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Present ideas for 20 year old daughter?

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Tolivebythesea Thu 04-Dec-14 13:03:00

Daughter at university and already has phone and laptop and is able to buy her own clothes, struggling to think of present ideas, anyone have any good ideas?

insanityscratching Thu 04-Dec-14 13:21:47

I've bought my dd 21 although not at that price. I also bought her a dressing gown from Miss Selfridge, a Clinique Happy perfume gift set, some shark slippers and then the usual books, dvd, stocking stuff.
She has a good job and buys anything she wants so finding stuff she'd like is a struggle tbh.

dirtyprettything Thu 04-Dec-14 13:23:58

Coffee voucher ( Costa or other)
Perfume / soap & glory stuff / mac lipstick
hot chocolate set
duvet cover / cushions for dorm room
Bottle of baileys or similar
books or a kindle
Magazine subscription
Pyjamas , dressing gown, nice socks

disneymum3 Thu 04-Dec-14 13:37:17

I am 22 and personally I prefer my parents to ask me what I want for Christmas, instead of just buying random items.

awaywego1 Thu 04-Dec-14 16:01:03

Nice toiletries
Pyjamas..I'm 34 and still like jamas from my mum grin
stationary..paperchase is good.
DVD boxset
New duvet cover
Topshop or other vouchers.

mumslife Thu 04-Dec-14 16:07:18

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popcornpaws Thu 04-Dec-14 17:08:03

A teddy bear mattress enhancer from dunelm, with matching throw.

Tolivebythesea Thu 04-Dec-14 17:25:35

Thank you for all your replies and ideas.

The problem this year has been because she has just gone to university I made sure that she had most of the stuff she would need including new bedding, lots of socks etc.

The heated curlers is a great idea. I have bought some new pyjamas, underwear and a little make up, and she had some perfume for her birthday. I like the magazine subscription and vouchers. Just wondered if there was something special I had not thought of or something a bit different.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Thu 04-Dec-14 17:39:27

Does she have a charm bracelet you could add to?

Pair of earrings (nice, or a fun Christmas-sy pair).

Talc/shower gel/body lotion that goes with her perfume.

insanityscratching Thu 04-Dec-14 17:40:27

We got the curlers from Tesco for £100 and then a code for £10 off. Boots had them for £99 but I think that offer has expired now.

RJnomore Thu 04-Dec-14 17:41:12

Something that's nicer than what she would be able to afford herself.

So nicer makeup, wine, whatever she is into.

My nearly twenty year old is getting:
a watch
Starbucks voucher
Benefit set
'Nice' knickers
Restaurant voucher so she and her boyfriend can go out for a meal when back at uni
And I might get her a Kindle if a) I decide I can afford it and b) I can think of something equivalent to get her sister.

Oh and some whisky!

Starfishiecloverhv Thu 04-Dec-14 22:39:55

Things that are warm

Slipper boots, quirky blanket, onsie, pjs, jumpers

Board game she could play with her uni friends (Articulate, The Fame Game, Cards against Humanity)


Vouchers for clothes shops or somewhere like prezzo or costa / starbucks


musicposy Fri 05-Dec-14 00:22:02

Coffee machine with a big stash of coffee pods? 18yo DD on a gap year has asked for this (even though we have a Tassimo) so she has one to take if she goes on to uni. I've bought her one for £40 and a whole bunch of pods.

QuinnTwinny Fri 05-Dec-14 01:19:54

I'm 26 and still love some of the makeup I liked when I was 20, mainly Benefit. There's a fabby set on sale in Boots for £24.50 at the moment. Amazing price! Will definitely be gone the next day or so. Another suggestion might be a bottle of nice perfume? When I was 20 I couldn't spend more than £30 odd on a perfume. Admittedly I was a single mum and student but I think most students wouldn't fork out on expensive perfume. My uncle bought me perfume for my Christmas and birthday every year (still does). It was such a nice gift, knowing it was a bottle if something I wouldn't waste by spritzing it all over me all the time. It was special because it was fancy.

QuinnTwinny Fri 05-Dec-14 01:24:33

Just read your comment later on in the thread. Since she has perfumes etc. might I suggest a digital photo frame, with a memory card loaded with family photos? Don't fill it, that way she can add some of her and her uni friends. Modern yet sentimental.

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