present for elderly aunt

Hi all I'm getting a little desperate now I'm due to have a operation so need to sort my Christmas presents out ASAP other half is hopeless and it'd be left to last minute and then it'd be a in and out job lol

he has a great aunt who is retirement age but still has plenty of life in her. She has no hot water or central heating (boiler broke last year and can't afford to replace it apparently council don't help anymore) so smellys isn't a good idea. She's a vegetarian so food stuff is hard to buy for (i wouldn't know where to start). She loves pot bellied pigs and has loads of stray cats (1 "pet" cat) I'm stuck what to buy her. I know she struggles money wise and realistically I'd like to get her boiler fixed but we wouldn't be able to afford that (she has no kids or partner) we live 30+ miles away from her so coupons wouldn't be ideal


  • What about a slanket?

    Warm slippers if you know her size.

    Microwaveable slippers (one size only) from Home Bargains for £5.99

    A friend of mine is retired and has lots of stray cats, as well as a couple of adopted ones. A few years ago, she asked me for cat biscuits as they can be expensive. I bought her a large bag to go along with her present. You can often get them on offer.
  • A gift card can be popped in the post if visiting is difficult. If she hasn't much money, she would probably appreciate one. It could be for a supermarket shop or for M & S, or alternatively high Street vouchers/gift card, so she could choose where to spend.

    Other than that, a hamper made up of things to keep her cosy this water bottle or heat pad, a bottle of wine or spirits (if she drinks alcohol) or a non alcoholic bottle of something, a scarf and glove set, a fleecy blanket, some ear muffs, a mug, or cup along with some tea bags or jar of coffee, a nice candle (doesn't have to be a scented one).
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  • A gift voucher for Zooplus or pets at home so she can stock up on cat food?
    Vegetarians aren't really hard to buy food for (you wouldn't give a meat eater a packet of ham for Christmas anyway would you, food gifts tend to be vegetarian!) you could do her a mixed hamper of chutneys, cheeses and crackers, and nice chocolates.
  • puppey
    puppey Posts: 86 Forumite
    does she like to get out? a voucher to a seniors movie night or function?
  • Old_Git
    Old_Git Posts: 4,743
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    vouchers for the local supermarket .
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