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What would you put in a hamper for your parents?

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Lsquiggles Thu 10-Sep-20 17:32:54

My parents are early-60s and I'd let to get them a hamper to enjoy together but struggling of thinking of what to put in it!

My dad likes:
Beer grin
Technology
Xbox
Dark chocolate
Walking
Very basic veg/fruit/herb growing

My mom likes:
Cheese
70s music
Small plants such as cactus
True crime

Help! shock

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Ricekrispie22 Thu 10-Sep-20 18:27:37

A magazine each
A throw or quilt for their bed
Bamboo or cashmere socks
Muscle soak
Photo frame

Ricekrispie22 Thu 10-Sep-20 18:28:06

Cinema or theatre tickets
Restaurant vouchers

BeaLola Thu 10-Sep-20 18:40:28

For your Dad's part bottles of his favourite beer, depending on what he does on xbox voucher for vbucks equivalent, Gardeners world magazine orr Technology magazine, tomato seeds for next year or other vegetable seeds, walking socks, dark chocolate orange

For your Mum's enjoyment

Cheese truckle, latest crime thriller (look at Waterstones Christmas guide), some Narcissi bulbs for indoor planting or a amaryllis, some sort of chocolate she would like or bath bubbles, a magazine subscription like Good Housekeeping/Woman & Home/Red , cashmere socks/throw/wrist warmers,

For both - crackers, sparklers, box set, costa card or similar, bottle of champagne/wine, Hotel Chocolat chocolates or if budget allows & they like Hot Chocolate the Velvetiser

tinytemper66 Thu 10-Sep-20 19:05:10

Nice coffee; cafetiere; nice buscuits

MagicSummer Thu 10-Sep-20 19:15:12

How about some retro sweets from the 70s/80s?
Nice wine and glasses to go with it
Lemon or orange tree if they have the environment for it
Throws
Cookery course voucher for your mother or both of them!
Yes to cashmere socks or wrist warmers or hot water bottle covers
Voucher for seeds/bulbs/plants for the spring

Cherryrainbow Fri 11-Sep-20 09:21:14

if you're going for a joint hamper I'd make it gardening/plant based main theme as they both have that interest and put in some beers/snacks with it they can individually enjoy as well x

BiddyPop Fri 11-Sep-20 10:27:04

Christmas or winter beers for DF? Specialist off licences who do craft beers should have a few different ones.

Bottle of port to go with cheese? M&S do a nice one, which comes in 250ml or 500ml bottles, which are handy for a couple who couldn't finish a full sized bottle.
I've also got a nice small decanter for port in TK Maxx before and given that with the small bottle (my DPs have a large decanter which is great for family events, but not good for a small amount when just themselves).

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