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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 11th Dec 07, 5:22 PM
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    The Great 'What to buy the person who has everything' Hunt
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    The Great 'What to buy the person who has everything' Hunt 11th Dec 07 at 5:22 PM
    What do you buy the person that has everything? If you know someone that is notoriously difficut to buy for whether it's because they have every gadget under the sun or insist they want for nothing it makes Christmas gift shopping a nightmare chore.

    So I thought I'd tap MoneySavers collective knowledge to compile a list of unique, useful, inventive presents perfect for that someone that has everything.

    And remember this is MoneySavingExpert... so we're talking about gifts on a budget

    Click rely to discuss and add your idea and where to get it.

    Last edited by MSE Martin; 12-12-2007 at 8:56 AM.
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  • lovemystudentloan
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    I saw skiing socks for £18, thought I'd get these for mega rich rellies. Can i find them????? Still searching. I'll send them lots and lots of love and a promise they can crash with me anytime in the meantime XXX
    Student loan no more paid off
  • miranda17
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    • JesaRose
    • By JesaRose 11th Dec 07, 7:11 PM
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    Charity gifts
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    • 11th Dec 07, 7:11 PM
    Give someone a warm glow for alternative charity gift.

    The small hospice charity I work for (I won't name them so I can't be told off for advertising) sells gifts like "Buy a nurse for a day" for a sick child or "music therapy sessions".

    You can get them on lots of charity websites and some are on eBay too
  • mamamia
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    How about giving your time to someone that has everything. It could be in the form of taking them out for a day at your expense or offering to be their chauffer, cook, servant for a day. You can even ask them for their weekly shopping list and do the shopping for them at your expense.
    • Tinkywinks108
    • By Tinkywinks108 11th Dec 07, 11:12 PM
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    I got a 'This Is Your Life' album on line and asked family and all my sisters friends to send in photos and memories of special times with my sister, for her 30th. I also included school reports, excerpts from letters she had sent, pictures off the internet which related to her childhood, for example films she liked at the time. I must say, it did take a long time, especially as I don't have a scanner, photocopier or a printer at home. But definitley worth the end result.
    • Tinkywinks108
    • By Tinkywinks108 11th Dec 07, 11:25 PM
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    Also do some really lovely stuff, especially if the recipient has kids, for example jewellry with their fingerprint engraved. There is also this company where you fill out a questionnaire about the recipient and they will make a unique bespoke gift. For the holistic minded there is where you can buy a tree which will be used in homeopathy. which recreat garments once worn by icons of the past from music, film and sport.
    • Ignatius_A
    • By Ignatius_A 11th Dec 07, 11:41 PM
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    What to get someone who has everything?

    Antibiotics I should think

    (Thought i'd better get this one in before someone else does)
    • juno
    • By juno 11th Dec 07, 11:49 PM
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    Murphy's No More Pies Club #209

    Total debt 4578.27 0.00
    100% paid off

    • smileymiles
    • By smileymiles 12th Dec 07, 4:01 AM
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    Fantastic gift (He wont have one of these)
    I have bought my husband - who really does have every gadget and gimmick going - a Free Loader for portable solar energy. It can be charged for 6 hours by sunlight or 3 hours USB. The power can then be transferred to give 2 hours talk time on a mobile phone 18 hours running time on an i pod 2 1/5 hours on a PSP, cameras and so on. It comes with around 15 different adaptors. ots about the size of a mobile phone when folded and a nice stainless steel finish. Here it comes it was around 30.00
    Cheers - Carole
    • smileymiles
    • By smileymiles 12th Dec 07, 4:07 AM
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    Sorry forgot to add where to get one !! Amazon or !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers Carole
    Last edited by smileymiles; 12-12-2007 at 4:13 AM.
    • smileymiles
    • By smileymiles 12th Dec 07, 4:12 AM
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    Sorry the , it is 4 in the morning AMAZON
    • Thefunkygibbons
    • By Thefunkygibbons 12th Dec 07, 5:31 AM
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    I bought a hamper basket from Wilkinsons and then set about filling it with stuff that I thought the parents would like

    More fun and a better selction than a ready bought hamper

    Means you can throw in personal stuff

    In addition, match the cost to the size of the hamper bought

    Last edited by Former MSE Natasha; 18-12-2007 at 6:05 PM.
    • qwiksave
    • By qwiksave 12th Dec 07, 8:34 AM
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    Experiences seem to be a good bet.

    There's loads of sites & high street shops offering these vouchers for flying lessons, white water raft stuff, adventure courses, ..... also beauty days, photographic sessions and the like...
  • kay41
    how about a signed copy of a book by their favourite author. This of course depends on their being a latest book and the author being on tour. I used to work in publishing and people would ring up and ask if we could get them a personally signed copy of a particular book. If the author was around or in the country it was no trouble to arrange it and people were delighted. For example I got a copy of his first book signed personally for a friend by Richard E Grant - he loved it! I ttakes a little research, but is the sort of thing money can't buy.
  • supercook
    what to get someone who has everything
    My brother in law has 6 kids so buying an individual present for each was costly and difficult so for the past few years I have bought a voucher for our loal cinema, the kids think it's great and altho it doesnt cover the full cost parents were pleased as it was also an afternoon out that the whole family could enjoy, with not such a hard hit on the wallet! I also buy theatre vouchers for my parents they can be used at 250 theatres across the country and do not have a "use by" date,these have also been a big hit and have been requested again this year.
    • angry
    • By angry 12th Dec 07, 9:54 AM
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    A box to put it all in.
    • susan47
    • By susan47 12th Dec 07, 10:59 AM
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    original gift
    I ordered a framed joke newspaper article with my son's details in it from
    It cost 14.95 and I thought it was good value and also a good laugh. Can't wait to see his face when he reads it! (Good for the person who has everything.)

    However, when I got it, I wondered if I could write my own article so I emailed the company and they said yes. I then wrote two more articles myself from scratch and had them made up by them too. They look like proper newspaper cuttings - you can be sure that nobody else will give them the same thing!
  • Thomas99
    I've been dropped a hint i might get a Moller Skycar M400 for xmas
    Xmas only comes around once a year, so it's a bargain at 324,000.00

  • gryster
    One picture of you or your loved ones made from lots of small pictures of you or your loved ones. There are several programs on the internet that can do this for you, generally you choose a picture and tell the program what folder of pictures it can use for the colouring-bit

    Google foto mosaic.
    Here's one example: (Free download)
    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 17-12-2007 at 2:39 PM.
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