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Present ideas for adult family members!

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AgeingArtemis Sat 19-Nov-16 17:41:43

I'm slightly stuck for ideas, but I also intend this to be a more general thread of what people are getting for parents/siblings/partners, or what has gone down well in the past.

longestlurkerever Sat 19-Nov-16 17:45:49

DM and mil both want lightweight binoculars. I have lucked out as I will get double value from the research i am yet to do.

longestlurkerever Sat 19-Nov-16 17:48:43

Dh and i are having a night away as our present to each othgothger asnd I can't wait! In previous years membership of things has gone down well. National trust or arty cinema or whatever

Lilaclily Sat 19-Nov-16 17:49:26

Mum - David Attenborough dvd box set, currently 17 quid on amazon

Dad - bottle of Cockburns port , cheese and crackers gift set

Sister - Burt bees gift set

Brother in law - Christmas ales gift set

Best friend - Jo malone candle and a scarf

Babysitter - per una scarf, box of Lindt

Teachers - 3 for 3 boots candle

HRarehoundingme Sat 19-Nov-16 17:52:45

I'm also struggling for my sister and partner - so far I have
- cards against humanity
- sandwich maker
- Formcard
- Toptrumps
- Photo canvas print of their pets

Sunshine59 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:53:49

Mum - Molton brown gift set
Dad - cool water aftershave
Sister in laws - necklace & bracelet
Brother in law - next top
Nieces - gift vouchers

Not yet got the MIL or FIL, friends will get some nice alcoholic gift sets from Sainsbury's or something similar

HRarehoundingme Sat 19-Nov-16 17:55:53

Things that have gone down well in the past are - morphy richards soup maker, theatre tickets for local theatre,

longestlurkerever Sat 19-Nov-16 18:05:20

Toasted sandwich maker was my best present last year

Mum - was going to get afternoon tea vouchers but have decided instead on a pile of books, some Prosecco and posh chocs, as I think she'll enjoy these more
Siblings - books. Nice wine stopper has gone down well in the past, or pie dish and pie bird
Adult children - Cards Against Humanity

Basically though, if I can get away with buying books, it'll be books!

Didiusfalco Sat 19-Nov-16 18:31:05

Is cards against humanity good? Couldn't tell from the Amazon reviews whether it would be too offensive.

BestIsWest Sat 19-Nov-16 18:36:28

I have done a photo calendar of all the dogs in the family.

Cards against Humanity is hilarious if you are broad minded/not easily offended though we take one or two of the cards out as the are just beyond the pale.

BestIsWest Sat 19-Nov-16 18:37:00

Yes it is very offensive btw.

Cards Against Humanity is brilliant, but agree that there a couple of cards that are a bit too out there. I don't embarrass easily but I did over a couple - and I needed a couple explaining to me too!

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 19-Nov-16 20:57:46

Parents - theatre tickets
Brother - rugby tickets
Sister - books, serving dish thing she liked in a homey boutique we visited in summer
Sister - Gorgeous throw (so nice also had to get myself one)
Friends-- fused glass earrings
School- costa cards/joules scarves

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