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Ideas for sisters 30th birthday present? £150 budget.
Depends on so many things. I was soooo disappointed at big birthdays if someone got me an expensive luxury item such as a bracelet or a bag. Being permanently poor, I had no occasion to wear or use such things. OTOH if sister is quite comfortably off she will appreciate something special that she would not buy for herself.
I take the point about luxury items being a pain if you are poor. However, if she isn't, I think it's lovely to get something you could never justify buying for yourself, for your birthday. Just thinking about things I would like if I were ever going to see 30 again:
- expensive lingerie/silk nightwear (although this won't be something she'll keep for ever) - beauty treatments (as above!) - A purse by Liberty (should be within your budget) - posh personalised stationery (you can get some really lush stuff)
Well, it's not as glam, but my most recent purchase is a parlux compact hairdryer in silver, and I can tell you it has changed my life! I need to wash my hair every morning, and have always hated drying it more than any other task. Anyway, forked out £60 for this hairdryer, and t is beyond amazing. I can dry my shoulder length hair and style it nicely in 4 minutes flat - before it was taking 10-15 mins, and looked/felt nowhere near as good. Added to this, it's really small and light! If someone had bought me that as a present, I would have loved them for ever!
I had some lovely presents for my 30th that would be within your budget:- a beautiful pair of pearl earings, I felt it was time for me to becomme a bit more sophisticated and I love them and wear them most days. a 1981 bottle of wine from here a driving day experience a cookery class at a local farmers market beauty vouchers
my sisters didn't buy me a gift - instead they took me to London for a day of sisterly fun and paid for meal, show, everything. It's not something to keep as such but the memories of that day will last forever.
Another firend of mine was given a beautiful silk scalf which i thought was a really nice gift.