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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 4th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
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    Present for about-to-be-married man
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    • 4th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
    Present for about-to-be-married man 4th Jul 17 at 9:50 PM
    My boss is getting married soon and I'm going to organise a whip-round. I'd expect to raise maybe £50-100. What do you think I should get him? I'm thinking something silly like "just married" fluffy dice, and then a gift voucher for a department store - but I'm open to better ideas.
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 4th Jul 17, 10:02 PM
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    • 4th Jul 17, 10:02 PM
    A bottle of fizz & the rest in cash? (I don't really like vouchers - smacks of didn't know what to buy you but I'm forcing you to spend it in X)

    Alternatively if you can get hold of their wedding list, something off that?
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - the Argos Card!
    • choccyface2006
    • By choccyface2006 4th Jul 17, 10:03 PM
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    I bought brother the Haynes manual of marriage:

    http://www.halfmoonbay.co.uk/graphics_cache/b/d/7438-bkhy04-3-600.jpg (he's a mechanic!)

    And an olive tree so if they have a falling out they can cut a branch and extend it to the other! The poor thing might be bare now!

    Sarah

    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 4th Jul 17, 10:11 PM
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    What line of business is your boss in? (and how old?) It might be nice to get something that the couple can both appreciate.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 4th Jul 17, 10:17 PM
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    What line of business is your boss in? (and how old?) It might be nice to get something that the couple can both appreciate.
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    He's about 34 and he's a software manager. I don't know what his fiancee does.
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 4th Jul 17, 10:28 PM
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    If you know where they're going on honeymoon maybe some of the local currency?
    • paddy's mum
    • By paddy's mum 5th Jul 17, 8:38 AM
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    In a similar situation, I gave the couple a pretty lined basket containing a bottle of champers, two quality champagne flutes and a flower arrangement, delivered after they returned from honeymoon.

    I'm told it came at just the right time when the couple were feeling a bit flat after all the wedding excitement ... and it kept that honeymoon feeling going!
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 5th Jul 17, 10:23 AM
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    Fortnum & Mason hamper (https://www.fortnumandmason.com/t/categories/hampers/price-range/51-to-100?sort=priceLH) (listed low-high / £51-100). Definitely get one with a basket.


    I won one once and was over the moon - display it on top of my fridge like a yuppie LOL. Am sure it's put a grand or so on my house and added to the desirability (JOKING before someone goes off on one lol!).


    Jx
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; film preview; lipstick; Ideal Home Show tickets + afternoon tea & bottle of Champagne; 2 cases of NKD; notebook; bath rack; books; film Premiere; Broadchurch DVDs; lipbalms; hamper (food/wine/Echo Dot/Jo Malone goodies); Avon lippies; cowhide rug; Windsor luxury break, foundation
    • amistupid
    • By amistupid 5th Jul 17, 6:59 PM
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    Present for about-to-be-married man
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    A sympathy card.
    In memory of Chris Hyde #867
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 5th Jul 17, 7:25 PM
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    A sympathy card.
    Originally posted by amistupid
    Cheeky ..
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 5th Jul 17, 11:16 PM
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    An internet-connected sex toy.

    (And take a note of the logon details before you wrap it, then everyone in the office can log on and see how the honeymoon's going.)
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 6th Jul 17, 1:22 PM
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    An internet-connected sex toy.

    (And take a note of the logon details before you wrap it, then everyone in the office can log on and see how the honeymoon's going.)
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Um yeah. This is a guy I spend 8 hours a day sitting next to, you know...
    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 6th Jul 17, 2:17 PM
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    If you want something really sentimental, maybe something like this using the date/time of his wedding ceremony?

    https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/greaterskies/product/personalised-map-of-the-stars

    Can recommend Not On The High Street for inspiration at the least. I've bought several wedding gifts from there and they've always gotten brownie points for originality.

    Alternatively, some fizz and honeymoon currency is a great idea too
    • Potato Fist
    • By Potato Fist 7th Jul 17, 3:24 PM
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    Bolt cutters! He'll need something to get the ball and chain off his ankle
    • KILL BILL
    • By KILL BILL 7th Jul 17, 8:39 PM
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    A bottle of viagra tablets
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 11th Jul 17, 4:46 PM
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    Well I have raised £137.83 and 4 Eurocents. I like the idea of currency for his honeymoon. I think he's going to Italy so I'll get some Euros.
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