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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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LowlyTheWorm · 07/12/2021 23:02

I love spending other people’s money on myself!
Recent years purchases have included
Emma Bridgewater mugs
Clothes such as a jumper or pjs
New earrings
Grimms hearts (wooden toys but lovely to look at and display)
Books
Nice candle

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CovidMakesThingsHard · 07/12/2021 23:20

@Stiffcondomhat

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?

We had a blind relative we did this for, and it actually was lovely that they could see and hold what we had chosen for them to get us. They are actually treasured presents now, even though they weren’t picked by them.
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Accidentgirlfriend · 07/12/2021 23:22

I love my heated throw . They are about that price .

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rrhuth · 07/12/2021 23:22

Nee boardgame, been eyeing up various, maybe a Catan expansion.

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coffeeschmoffee · 07/12/2021 23:24

A fancy Neom candle (3 wick, £45 ish) and bar of Pretzel and Toffee Tony Chocolonely

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thaegumathteth · 07/12/2021 23:45

A light therapy lamp

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evilharpy · 07/12/2021 23:53

I'd put it towards a bottle of Kenzo Jungle which someone mentioned in another thread, it sounds really lovely and now I want a bottle but really can't justify it. I'd have to add about £15 I think.

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uncomfortablydumb53 · 08/12/2021 01:31

Perfume( YSL libre)

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Pascal80 · 08/12/2021 02:03

I would buy Fradonard Heliotrope Gingembre Eau de Parfum (£36) and would buy chocolate with the rest.

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junebirthdaygirl · 08/12/2021 06:53

I would buy some new gym gear.

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babouchette · 08/12/2021 06:58

Diptyque candle
Olverum bath oil
Joseph Joseph stacking mixing bowls

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IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads · 08/12/2021 07:04

Nice PJs
New running tights
New wine glasses
Silver jewellery

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KobaniDaughters · 08/12/2021 07:08

Candles and books

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RedRobin100 · 08/12/2021 07:29

I’d buy some fancy Hush pjs

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SockFluffInTheBath · 08/12/2021 08:27

My mum has done this for me and I got myself a rhododendron (less than £50) at the weekend. I’d spend £50 on plants and seeds, but if you prefer perfume then go for it Grin

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SpookyScarySkeletons · 08/12/2021 08:49

Another option - molten brown shampoo and conditioner. It smells divine and makes my hair so soft and shiny but it's so flipping expensive I can't justify buying it regularly.

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kavalkada · 08/12/2021 08:53

I’d buy myself board game and jigsaw puzzle. I’m like a kid, I like toys. And a christmas Book if I find board game at sale

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dottiedodah · 08/12/2021 09:57

My Auntie did this and I topped up my gift a little and bought a lovely necklace .She was pleased .

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MintyCedric · 08/12/2021 10:56

Aromatherapy Associates bath oil.

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UnLunDun · 09/12/2021 19:57

I’d get the entire series of Outlander books.

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WhenSepEnds · 09/12/2021 20:02

A new purse
Or
Make up
Or
skincare

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