The Great 'What to buy the person who has everything' Hunt



  • JDPower
    JDPower Posts: 1,673 Forumite
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    xbr5 wrote: »
    I have been buying Knorks for the people in my family with everything.
    I got quite excited there, only to discover we were talking about slightly different norks :D

    Cool idea though, I use my fork instead of a knife all the time so it'd be perfect for me :money:
  • KeanuFan wrote: »
    I have the perfect gift for the man who has everything............................. a woman who has nothing.

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: really made me smile...thanks :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    Grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can and the wisdom to know it's me"
  • If you are not worried too much about what you spend, have a look at the N-virosphere from Ideal World: current offer £54.98
    Great for anyone who smokes, has pets or just enjoys lovely smells.
  • Food and Drink normally work for most people, especially if you know their taste. My family all know that if stumped they cant go far wrong with a nice piece of cheese, jar of interesting pickle or bottle of single malt.


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  • Hawkin's Bazaar - or there are shops springing up everywhere (we've EVEN got one in Cornwall now :j ) - fantastic for inspiration, but make sure you've got an hour or so free to look around and be all nostalgic (let's just say clockwork teeth, space hoppers and polystyrene gliders...). Prices from 25p upwards, with LOADS for under a fiver.

    My OH, Inspector Gadget Mk II, was in there ogling at that household essential, a pair of RC infrared combat helicopters that (it says) you can fly indoors or out. A bit steep at nearly 60 quid though so my mate Google and I found them for under £40 delivered! Just need to find hard hats for the cats now...
  • efsl
    efsl Posts: 6 Forumite
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    Many thanks for that tip - that's two stockings sorted. And love the vision of your hard hatted cats....:rotfl:
  • The_Old_Bag
    The_Old_Bag Posts: 4,706 Forumite
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    Well I thought the National Trust membership was a great idea, so bought a few this year - only wish I knew for definite which family and friends are already members, then I would have got a few more:rolleyes: .
    I think a present which can be used for 365 days is lovely, as every time it is used I would think of the person giving the gift, and the thought behind it.
    In the past I have bought magazine subscriptions for nieces/god daughters etc which again means they are receiving a gift every week/month for a year.
    I have received 'pampering' treats ( and I certainly do not have everything already!!) and I thoroughly enjoyed them - the 'treatment' itself, plus the 'me-time'.
    Personnally one of my favorite gifts was a frame full of photos of my kids. They borrowed my camera, took the photos themselves, got them developed themselves, cut out the photos and framed it for me. The backing is a wallpaper sample, the edges are all rough and ready, the frame is a cheap clip-frame, but I love it.:D As the saying goes, it's the thought that counts.
  • Excellent

    I made the weekly email

    Does funky dance
  • How about desks for school children in Tanzania? Locally made, each one costs about £18. (Local labour like this would feed a family for a week). At the moment up to 6 kids have to squeeze onto a bench designed for three. The recipient can then always visit and would be warmly welcomed.

    Or how about a metal rail made from recycled materials to that the blind children don't have to struggle up a flight of stairs with no supports? Cost about £10.

    Ps: I'm not a money saving newbie just new to forums. I've been getting the brilliant weekly e-mail for ages.
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