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superbfairywren Wed 09-Dec-15 10:05:19

I am nearly done, had planned to get it all finished before shops get busy but failed!

Can anyone help with my last bits?

1. something to get 3 girls(sisters) who are about 8, 6 and 2(can't quite remember how old the eldest is and too late to ask)? Budget £20-30 for all but would prefer less. I am happy to get something for the 2older ones to play together(game or something) and something different for the toddler or something each.

2. 13/14 year old boy, have got him a t shirt he will like but have got his cousin more so need something else. He is very particular about clothes so any other ideas welcome?

3. A token gift for a 30something friend and her mum who have given us some baby stuff in the past year. Should I just give them wine? Anything more interesting?

4.something for 40s couple who have helped us loads, don't know what they drink otherwise would get them booze. Any ideas?

Thank you. If anyone else has any last bits they need help with, I'm usually good at present ideas, just at a loss over my own!!

clarabellap Wed 09-Dec-15 12:42:30

For the 3 sisters how about book sets from the book people, there are some great sets for £10 each. I have girls roughly in the same age bracket as the 2 older ones and they love books by Chris Riddell (Ottiline loved by both, goth girl by older one). Roald dahl set could be split. The a Julia Donaldson set for younger one.
Or games - guess who?, Rush hour, orchard games for younger one?
What is your budget for the rest?

superbfairywren Wed 09-Dec-15 12:54:23

Thanks, great ideas. Will have a look at the book sets.
For the others, up to £20 for 2. 13 yr old boy, 3. £20 for both mum and daughter, and 3. £20 for the couple, but less if possible.

clarabellap Wed 09-Dec-15 16:17:04

Sorry I have no idea about 13 year old boys at all!
40 something couple - a pair of nice glasses : tumblers or flutes (British crystal is out but looking on John lewis site there are still plenty of options)
Mum and daughter - nice gift bag with a few luxury food bits - I love picking up treats from waitrose, they have a wonderful selection of biscuits and savoury crackers etc

Grumpyoldblonde Wed 09-Dec-15 16:21:28

Maybe go to boots and look at the Fatface or Jack Wills toiletries? I think they are quite trendy brands for that age group. You can never go wrong with a bottle of Prosecco or Champagne for the couple who helped you loads.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Wed 09-Dec-15 16:40:05

1. My dd (7) got monopoly junior on her birthday and was a big hit (even my 3 yr old played with help) its about £9 in the entertainer/amazon. Then maybe a coloring book/those diaries you write about yourself in and set of pens/crayons each. The works is great for that sort of thing. If u wanted an extra for 2 yr old how about a game from elc - who knows whose nose was a hit at that age with mine.

2. 13 yr old how about a set of headphones or a voucher?

3. I think wine sounds lovely. Or do a luxury food/homemade bits. I made caramel shortbread last year and it went down really well. Its the recipe on the carnation milk tin.

4. How about a voucher for the cinema/restaurant? I think cineworld were doing an offer.

superbfairywren Wed 09-Dec-15 19:34:24

Great ideas everyone thank you! I am going out shopping tomorrow so will have a look and make some decisions. I think the board game/monopoly idea is really good, I can see them playing that so will have a look.

whoseafraidofnaomiwolf Wed 09-Dec-15 22:09:13

13 year old boy: Guinness book of records - always a winner grin

Makemineacabsauv Thu 10-Dec-15 00:54:41

13 yo boy - my Ds is on Xbox constantly! Maybe game, Amazon, Xbox/Ps4,Costa or greggs vouchers! Always pleased my Ds! Otherwise minions 'lounge suits' aka pyjamas from Primark. But other techy stuff on a budget is seen as naff and he'd rather have the money to put towards something he wants.

superbfairywren Thu 10-Dec-15 07:32:23

Am on the lookout for acceptably skinny chinos today, else it's a voucher or some cash for the 13year old. He has an Xbox and I can't afford the games he wants. The older he gets the more difficult it is to buy him stuff!

Am going to have a browse for the others too so will update when I get back but thinking vouchers for some of them too.

Worried that if I buy books for the girls in 1. They will already have them so wondered about a water stones gift voucher for each of them then they can choose their own. And maybe a prezzo/meal out voucher for their parents(4.)? It's that or monopoly junior or trivial pursuit family for them all I think.

Will go to waitrose or somewhere for 3.and get wine/food bits for them both and some chocolate for her kids too. Just need to reign myself in and not spend loads.

clarabellap Thu 10-Dec-15 09:37:00

The only problem with monopoly junior is that the older girl will already be too old for it and younger won't be that long outgrowing it. My 6 year old will still play it but it is becoming a bit simplistic for her. Family game sounds lovely though fsmile

superbfairywren Fri 11-Dec-15 07:26:58

I got some acceptably skinny trousers for no2. Yay!
For the rest I decided family games were the way to go and have ordered a couple of silly ones from Amazon. Would have preferred to get them from a shop but looked in local toy shop and the selection was tiny and three times the price! One is a kids charades game with pictures to act out for the littler children and more difficult words for the older kids/adults. Think I will get a box of chocolates/biscuits to go with this and it can do 1. And 4.
Another game called dixit which I will give to no3 to play with children/grandchildren and will get wine for them too.

Hopefully that's everyone sorted, might just get a book for the 2 year old in no1 as well so she's not left out.
Thank you for everyone's help.

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