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Gift suggestions please

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Iminagony · 11/12/2019 10:10

Hi all,

We're doing secret Santa for the adults in the family this year.

I have no idea what to buy. She seems to have everything at this point in life.

Woman in early 60s.
Doesn't do spa days, treatments etc.
Doesn't really drink.
No hobbies.
£60 limit.

I'm completely at a loss.

Please, please help with some suggestions.

Happy to try another board if people are annoyed I'm on this one. Had no idea where else to post.


OP posts:

GoKartMozart · 11/12/2019 10:33

A nice digital radio?


Whatsnewpussyhat · 11/12/2019 10:35

Nice food hamper?


RuggerHug · 11/12/2019 10:35

Theatre vouchers?


Iminagony · 11/12/2019 10:45

Radio she does'nt listen, apart from in the car.
Shes not a foodie for a hamper, and is fussy.

I got theatre vouchers a couple of years ago as there was a show she wanted to see, she still hasn't used them yet.

Thanks for suggestions so far. Definitely need more help though please.

OP posts:

Justaboutawake · 11/12/2019 10:50

A nice scarf
Leather driving gloves
Dressing gown, slippers etc
Nice purse

Box of odds and sods ie socks, chocolates, photo frame, bath stuff


IggyAce · 11/12/2019 10:52

Nice scarf
Afternoon tea
Does she have a favourite perfume?
Nice bracelet/necklace/earrings


BooksAreMyOnlyFriends · 11/12/2019 10:53

We got MIL a cashmere scarf from M&S for £49, complete with gift receipt.


Howlovely · 11/12/2019 10:53

A gift voucher from an Etsy seller for a handmade leather handbag?


DonPablo · 11/12/2019 10:59

A luxury upgrade of something she already loves? Eg cashmere or silk.

Is she a gardener? Hori Hori knives are amazing.

English heritage membership? Willoughby book club membership? (I love this so much!) a subscription?

A fablou bag? Or purse. Again, love mine so much!

Matching scarf, hat and gloves?

One of those long hot water bottles?

A chillys bottle (the smaller one in rose gold was a hit for my mil) one for hot drinks, one for cold?

Beeswax wraps or something eco friendly?

A David Austin standard rose?


Lifeinaplasticbox · 11/12/2019 17:52

£60 in an envelope


WellTidy · 11/12/2019 17:53

Something for the garden - rose, shrub

Bird table?


Loveislandaddict · 11/12/2019 17:56

Magazine subscription

Guide dog adoption (or local zoo animal adoption)

DNA ancestry kit

Hamper of nice teas and coffees


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