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So what do i get as a gift for my sons girlfriend...help!!!

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Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 18:51:36

who i have never met! She is mid twenties. Its so hard..My ds is coming over from Denmark and he is bringing his gf over too. This means i will need to get her something. Suggestions please for a virtual stranger. Only seen her in photos and just cant say what she likes!!! Nothing too expensive - its just a little gift. Maybe around £20 or so pounds.

LeoandBoosmum Sun 30-Nov-14 19:00:50

I was just looking at these but they're probably not appropriate (I secretly want a pair myself). Maybe add some nice thicksocks.
www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-mr-mrs-clause-slippers-red/p1355211?selectedSize=S

socks:
www.johnlewis.com/joules-fabulousy-fluffy-socks/p1369064?colour=French%20Navy

She might actually like the fun'ness' of the slippers smile They might break the ice and take the angst out of the first meeting for allsmile

Otherwise, how about a lovely furry hot water bottle like this (several). Handy if she lives in Denmark:

www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-hand-knitted-chunky-cable-knit-hot-water-bottle-cream/p1667449

With this one below you would be paying homage to her nordic roots (which she might appreciate):
www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-red-nordic-knit-hot-water-bottle-2-litre/p1667480

www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-annoushka-hot-water-bottle/p631134?colour=Brown

or the JL penguin one with a couple on its front:

www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-monty-mabel-hot-water-bottle-2-litre/p1715707

I'm not that much older and I would LOVE to get any of the above smile

cavkc Sun 30-Nov-14 19:00:53

Gloves or a scarf?

Smelly stuff
Expensive chocolates

Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 19:03:17

Love the hot water bottle idea!! What girl doesnt love a hot water bottle???? I thought about a scarf. I come from Scotland...do you think a tartan one would be nice or a bit erm...shit really???

buttercupbear Sun 30-Nov-14 19:04:43

john lewis have lovely little rituals gift sets around £18 (i think)

Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 19:05:19

Off to google that now smile

mixedpeel Sun 30-Nov-14 19:31:36

She won't need a hwb with her very own hottie in her bed...ie your DS!

I think some posh smellies are probably a better bet.

Or some delicious shortbread.

(If I were the girl in question, a multipack of tablet would be a fabulous welcome gift from a Scottish mum of BF...yum!)

petitdonkey Sun 30-Nov-14 19:35:15

My nieces are really into these big scares ( there are others on the site) so they are tartan and 'on trend'. I'd put some shortbread with it to - I think she will be really touched.

(and shock at mixedpeel's desperately inappropriate 'hottie comment!! grin )

petitdonkey Sun 30-Nov-14 19:35:32

*scarves

LeoandBoosmum Sun 30-Nov-14 19:36:00

mixedpeel... IF they are allowed the same bed at mum's house? Not always the case...

Laura Mercier do beautiful hand creams btw

longjane Sun 30-Nov-14 19:38:22

Something Scottish

RobotRuthy Sun 30-Nov-14 19:42:54

Cook her a mars bar in batter? wink sorry OP couldn't resist. blush

I'm in the same boat actually. New girlfriend for son. Not sure how serious they are so I won't buy T towels for the bottom drawer yet.

Carpaccio Sun 30-Nov-14 19:44:19

I had never really come across hot water bottles until I moved to the UK. In Denmark, they just don't seem to be as popular as they are here. Also, the weather in DK is more or less as it is here in the UK.
I'd see a hot water bottle as a fun present - not something I'd personally use much.

I'd personally love getting a proper pie dish and a pie bird - I see that as being very British and I've never really seen those things much in DK. Add a family recipe if you feel like it smile

A cookbook with good British recipes or curry recipes (it's more or less impossible to get a curry as you know them in Denmark).

Something from a brand that isn't as easy to find in DK would be nice too - Molton Brown products, Sleek (if into makeup), tea from Harrods/Fortnum & Mason, hand cream or shower gel (most people in DK have showers, not baths) from Penhaligon's or a nice scarf. I personally wouldn't mind cheap jewellery of some kind.

MaryWestmacott Sun 30-Nov-14 19:45:20

Scarf and gloves. Can't go wrong. Or just some smarter leather gloves or fancier scarf.

Not too personal, most woman use them. (Also fabulously, Burgundy coloured stuff is everywhere, it's a colour that suits a wide range of woman and goes with a surprisingly large range of other colours so you don't have the scarf clashing with her coat issue- unless she has an orange coat)

Enjoyingmycoffee1981 Sun 30-Nov-14 19:52:00

A lovely candle?

Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 19:52:18

Such fabulous ideas. If i get her a pie dish..she might think i am waiting for her to be my daughter in law lol!!! although i truly love the idea if they were engaged.
Love the tartan scarf and tablet. Think thats what i am going to get. Thanks everyone.
Can i have some links for lovely tartan scarfs? Love the kind of oversized ones. Dont have to be too traditional. Maybe even a funky colour!!!! Oh and not itchy!!!
Thanks everyone smile

Toadsrevisited Sun 30-Nov-14 19:55:22

Something fabulous and makeupy but not too personal- like Clarins beauty flash balm, Lancôme mascara, Chanel nail varnish etc.

petitdonkey Sun 30-Nov-14 20:14:10

did you see the one on my previous link? Zara has lots.

Saurus72 Sun 30-Nov-14 20:24:01

I would definitely not get a hot water bottle - bit grandma-ish I would think. How about cashmere socks - luxury that most people find difficult to justify buying for themselves and perfect for the Danish climate!

Madaboutthrows Sun 30-Nov-14 20:42:26

Clinique have a purse with mini superbalms in that can be clipped to a key ring I think. Around the 20 pound park too

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Sun 30-Nov-14 20:51:41

A scarf from Ness and a wee something from Scottish Fine Soaps ?

meandjulio Sun 30-Nov-14 20:54:42

My boyfriend's mother gave me top of the range Japanese condoms at the first Christmas we met smile I chose to take them as a charming and thoughtful gift (lovely colours, beautiful packaging, VERY thin) and not as either 'Don't trap my son by getting pregnant, you whore' or 'Stop buying cheap Durex, don't you care about my son's pleasure?' Just a thought grin

Was about to recommend Ness, they do lovely stuff and I see all ages wearing it up here.

DragonRojo Sun 30-Nov-14 21:01:36

OK. I promise I don't work for these company, even though it is the second time I mention them today. Their scarves are just lovely. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00OYJIOGK/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1417381130&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

DragonRojo Sun 30-Nov-14 21:03:22

link didn't work angry if you search in Amazon by Spaarsh, you can see their reversible checked pattern scarf. It is very soft

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