Finished Baskets - Part 2

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  • SeaBeeSeaBee Forumite
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    nicky1306 wrote: »

    My other one I'm stuck on is my mum! she is soooo hard to buy for, she doesnt like smellies, doesnt really have a hobby as such, she works very hard long hrs in the week so at the weekend relishes in not having to do a thing!! :rotfl: Any ideas?

    I look forward to your replies!!

    Hi Nicky

    How about a snuggly jumper or fleecy blanket, good book, big mug with hot chocolate sachets (or a nice bottle of wine ;) ), box of chocs and some foot soak so she can put her feet up (after she has soaked them of course :rotfl: ) snuggle up on the sofa and indulge herself?
  • There are some fabulous hampers pics everyone! I still haven't got around to putting one together but I have tried some flannel reindeers... never posted a pic on here but have seen Rusty's instructions (Thanks!) so will give it a go...

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  • SeaBeeSeaBee Forumite
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    Mum of 2 boys - congratulation on posting your pics :T it was worth the wait!

    Liking the new (shorter for now) thread - thanks Rusty :T

    Poker set from e-bay arrived to day so just need to put it in step-daughters OHs hamper and wrap it - hopefully it will get done tonight but off for a nice walk as it has finally stopped raining!! :j
  • junior_jjunior_j Forumite
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    :)

    I think this thread will be like 10 pages long by tonight lol!

    My brothers one will have a movie kind of theme to it i think! Maybe bag of popcorn , bag of marshmellows , dvd and bottle of coke or some thing? then line the basket with a nice t shirt and novelty pair of socks!

    Now here is a question

    My Godsons 6 year old have SERVER autism , doesnt speak and is still in nappies and attends a special school..

    What do i get him , he has a ton of clothes , and people always buy him clothes for xmas/birthdays.. he gets toys but throws them and doesnt really play with them..

    So i thought maybe a bath hamper (he loves baths)
    With

    Novelty charecter bubble bath (£2.00 max)
    Novelty charecter flannel (£1.00 max)
    If i can get a small cheap towel for under £3.00 he can have that..
    Pair of jammas for under £4.00
    Cheap pair of slippers £2.00

    So thats £12.00 max but i didnt really spend that much , is there any way i can get some cheaper things but make the basket just as nice!

    I dont want to spend more then £8.00 (well i do want to spend more but i CANT)

    Jess x
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  • junior_j wrote: »
    :)

    I think this thread will be like 10 pages long by tonight lol!

    My brothers one will have a movie kind of theme to it i think! Maybe bag of popcorn , bag of marshmellows , dvd and bottle of coke or some thing? then line the basket with a nice t shirt and novelty pair of socks!

    Now here is a question

    My Godsons 6 year old have SERVER autism , doesnt speak and is still in nappies and attends a special school..

    What do i get him , he has a ton of clothes , and people always buy him clothes for xmas/birthdays.. he gets toys but throws them and doesnt really play with them..

    So i thought maybe a bath hamper (he loves baths)
    With

    Novelty charecter bubble bath (£2.00 max)
    Novelty charecter flannel (£1.00 max)
    If i can get a small cheap towel for under £3.00 he can have that..
    Pair of jammas for under £4.00
    Cheap pair of slippers £2.00

    So thats £12.00 max but i didnt really spend that much , is there any way i can get some cheaper things but make the basket just as nice!

    I dont want to spend more then £8.00 (well i do want to spend more but i CANT)

    Jess x
    Hi Jess
    I would say keep scouring the charity shops, I was in my local one this morning and they had loads of christmassy toiletries, flannels, etc. so you could probably save quite a bit of money that way.

    Good luck with your search x
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  • salducksalduck Forumite
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    fabby doodle hampers guys!! God i love looking at the pictures of them all!!
    My aussie (to be posted out to oz) hamper for sister, bil nephew and nephew to be is ready to poast however turned out to be not so much of a hamper and more of a box full of pressies!! But i am happy must be about £200 worth of stuf fin there and did not spend more than £20!! Woop woop!!
    So just mummy and neice to do! hurrah!
    x
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  • soblivionsoblivion Forumite
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    All of the hampers just look so brilliant, it's definately getting closer as more and more pics are being shown and this thread is moving really quickly now.

    All together now,

    :whistle: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Ev'rywhere you go; Take a look in the five ... :whistle:

    Thanks for showing the pics, everyone's going to love their pressies.
  • junior_j wrote: »
    :)

    I think this thread will be like 10 pages long by tonight lol!

    My brothers one will have a movie kind of theme to it i think! Maybe bag of popcorn , bag of marshmellows , dvd and bottle of coke or some thing? then line the basket with a nice t shirt and novelty pair of socks!

    Now here is a question

    My Godsons 6 year old have SERVER autism , doesnt speak and is still in nappies and attends a special school..

    What do i get him , he has a ton of clothes , and people always buy him clothes for xmas/birthdays.. he gets toys but throws them and doesnt really play with them..

    So i thought maybe a bath hamper (he loves baths)
    With

    Novelty charecter bubble bath (£2.00 max)
    Novelty charecter flannel (£1.00 max)
    If i can get a small cheap towel for under £3.00 he can have that..
    Pair of jammas for under £4.00
    Cheap pair of slippers £2.00

    So thats £12.00 max but i didnt really spend that much , is there any way i can get some cheaper things but make the basket just as nice!

    I dont want to spend more then £8.00 (well i do want to spend more but i CANT)

    Jess x

    Have a look in local pound shops, you can get matey bubble bath cheaply in there, how about looking in supermarkets at the childrens toys for rubber ducks or toys which could go in the water? if you don't mind not having a character flannel then you can get plain flannels for 50p in asda or 25p in wilkos and then you could get a sponge for him aswell? these are cheapest on the baby section and are about 50p max! possibly even cheaper!
    Raising kids is like being held hostage by midget terrorists
  • 98jdougl98jdougl Forumite
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    junior_j - They have beach towels in woolies for £1 just now if they would go well?
  • Ah not needed now! sorry I took a little while writing it all up.

    Glad you are sorted. Shall I leave this here for anyone else or delete it?
    Please leave it - Im gonna crack this photobucket if it kills me - might take a while but i will do it!!!:mad:
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    Till your agony's your heaviest load. (Emily Saliers)
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