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lucysmam Tue 23-Dec-14 15:40:32

I need to get something tomorrow. He had asked for a bottle of Joop but that's outside my budget (have been waiting to see if we could afford it but we can't). I have no idea now.

Any ideas, around a tenner ish? fsmile

disneymum3 Tue 23-Dec-14 15:43:29

A homemade hamper and socks, he asked for slipper sock so I bought him slipper sock.

disneymum3 Tue 23-Dec-14 15:45:36

Maybe you could get him some alcohol, the 35cleaning bottles are usually under £10

disneymum3 Tue 23-Dec-14 15:46:23

35cl not cleaning dam kindle

Pootles2010 Tue 23-Dec-14 15:46:57

A gardening voucher (from us) and a yoyo from ds.

lucysmam Tue 23-Dec-14 15:49:11

grin 35 cleaning bottles.

He quite likes Guinness, wonder if there are any Guinness gift sets with mugs or anything in Sainsbury's or Wilko. He had a massive collection of Toucans at one point (I think that's what the bird's called confused )

simbacatlivesagain Tue 23-Dec-14 16:46:30

If you cant afford what he wants then i would give him cash in an envelope- so that he can out it towards it. My son insisted on giving a £5 note to my 80 year old Uncle as he said this was his favourite present and he wanted his great uncle to have a really good gift. This caused much jolity (uncle is very well off) but he was really touched. He sent a thank-you card saying he went to the pub and had 2 pints.

simbacatlivesagain Tue 23-Dec-14 16:47:10

Sainsburys have guinness sets reduced but they are a bit of a carp gift.

simbacatlivesagain Tue 23-Dec-14 16:47:49

I would get a case of guinness rather than a gift set.

Taffeta Tue 23-Dec-14 17:00:14

My Dad is getting Bananagrams

simbacatlivesagain Tue 23-Dec-14 17:20:53

My Dad is getting Bananagrams

Is that a euphanism for a stripper gram

spinduchess Tue 23-Dec-14 17:25:39

I bought my dad a remote control ufo that flies! fgrin

18yearstooold Tue 23-Dec-14 17:25:58

My dad is getting Newcastle brown ale

I'm under instructions not to buy presents as i'm poor but the children want to give something so he's got 4 bottles grin

girlgamergoesbad Tue 23-Dec-14 17:30:49

Socks! And dairy milk... should see my dad right.grin

afreshstartplease Tue 23-Dec-14 17:32:25

Socks, slippers, shower set, chocolate and a voucher

BarbaraManatee Tue 23-Dec-14 17:37:55

A selection of Indian spices from the world food aisle of the supermarket. He's getting the Indian cookbook he requested from someone else because DMum forgot she'd suggested it to us & the other people bought it first so we thought we'd get some decent spices to go with it. We've just been debating how best to fit them all in one of the DC's tiny shoeboxes & which cheesy wrapping paper to use. We're well classy here! wink

curlycat Tue 23-Dec-14 18:24:09

B & M had Joop and Davidoff Coolwater for £10

WestEast Tue 23-Dec-14 18:25:18

A box of ales from tesco, there's three types, two bottles of each, was £8, guaranteed winner with my step dad.

Meplusyouequals4 Tue 23-Dec-14 22:34:59

Don't know if you have a b and m near you but they have joop (the red bottle ome) for 9.99

RosesandRugby Tue 23-Dec-14 22:47:21

Oil paints, socks and a bottle of toffee apple cider. He said he didn't want anything so it's all guess work fconfused

Cocolepew Tue 23-Dec-14 22:49:14

A thermal fleece, thermal long sleeved tops. He had a heart attack the other week and is on blood thinners now. He's constantly cold and my mum is about to pass out from the heating being on all the tine!

KatOD Tue 23-Dec-14 23:08:03

What's B and M?

My Dad's getting a taste card and a bottle of the wine that he nicked out of our fridge last time he came over with a note from my 3yo DD on it saying "please don't nick Daddy's special water Grandad".

KatOD Tue 23-Dec-14 23:08:49

Sorry, more helpfully could you get him a voucher for somewhere that sells Joop (Boots or something), he might be able to get some in the sales then?

Chesterado Tue 23-Dec-14 23:11:52

A Private Eye subscription and a book about the Tour de France!

lucysmam Tue 23-Dec-14 23:38:54

No B&M that I can get to without a two bus trip with the 4yo...don't fancy that tomorrow but thank you. I'm going to try Home Bargains and Wilko again in the morning since some places have started reducing things already.

I don't really want to do vouchers, I'd rather that he had thing to open iyswim.

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