My lovely DM has had a rotten year. In the last 12 months she had to have her beloved dog and cat put to sleep then 2 weeks ago her mum, my lovely gran passed away.
She is a fantastic mum and gran to me and my 2 dc's and I'd love to put together a hamper of goodies to let her know how much she means to us. Unfortunately money is tight so it has to be thoughtful rather than expensive. So far I have thought of a jar of salted caramel spread (seen at the local national trust) and some face masks. She loves traditional sweets like cola cubes and pineapple chunks so I'm going to try and track those down too. Any other ideas?
I always opted for homemade sweet treats as well like gingerbread or shortbread biscuits, jams and maybe some sort of lotions. M&S did some fairly cheap lovely ones a few years back if I remember but wouldn't be able to tell you how much they were in the end. Only problem is my DM is fussy as as anything so it didn't always go down well but other friends or family liked them.
What about pictures by the DC or of you and family maybe a little album or framed? Always feel guilty doing this, as it doesn't feel like a proper present to me, but grandparents love them. Even if you're not crafty Pinterest has some easy crafts for kids
Prosecco lip balm Salted caramel truffles Nice Handcream Hyacinth bulbs - planted up or a Christmas cactus Bath oil If your children are young could they sing a Carol that you record onto a cd? Picture of you all that you make into a calendar Re box/basket - if you have an Aldi/Lidl near you one of their sturdy boxes covered in wrapping paper and then cellophane over top.also chocolate stirrers for drinks Small perfume samples Lovely biscuits Printed pack of tissues - frivolous, cheap but make you smile £ shop had some lovely Santa/snowman mugs Magazine Cinema tickets Lottery scratch card Soap
DVD/cd Nice teabags/selection of fruity teas Good quality coffee Selection of hot choc sachets Nice Chocolates Small baileys and truffles (if she likes baileys or another small bottle of something) Shortbread Chutney Cakes (M&S do lovely mini Victoria sponges 4 in box, really yummy!) Selection of nail polish Lottery ticket/stractch cards Nice writing paper (if she enjoys writing letters)
Amazing ideas. Can't wait to get started. For the last 10 years the dc's have always done a hamper for their grandma but it was a much more practical one. More tins of peaches than prosecco lip balm! This year they can do it for gran and I'll take them shopping to choose some lovely bits to go in it. They always loved packing the box and rearranging everything to fit. They've even decorated boxes in the past so if we can't find a suitable basket we will make our own. Thank you