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Would this work as a present for my Mum?

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FelixFelix Mon 01-Dec-14 09:52:43

I've just got my parents left to buy for and I've had an idea of what to get them for a while. Dad is easy as he's asked for vouchers and I'll get him a bottle of port, but I'm stuck with my Mum.

She really loves afternoon tea, and has always wanted to go to Bettys but we have never really had the chance. I've recently moved to a little town which is 5 miles away from a Bettys cafe tea room and I've seen that you can buy afternoon tea vouchers online.

The only problem is, I have a budget of around £30 and it's £20 (including delivery) for one voucher. I originally wanted to get two vouchers and wrap them up in a nice mug with some chocolates inside, but that would end up costing about £50. It's very likely that we will end up going together anyway when she visits me, so would it be weird for me to buy just one voucher then obviously I will pay for my own on the day? But what if she wants to go to another location with someone else? confused

Should I just scrap the idea all together? I can probably stretch myself to the extra voucher if I really need to, but I'd rather not. Is one voucher a rubbish present?

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 01-Dec-14 09:57:31

Do the one voucher. That sounds fine.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Mon 01-Dec-14 09:59:13

Why not just make your own voucher valid for afternoon tea with you. smile

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 01-Dec-14 10:00:16

Ah well done mymum. I kept trying to write that as a suggestion but gave up because I couldn't make it make sense. Yes op, do that.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Mon 01-Dec-14 10:01:55

Hi Caulk! Glad it made sense, I pondered it, too. grin

FelixFelix Mon 01-Dec-14 10:42:49

As in a 'come for afternoon tea at Bettys and I will pay for us' type thing? That could work! I would like a more official type voucher though. Maybe I could buy the one voucher then write a little card saying we can go when she next visits?

HolgerDanske Mon 01-Dec-14 11:24:17

Yes, buy the one voucher as it looks more official, and put a note with it. She won't know that you don't have a voucher as well. That way you won't spend the money on something else, so it's 'safe', IYSWIM, and you can just pay for yours on the day, or get a second voucher at a time that suits you. I think it's a lovely gift. Plus you can add a little box of chocs or something else with the extra £10 so she has something on the day. Maybe a little tea pot christmas decoration?

HolgerDanske Mon 01-Dec-14 11:25:10

Or a little tiny ceramic tea set :-)

FelixFelix Mon 01-Dec-14 13:04:47

I've been banned from buying tea pots and she has loads grin

Thanks for the ideas everyone. I'll definitely go with the one voucher then make a second one inviting her to afternoon tea. I've bought some cellophane cones to fill with sweets, so I'll fill one with chocolate Brazil nuts (her favourite) and put them in a fancy mug with the vouchers and wrap it all up.

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