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What are you getting your parents for Christmas?

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fishalive Sat 28-Nov-15 21:54:52

Title says it all really. I'm struggling this year. We usually buy things like theatre tickets, but I think tbh that they find going a bit of a faff and aren't that fussed.

They won't like spa days, films/boxsets/books, smellies, clothes.

NT places aren't close by.

patienceisvirtuous Sat 28-Nov-15 22:00:42

Got my mum a nice black bag from tk maxx, some By Rosie perfume from M&S, some luxury salted caramel truffles and a calendar of my mogs 😄

For my dad, a selection of vintage ciders and a navy leather wristband from Fossil - oh and some luxury fudge.

What do they like doing? Do they cook?

Pigeonpost Sat 28-Nov-15 22:01:42

I'm getting mine an original piece from a local artist whose work they love.

WiryElevator Sat 28-Nov-15 22:04:38

Album of photos of the children from Photobox
Plus some very posh truffles for my mum and a woolly hat for my Dad

Chchchchangeabout Sat 28-Nov-15 22:04:41

Fitbits. Hopefully keep them around for a bit longer...

mrsmeerkat Sat 28-Nov-15 22:07:18

Gettin dad tickets to a music concert my parents like and mum a brooch and few bits and pieces - not sure what they are yet

mrsmeerkat Sat 28-Nov-15 22:07:32


Pigleychez Sat 28-Nov-15 22:26:43

Both sets of parents are getting English Heritage membership

Dreamiesrcatopium Sat 28-Nov-15 22:44:03

Mum- nice jacket, photo phone cover, kindle case, chocolate.
Dad- Posh whiskey, Howard Kendall book, growing up in our area in 1950s book, tassimo pods, fudge.
MIL- Jo Malone candle &perfume.
FIL- so far a pair of flip flops...

eckythumpenallthat Sat 28-Nov-15 23:04:30

Getting my mum ad else new album and squeezes new album.
Got her DP a selection of individual Xmas puddings and Xmas pudding flavour chocolate

BlueChampagne Sat 28-Nov-15 23:13:42

Mum: theatre tokens or fancy gin
Dad: Private Eye subscription and something little

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 28-Nov-15 23:26:04

Last year we got both sets of parents a soup maker, which went down an absolute treat, much better than expected. My parents have used theirs every day for the entire year (slimming worlders, they eat a LOT of soup!)

mumhum Sat 28-Nov-15 23:47:53

Wine and gin from a local vineyard and distillery. DC fill big kilner jars with a selection of their favourite sweets, Grandad loves liquorice allsorts.

happsymum Sun 29-Nov-15 03:03:36

Mum & Dad: stomp tickets

Mil: frame ( b&m have lovely ones atm -- so lovely that when saw her yesterday she told me all about this " family" photo frame she just has to have and will go back for it when fil not around as he says she buys too much - had to tell DP to tell her NO as we already got it for her month ago--
And a personalised bracelet with the letter l on ( v v personal/meaningful)

Fil: euros and a bonsai tree

-Busy saving for first house so everyone not spending lots this year

JHKLHZHARH Sun 29-Nov-15 03:44:19

Both my parents have passed.

But MIL is getting a personalised photo case for her phone (of the kids) and infinity necklace with both kids names on it. Large ferrero rocher box. Elizabeth arden red door perfume and a voucher for her amazon kindle.

FIL is getting an ELO cd. A pc game(don't ask which) and some new fish (we haven't got the fish yet)

traviata Sun 29-Nov-15 16:58:54

happsymum you chose your MIL's present well if she wanted to buy one herself!

I have absolutely no idea. Will have to start a thread, I think.

CointreauVersial Sun 29-Nov-15 17:03:57

DM - a handbag (M&S Autograph) and some posh make-up
DSM - Stella & Dot earrings and some posh make-up

DDad - Calvin Klein PJs
DSDad - polo shirt and book about football

PILs are down to DH - he's bought nothing yet!

jelliebelly Sun 29-Nov-15 17:16:14

Mum - kindle case, jigsaw, photo box calendar, Molton brown bath stuff

Dad / Racing Post annual, black sheep brewery hamper, aftershave

ohtheholidays Sun 29-Nov-15 18:57:47

My Mum has passed sadly,but I've bought a special ornament for my Dad to put on they're Christmas tree,a poinsettia for in the house(family tradition)and I'm buying a real minature Christmas tree for my Mum to go on her grave as she always loved Christmas and some nice flowers for on there as well.

My Dad I'm buying some new clothes,new pants and I've bought him some speciality ales and beers and some nice snack bits all the food and drink bits are going into a hamper were making him and I'm making a sweetie hamper from the 5DC for him(he loves his sweeties)he'll tell me off about how much I've spent like he always does but he always loves everything we get him. smile

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