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Miniwerewolfhugs Fri 03-Nov-17 09:41:49

I only have a budget of about £20-£30 but I want to get her something she'd really like. She's had a hard time recently looking after my elderly Grandmother and helping other family members out a lot and some stress over her home.
The problem is she really likes ornaments and pottery but she lives in a tiny place and can't fit any more in. She's having to declutter madly as it is. Food is a little difficult because she needs to lose weight and I don't want to put her off but maybe something that would be eaten up over a few days at Christmas would be OK. A lot of things like clothing and books she likes to choose herself, she's allergic to a lot of cosmetics and bath products so those aren't good either. She might like an outing but she's very busy and finds it hard to fit things in, sometimes it just adds to her stress. She used to like playing internet "collecting" games like farmville but she doesn't have a very good WiFi connection now so that doesn't work as well but maybe there's something like that? An app for her phone? She also likes nature esp trees and birds so possibly something to do with that.
Any ideas welcome even if a bit over my budget.

wobblywonderwoman Fri 03-Nov-17 09:43:36

What about a lovely dressing gown or pretty wellies for going on forest walks.

Annwithnoe Fri 03-Nov-17 10:00:04

What about a cute bird feeder

Horsemad Fri 03-Nov-17 16:26:11

Afternoon tea voucher for somewhere nice?

KC225 Fri 03-Nov-17 17:28:38

A luxury pillow. It sounds odd I know, but I bought one for my mum last year. Think along the lines of nothivg is right annd you've got my Mother. But she hadn't been sleeping roo well as would never have spent good money on a pillow.

chanie44 Fri 03-Nov-17 18:27:10

Wrist warmers
Bus pass holder

AmethystRaven Fri 03-Nov-17 18:31:41

Subscription to Wildlife magazine or similar?

angelawilliams Fri 03-Nov-17 19:21:13

I've been looking for a gift my mum would like for a while but I came across this blog; www.proudmummy.com/blog/23809/5-secrets-to-holiday-gifts-without-breaking-the-bank and it's totally opened my eyes!

I've started gathering little bits my mum would love to make a hamper! My budget is similar to yours and I've found Debenhams to be amazing for little nick-nacks. I'm so excited to see the look on her face! Hope you find something or like my idea enough to make one yourself! p.s. they're really fun to make with the kids too (if they won't tell granny!) xx

Thesmallthings Fri 03-Nov-17 19:56:33

My parents are the same. Last year I brought them a fire stick and put kodie om.. best present ever.

Though if her internet isn't great maybe not.

Miniwerewolfhugs Fri 03-Nov-17 20:31:21

Thanks everyone I love your ideas but wouldn't mind a few more if anyone has anything.

GinFuzzy Fri 03-Nov-17 21:33:12

Does she drink? Some lovely gins around at the moment, the Lidl rhubarb and ginger is 12pounds

LuxuryWoman2017 Fri 03-Nov-17 22:50:49

Magazine subscription? A lovely throw for bed or sofa maybe

73kittycat73 Sat 04-Nov-17 02:09:56

Might sound a bit out there, but Sims 4? If she likes computer games.

AdaColeman Sat 04-Nov-17 04:37:34

Jar of Stilton and a bottle of LBV port.
Loch Fyne smoked salmon and bottle of white wine.
If you are close an RSPB sanctuary then take her for a trip there, maybe make a picnic or have a pub lunch together.

Mum2OneTeen Sat 04-Nov-17 04:45:51

A magazine subscription

FireflyGirl Sat 04-Nov-17 07:34:04

What's the problem with her Wi-Fi? Would a Wi-Fi booster help?

Also, I'm sure you can get games that are like Farmville that don't need an internet connection, though I can't recommend any personally.

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