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UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Mon 05-Dec-16 03:56:35

I have two ds so am not used to buying presents for girls. Ds2, aged 18, has been going out with his gf for a few months. It's his first serious relationship. I'd like to buy her something for Christmas but am not sure where to start. Budget would be around £25.

The problem is that she doesn't wear jewellry or make up. I haven't got a clue about what she'd like musically, and anyway if she wanted to get some music she'd download it. Vouchers seem too impersonal, I'd like to give her a gift she could open. She's very sporty but I can't think of anything in that department.

I asked ds for suggestions but he said he was struggling to think of what he could buy her so that wasn't much help.

Any ideas?

user1477282676 Mon 05-Dec-16 03:58:36

My first boyfriend's Mum got me a lovely dressing gown which I was very pleased with. If you feel that's too personal, I would go for a lovely mug from Costa with some chocolate in it and a voucher for coffee. If she likes coffee that is...though many teens love Costa for their smoothies and all that.

SaltyBitch Mon 05-Dec-16 10:09:46

PJs are the standard Mum-to-Son's-girlfriend gift.

NicknameUsed Mon 05-Dec-16 10:12:00

I think £25 is quite generous. I was wondering whether to get DD's boyfriend something. They have been going out for over a year. I wouldn't be spending £25 on him though.

KittensKidsAndKisses Mon 05-Dec-16 10:15:04

Snuggley water bottle
Nice Mug and hot chocolate

lastqueenofscotland Mon 05-Dec-16 12:30:40

PJs? Nice socks, dressing gown?

smegsmeg Mon 05-Dec-16 12:32:35

Rug sack? Always a great present especially if she plays sports..

MrsJayy Mon 05-Dec-16 12:32:54

Pjs or lush gift set I know it stinks to the high heaven but the 18yrold girls I know like lush

TwoGunslingers Mon 05-Dec-16 12:37:03

Maybe a voucher for a local restaurant and they could have a nice meal after Christmas?

MrsJayy Mon 05-Dec-16 12:38:18

Oh that's a nice idea Nandos or pizza express or something

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Fri 09-Dec-16 17:23:25

Thanks for all the suggestions. I didn't realise PJs were a popular present for sons g/fs. They seem a bit.... intimate. But if they are the done thing then I will have a look. Do TopShop do PJ'S and for no more than £25? Or is there so.ewhere better? I bought PJs for ds last year from Fat Face but they were a LOT more than £25.00.

I think she's a size 8, she's definitely smaller than me. Presumably I can buy with a gift receipt so she can change them if they are too big.

MrsJayy Fri 09-Dec-16 17:52:42

New look do nice pjs and not to pricey

smileymam Mon 12-Dec-16 17:51:27

My sons girlfriend is 17, I,ve got her, perfume (acsessorize) river island purse, a mug and I,ll also got some socks and chocolate for her. They,ve been going out for well over a year and she's lovely, if I could afford it I,d buy her lots more

MagicMary1 Mon 12-Dec-16 18:56:22

What about a spa kit, bubble bath, bombs etc. Can't go wrong everyone loves a spa kit.

Silverdream Tue 13-Dec-16 06:58:49

Cinema voucher or Nando's voucher or weatherspoons voucher. So she has a night out. Buy one for £20 then little things like fluffy socks jelly sweets bobbles bath bomb. Surprising how much you can get from places like primark etc.

Silverdream Tue 13-Dec-16 07:04:09

I make up a night in or a night out kit and label it as such.
Night in - DVD/ wine , facepack , chocolates.
Night out - One of the above vouchers, lipstick , hair bobbes/grips , nail varnish, hand cream etc
Again all from primark/Asda etc she will feel you've really thought about it.

chipsandpeas Tue 13-Dec-16 07:09:56

if you can stretch to £30 the massive soap and glory set boots are doing cheaper this week would prob be a good gift

DollyPlastic Tue 13-Dec-16 07:14:05

I wouldn't have wanted PJs from my bf mum! Seems a bit odd, not sure why.

Wex Tue 13-Dec-16 16:55:11

I've bought PJs for DS's GF grin. Carefully chosen for comfort and fun rather than glamour.
Did I get it right?

CostaAddict Tue 13-Dec-16 17:09:10

Cineworld do a Christmas box for £25. Has a voucher for two 2d/3D tickets, two drinks & popcorn. Plus 2 chocolate reindeers grin

I've given it to brother & his gf and it was very much appreciated (& used within a week).

Otherwise New Look do lovely Pj sets etc.

HeadElf Tue 13-Dec-16 17:29:40

Something from Lush would be fab, maybe some bath bombs.

When I was 17 my boyfriends mum bought me a box of condoms hmm

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Wed 14-Dec-16 13:06:11

Ha ha definitely won't be buying her condoms headelf. That's just weird. Even PJ'S feel a bit intimate but I'll have a look after work today.

The suggestions about little bits and bobs from Primark etc are good, but there's no way I can get to Primark before Christmas. Plus she is totally disinterested in make up etc.

If I don't do pjs then I might get a t-shirt from Holister. Plus chocolate. She eats a LOT of chocolate.

user1477282676 Wed 14-Dec-16 20:09:20

T Shirt and chocolate sounds great to me!

BackforGood Fri 16-Dec-16 00:34:10

Scarf and gloves?
Fleecy blanket?
Slipper sox?
Love the cinema pack idea ^

I too think PJs are a bit personal for a gf of only a few months
Nor would I go with smellies / bath stuff as is very personal taste.

ProudBadMum Fri 16-Dec-16 00:40:26

Alcohol. £15 for a litre bottle in most supermarkets now. Or one of the alcohol gift sets. Tesco have reduced them

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