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oh BALLS! i've forgotten my friend's birthday. any internetty ideas? she likes Nice Things, is eco but NOT hippy, loves expensive jewellery and charity shop bargains. was into orla kiely a hundred years ago, that sort of thing...

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Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 15:38:19

no smellies please, she can buy those for herself. grin

come on mrsb, jackieno, all ye conspicuous consumers... please help

Fimbo Mon 06-Oct-08 15:44:00

I have a couple of things from here but we have a shop in my local town so haven't used mail order (yet).

Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 15:46:41

i amtmpted by the idea of a jolly brooch but alas ther are none on the site. poo.

Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 15:47:04

looks lush, tho. smile

nailpolish Mon 06-Oct-08 15:47:44


dizzywitches Mon 06-Oct-08 15:48:55

I love this site

Fimbo Mon 06-Oct-08 15:50:15

here. Does she like Cath Kidston?

There are 2 Palenque's in Edinburgh, I would imagine there is one in Glasgow.

Fimbo Mon 06-Oct-08 15:52:18

Bah they don't. Only 6 shops in total and 2 of those are in Edinburgh!

WeirdCod Mon 06-Oct-08 15:52:56

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Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 15:58:06

fimbo... tut tut. could you buy a single actual thing from that hippy site? please say no. grin

she's the type for whom cath kidston happened a decade ago. she's very nice, tho. came to visit me in hospital nearly every day, armed with delicious (i mean really really delicious) home made meals.

that is not the sort of person whose birthday i should have forgotten. blush

don't know about the slippers or cashmere socks. she laughs openly at my lovely slippers (geisswein, felted wool) and i think her floors would wreck cashmere.

Fimbo Mon 06-Oct-08 15:58:25

My dh bought a cashmere jumper yesterday from <<drum roll>> Tesco.

WeirdCod Mon 06-Oct-08 15:59:55

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WeirdCod Mon 06-Oct-08 16:00:07

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VintageGardenia Mon 06-Oct-08 16:03:04

She might like some earrings made of natural materials.

Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 16:03:42

i'm not reading enouh to comment at the mo. she brought i capture the castle and fingersmith to the hosp for me to read (up till that poinnt i had just grazia). see. she's v good.

she loves cooking...

Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 16:04:38

V bad, vg.

VintageGardenia Mon 06-Oct-08 16:06:08

Sorry, have just been trawling whole of MN looking for somewhere to use that link.

Serieusement, get her a couple of lovely Persephone books they've got some cooking titles actually. And they published I Capture the C so might be what you would call Her Line.

Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 16:07:28

naice, vg. any recommends?

FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 16:08:06

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nailpolish Mon 06-Oct-08 16:09:39

you must have litle boutiquey place for jewellery near you

FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 16:10:25

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poshtottie Mon 06-Oct-08 16:12:32

I like this company, here

Aitch Mon 06-Oct-08 16:12:47

we do, naily. she lives near me, tho, and shops in thotse places more than i do. plus she knowss i've just realised i've missed it so i don't really want to be caughtdoing a kneejerk bangle buy, iykwim?

FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 16:13:13

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poshtottie Mon 06-Oct-08 16:13:52

try again, here

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