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GinAndTeaForMe Tue 20-Dec-16 16:46:55

I've bought my nephews pyjamas as part of present.... when I get home to wrap, they are vest and long johns set.

I won't be able to return.
Can I gift there to a 9 yo and 14 yo boy?

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Tue 20-Dec-16 16:48:47

9 yr old, yes.
14 yr old, no - unless he does lots of outdoorsy stuff.

ineedamoreadultieradult Tue 20-Dec-16 16:51:13

I would say no unless they are keen skiers or something. Why can't you take them back? Most places accept extended time to return things over Christmas period.

ThePeoplesChamp Tue 20-Dec-16 16:52:17


Caboodle Tue 20-Dec-16 16:53:32

Yes. Why not?

GinAndTeaForMe Tue 20-Dec-16 16:53:53

Totally agree with you all, I was hoping I was wrong. I will only see them before Christmas briefly this evening so that's why I can't return.?

GinAndTeaForMe Tue 20-Dec-16 16:54:11

? not intended

PoppyFleur Tue 20-Dec-16 16:55:28

I bought my son a super hero themed long johns and short sleeve vest top which he wears in place of pj's. To be honest they are fairly indistinguishable from pj's I have purchased in the past.

Can you post a link to what you have purchased?

GetTheeBehindMeSanta Tue 20-Dec-16 16:55:37

Give them the cash equivalent, and make a joke about buying them pants by accident to explain giving them money if you wouldn't ordinarily? Then return the vests etc.

GinAndTeaForMe Tue 20-Dec-16 16:58:31

Like this...

crumpetsforteaa Tue 20-Dec-16 16:58:57

What on earth is a long johns set?

GinAndTeaForMe Tue 20-Dec-16 17:00:18

Basically, tight thermal underwear, crumpet.

FrogsSpawnofSanta Tue 20-Dec-16 17:04:30

I got thermal long sleeve top and longjohn's out of markies for my 7 year old as pyjamas. Very cosy for this time of year, he loves them. I would just give them.

GinAndTeaForMe Tue 20-Dec-16 17:07:29

Frogspawn, do you think the would suitable on a 14yo for pyjamas?

GinAndTeaForMe Tue 20-Dec-16 17:08:13

*they would be...

Really need to check before posting.

HallowedMimic Tue 20-Dec-16 17:09:38

They won't be much use as pyjamas, but my 14 year old would appreciate them for Scouts/DoE.

mmmuffins Tue 20-Dec-16 17:26:15

I would say it's ok, I had lots of thermal underwear as a kid as my family was into skiing, but my sisters and I would just wear it around the house.

I don't ski anymore but I still wear thermal underwear around the house sometimes. It is similar enough to pyjamas.

clarehhh Tue 20-Dec-16 17:26:57

Stop at garage on way for gift token and selection box.

Astro55 Tue 20-Dec-16 17:28:45

DS has several sets when playing out and football training - wears them in bed in seriously cold nights -

They will be fine!!

Astro55 Tue 20-Dec-16 17:28:57

Oh - he's 12

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 20-Dec-16 17:30:58

DS loves his long johns and vests for cadets and for his part time job (stewarding outdoors). He wears his long johns round the house too. They are fine on boys.

Mindtrope Tue 20-Dec-16 17:47:15

It's not too late to get them a gift and return the items later.

FrogsSpawnofSanta Tue 20-Dec-16 19:11:15

Those are ones I got my son. I did make the same mistake as you, they look like pyjamas. I like them because they are a bit more tight fitting so don't twist about during the night.

They should be fine for the 9 year old, not sure about a 14 year old. He might prefer something baggier. Can you give the receipt with them? They should be able to exchange in any M&S, assuming they have one local to them.

JustSpeakSense Tue 20-Dec-16 21:21:07

Not for a 14yo sorry confused

Salmotrutta Tue 20-Dec-16 21:24:16

Nothing wrong with long johns for a 14 yr old if he is into outdoor stuff!

Is he OP?

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