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I need your help... we are doing tacky £5 presents for pil/sil and bil and I want to win!

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eandh Mon 26-Oct-09 16:34:38

We decided that this year instead of spending obscene amounts of money that we dont have on proper presents we are doing novelty £5 present, competition is to be the winner of the tackiest present and I am struggling

BIL is 32 and not really into anything particular

SIL is also 32 likes running/cycling

FIL is mid 60's and loves golf

MIL is mid 60's

They are all a good laugh and will not take offence at anything, ideally as one of the rules is that if it is for display it has to be out until EAster so I want something that they'll have to display and I can check when we go there wink

MaryBS Mon 26-Oct-09 17:37:00

Have a look on, they have a £5 and under clearance section...

MaryBS Mon 26-Oct-09 17:38:07

Like this for BIL?

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Mon 26-Oct-09 17:38:46

one of those mugs where you put the hot water in and they clothes fall off the man or woman


MaryBS Mon 26-Oct-09 17:39:02

This for FIL/MIL?

SimonHowl Mon 26-Oct-09 17:39:05

a shee weee
OR htose wellies i linked to

SimonHowl Mon 26-Oct-09 17:39:53

MaryBS Mon 26-Oct-09 17:39:58

This for FIL?

MaryBS Mon 26-Oct-09 17:43:35

This is pretty bad - Elvis inflatable wig!

LaurieScaryCake Mon 26-Oct-09 17:43:52

someone bought me a mooning gnome once

I liked it grin

eandh Mon 26-Oct-09 17:47:33

omg that mankini is perfect for BIL or maybe even FIL (although not sure he'd know who/what Borat is) def getting that!

Am liking the golf toilet thing too

Now the shee wee sil/mil may find practical so am off to investigate wellies (whoever linked to the mug hs the same sense of humour as me I got that for my Dad for fathers day!!)

Thankyou some of these are perfect!

LowLevelWhingeing Mon 26-Oct-09 17:48:54

presents for men sell cheap tacky crap for exactly such an occasion grin

zipzap Tue 27-Oct-09 23:27:51 has got a month of mad offers on at the moment,changing every morning. All sorts of weird and wondeful stuff reduced down to 2 or 3 pounds or so, which when you add in postage is about right.

today they have floating spa light for a couple of quid instead of £5 but have had some much more expensive stuff reduced quite a lot (like light up handbag shaped speakers or ipod or pig piggy bank that oinks and counts the money in) and super tacky stuff too (like the handbag speakers and the pig piggy bank...).

we've had a competition like this with some family friends but where the winner is to give the most obscure kitchen gadget. And so I am now able to recognise all sorts of weird and wonderful kitchen gadgets from the obscure (eg to make hard boiled eggs cube shaped, a thing to screw closed a turkey so the stuffing doesn't fallout or froth hot chocolate) to things that are now quite mainstream but weren't 20 years ago (avocado scooper-slicer, pineapple corer / skinner / peeler)... what I am trying to say I think is that it might be worth a look in the bowels of a kitchen shop, always some useful stuff and often only about a fiver...

Leslaki Thu 29-Oct-09 19:46:48

Home bargains has some inflatable sumo wrestling 'outfits' - you could get 2 and have a sumo wrestle or 2 as part of your Xmas entertainment!!

BlurredBoundaries Fri 30-Oct-09 16:35:13

What about this?

BlurredBoundaries Fri 30-Oct-09 16:36:58

This? For mil, of course!

BlurredBoundaries Fri 30-Oct-09 16:38:32

This one is a bit more expensive.

BlurredBoundaries Fri 30-Oct-09 16:40:03

This is my final suggestion.

I'm enjoying it just too much, lol grin

Lexilicious Fri 30-Oct-09 16:56:37

eewwwwww that the mankini is "also available (New &) Used from £4.95"......

whomovedmychocolatecookie Fri 30-Oct-09 22:18:51

I can't find it online but Robert Dyas is selling a 'Bruce the Butler Corkscrew' which is basically a plastic butler shape who has a corkscrew between his legs so you have to give him a stiffy to use it. It's quite twisted and absolutely completed tacktastic.

Or how about a spinning spaghetti fork

zipzap Mon 02-Nov-09 13:37:11

whomoved's post just reminded me...

It's slightly more than you wanted to pay but presents for me (LowLevelWhingeing's link is below) have a Maggie Thatcher nutcracker where you crack the nuts between her legs... grin

still trying to who is supposed to love it and who is supposed to hate it hmm

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