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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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MissAmbrosia · 04/12/2021 20:07

Kindle is a great idea. Or a posh hamper. I might be after a heated throw now.

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NutCheeseBag · 04/12/2021 20:05

Subscription to Readly app for her iPad. I read all sorts of magazines on mine.

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MissyB1 · 04/12/2021 20:05

National Trust membership.

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ScribblingPixie · 04/12/2021 20:03

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

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 19:58

@goldshade

One hundred stars kimono jacket or dressing gown.

Nice idea - I'd love this
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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 19:58

I'm a bit younger and perfectly happy to be called a lady.

I wouldn't want most of these things.

A flower subscription would be lovely

If you bought me a Fortnums hamper I would be over the moon (never had one and unlikely to ever do so unless I buy my own)

Some British Library crime classics

A book token

I'd love a proper Welsh wool blanket - no idea how much they cost or where one would find such a thing though

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goldshade · 04/12/2021 19:54

One hundred stars kimono jacket or dressing gown.

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MonsterKidz · 04/12/2021 19:52

My MiL is in her sixties and we have bought her a braclet set of 3 lovely braclets in a gift set from
Jona jewellery and ordered a gift hamper full of local produce from a small business near us for both her and FiL

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RedRobyn2021 · 04/12/2021 19:52

National trust pass?

I know it's not an inside thing, but they're usually big old buildings or large outdoor spaces

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RedRobyn2021 · 04/12/2021 19:48

Wellibobs?

They sell them at joules and they so easy to get on and off. My mum and her friend both have them and think they're great

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BringBackThinEyebrows · 04/12/2021 19:38

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.

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Violinist64 · 04/12/2021 19:36

I’m late fifties and second the idea of a kindle. Book tokens are always appreciated too.

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ScribblingPixie · 04/12/2021 19:35

National Trust throw/blanket? They're classic, handy & good for dog time on the sofa?

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merrymelody · 04/12/2021 19:31

"Lady" is fine, as long as it's not prefixed with "little old" Grin

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merrymelody · 04/12/2021 19:30

Cashmere. She sounds like someone who'd appreciate it.

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RockingMyFiftiesNot · 04/12/2021 19:23

If you're thinking of a flower subscription Freddies Flowers are much nicer than Bloom and Wild in my opinion (and I have had both)

Oh thanks for that, I've not had Freddie's flowers, will take a look

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Cutelittlesquizzer · 04/12/2021 19:15

I’m early 60s and wear dungarees, jumpsuits and shop at Cos, Uniqlo and I’d be so disappointed with a shawl or hat. Unless you know someone is really into shawls, scarves, hats it’s a real risk. And wellies have to be comfortable and fit and some are really heavy.

Has she got an audible subscription ? Netflix or Prime? John Lewis voucher ( or does it need to be a tangible gift? )

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Samedaysame · 04/12/2021 19:12

I am early 60s would love bayliss a bottle of gin favourite perfume funny dvds from 80s or 90s and I have never had a hamper and would love one. Maybe a just eat voucher I love takeaways. Hope this helps op xx

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DisplayPurposesOnly · 04/12/2021 19:09

Apols for typos

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DisplayPurposesOnly · 04/12/2021 19:08

on a laptop it’s only a fraction of a full experience

Agree the bigger the screen the better. Am hoping she can connect her tablet to the TV.

In any case if she's preferring home based entertainment, then this is am excellent option, and she might not know about. Am im only suggesting a tenner, not the whole £100.

And Angels In America is worth the tenner just on its own.

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LiterallyKnowsBest · 04/12/2021 18:51

Ah - I almost suggested that, DisplayPurposesOnly! Only I worried that the recipient may, like me, have had her fill of theatre on screen. (Don’t mind live-streaming at a cinema but on a laptop it’s only a fraction of a full experience.)

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Purplewithred · 04/12/2021 18:49

Sounds like me, although Lady does feel very very ageing.

I want a tiny amount of something top quality rather than loads of tat.

Consumables like lovely cheeses or stationery.
Massive Amazon voucher.
Really really good quality walking socks.
A very beautiful book of National Trust places, or beautiful gardens.

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DisplayPurposesOnly · 04/12/2021 18:46

Gift subscription for National Theatre At Home (£10 for a month, so you only have £90 to worry about now).
www.ntathome.com/browse

I recommend Warhouse, Angels In America, This House. There are lots of other good ones too.

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ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 04/12/2021 18:41

I’m 58.

Anything from Cos or Arket
Tickets to a gig
Books on design
Nothing twee
I would HATE faffy notebooks, shawls, hats. I’m like minimalism.

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