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

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  • you could make a scrapbook, like this is your life, using photos etc and what happened on that day in history etc.....
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  • You could also make a personalized hamper, i made a Mexican on for my dad last year, with Mexican food like fajitas, salsa etc...
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  • Agrajag
    Agrajag Posts: 86 Forumite
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    There is no point asking this question.

    The person who has everything would have true friends who knew what to get them for Christmas.

    (with thanks to dogbert)
  • I planted a tree for my aunt's 80th birthday with the Woodland Trust (£10 a tree, £25 for 3) in a new forest near where she lived. You get a gift certificate and a card to send and she was thrilled.
    http://www.woodland-trust.org.uk/supportus/index.htm

    If you live near the National Forest planting a tree is £25 but you get to plant it yourself if you want to.
    http://www.nationalforest.org/giftshop/

    and the British Library will put a bookplate in a book they are conserving in someone's name also with a gift certificate
    http://adoptabook.bl.uk/

    Or a gift annual subscription to the Art Fund - gets you free or reduced price admission to asst museums and galleries and the unique thing is that you are helping to save works of art. The quarterly mag is very swish too.
    http://www.artfund.org/join/benefits.html

    On an even cheaper note and speaking as an addicted family historian here - if you have a photo of an ancestor of theirs have it tidied up and enlarged and frame it in a nice but cheap frame. Send it with a potted history of the person stuck on the back. Works for birthdays too.:A
  • Polly
    Polly Posts: 898 Forumite
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    I like the idea of the scrapbook using details of the day the person was born. Any idea where I could buy a copy of that day's paper? My sister will be 50 btw so we're going back a bit! :eek:
  • Polly wrote: »
    I like the idea of the scrapbook using details of the day the person was born. Any idea where I could buy a copy of that day's paper? My sister will be 50 btw so we're going back a bit! :eek:

    http://www.gift-newspapers.co.uk

    Incidentally for anyone else, I just came across this site the other day: http://www.wossat.co.uk/ - it has a lot of gadget-y things that I haven't seen on the usual site (Gadgetshop, Gizmo & Widget, Firebox etc).
  • Polly wrote: »
    I like the idea of the scrapbook using details of the day the person was born. Any idea where I could buy a copy of that day's paper? My sister will be 50 btw so we're going back a bit! :eek:
    you can buy a cd rom onm ebay for a few quid with newspapers on from the day you were born.do a search on ebay for THE DAY YOU WERE BORN CD ROM.i hope you can find it.then you can make one for everybodys birthday!
  • Primrose
    Primrose Posts: 10,620 Forumite
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    A wind-up combined lantern /radio/ mobile phone charger/mosquito repellant from Woolworths. They were selling them for half-price, i.e. £15 at Woolworths recently.
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