

A magazine subscription.

amidaiwish Sun 30-Nov-14 18:32:31

a nice teapot / teacup & tray type set?

wizzler Sun 30-Nov-14 18:33:46

Flowers, and some luxury soap

SecretLimonadeDrinker Sun 30-Nov-14 20:38:00

It may have to be a kindle voucher, DH is as much help as a chocolate teapot.

Bought her teapot/teacup set a few years ago and she gets magazines from DFIL.

Sorry, I hope I don't sound like I'm being awkward, I feel like I've now exhausted the list. She is lovely, just difficult to buy for.

FlyingByTheSeatof Sun 30-Nov-14 23:28:56

We have put together a hamper full of lots of little goodies

DairyNips Sun 30-Nov-14 23:36:49

Calendar with family pics on it

FelixTitling Sun 30-Nov-14 23:42:23

I leave this to dh. She always takes it back anyway.

happsymum Mon 01-Dec-14 01:22:12

Photobox do lovely personalised phone cases (only for samsungs or iphones tho sadly, or id have got my mum one)

We have personalised hanging hearts with each childs name on tied together with ribbon (notonthehighstreet.co.uk) for boyfriends mother as shes very family orientated after losing her one son to asthma - his name included of course. And a ted baker wash bag as when went on holiday last yr together she commented on mine being lovely 4 times smile and a cinema voucher for 2 for her and hubby - think its been YEARS since actually gone cinema for either of them so a nice little night out for the two of them.
My boyfriend usually buys london day out vouchers for his parents but learnt his lesson of them never atually going and using them. but might be an idea for yours?

florentina1 Mon 01-Dec-14 08:44:01

Is she a tea drinker, how about a pretty bone china cup and saucer. Or some posh coffee with pretty coffee mug

stinkingbishop Mon 01-Dec-14 09:01:58

DM - a photo printer off ebay and some photo paper so she can do pics of the DGCs without spending a fortune as SHE NEVER EDITS HER DIGITAL PICS AND JUST TAKES THE WHOLE CARD TO BOOTS, ARG!; scarf (the MN one actually!); the new Michael Palin book; a calendar of the DGCs

DMIL - Chopin board and Chopin Listz (she's a music fan) off Amazon; an antique picture of their village; the Tristram Hunt book about Empire cities (she grew up in one); DGC calendar

nobutreally Mon 01-Dec-14 09:06:49

Could you get a nice plant for the conservatory? (A citrus tree, or stephanotis, both of which have gorgeous scent?) Or cosy cushions/wrap to sit under when she's reading if its not well heated?

GirlAnachronism Mon 01-Dec-14 10:54:07

DM - Silver bangle with snowflake charm, 1st season of the Tudors, book on Eleanor Aquitaine (Summer Queen)

DMIL - gold covered leaf necklace, War Horse dvd, Little Mermaid dvd, framed pic of DH, I and kids (she asked for this)

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