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Frivolous gift purchase?

(10 Posts)
Longleggedlovely Wed 26-Mar-14 22:11:02

It's my younger sister's 26th birthday in two weeks and she is getting married in 8 weeks. I would like to get her something totally and utterly frivolous and just for her! Not wedding or house related in the slightest. Budget of approx £30 though happy to go to £40 (also feeling a bit bad because normally it would be more but her hen weekend and wedding are costing a fortune!). Any ideas ladies?!

I'm trying to think of something she wouldn't buy herself. She is super girly, a primary teacher, loves all things city but now lives in the countryside and is marrying a farmer!

MrsCocoa Wed 26-Mar-14 22:36:20

Luxe cosmetics she'd never by for herself: a Tom Ford lipstick?

A copy of the Luca and Turin A-Z Guide to Perfume and a voucher for somewhere like Scent and Sensibility where she can choose several samples?

A Dior or Channel nail varnish (and an express manicure if you can find somewhere she can bring her own varnish in?).

A voucher for a massage?

A silk pillow?

BeaLola Thu 27-Mar-14 00:36:45

I would like quite like a Tom Ford lipstick, or a ticket to the Chelsea Flower Show, mini Aromatherapy Associates bath oils, Chanel No 5 soap, eyelash extensions to try, gel pedicure, afternoon tea at Kew Gardens, a halycon days enamel bangle from their online outlet - one withe ladybirds on it perhaps .....

squoosh Thu 27-Mar-14 01:21:09

Chanel mirror

Aerin bronzer

Diptyque candle

Guerlain Meteorites

squoosh Thu 27-Mar-14 01:21:55

That should have been Chanel mirror

Saurus72 Thu 27-Mar-14 02:54:02

Cashmere socks - £32 from The White Company, but there's pretty much always a discount code around.

FoxyHarlow123 Thu 27-Mar-14 06:34:08

Real techniques make up brushes.

Longleggedlovely Thu 27-Mar-14 07:20:23

Ooh thank you for some lovely ideas! She doesn't wear lipstick but regularly gets gel nails and we often do afternoon tea when we get together but love the halycon days bangles especially, will also have a look at the candle, socks and mirror.

Any more suggestions along those lines would be great! Thanks all

Longleggedlovely Thu 27-Mar-14 17:01:58

Any other ideas?!

bouquetofpencils Thu 27-Mar-14 18:07:59

Oasis have some statement floral necklaces which are lovely for a girly gift.

I would love a fancy smancy candle a la diptyque.

For my birthday I am hoping for very frivolous Dirty Dancing related gifts. Even a tacky Dirty Dancing mug off EBay would make me happysmile

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