View Full Version : christmas pressie help

20-11-2010, 08:21 AM
The inlaws. They are hopeless to buy for. :unsure:

MIL is 60, FIL a year younger, and Grandma is 80something. All live in the same house. No one works. They have no hobbies. MIL and FIL read only the Daily Mail (bleugh) and the TV guide. MIL cleans the house and puts stuff in the breadmaker, FIL hides in the garden shed. Seriously these are very boring people. Even Adrian says they are.

So what can we get them for Christmas that isn't chocklit or used in the shower?

Thought about a restaurant gift card but they are miles from anywhere, let alone a restaurant.

And no risque/innuendo gifts because MIL is ultra-conservative and would just tut.:thumbsdown:


20-11-2010, 08:31 AM
Magazine subscription like good housekeeping or gardeners world?

Digital photo frame. Calendar. Ice cream maker to go with the bread maker.

Good luck:thumbsup:

20-11-2010, 08:34 AM
Ice cream maker to go with the bread maker.


20-11-2010, 08:56 AM
A box set of DVD's of a favourite series from yesteryear? Something like The Duchess of Duke St? Or how about a favourite photo or local scene turned into a thousand piece puzzle?

20-11-2010, 10:08 AM
Coal. :D

20-11-2010, 10:29 AM
Gift card to the local shops??? It's so hard to get something for some people, isn't it? Do they ever go to the cinema? Could you get a gift card for that??

New towels? ;)

20-11-2010, 10:57 AM
Adopt an animal or dog at zoo or dog trust or something.
Garden centre vouchers.
Puz 3d world map

20-11-2010, 11:11 AM
Adopt a meerkat are half price on amazon :)

20-11-2010, 11:24 AM
I like the magazine idea a lot. :yes:

How about accessories for their favorite things to do. Extra bread making supplies or gardening things. (Obviously you can tell that I know lots about these hobbies with my BIG technical words). :D

20-11-2010, 11:38 AM
There are no nearby shops. They literally are in the middle of nowhere.

I love the idea of adopting something or getting an oxfam gift but they wouldn't get it.

What about a hamper of nice food things?

20-11-2010, 11:59 AM
Yes, that would be quite nice! Maybe you could add some ingredients that could go in the breadmaker (new ones so they can try out something different?). :yes:

A hamper with tasty bits is always a nice idea! :yes:

20-11-2010, 12:18 PM
They might like a trip report..................... just sayin' :unsure:

20-11-2010, 12:21 PM
Coal. :D

:point: lol sorry laughed out loud at that.

20-11-2010, 12:45 PM
They might like a trip report..................... just sayin' :unsure:


Give me time...a lot of time.:sorry:

20-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Sre they impressed by M&S? one of their special Christmas hampers might do it - I know my old Nanna liked them just cos they were from M&S.

Cookbooks for breadmakers? Have you looked in Pastimes, they often have stuff in that might suit them? They have a website I think.

20-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Adrian likes the hamper idea so we're going with that. Also sister in law works for M&S so can get us a 20% discount. :D

20-11-2010, 04:19 PM
I love hampers...good choice:yes:

20-11-2010, 11:05 PM

20-11-2010, 11:11 PM
i love doing nice food hampers, people usually enjoy receiving them! :yes:

21-11-2010, 08:22 AM