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BanyanTree Tue 03-Oct-17 11:06:46

Apologies if you think I am being lazy. I am just at the end of my tether trying to think of presents for extended family. I want to get all my present buying out of the way. Please recommend some things for:

75-year old lady who is into her appearance, clothes etc. Budget £25. I really cannot buy her another bag from M&S.

3 year-old girl

8-year old boy who likes art (stocking fillers or smallish gift up to £40)

12-year old boy who wants nothing but likes science and technology (stocking fillers or smallish gift up to £40)

A couple in their 30's. Sick of buying them a bottle of wine. Budget £10

PJBanana Tue 03-Oct-17 11:33:05

75 year old - a lovely scarf or pair of gloves (or both?).

12 year old - some earphones or a mini toy drone?

Couple - a nice hamper or 'experience' e.g. afternoon tea or a voucher for a nice restaurant?

IWishYouWere Tue 03-Oct-17 12:49:01

3 year old girl building blocks or playmobil
Use code B4A9UK2A for 20% off the playmobil site.

Santawontbelong Tue 03-Oct-17 12:51:28

Look in The Works for all of the dc. .
75 year old- M&S hamper?
Couple - cinema vouchers?

IWishYouWere Tue 03-Oct-17 12:51:40

8 year old
3D magic maker

LittleLights Tue 03-Oct-17 12:51:48

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SteggySawUs Tue 03-Oct-17 12:53:18

Science child- BBC microbits, or if they've got them already, the inventors kit that goes with it.

SteggySawUs Tue 03-Oct-17 12:54:01

Three year old, maxi Hama beads (make sure they are the large ones!)

MarchEliza Tue 03-Oct-17 12:57:21

These paper kits are lovely - maybe for one or more of the dc?

IWishYouWere Tue 03-Oct-17 12:59:16

12 year old
3D pen

what about a game

8 and 12 year old
this is a good family game

IWishYouWere Tue 03-Oct-17 13:01:07

A nice piece of jewellery for the old lady

BaconAndBees Tue 03-Oct-17 13:16:03

8 year old boy - if he has a phone access/ to a phone

75 year old lady - does she have people to visit? Nice hand soap for cloakroom/reed diffuser thingy or necklace

30 year old couple - scented candle/something foody from a deli/bottle of something other than wine.

MuddlingThroughLife Tue 03-Oct-17 19:18:31

75 year old - voucher for hairdressers?

Ladydepp Wed 04-Oct-17 22:44:13

75yo - slippers from Moshulu, posh hand cream, cashmere wrist warmers

8yo artist - decoupage kit or Fimo clay, or nice pencil case and colour pencils

3yo - jelly cat cuddly toy, feather boa, fairy wings, snap card game, play dough kit,

12yo - Rubik's cube toy or game,

Couple - nice chocs, card game, book

bastardlyandmutley Thu 05-Oct-17 11:59:56

Speaking as a couple in our forties I would love some nice chocolates or something foodie and extravagant that we might not justify spending out on for ourselves. .

buckeejit Thu 05-Oct-17 14:35:55

Couple - olive wood small chopping board - bought myself one on ebay for £7.98 - that with crackers & chutney and they could add their own cheese? I love mine so much have bought db one!

noramum Thu 05-Oct-17 16:06:29

75 year old - does she has a preferred cosmetic brand? Nice make up bag?

3 year old - dress up costume, Sainsbury is great for that age. Orchard games, books

12 year old - voucher for games shop? Any kit from the Science Museum? Experiment kit?

8 year old - good arts kit, adult colouring in book with good pencils (you can get Star Wars or Harry Potter ones). Clay or fimo?

Couple - 10 quid is not a lot, a game? if they have a holiday planned a guide book? Really nice chocolates? Novelty Pizza cutter?

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