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what shall I give my SIL as a present for becoming a British citizen?!

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babybarrister Tue 11-Aug-09 14:41:47

her ceremony is next week [she is ARgentinian] - suggestions as to what to give her please?!

saadia Tue 11-Aug-09 14:43:14

what is your budget?

Fimbo Tue 11-Aug-09 14:43:46

Something with the union jack on it.

babybarrister Tue 11-Aug-09 14:45:18

a token jokey present

SoccerMum Tue 11-Aug-09 14:46:20

get her a nice hamper full of 'traditional' british foods, make sure you get some from scotland, wales and NI as well as England. Maybe a tin of corned beef as a wink gesture?

Tamarto Tue 11-Aug-09 14:46:29

YABU

Disenchanted3 Tue 11-Aug-09 14:47:21

Box of posh tea bags and box of posh biccies?

MmeLindt Tue 11-Aug-09 14:49:48

Pair of green wellies and a headscarf

Maybe a toy corgi?

broguemum Tue 11-Aug-09 15:00:40

an ASBO

Sassyfrassy Tue 11-Aug-09 15:14:55

A nice umbrella

frazzledgirl Tue 11-Aug-09 15:19:09

Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island.

morningpaper Tue 11-Aug-09 15:19:48

umbrella

funwithfondue Tue 11-Aug-09 15:33:13

A Brown Betty teapot

Or something from Prince Charles' Duchy of Cornwall range

Or... moving on from tea and biscuits mindset: The Rough Guide to Britain? Or DVDs or book of BBC series Coast (might be available cheaper on eBay).

Something to do with football?

If you live in London, there's no end of jokey souvenir stalls for keyrings, funny hats, T-shirts, mugs etc.

morningpaper Tue 11-Aug-09 15:34:55

A Keep Calm And Carry On tea towel

Actually DK do a nice Guide to Britain that I refer to rather a lot - would be an excellent idea

ShauntheSheep Tue 11-Aug-09 15:36:35

PMSL at tin of corned beef

Tinned tongue, macaroons and lashings of ginger beer grinAll things I read about and thought of as very British as a kid. Have never bothered to try tongue mind.

MarthaFarquhar Tue 11-Aug-09 15:37:53

cockney favourites and national trust membership.

Greensleeves Tue 11-Aug-09 15:39:35

a teapot

every true Brit must own a decent teapot

Buda Tue 11-Aug-09 15:39:45

Was going to suggest the Keep Calm and Carry on tea towel but MP beat me to it.

Or [[ this]] - DH bought it for me for our first Xmas together!

Buda Tue 11-Aug-09 15:40:28

Aargh - will try again! [http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Brit-George-Mikes-Minibus/dp/0140081798/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=12500014 94&sr=8-1 this!]

Buda Tue 11-Aug-09 15:40:59

Double aaargh!!! THIS

Sigh.

Buda Tue 11-Aug-09 15:41:27

Yay!

Buda Tue 11-Aug-09 15:43:23

Or this is nice.

Or these are cheaper.

leftangle Tue 11-Aug-09 18:44:45

Marmite

littlepollyflinders Tue 11-Aug-09 18:46:34

I'll second the teapot.
When friend of mine got hers that's what I bought her.

MummyDragon Tue 11-Aug-09 20:22:12

Yes, a teapot, definitely.

And how lovely you are to get her a gift to celebrate smile (sorry, grammar went up the spout there)

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