Gifts for people you hate
LadyCampanulaTottington · 01/12/2021 21:42
I have to buy a gift for my odious mother. For many complex reasons I can’t not but I want to put as little thought and effort in as possible.
What have you bought for people you hate? I need ideas!
mnahmnah · 01/12/2021 21:45
Chocolates. Bath bombs. Baylis & Harding gift sets. Slipper socks. Jigsaw. All the boring but easy things.
HerRoyalHappiness · 01/12/2021 21:46
Bayliss and harding gift set.
A five pound gift card for a really expensive shop
Does she smoke? If not a lighter.
A bottle of lambini
A picture hanging set with no picture, just the hooks.
A tub of sudocreme
LadyCampanulaTottington · 01/12/2021 21:47
Ooo jigsaw is a good one!
ImInStealthMode · 01/12/2021 21:48
If you bought me a jigsaw you'd be my best mate forever
Babyliss & Harding is the true gift that says 'I had to buy you a gift, I didn't want to'.
LowlyTheWorm · 01/12/2021 21:49
Honestly it would make me feel horrible to buy presents with such negative thoughts. So I think I’d have to buy a charity gift or something that some good would come out of- alongside a generic gift, maybe from a local small business.
CrimbleCrumble1 · 01/12/2021 21:50
Gift experiences, always a pain to use.
FabriqueBelgique · 01/12/2021 21:50
Lots of generic “smellies” !
Like the Body-wash (you would add to your grocery shop every month anyway) & Bath Puff gift set.
Crap, thoughtless, and hopefully makes them wonder if they smell
Whataday21 · 01/12/2021 21:51
As an adult my dh was given lynx Africa from his sister in law. Says it all
Fl0w3ry · 01/12/2021 21:52
Bath stuff, chocolates and those little mini drinks gift sets that come with a glass.
GucciBear · 01/12/2021 21:53
Definitely Bayliss & Harding. A loo brush. Or, to copy my late husband, a box containing polish, a duster, oven cleaner and a feather duster.
SquarePeggyLeggy · 01/12/2021 21:55
Gift to charity on their behalf. I do this every year for my terrible father.
It’s win-win. I’ve done my polite duty, it goes to a charity, and nobody can be mad about that.
midlifecrash · 01/12/2021 21:55
Bottle of pre-mixed cocktail. Crap craft set. Ticket to boring exhibition. Gloves that clash with her coat. Cook book eg for vegan cupcakes if she is not vegan and does not like cupcakes. A framed photograph with you in it that she will feel obliged to display.
CrimbleCrumble1 · 01/12/2021 21:55
A framed photo of you.
SquarePeggyLeggy · 01/12/2021 21:56
So I agree about the negative thoughts, I feel a charity gift makes the negative into a positive for someone else who deserves it more!
GrumpyLivesInMyHouseNow · 01/12/2021 21:57
Get a photo of you made into an enormous jigsaw
Limpshade · 01/12/2021 22:01
Echo what PP said about a charity gift. My DDad was "given" a goat for a farmer one year and HATED it I thought it was great (although I wasn't the giver)!
Poppins17 · 01/12/2021 22:04
I love a Baylis and Harding gift set!!! Wondering what they says about me
mnahmnah · 01/12/2021 22:05
Make sure it’s a jigsaw of something really boring. Like a fruit bowl. Or a cat if she hates cats.
greyspottedgoose · 01/12/2021 22:05
I love lambrini 😂 especially mango! Agree with a baylis and Harding gift set though, extra points if you can get one 3 for 2 and leave the little present sticker on it
Icantremembermyusername · 01/12/2021 22:11
Ex DP gets a calendar every year where the image each month is a picture DC have drawn or painted. What's not to love, evidence of his child's flourishing art work!? He has to display it. New wife hates having it. Not classy enough, lol. It takes little time, just a quick photo here and there and a trip to Timpsons at the end of November.
By the way, my parents get one too and they LOVE it! On a par with the red wine he buys me every year when he knows I hate it...
LeftieLucy · 01/12/2021 22:11
This lovely calendar
AD3000 · 01/12/2021 22:13
Me too @Poppins17 - I'd also like a jigsaw
A crappy calendar would be my choice or biography of someone she doesn't like
SylviaTrench · 01/12/2021 22:20
If you’re giving a jigsaw remember to open the box first and remove a piece
MrsSkylerWhite · 01/12/2021 22:21
bringbacksummernow · 01/12/2021 22:24
Something that you can pick up when you do the weekly food shop so requires no extra effort or thought at all
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