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HELP PLEASE last minute present ideas

Discussion in 'Personal' started by bex2606, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Hi,
    Am really hoping that someone out there will have some fantastic ideas as I am at a complete loss.
    I need to find a Christmas present for 2 of my friends. They are a couple who have recently moved into their first house together. They are in their mid 20s and both earn a lot more than we do. The problem is that I just cant afford to shop in the places that I know they usually go to and am very conscious of where I am buying their present from. (I'm making my lovely friends sound very snobby and thats really not the case)
    He is very into food and likes cooking but I am not sure what he already has in his kitchen.
    She loves clothes, shoes and handbags. However as I dont know him so well I would prefer to buy them a joint pressy.
    I know I'm leaving it very late so any ideas would be very greatfully recieved.
    My budget is 15 to 20 quid by the way
     
  2. You can get a very good bottle of wine for that money.
    Or buy a bottle for half that money (still fine) and a couple of cheeses to go with it.
    Pack them up snazzy and it looks like a million dollars.
     
  3. A couple of fancy champagne glasses and a bottle of Cava.
     
  4. Not sure if it would be a little bit more than your budget but what about a subscription to BBC Good Food magazine or similar?
     
  5. A nice photo frame or similar?
    We are still working on making our house our home and have really appreciated the lovely frames people have given us.
     
  6. A cookbook and/or gourmet wine and food - olive oil, cheeses, coffee, chocs.
    If you cook, how about making a cake or biscuits?
     
  7. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Marks and Spencers have some loely potted spring plants.
    If your budget is £15-£20, you shouldn#t' be worrying about shoes and handbags.
    Something for the garden. Safe and joint.
     
  8. char2505

    char2505 New commenter

    If you get something from a smaller independent shop rather than a chain, the cost won't be known! Shouldn't worry though, I'm sure they'd be horrified to think they were a cause of stress for you!
     
  9. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    I am hoping someone will buy me an official kate and will engagement photo.
    They may like one of those?
    It can always be ironic
     
  10. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    A nice chopping board
    A personalised christmas tree decoration (buy a plain bauble and personalise yourself if you're out of time to order)
    A recipie book and/or stand.
    Nice oven gloves
    Key holder (some fab quirky ones out there) x
     
  11. Knew I could depend on you guys.
    Have gone for a mix of all of your ideas and made up a kind of Christmas hamper including:
    A decent bottle of wine
    A christmas cookery book
    Some spring bulbs in a nice planter
    Glass tree decorations
    A spare Christmas cake that I had made
    Some nice chocs from Hotel chocolat
    Thing is that I had all but the spring bulbs and xmas tree decorations in the house already as I had been given the wine and chocs and dont eat chocolate or drink red wine. The book was a spare present I had bought last year and forgotten about. So I have also got them some gift vouchers for the theatre. I've wrapped them up in a big wicker basket with some celophane (again both of which I already had) and they look really lovley. Even if I do say so myself!
    Thankyou all so much again for the inspiration.
    B
     
  12. awww, if they are not chuffed with that, they are ungrateful numpties!

     
  13. How could they not be chuffed with all that?!! (They may be a bit embarrassed at what they've got for you though!)
     
  14. That sounds like an amazing present now!
     
  15. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    Totally ott.
    My brother gained a fourth child today and I have got him some of those rubberbands for castrating lambs.

     

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