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  • #62474
    GSPmad
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    Sorry.  ;D Need to think about them now cos I aint got a clue… can anyone help? I hate shopping and I need to get it over and done with…

    a) what do you buy a 17 yr old girl? a 16 yr old boy? a 15 yr old boy with Aspergers – and no clue what he’s interested in – used to be motorbikes? and a 14 yr old girl? I am good at presents up to about age 10….  😀

    b) a grandmother – into highbrow, intellectualy, literary – but anything bought on those lines will not be ‘right’. I suspect she would like something like a picture of all her children and grandchildren together – but I think Hell is more likely to freeze over….  😀 she also likes plants – but has been attempting to reduce stocks as she likes to think that she is not long for this world – and despite having a million and one thing wrong with her and being determined she will die her body maintains a stout refusal…  😀 any ideas? she is a horrendous to get stuff for…. went down the Christmas flowers theme 2 yrs ago so can’t really do that again.

    c) an aunt. i am stumped this year. likes folk music and folky type things and collects musical instruments like they are going out of fashion – i have no idea of the name of the thing she got last Xmas (not from me ) but it was very loud.  >:D she has 2 hurdy gurdys, a couple of mandolins, a few recorders… anyway you get the picture.  ;D she also likes drawing and painting – but got her some sort of artist type set a couple of years ago.

    d) a mother. likes buddhism, red wine, mountains and football. free to… anyway yes.  ;D have thought of a couple of things for her but need something else too i think.

    oh, and not too expensive.  😮

    any thoughts?  ;D

    #97666
    GSPmad
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    And also… what would be a good book for 14 yr old boy – wants a dog, can’t really have one – and think I have persuaded him that it isn’t a good idea till he’s done school, uni etc – but where he can learn more about dogs and dog breeds etc and which he will find enjoyable to read too.  ;D

    #97667

    Vouchers!!!  ;D

    #97668
    GSPmad
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    Vouchers are a good idea – except they’re just no fun to watch people open.  😀 Might work for the kids tho if I don’t become inspired.  ;D

    #97669
    Anonymous
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    Girls ………. make up and smellies always good, nice little top from Primark or some nice jammies(trendy), perfume, trendy(again) ones NOT charlie!! 😉 😀
    Boys ……. smellies aswell, they do nice set at xmas, some with scarves and hats in. Vouchers from Game or Zavvi for music and Playstation/etc games.

    Ask parents what kids are into, remember no 1 rule TRENDY STUFF :ok:

    remember one year Kelly aged 13 got pink net headscarf from granny DID NOT GO DOWN WELL!! :crazy:

    #97670
    GSPmad
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    [quote author=jaydex link=topic=12915.msg248429#msg248429 date=1225534591]
    remember one year Kelly aged 13 got pink net headscarf from granny DID NOT GO DOWN WELL!! :crazy:
    [/quote]

    😀 😀 😀 ;D can imagine.

    Never have any idea on make up – wouldn’t have a clue what to get – not a make up sort of bod.  ;D Smellies I can do – Body Shop is the answer – that’s a plan.  🙂

    #97671
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    Bodyshop is good, Superdrug do brilliant makeup sets  around £10 or less they have allsorts in them so you cant really go wrong 🙂

    #97672
    GSPmad
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    [quote author=jaydex link=topic=12915.msg248433#msg248433 date=1225535491]
    Bodyshop is good, Superdrug do brilliant makeup sets  around £10 or less they have allsorts in them so you cant really go wrong 🙂
    [/quote]

    Excellent, thanks – that sounds like 2 on list taken care of.  ;D

    #97673

    What about making a nice food hamper for your gran Terry?  For the teens in our family last year we made a cinema hamper too, cinema voucher for one, bag of popcorn and some Woolies pic n mix – went down well with ours.  OMG, I sound like the hamper queen, not making any this year though!

    #97674
    GSPmad
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    Trouble is, grandmother has diverticulitis so whatever I would think of would probably be wrong – I am also not good on food stuff.  ;D Getting her gin when went to visit always used to be a good move – cos she liked to have one or two with her neighbour but would never buy it herself – but don’t think she can really have that any more with her multiple ailments either. So food and drink probably out.  :-\

    #97675
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    grannies like foot warmers or those blankets that do up at the front with a zip, keeps em warm in the winter, but many do need reminding to UNDO zip before they get up! 😀 😀

    #97676

    my nan loved cardies or slippers (only from m&s!)  ::) 😀
    or a nice handbag

    #97677
    GSPmad
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    Got her slippers a few years ago – very nice sheepskin ones with grips – she liked em.  ;D Also got her a foot spa – cos she does like foot stuff, esp since she has Rainows too. If you can think of any other foot things they would probably be good ones actually.  ;D Bearing in mind she can’t really bend over so needs to be easy to operate\ use.  🙂

    #97678
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    #97679
    *Nat*
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    I must admit I buy vouchers if I’m not sure what to get, at least that way they can get something they need or want  🙂 I do make sure its for a store that has a variety of things to chose from though  ;D

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