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Awkard BIL - £10 max

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candykane25 Wed 05-Aug-15 17:37:51

My brother in law never smiles or says thank you for his gifts and usually "forgets" to take them home.
I have given up getting him nice presents or spending decent money on him.
Last year I got him novelty santa stuff and silly socks.
I like to plan early and know I have ticked him off my list.
Any ideas? The dafter the better ;)

Happy36 Wed 05-Aug-15 17:42:55

Some nice food that your family likes too so that if he leaves it behind it will be appreciated! Chocolate, cheese, wine, etc.

Or ask him what he wants?

ja9r Wed 05-Aug-15 17:52:38

Has he any hobbies/ interests?

FundamentalistQuaker Wed 05-Aug-15 17:54:06

i-Tunes voucher.

FundamentalistQuaker Wed 05-Aug-15 17:54:50

Or-best novelty (or naff-off) present ever: a Ped-egg.

candykane25 Wed 05-Aug-15 19:39:10

A ped egg! Love it.

Yes a naff off present is the order of the day.

If i asked him he would just be awkward and not helpful in the slightest.

He was once given mouldy cheese (not by me) because the giver didnt keep it in the fridge and it got all warm and sweaty under the tree. It was in a pot so it didnt smell until it was opened.

mummylin2495 Wed 05-Aug-15 19:45:56

I went to a chilli festival on Sunday and bought this for my brother as a fun gift. You need to enlarge the photo to see what it's called.

Rosieliveson Wed 05-Aug-15 19:52:50

I like the silly bathroom fragrances called 'no shit Sherlock' and such. £10 from not on the high street.
Raised a smile when given to my awkward brother and have seen it in the loo since.

amarmai Wed 05-Aug-15 20:04:31

as he leaves it behind, get him something you can use.

candykane25 Wed 05-Aug-15 20:47:03

No shit sherlock bathroom spray would be appropriate because his er... aromatic bottom burps are legendary

candykane25 Wed 05-Aug-15 20:53:09

Rosie i found the spray on ebay for 6.99. Thank you! £3 left over for something else

ImperialBlether Wed 05-Aug-15 20:56:03

I know it's not in the spirit of Christmas, but does he buy you a gift?

ImperialBlether Wed 05-Aug-15 20:57:11

I know it's not in the spirit of Christmas, but does he buy you a gift?

candykane25 Wed 05-Aug-15 21:03:59

My sister does. We spent about 40 quid on each other and a smaller gift for our spouses. My DH gets a small gift from her. My DH is a lot more polite and appreciative though!

Happy36 Wed 05-Aug-15 21:30:36

A book that you want to read when he finishes it / leaves it behind? Ditto DVD.

Laugh / throw up in mouth at the Ped Egg. Brilliant!

Rosieliveson Wed 05-Aug-15 21:35:44

That's brilliant smile So happy to help. Hmmm, £3 left ... that could get you some pretty decent tat!
Last year, b&m had novelty loo roll. You could go for a toilet based theme grin

candykane25 Wed 05-Aug-15 23:28:08

Rosie you are inspired. And a whoopie cushion and maybe a fart whistle.
Job done.
Gotta love MN smile

GloGirl Sat 08-Aug-15 17:07:48

I know someone who'd love that lavatory mist! Cheers for the idea and the cheaper find brew

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