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Help me find a gorgeous gift for around £150 - something to keep but not jewellery

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herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Fri 04-Jan-13 11:20:06

I'm thinking something for the home, like a Nick Munro tea set, Kosta Boda bowl (but neither as got already) or a gorgeous candelabra...not jewellery and it need to be something that can be kept/ will last. Any ideas?

notMarlene Fri 04-Jan-13 11:23:22

Lovely set of crystal champagne glasses?

dazzlingdeborahrose Fri 04-Jan-13 11:24:50

There are some beautiful Vera Wang picture frames about the moment.

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Fri 04-Jan-13 11:35:19

I will look up the picture frames. Got champagne glasses really but that's definitely along the right lines.

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Fri 04-Jan-13 23:51:02

Any more ideas would be great

hatgirl Fri 04-Jan-13 23:53:11

a nice big mirror, poss made by a local craftsman.

recall Fri 04-Jan-13 23:55:42

cashmere throw

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Sat 05-Jan-13 00:16:59

Cashmere throw sounds appealing. Something I wouldn't buy for myself (it's for me btw...present give has asked for specific suggestion!)

AwkwardSquad Sat 05-Jan-13 09:20:05

A limited-edition print. Near where I live, there are a few art venues that have collections of prints by lots of different artists and there are some really lovely pieces that I would love to have. Try local galleries? Any arty towns or cities near you, if you've no local galleries?

spudmurphy Sat 05-Jan-13 09:43:04

Antique shop silver?

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Sat 05-Jan-13 14:38:22

Ooh now something antique is a FAB idea!

BikeRunSki Sat 05-Jan-13 14:45:43

Cashmere jumper?

mummywithnosleep Sat 05-Jan-13 14:53:17

Decanter and matching engraved / crytal glasses.
At that price you can probably find a beautiful ladies desk
Anique hall table

Grandmother clock (easier to site than a grandfather clock)

Earlybird Sat 05-Jan-13 14:57:22

A beautiful little painting or sculpture

Gorgeous flower vase.

Polished wooden box with inlay

Floor or table lamp

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Sat 05-Jan-13 15:26:27

Love the idea of cashmere but it wouldn't qualify for lasting forever in my house given my track record on trashing wool sweaters during washing!

Really liking the idea of browsing an antique shop or two in search of something special...

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Sat 05-Jan-13 15:26:59

Or a vase as I don't have enough. Shall get browsing online for ideas for those.

spudmurphy Sat 05-Jan-13 16:04:11

I received a beautiful silver antique bon bon dish - very delicate filligree design as a gift. I love it, treasure it.

Startail Sat 05-Jan-13 16:43:36

For me it would be a cut glass valse or just the right modern sculptural one. Or possibly a piece of Swakorski (Sp) crystal. I have little bits, but I'm really fussy it has to sparkle and not be too twee.

Dear elderly lady friend buys herself beautiful botanical painted china to add to the collection on her dresser when she has money.

Something like that you could add to.

mummywithnosleep Sat 05-Jan-13 17:01:17

Don´t know if you will like it but this is on offer at the moment cut glass vase

sleepdodger Sat 05-Jan-13 20:37:50

Georg Jensen home stuff

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Sat 05-Jan-13 22:23:47

More fab ideas - thanks.

Antiques are off the list as understandably it needs to be something the relative organising can buy easily online rather me sending her to a particular antique shop.

Think I quite like this but would need to see it in the flesh

Love George Jensen stuff so will look at their website...

herecomestherainbloodyyetagain Sat 05-Jan-13 22:24:09

mummy, can't get your link to work...

mummywithnosleep Sun 06-Jan-13 09:51:00

Sorry It works fine for me, so I have no idea what I did wrong.

This might work Copy and paste it into the browser.


mummywithnosleep Sun 06-Jan-13 09:52:08

Its the Maximus Lead Crystal Vase

A traditionally cut lead crystal footed vase with a rich diamond and fan design. 35.5cm - 14" in height.
•24% Lead Crystal

Ref: W675810

RRP : £225.00

Special Price: £110.00 on the johnjenkinsdirect site.

mummywithnosleep Sun 06-Jan-13 10:01:55

Oh, I know this is under budget but I like it if combined with this you get the vases and something antique!

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