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I need to buy something lovely for my sister. Which of these should I get?

(18 Posts)
JuneFromBethesda Thu 04-Dec-14 21:19:24

I've already bought her 'Pretty Honest' by Sali Hughes (Guardian beauty columnist)

I have a further £30 to spend. Should I buy this scarf which I can personalise with a little message on a tag - there's a special shorthand personal to the two of us that I could put on it)

Or some Orla Kiely cosmetic bags

Or an Orla Kiely vanity case

Or washbag?

I think she'd like any of them but I can't think of a really special present to get her, it gets harder every year confused so I'm doubting my judgement - are these nice presents or should I keep looking?

ouryve Thu 04-Dec-14 21:25:41

I think the scarf is lovely. I can take or leave the Orla Kiely stuff. Yes, the designs are striking, but they're a bit too ubiquitous.

Trills Thu 04-Dec-14 21:26:32

I like the scarf.

noitall Thu 04-Dec-14 21:30:49

I vote for the scarf too.

IvyMay Thu 04-Dec-14 21:31:39

The scarf is lovely!

Redtartanshoes Thu 04-Dec-14 21:32:28

Scarf for me too

glentherednosedbattleostrich Thu 04-Dec-14 21:34:25

Definitely the scarf

LoveVintage Thu 04-Dec-14 21:35:43

The scarf is lovely.

JuneFromBethesda Thu 04-Dec-14 21:35:47

Hooray! Thanks so much ladies, a unanimous vote for the scarf is enough to convince me (hoping the next 20 votes don't say 'god, not that awful scarf' grin )

NotTodaySatan Thu 04-Dec-14 21:37:39

The scarf!

I can't stand Orla Kiely stuff.

LondonRocks Thu 04-Dec-14 21:43:59

Scarf! Lovely.

Gem124 Thu 04-Dec-14 22:02:23

We've actually just bought the Lily Belle scarf but the spots not stars for my MIL it arrived today and is beautiful. We didn't pay for a gift box but it's come perfectly wrapped in tissue paper xx

JuneFromBethesda Thu 04-Dec-14 22:09:34

Thanks Gem, that's very nice to hear smile

WildBillfemale Fri 05-Dec-14 07:02:06


I personally loathe Orla Kiely stuff so if you go that route make sure she likes it.

I don't what it is with Orla Kiely (and Kath Kidston) stuff, people either seem to love it or hate it.

Rhymerocket Fri 05-Dec-14 09:11:48

I'm gonna go against the tide here. I hate the scarf. They have similar in Primark for £4.

As for the Orla Kiely stuff, ILOVE IT! Please can I have the green one????? If ur sis likes the Orla Kiely stuff get her that. She willlove it.

JuneFromBethesda Fri 05-Dec-14 11:25:23

I didn't realise Orla Kiely was such a marmite thing! Personally I really like her prints but I've ordered the scarf so the job is done.

OneLeggedCrabGoingInCircles Fri 05-Dec-14 11:44:19

Scarf although M&S have a lovely selection of scarves this year, I just treated myself to one after going out on a girls night last week and we all commented on our friends gorgeous new scarf from M&S and decided it would make a fabulous Christmas present. I bought a different design for myself and I love it.

OneLeggedCrabGoingInCircles Fri 05-Dec-14 11:45:46

I love the personalised scarf you have chosen, she will love it.

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