If you are, or know somebody like this...

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iamjackslaceratednipples Sat 19-Dec-20 11:28:53

...please can you tell me what a good gift would be? Budget £30

(I know it's a moral failing not to know what she wants; I'm just crap at gifts. I'm not generally a lazy / lousy friend but gifts are and always have been my blind spot).

- 30's, married, two young kids; works pt

- Highly educated, scientist, very well read (non fiction), rightish leaning politically while v socially aware; conscious of poverty & related issues

- Great at baking and cooking but not much time for it

- Very funny, kind, self depricating

- creative / arty (as above)

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SomeoneInTheLaaaaaounge Sat 19-Dec-20 11:31:43

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
by Amazon
Learn more: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0399563245/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HrE3Fb5JBBJCM?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

AmberRoseGold Sat 19-Dec-20 11:32:13

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez is my default gift. Really good and eye opening book. Bur she may have read it.

DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Sat 19-Dec-20 11:33:41

I would probably go for a diamond painting kit, a book, maybe an autobiography of someone she likes (lots of funny ones around), and some fairtrade christmas chocolates.

chimppyjamas Sat 19-Dec-20 11:35:11

Have a look at Present indicative or the Literary gift company websites. Lovely science and literary gifts.

yeOldeTrout Sat 19-Dec-20 11:38:20

I bought a rolling pin like this for incredibly creative cooking friend, useful if kids in house too to do arty/funny things in kitchen with them.

I would google "nice gifts for great cooks" for more ideas.

senua Sat 19-Dec-20 11:38:40

creative / arty ...but not much time for it ... Highly educated, scientist, very well read (non fiction)
A coffee table book on, for example, sculpture or architecture?

Failing that, a silly game / board game for all the family.


tierthreetwoone Sat 19-Dec-20 11:39:41

A nice pair of leather gloves

CorianderQueen Sat 19-Dec-20 11:58:11

Sapiens by Yuval Harari

Make your own plant pot kit

hesaidshesaidwhat Sat 19-Dec-20 12:01:53

Ottolenghi cookbook - SIMPLE is great, Flavours is the new one
Voucher for treatment/massage
Magazine subscription - cooking or gardening
1-1 yoga/pilates session

DougRossIsTheBoss Sat 19-Dec-20 12:01:58

I am a bit like her but more lefty

Poverty Safari by Darren McGavrey was the most thought provoking book I've read in ages

I love a little bit of luxury me time kind of stuff because my life is so busy and all about looking after other people so I love really posh bath stuff eg aromatherapy associates

I would also like the leather gloves.

yeOldeTrout Sat 19-Dec-20 12:08:38

If they struggle to find time to cook they will struggle to find time to read books.

iamjackslaceratednipples Sat 19-Dec-20 12:25:49

You guys are amazing. Thank you - I've ordered and she's sorted!

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