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GingerAndTheBiscuits Fri 06-Oct-17 08:46:09

Alternatively, if you are in your early to mid 50s what would you and/or your DH like to receive?

Budget anything up for £150 as I can get my siblings to go in on gift with me.

My dad is an avid golfer but already has a lot of the gear - golf watch, good shoes, etc. Mum knits and loves a good tv show. Both good cooks and very sociable. I was thinking a hamper full of naice food and drink bits plus maybe some kind of voucher for an experience/day out but better ideas are most welcome!

RonniePasas Fri 06-Oct-17 08:57:00

I'm in that age group:
Theatre voucher
Tickets for Strictly tour
Luxury versions of stuff they use every day (e.g. shower gel to match perfume/aftershave; luxury coffee subscription; Hotel Chocolat monthly subscription)
Wine tasting/winery tour (some really good English wines now)
Personally, I wouldn't like a generic hamper - always too much stuff I'd never eat/drink, but a personalised one would be OK
Amazon Firestick if they haven't got one
Voucher for posh dinner

Hope this helps!

danslenoir Fri 06-Oct-17 08:57:27

In an ideal world, nothing. But she'd get upset so I'm getting her a 12 month subscription to Vogue magazine which I've done before and she loves.

danslenoir Fri 06-Oct-17 08:57:52

(She's 57)

Coconutspongexo Fri 06-Oct-17 09:00:47

I'm getting my mum (55) a Vivienne Westwood watch that she loves
I'm going to buy my dad a nice jacket (58)

MiriAmmerman Fri 06-Oct-17 09:06:10

Following this with interest. My DM is very difficult to buy for, and it’s her 60th birthday 6 weeks before Christmas. Thinking of 2 presents in quick succession is always a challenge, but the fact that it’s a big birthday means I’m feeling additional pressure this year confused

Also need to buy for my 63 yo DSF, although he tends to be marginally easier.

SquareWord Fri 06-Oct-17 09:06:58

National Trust membership.

Callmecordelia Fri 06-Oct-17 09:07:19

I'm getting my Dad a Solitary Bee House, my Mum a couple of jokey presents and probably a nice Clarins or Molton Brown gift set.

If she likes knitting, I'd look at getting her some lovely stitch markers as a gift, and project bags - have a look on Etsy. You can never have too many of those, and they would be nice little personalised touches to add to a hamper. Also, part of the fun of knitting as a hobby is buying yarn, so a voucher for Wool Warehouse, Deramores, Love Knitting etc would be good, or her nearest local yarn shop.

CandyMelts Fri 06-Oct-17 09:07:47

Strictly tour, brilliant idea!

Deux Fri 06-Oct-17 09:15:47

Jo Malone or Dyptique candle; RHS Wisley gift membership; earrings or bracelet; nail polish; mascara; Estée Lauder illuminating primer; gloves; Wool and the Gang kit.

No food or booze.

noramum Fri 06-Oct-17 09:47:38

Amazon Echo
Upmarket knitting equipment, subscription to a good knitting magazine
Day out
Show tickets
Restaurant voucher for a taster menu style

GingerAndTheBiscuits Fri 06-Oct-17 09:55:42

Hamper would be home made so only things I know they would like! Some great ideas here! Sadly they are not the manic Strictly fans I am so the show tickets would be wasted on them but will see if I can find something they would enjoy!

Annwithnoe Fri 06-Oct-17 20:36:08

I'm not in your age range but I do knit.
Would your mum appreciate good wool? I find it hard to find any that isn't mostly acrylic.
I quite fancy a knitting bowl too

For your dad, would he like a master class

GingerAndTheBiscuits Fri 06-Oct-17 20:44:39

A knitting bowl is a great idea! She buys herself good wool as they're lucky to have a beautiful yarn shop nearby. I like the idea above of some lovely stitch markers though, maybe some bamboo needles to add to her collection.

Bumbumtaloo Fri 06-Oct-17 20:51:27

We’re getting DM a new tablet, her husband a dashcam and MIL Amazon vouchers.

They will get a picture calendar of our DC, this includes my dad who lives in Canada (we only send over a calendar and cards as postage is so expensive).

They will all get ‘standard’ bits and bobs - slippers, smellies, socks etc

Haudyerwheesht Fri 06-Oct-17 20:54:02

My mum is getting a ness handbag and purse. Also a framed photo of dc and a embroidered cushion.

Dh's mum is getting photobook and something else.

Lost both of our dads recently but in the past have got photo books , golf vouchers, handy tool things like magnetic wristbands you can hold nails and screws on...

GingerAndTheBiscuits Fri 06-Oct-17 21:11:54

Photo calendar is a tradition here too, my dad loves it smile

GingerAndTheBiscuits Fri 06-Oct-17 21:12:34

Sorry for your losses Haud flowers

Katkin14 Fri 06-Oct-17 21:15:46

I'm getting my dad a custom print which shows the stars in the sky on the night he married my mum from the place they were married. He has plenty of cash and my mum died last year, so we try to think of meaningful things and have done photos to death (pun intended).

Unicorn81 Sat 07-Oct-17 08:48:38

For dad some under armour tops from m and m direct (golfer to), a food hamper of his fav things but too tight to buy himself, molton brown shower gel and any wee bits i find.

Mum i got her a Fossil wristlet down to 20 quid (worth 65) with her initials on it. Perfume, body set and sweet treats

noramum Sun 08-Oct-17 11:09:32

Katkin - where can I get such prints, my mum has a significant birthday coming up and it could be something she likes.

ohtheholidays Sun 08-Oct-17 11:31:09

Last year(my Dad passed away a few months ago and joined my Mum)I bought my Dad some really nice scarves and gloves,lots of new clothes,a nice shaving kit and aftershave and a sweetie and beer hamper from our 5DC for they're Grandad.

For my FIL we bought him a Tassimo machine and lots of the different coffees(that we know he likes)to go with it and a treats hamper from our 5DC for that Grandad.

For my MIL we bought her some really nice handmade toilitries(that we know she loves but she wouldn't buy for herself)some ornaments,a new bag,some stationary,a scarf,gloves and a new purse from our 5DC for they're Nanny.

For my Mum and Dad I shall buy them tons of lovely flowers and go and visit them just before Christmas and I'll buy even more treats for they're lovely Dog(I always buy all of the family pets gifts for Christmas)it will be his first Christmas without our Dad too so I'm going to spoil him rotten.

shadesofwinter Sun 08-Oct-17 16:33:29

We got PIL afternoon tea vouchers for Harvey Nicks, including prosecco. Wouldn't work for everyone but they loved it.

Needalifeoverhaul Sun 08-Oct-17 16:42:43

Am getting mine an m&s hamper full of goodies plus a magazine subscription voucher each. They're impossible to buy for!

expatinscotland Sun 08-Oct-17 16:43:33

My folks are in their mid-70s and early 80s. They love to go on cruises so my sister and I club together and get them vouchers they can use onboard.

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