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What would you like to receive as a token gift?

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Inthetropics Sun 18-Oct-20 16:24:12

I have a few friends i'd like to gift something small and cheap this Xmas. What are some token gifts you'd like to receive and would actually use?

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WhatAreWordsWorth Sun 18-Oct-20 16:27:40

Chocolate is always a winner for me grin either that or really nice soap/shower gel.

inthethickofit19 Sun 18-Oct-20 16:28:45

Something pampering like posh face body products

Lockdownhairdontcare Sun 18-Oct-20 16:30:40

Candle, Hand cream or Chocolate would be a nice treat.

Gemma2019 Sun 18-Oct-20 16:32:08

I like Molton Brown baubles, or a box of Lindors.

PineappleUpsideDownCake Sun 18-Oct-20 16:33:29

I dont like hand cream/smelly gifts as I ahve my own preferences. Theres a reason these all end up at tthe school fair!

I'd like wine or nice chocolates. Or flowers. I love flowers

Whatatoodoodle Sun 18-Oct-20 16:35:13

M&S gin snow globe. They are about £15 so not cheap cheap
For cheaper -box of florentines or nice chocolate. Small but good quality

OneKeyAtATime Sun 18-Oct-20 16:35:57

Something drinkable; ). The rest I find can be very hit and miss

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sun 18-Oct-20 16:36:03

If you all drink wine, I'd buy everyone a wine glass charm (or split up a boxed set) then pip a note in to say something along the lines "to be used when we are next allowed to share a bottle together"

Xmasbaby11 Sun 18-Oct-20 16:36:30



Luxury toiletries

Nice socks

Flowers or plant

I am easy to buy for!

veeboo Sun 18-Oct-20 16:37:33

A voucher for a pedicure

Definitely not
A candle

DesperatelySeekingSunshine Sun 18-Oct-20 16:38:06

The small £12 Winter votive candles from The White Company.
Or some pink peppercorn shower gel from Molton Brown.

anuffername Sun 18-Oct-20 16:43:46

They're not token gifts.
They're just gifts.

freezedriedromance Sun 18-Oct-20 16:47:24

Candles, chocolate, spirits (if you drink).

Lucygucy Sun 18-Oct-20 16:52:10

I love a toiletries gift set but only if it's something I know I like. It depends on the person so it's a hard one to answer.
I wouldn't want chocolate or flowers.

Lovelydovey Sun 18-Oct-20 16:52:56

Depends how much you want to spend - a nice bar of chocolate or bar of soap? Would be very happy with the florentines mentioned up thread!

GoneFishingAgain Sun 18-Oct-20 16:53:25

Wine, chocolates, a book... Would need to know tastes though.

nixso29 Sun 18-Oct-20 16:55:03

Candle, gin/prosecco/wine, fancy box of chocs, cosy slippers/socks, personalised wine/gin glass

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 18-Oct-20 16:56:17

Quality Street. A £3 box would be just perfect for me. grin

Greenteandchives Sun 18-Oct-20 16:56:31

A bar of beautifully packaged lovely smelling soap from tk maxx. I always admire them when I go in there.

AnneLovesGilbert Sun 18-Oct-20 16:56:38

Hand cream, soap, cheese, candle. Not chocolate or booze.

You know your friends better than we do though!

And either some people didn’t notice you said cheap or these things are very relative but PMSL at some of the suggestions grin

Might help to include your budget.

Lalanbaba Sun 18-Oct-20 17:06:18

Op what do you call a token? Under £10?
I will go for either a book or chocolates. But would love to get some homemade food. Jam/biscuits/brownie

SingingInTheShithouse Sun 18-Oct-20 17:06:37

Nice chocolates or similar edible treats, a cat safe plant or flowers, a book if they know me well enough to choose something I'd be interested in. Same goes with things like crystals, glass paperweights etc if they know what I might like, rather than generic. Aromatherapy oils can be lovely to relieve too

I'm another whose fussy about toiletries, so gifts of those tend to end up in charity shops. Though I was very grateful to find a bath bomb set I'd missed from SIL mid lockdown when I'd ran out & couldn't get anything I like. Never appreciated a boring bath bomb & bubble bath so much as I did at that moment 😂

I also make my own votives & melts with high oil content, so candles wouldn't interest me personally, but I do know they are gratefully received when I give them to others, as I've had friends & family ask for more for birthdays etc

SpookyNoise Sun 18-Oct-20 17:09:03

I’d like some nice slipper socks. I know a lot of people don’t like gifts like that, but I’d love some!

SingingInTheShithouse Sun 18-Oct-20 17:09:47

Oh & definitely cheese. I was once gifted a whole Wokey Hole aged cheddar, I was chuffed to bits to receive that

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