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is this gift a bit poo?

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MrsDeathOfRats Thu 05-Nov-15 19:36:48

My mum goes on these national trust holidays.
Where they go and rebuild dry stone walls, or redo pathways or other stuff like that.
For this she has good quality gear: boots, coat etc.

True to my practical nature I bought a Nikwax protection set for her fairly new regatta coat. I know it will be super useful to her, and that she will definitely appreciate it.
But is it a bit of a rubbish present?

I have for her sown thing else as well and always do a homemade food element to gifts so it's just the nikwax!

Chottie Thu 05-Nov-15 19:38:06

no, I would say it is a good idea, every time she uses it, she will think of you smile

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Thu 05-Nov-15 19:39:28

That and she sounds like a practical woman.

SitsOnFence Thu 05-Nov-15 19:44:40

I would love that sort of present!

Cel982 Thu 05-Nov-15 19:47:18

I asked my husband for a pair of wellies for Christmas. I can't wait. Sounds like an ideal gift for your mum, OP.

FrozenPonds Thu 05-Nov-15 19:51:36

It's a handy kind of thing, and I'd love it!

To dress it up a bit, hit the 'preppers' topic, loads of outdoorsy/survival stuff that would make great gifts.

I'd like a spirit stove. £15, I'd almost certainly never use it, but so pretty fgrin.

cranberryx Thu 05-Nov-15 20:01:01

I think it sounds lovely!

Nothing worse than cheap gift sets of brands that people don't use or novelty gifts.

Yours is thoughtful and practical! smile

R0nJ0n Thu 05-Nov-15 20:10:50

It's something you know she'll use, for me that's the best kind of gift. I always feel really uncomfortable when I'm given things I neither want nor need, I'd rather have something practical like that any day.

MrsDeathOfRats Thu 05-Nov-15 21:02:50

Oh good! Thank you!

I know she will love it but I just feel like it's a bit of boring sort of gift... So just wanted to double check have been criticised for being TOO practical in the past

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