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    • Cannyshopper
    • By Cannyshopper 21st Jan 18, 8:49 AM
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    Gifts for 20 people.Any ideas ?
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    • 21st Jan 18, 8:49 AM
    Gifts for 20 people.Any ideas ? 21st Jan 18 at 8:49 AM
    I am retiring soon and would like to buy a small present for all
    the help etc. I have been given by the ladies.They are all in their 60s
    can only think of flowers if that the best option where to get so many bunches from ? Any other ideas?
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    • vulpix
    • By vulpix 21st Jan 18, 9:56 AM
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    • 21st Jan 18, 9:56 AM
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    The supermarkets are getting pots of mini daffs and other bulbs in.They last longer than flowers and are cheaper and they can be planted in the garden afterwards.

    When I left work I just gave them a box of biscuits,a box of tea bags and a jar of coffee.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 21st Jan 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 21st Jan 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 21st Jan 18, 12:50 PM
    2 days ago local Morrison's had pots of mini daffodils reduced to 50 pence each. They would make a nice gift as first of all they were a couple of weeks (at least) away from flowering and then could be planted out.
    May not be available in all stores- or in the quantity you need
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 21st Jan 18, 1:27 PM
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    • 21st Jan 18, 1:27 PM
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    • 21st Jan 18, 1:27 PM
    Talk to a market stallholder who does these potted bulbs? They may be able to sort you a bulk order.
    Or you could buy the bulbs, the pots & a few metres of ribbon & plant 'em up yourself? More personal, but more effort. May save you a fair wad?

    There are also bulk flatpack gift boxes on ebay, which you could fill with home baking? Many ways to say thankyou!
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 24th Jan 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 24th Jan 18, 2:45 PM
    Presents
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    • 24th Jan 18, 2:45 PM
    What's your budget per person? See where I'maiming for.
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    • Cannyshopper
    • By Cannyshopper 25th Jan 18, 6:46 PM
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    • 25th Jan 18, 6:46 PM
    Gifts
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    • 25th Jan 18, 6:46 PM
    Looking to spend up to 10 per person
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 1st Feb 18, 6:48 PM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 6:48 PM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 6:48 PM
    How about a plant, shrub or bush. Once cut flowers have died they have served their purpose with a plant at least they live longer and therefore you are remembered (thanked) longer.

    Can you take them out for afternoon tea.

    A bit cheesy, what about a photo shoot of them all rather like the class photos from school days
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • Sephs
    • By Sephs 9th Feb 18, 4:09 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 4:09 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 4:09 PM
    What about potted orchids? I bought one for my OH for our anniversary last year and it's still thriving now. The blooms dropped and sprouted again quite quickly.

    It's lasted much longer than a bunch of flowers, and she admires (and talks to it!) it every day!
    • Zandy_23
    • By Zandy_23 11th Feb 18, 9:54 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 9:54 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 9:54 PM
    Coffee mug with your pic on it and a general thank you message to everyone. You can have it made online as there are several online sellers that does that.
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