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Gift for lady in her early 60s
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BringBackThinEyebrows · 04/12/2021 14:18

I'd love some ideas on what to buy for a woman in her early 60s. Budget is £100. She prefers staying in since lockdown rather than events or experiences, so maybe something she can use at home. Some info:

-Already has loads of beauty products and knows exactly what she likes
-Has a dog and loves country walks
-Has a tablet she enjoys using
-Likes stuff in National Trust shops
-Enjoys crafts but has tried to declutter her craft supplies this year
-Enjoys reading fiction (especially crime fiction)
-Likes clothes but doesn't treat herself to new clothes often
-Already has all the kitchen gadgets e.g. velvetiser

Any suggestions welcome Smile Especially if you're a similar age and know what you want.

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Bananasareyellow · 04/12/2021 21:51

Nice hiking socks and a fancy thermos? You can buy personalised ordnance survey maps with their address positioned in the middle.

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Skinnytailedsquirrel · 04/12/2021 21:44

A bottle of gin.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 21:43

@IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads

A foldable Panama hat for the summer

And if you gave me one of these, I'd wonder what on earth I'd done to upset you.
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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 21:43

If you gave me a jigsaw, I'd be deeply unimpressed.

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thickthighs73 · 04/12/2021 21:36

Make up a nice luxury hamper

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maofteens · 04/12/2021 21:34

Depending on dog breed a nice coat and new collar and lead? Or a harness and lead? Quality leather ones are pricey so not something she may buy herself.

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Alcemeg · 04/12/2021 21:34

UNICEF online market has some great gifts such as crafts from the Andes, e.g. market.unicef.org.uk/product/colorful-cotton-shawl-crafted-in-guatemala-san-juan-fiesta/E59916/

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PinkTonic · 04/12/2021 21:27

@RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie

I think a Kindle is a terrible idea. Surely anybody who wants one and has a relatively decent income would already have one?

Couldn’t agree more.

I did have one of those wool blankets last year and I love it for my home office. My son got me AirPods which I’ve really appreciated because wfh at a screen all day I’m listening to audiobooks at night. I also like nice candles, incense and plants. I was recently given a beautiful plant on a lava rock with a mister and little secateurs.
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pandora206 · 04/12/2021 21:27

I'm in that age group and have really enjoyed having an Audible subscription (originally a gift). I'd also be delighted with regular flower deliveries, money towards an art course (that I already attend) or a John Lewis voucher. I'm less keen on anything to clutter the house though do love plants.

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BitsAndBaubles · 04/12/2021 21:15

A nice jigsaw puzzle

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Quickchangeartiste · 04/12/2021 21:09

@PollyGray I LOVE those ducks.

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BirdsBirdsBird · 04/12/2021 21:09

I've been decluttering craft supplies but would love this for Xmas:
www.libertylondon.com/uk/margaret-annie-print-hamper-sewing-basket-000638786.html#pos=65

New Fiskars sewing or craft scissors would always be gratefully received. I think the dressmaking scissors are only in standard orange colour but you can get the universal scissors in pretty patterns too:
www.sewessential.co.uk/sewing-tools-and-gadgets/sewing-tools/scissors

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IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads · 04/12/2021 20:56

@ApolloandDaphne, I’m 50 and I’d love one! They sell them in National Trust shops!

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ApolloandDaphne · 04/12/2021 20:52

@IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads

A foldable Panama hat for the summer

Blimey. I would think I was methuselah if you gave me that!
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IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads · 04/12/2021 20:44

A foldable Panama hat for the summer

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H1Drangea · 04/12/2021 20:42

I’m 61 and always love a posh scarf or a shawl,
Also , on my list
Wellies ( my faithful old Joules pair have worn out )
Plants , I have loads of indoor plants and could always squeeze more in
I had a Fortnums hamper for my 60 th and I loved it ( might not be in the price range though )

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 20:38

I think a Kindle is a terrible idea. Surely anybody who wants one and has a relatively decent income would already have one?

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 20:36

[quote ScribblingPixie]This is a trendy Welsh store with lovely blankets, Remus. They're not shown in price order so you have to wade through.
store.melintregwynt.co.uk/throw-blankets.html[/quote]
Yes, please! Grin

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pinkhousesarebest · 04/12/2021 20:31

Or a blanket from Avoca. Love them so much.

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pinkhousesarebest · 04/12/2021 20:29

I’m not that far in age from this lady. Would love new riding gloves and would immediately re-gift a scarf but would love anything from Ren, a diptyque candle, a cashmere hat from Uniqlo, maybe a wildlife camera ( got one recently, it’s fabulous),

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Innocenta · 04/12/2021 20:24

@BringBackThinEyebrows

Wow, so many fab ideas- thank you!!! Loads of things for me to look into now.

*@Ragwort* She's a neighbour I've known for years and became a good friend during the lockdown last year when I lost my job and my mental health deteriorated. During that time she spent a lot more than £100 on groceries, flowers, App Store cards, and a John Lewis package for me. She's incredibly thoughtful and generous, not to mention all the time she spent chatting with me and the lovely dog walks. Fortunately I got another job this year and am in a position to get her something.

Also, sorry to those who dislike the term 'lady'. I'm early 30s and get referred to as a 'lady' frequently. I wasn't aware people disliked it.

You're a very thoughtful and appreciative person - I think it's lovely that you want to let her know how much you have enjoyed getting to know her and building the friendship.
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ilovesooty · 04/12/2021 20:23

I'm buying my friend a voucher for deliveries from an online food company, along with a cushion cover I've had made with a photograph of her two cats when they were kittens. She doesn't really drink, doesn't read, experiences are difficult since covid and she wouldn't want clothes or more of what she'd think of as tat.

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ilovesooty · 04/12/2021 20:19

I'm in that age group and I'd prefer a voucher or subscription for edibles ( not alcohol) , a book token or an amazon voucher.

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PinkTonic · 04/12/2021 20:19

I’m in my early sixties and wouldn’t appreciate a lot of these things.

Flower subscription would be lovely. Book token would be great. Voucher for my local salon, they would be able to say which facial/treatments I like. I like good chocolate, don’t drink much but if I do I like rum. I need a new dressing gown because the bastard moths have destroyed my cashmere one, but I’m still thinking about which one.

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SwedishEdith · 04/12/2021 20:18

A pair of these Brora fingerless gloves and a bottle of whatever she likes to drink.

I'm a bit younger but if someone was going to indulge me out of the blue with such an expensive present, I'd love these as I'd never buy them myself.

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