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BIG 'Thank You' present advice needed

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ErnestTheBavarian Tue 16-Sep-08 09:21:14

I'm at a loss what to do or give.

We had to move house end of April, leaving ours empty and unsold. I asked my next door neighbour if she'd mind occasionally mowing the lawn/keeping a general eye on house (not have to go in or do anything)

I know it must have been a pain, and it's been a long time, tho I don't know at all how much she did/ hpow often etc

But it's finally sold & we go in a few days to sign etc and I really don't know what we should give. A bunch of flowers definitely wouldn't do it

She is separated from her H, so something for them as a couple would be inappropriate, and I know money is a it tight for them.

So - should I give a mixture of money (if so how much?) a gift, vouchers (difficult to buy as not in same country), and again - how much - it's really hard to to be insulting by giving too much, or too little. Or for what, fo that matter - as far as I know she doesn't really go out, doesn't drink. She is some sort of holistic therapist, so spa vouchers etc would be a bit of a busman's holiday.

Arrrggghhh! Great ideas needed pretty please

compo Tue 16-Sep-08 09:22:27

I wouldgive her a really nice house plant, bottle of wine and expensive box of chocs

TheArmadillo Tue 16-Sep-08 09:31:52

nice food hamper?

iheartdusty Tue 16-Sep-08 09:33:14

magazine subscription?

squeaver Tue 16-Sep-08 09:34:17

Compo's suggestion is good and if you're worried about the wine, replace it with a really good quality box of smellies e.g. Wihit Company or Molton Brown

bamboostalks Tue 16-Sep-08 09:36:04

£50 in M and S or John Lewis vouchers.

neverforget Tue 16-Sep-08 09:39:59

If it was me and if money is tight (as it is here at the moment) I would appreciate a nice food hamper or vouchers for m and s or such.

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