Some help with a pressie idea

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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mr_knightmr_knight Forumite
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Hello

You lot are usually good with pressie ideas so I thought I'd ask.

I need to buy a pressie for my mum's birthday which is 5 days before christmas. She runs around after my dad and grandad and rarely sits down before 8 O' clock. She is always tired and never sleeps well as she worries about everything.

I usually buy her a beauty thing (massage, manicure etc) so she has to have some time for herself but I was wondering if anyone had any better ideas. Massages seem so expensive now £35 and I usually spend abot £25 on her.

I did think of a pamper pack/hamper with all Lavendar things to help her sleep and some wine and chocs with a copy of Mamma mia but I'm not sure she would make the time to use it.

Any ideas would be appreciated as I would like to be a bit different.

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  • CT19720CT19720 Forumite
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    Have a look on this thread - may give you some ideas of what you could do - different hampers for different tastes

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1267149

    I did this one with lavender products today.

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    Body Lotion
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    Rejuvenating Hand Lotion
    Makeup bag
    Flannel
    x2 Nourishing Body Lotion
    Reviving Shower Gel
    Tranquility Bath Crystals
    Luxurious Cream Foam Bath
    Reviving Bath and Shower Gel
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  • dixxi30dixxi30 Forumite
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    how about a £ 25 voucher for her too go a spa and have a hand/neck massage.at least you will be sure she gets her me time and a nice pamper.
  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    How about a relaxing hamper - you could include something nice for the bath (bubbles or bath bomb), candle, body lotion, book, pyjamas/nightshirt (look in Primark & Matalan), slipper or socks, chocolates, maybe a mini bottle wine. Could easily do that for £25 I reckon :D

    Also, how about a do not disturb sign for the bathroom ;)
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  • SeaBeeSeaBee Forumite
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    For reduced cost pampering check out your local college.

    Most will run beauty therapy courses and their students need genuine clients for hairdressing, manicures, massage, waxing etc etc.

    Students are supervised at all times in case you need reassuring!! I get regular hair cuts and manicures at mine and the only downside is that it sometimes takes a little longer - but that means your mother will get longer to relax :T
  • Hello Thank you all for the replies. Think I may go with a massage or something and perhaps a hamper to go with it. I have use the college before so I may ring and see what offers they have on.

    Thanks again :)

    PS CT: where do you get all the nice packaging from, especially the lavender hamper.
  • CT19720CT19720 Forumite
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    mr_knight wrote: »
    Hello Thank you all for the replies. Think I may go with a massage or something and perhaps a hamper to go with it. I have use the college before so I may ring and see what offers they have on.

    Thanks again :)

    PS CT: where do you get all the nice packaging from, especially the lavender hamper.

    Hi,

    the box that the lavender hamper is sitting is is one of the gift boxes that I have split to make the hamper - it has about 8 things in it and we £2.99ish from Home Bargains a while ago. The other set came in a square box, which I have kept to wrap another present it as they are quite pretty. The cellophane for this came from hobbycraft, about £2.50 for 5 meters, and the tissue paper from a local shop.

    Good luck with you search for a present for your mum.
    2016 is the year I am going to find time for me, and cherish the time I spend with my friends and family.
    It is also time to save - Aim £4,000 - So far this year - £230/£4,000
  • SDHSDH Forumite
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    mr_knight wrote: »

    I need to buy a pressie for my mum's birthday which is 5 days before christmas. She runs around after my dad and grandad and rarely sits down before 8 O' clock. She is always tired and never sleeps well as she worries about everything.

    I did my sister a "pamper hamper" for her birthday ..... and i included a homemade 'instruction set' which started with "pop wine in the fridge", "run a bath" "Send OH to the pub", .....

    Do you think your Mum/Dad/Grandad would follow this type of instruction? Just an idea ....
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  • Hi,

    Try www.lancswt.org.uk, you can give a living bunch of flowers or adopt an endangered species for her, definately something different and the money goes to a charity too!
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