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Christmas gift for a Buddhist?

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StiffenedPleat Tue 20-Dec-16 17:44:57

Help. I'd like to buy a gift for a lady who has been exceptionally helpful to me recently. She is about 60 and a Buddhist which I know very little about.
Anyone have any good ideas. She's not a shallow person (like me grin) and everything I've thought of so far seems far too shallow. To the point that I fear she's going to scoff (she's really very nice so very unlikely to do this) at my commercial vulgarity.

I don't know what size clothing she wears so clothing is out unless it's accessories of some sort.


OdinsLoveChild Tue 20-Dec-16 18:40:56

Buddhists don't really 'scoff' at anything. They genuinely are grateful for anything gifted to them.

I would go for a nice scarf (chiffon/silky type rather than woolly) or perhaps a nice dressy pair of gloves but not made of animal products.

Plants are often well received too, does she have a garden?

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Tue 20-Dec-16 18:53:49

Sounds like my dsis op! You in london? She likes most things, chocs etc, but I found out what she doesn't need are Buddhism related gifts-she has plenty. Big hits have been luxury socks as it gets cold on retreat, warm shawls or a hat for the same reason, natural scented candles,

Dozer Tue 20-Dec-16 18:55:50

Edibles, drinkables, digital bool or music?

sotiredbutworthit Tue 20-Dec-16 19:09:06

A nice small gift and a charity donation I'm in her name?

Cosmicglitterpug Tue 20-Dec-16 19:17:20

Plants is a good suggestion.

StiffenedPleat Wed 21-Dec-16 13:33:21

Thank you all so much.

I wondered if Buddhists didn't drink alcohol and didn't eat chocolates. I like the idea of a wrap. I've seen a lovely silk, cashmere and linen one that I can imagine her wearing. So I think I may get that. (It will also be cheap to post. grin)

cakeinmyfacehole Wed 21-Dec-16 13:35:36

A hamper for her to take/donate to a buddhist monastery? (If she visits one - the ones in aware of have a list of food and basic household bits that they could use).

Foxsox Wed 21-Dec-16 17:11:48

Yes to a scarf.
How about a donation or sponsorship in her name?

Bearsnumberonefan Thu 22-Dec-16 10:50:05

I'm a minimalist so probably have some similar views to Buddhists regarding gifts - anything consumerable (chocolate, naice biscuits with cheese etc. Not booze), plants or flowers, or a gift voucher for a restaurant or coffee shop or afternoon tea etc. Something that can enjoyed but does not clutter space is appreciated.

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