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Cheap ideas for adult brothers

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2014newme Tue 31-Oct-17 11:00:47

I have 3 brothers age 25-31. 2 are married, 1 single.
I spend £10 on them each at xmas (this needs to include the wives). I used to spend £25 but they seldom acknowledged or thanked even if given cash. None of them have ever given me a present although last year they did each buy something for my kids, for the first time.
So I'm really looking fir just a token item. Needs to be posted as won't see them at xmas.
Any suggestions?

Santawontbelong Tue 31-Oct-17 11:02:23

Card only.

2014newme Tue 31-Oct-17 11:05:00

I'd like to get them a small token. I've stopped getting them anything for birthday. One if the wives is v thoughtful sends my dds little presents on their birthdays

Lobsterquadrille2 Tue 31-Oct-17 11:06:56

Try Oxfam ethical gifts. You can buy Love A Lav (photograph of a toilet) for less than £10 I think - helps provide sanitation where needed. I bought my brother a goat one year but these are more expensive now.

Lovemusic33 Tue 31-Oct-17 11:31:30

I don't bother with my brother, I buy for his children but not him, I wouldn't have clue what to get, men are so tricky to buy for.

singadream Tue 31-Oct-17 11:43:40

We just do the kids at Christmas but I have to get mind bday presents. I tried to suggest we stop but he didn’t want to.
How about a nice pack of coffee? Or a cookbook?

WaxOnFeckOff Tue 31-Oct-17 13:03:03

Single brother - order him a Harry shaving sample pack - only pay postage?

Married brothers - I take it they don't have DC so a present for a couple?

2014newme Tue 31-Oct-17 13:44:20

Thanks I will have a look at noths that's a great idea. Single brother is a hipster beard type

Zaphodsotherhead Tue 31-Oct-17 14:32:50

Nice iced cake? Or biscuits in a Christmassy tin?

RuggerHug Tue 31-Oct-17 16:01:06

For posting ease scratch cards or lottery ticket?

goose1964 Tue 31-Oct-17 20:45:40

Beard oil for the beardy one?

2014newme Tue 31-Oct-17 20:56:59

I like the gourmet food idea I could order hotel chocolat for them all

peachy94 Tue 31-Oct-17 23:02:53

Bottle of booze? That’s what we buy BILs and they buy us

Furball Sat 04-Nov-17 14:57:34

the new lady bird books for adults they do other ones as well

or famous five books

Fekko Sat 04-Nov-17 15:01:07

My brother hasn't seemed to speak to me for about 2 .5 years now and never even bothers to acknowledge DS birthday, Christmas, exam passes... not do his kids for that matter (much older than DS, and spoiled by me when they were children and I was a poor student). Mum would've kicked his backside if she was around.

Christmas is going to be fun this year...

Fekko Sat 04-Nov-17 15:02:30

Anyway... maybe a groupon voucher? You can get ones for cinema tickets, dinner, burgers, haircuts, sweets...

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