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What would you buy yourself for £50?
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DentalWorries · 07/12/2021 21:26

An elderly relative has transferred me £50 that they’d like me to use to buy something for myself for them to see me unwrap when we see them at Christmas. There’s nothing I really need so I’m struggling to decide what to buy. It needs to be an actual gift as well rather than a voucher.

What would you choose?

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Proudboomer · 07/12/2021 21:42

There is a garden statue I want for a shady border of my garden. It is a bit more than £50 but I would just lie and say it was within budget or on sale.
www.swaggerhomefurnishings.co.uk/outdoor/peacock-antique-stone-effect.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1abF5NHS9AIVgZ7tCh3dOQgoEAQYHyABEgLxmPD_BwE

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Holothane · 07/12/2021 21:46

The Crown Blu Ray
Nice chocolates.

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Howshouldibehave · 07/12/2021 21:46

A pair of jeans.

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Lifeispassingby · 07/12/2021 21:48

I have no spare cash at all so for me I would spend it on some lovely toiletries/perfume/make up etc that I can enjoy and it’s just for me no one else lol

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Stiffcondomhat · 07/12/2021 21:49

My dad's given me 50 quid I'm putting it towards getting my hair done.

They want you to buy yourself something then wrap it so you can open it in front of them? Ehhh? Do you have to look surprised?

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ElephantOfRisk · 07/12/2021 21:49

I'm really hard to buy for and don't really need anything either.

Some nice leather gloves?
There are some lovely colourful sweaters @ the white stuff
Luxury PJs?

Or, I suppose you could buy something from somewhere that will do a cash refund or even a credit voucher for somewhere you'd buy from, unwrap it and then return it. If you did M&S you could buy some groceries with the credit - or is that a bit mean?

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Jasmine11 · 07/12/2021 21:51

I’d probably get a jumper from the White Stuff, they have 25% off at the moment too.

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Xmasbaby11 · 07/12/2021 21:52

Perfume
Slippers
Jumper
Clock
Loads of books

I'd love that! Very generous.

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PermanentTemporary · 07/12/2021 21:53

I just bought a top I really love from John Lewis.

Agree that gloves might be nice? Better bike lights? A yogurt maker?

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Walkley18 · 07/12/2021 21:54

I asked for this from DH so hope I get it. An electric throw to snuggle under, in the evening on the sofa. Only heard about them this year. They're about that price and will look like a great gift to unwrap and is also practical.

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PlanBea · 07/12/2021 21:57

I once wrapped a new-ish jumper I already owned for my grandmother to "give" me on Christmas day (in reality the cash she gave went towards a crafting class I wanted to do, but as she had dementia she wouldn't have understood that so a physical present was easier)

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ElephantOfRisk · 07/12/2021 21:58

@Jasmine11

I’d probably get a jumper from the White Stuff, they have 25% off at the moment too.

Thanks for that - I think I've just found something for DH to give me :)
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Agadorsparticus · 07/12/2021 22:00

I bought a bottle of perfume I'd just run out of.

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DentalWorries · 07/12/2021 22:02

That’s a nice idea @PlanBea My Aunt also has dementia so can’t get out and about anymore but used to love buying presents for everyone hence wanting to have something physical for us to see us open.

I could actually do with some new perfume and I could just top it up myself as it’ll be more like £100

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CloudyStorms · 07/12/2021 22:03

Fancy candle

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2319inprogress · 07/12/2021 22:23

Fabric - always fabric!
But the best £50 I've spent recently was a massage gun.

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Carpetsareforflying · 07/12/2021 22:23

Sometimes I think it's hard to see yourself as deserving enough to spend on, so I would spend as if it were for someone else. So what would I buy for my mum/best friend/adult DD. Then look for something nice.

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santabetterwashhishands · 07/12/2021 22:25

I'd buy myself some perfume

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MondeoFan · 07/12/2021 22:31

A jumper and a candle
Some skincare
New underwear
Perfume

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caringcarer · 07/12/2021 22:52

Heated slippers by Kudd.ly. You heat up pads in microwave and they stay hot for 30 mins and more.

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HelloDulling · 07/12/2021 22:54

Jo Malone Orange Bitters candle. Lovely

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shreddies · 07/12/2021 22:54

A beautiful plant

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SpookyScarySkeletons · 07/12/2021 22:57

An oodie or similar to keep me nice and cosy during WFH in winter

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DaphneDeloresMoorhead · 07/12/2021 23:00

A leather music case for my sheet music

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ItsRainingTacos · 07/12/2021 23:01

Gel nail polish set and UV lamp.

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