Updated 18/12 Last Minute Ideas - Christmas Gifts Megathread; Presents for Parents 2017 - Stuck for Ideas? Lets Help Each Other Out with Offers & Tips
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Updated 18/12 Last Minute Ideas - Christmas Gifts Megathread; Presents for Parents 2017 - Stuck for Ideas? Lets Help Each Other Out with Offers & Tips

Mod & Ed 17
Mod & Ed
Found 10th Nov 2017
Edit - Updated with Last Minute Gift Ideas!
I know it's the thought that counts but as I've got older I've come to realise that you need to put some actual thought into the thought (if that makes sense!). What's the point in spending hard earned cash on something that will never be used & end up being recycled or given as a raffle prize the following year?
I've always struggled with gifts for parents & the inlaws, this year being no exception! So I thought I'd pop together this thread where we could maybe share some ideas, tips & offers, I'll add a few in as I come across them & PLEASE feel free to do the same, would love to hear what everyone else is thinking of buying.
I'll break them down into Men / Women & various budgets & pop some in comments too!

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With time running out thought it might be a good idea to update the thread with some Last Minute Gift Ideas!

1 Day Gift Cards + Print at Home eGift Cards @ Amazon

2017 Exclusive Limited Ed Amazon Annual Bear By GUND - Free With £100 Gift Card Prime Members Only @ Amazon **One Per Customer** - credit Norse

BUILD-A-BEAR 4 x £25 Gift E-Card Ticket - £69.99 at Costco - credit Cobby1

Lots more Gift Card Ideas


John Lewis

Givenchy Gentlemen Only Casual Chic 100ml Eau de Toilette Fragrance Gift Set £32.50 / Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum 75ml Fragrance Gift Set £41 @ John Lewis - credit goonertillidie

Panasonic KX-TGD312ED Digital Cordless Phone Twin - £29.95 @ John Lewis (C&C) - credit bargains496

Radley Handbags Reduced to Clear @ John Lewis - credit DougYam

More Gift Ideas at John Lewis

John Lewis
Last order dates for C+C via Collect+ is Wednesday 20 December 2pm
C+C From John Lewis / Waitrose Stores is Friday 22 December 8pm

Home Del - Standard - Tuesday 19 December 7pm / Next Day - Friday 22 December 8pm

Debenhams

Up to half price on womens shoes and boots and many more categories @ Debenhams - credit eleigh27

Upto 50% off Perfumes + upto 40% Off Gifts at Debenhams - credit lolly2012

More Gift Ideas at Debenhams

Last Del / C+C Dates for Christmas at Debenhams

Standard Del - order by midnight 18th Dec
Next Day Delivery - order by 9pm Friday 22nd
Click & Collect, UK mainland - order by
Saturday, 23 December 9pm

BuyaGift

Ideal to print as an evoucher at home & pop in a card

2 FOR 1 Adult Tour of Wembley Stadium for Two £18 @ Buyagift - could buy on its own or pop in a Football Hamper


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Blue Skies Helicopter Tour with Bubbly for One £32 @ Buyagift


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Boots - Last C+C Dates - Order up until Friday 22 December

Tesco Direct

Last Minute Gift Event inc Tassimo by Bosch Vivy 2 Hot Drinks Machine, T14 - Black now £34


Up to half price on selected Hair Styling @ Tesco Direct - eg BaByliss 2800DU 12 in 1 Multistyler with Hair Straightener Plate, Crimper and Styling Tongs - Black / Red was £40 now £20


Save 15% with eCoupon TDX-LHKG and collect Triple points on all Gift Experiences

More Gift Ideas at Tesco Direct

Tesco Direct Last Orders

Order by 5pm on 21st for Next Day Del & C+C orders

Argos

Lots of Gift Ideas at Argos - C+C until close of business 24th Dec

Tassimo by Bosch Vivy 2 T14 with £20 voucher for t cups - £34.99 @ argos (c&c) - credit sybiriya

50% Off Food Gifts - credit Muzz3 eg Break for Heroes now £7.50


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We have 2 children and what my aunty and uncle do is they but 1 gift for all of us....We've had a family day pass to Flamingo Land & family pass to Diggerland & a meal voucher for a child friendly restaurant. I think its a great idea what they do, its obviously easier than buying 4 different presents and we really enjoy spending a day out together as a family (which we dont always get chance to do). I have started doing the same thing for my sister in law and her family. You can often get good deals (sometimes half price) on family tickets if you do a little hukd/google search before booking. Hope this is helpful to someone
I'm a parent in my late 50s and I genuinely like small things for Christmas like perhaps a book or bed socks bubble bath microwavable hot water bottles fleeces Christmas mugs with hot chocolate anything to do with Christmas that is warm snuggly and cosy

I would be happy with these presents year after year after year rather than expensive items

They can be any brand too I don't care if they're from Poundland or Ted Baker.

My favourite bath products are Dove and they are very inexpensive.
In our family of 8 adults (2 parents and 3 offspring and their spouses) we do Secret Santa. it may sound like a bit of a bore, but it works really well. My in-laws don't have to shell out for 6 presents for their children... in in later years that consisted of £50 in an envelope, which is against my principles of gift giving. Admittedly, it is the three female children and my MIL that do the gift buying, so it's really only SS between the four of us. But it's still fun. We have a £30 limit. No one ever wants to draw my father-in-law!

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Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 18th Dec 2017
I'm looking for a decent beard trimmer type grooming set if anyone can help me out
Your on fire today @wishihadadonkey
Original Poster Mod & Ed
princesslm10 m ago

I'm looking for a decent beard trimmer type grooming set if anyone can …I'm looking for a decent beard trimmer type grooming set if anyone can help me out


There are a few HERE, just checked the first 3 & all at the same price & in stock
I got the hamper baskets from the card factory and have filled them with their favourite booze, sweets. chocolates, bed socks & smellies.
wishihadadonkey19 m ago

There are a few HERE, just checked the first 3 & all at the same price & …There are a few HERE, just checked the first 3 & all at the same price & in stock


Brilliant, thanks
For parents and in laws, I prefer to give an experience rather than an unwanted gift. Usually order boxes of wine, spa treats, magazine subscriptions, mid-week break in Jan/Feb, theatre tickets with a pre-show dinner, etc... Always get good feedback! Great post by the way, should be useful to some, if not all!
I'm a parent in my late 50s and I genuinely like small things for Christmas like perhaps a book or bed socks bubble bath microwavable hot water bottles fleeces Christmas mugs with hot chocolate anything to do with Christmas that is warm snuggly and cosy

I would be happy with these presents year after year after year rather than expensive items

They can be any brand too I don't care if they're from Poundland or Ted Baker.

My favourite bath products are Dove and they are very inexpensive.
We have 2 children and what my aunty and uncle do is they but 1 gift for all of us....We've had a family day pass to Flamingo Land & family pass to Diggerland & a meal voucher for a child friendly restaurant. I think its a great idea what they do, its obviously easier than buying 4 different presents and we really enjoy spending a day out together as a family (which we dont always get chance to do). I have started doing the same thing for my sister in law and her family. You can often get good deals (sometimes half price) on family tickets if you do a little hukd/google search before booking. Hope this is helpful to someone
The Works have some nice knitted hot water bottles for only a fiver: Here
Superdrug sweet snuggles hot water bottle £5: Here
As do Dunelm: Here
Especially love this super cute owl one!
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Edited by: "judging" 18th Nov 2017
In our family of 8 adults (2 parents and 3 offspring and their spouses) we do Secret Santa. it may sound like a bit of a bore, but it works really well. My in-laws don't have to shell out for 6 presents for their children... in in later years that consisted of £50 in an envelope, which is against my principles of gift giving. Admittedly, it is the three female children and my MIL that do the gift buying, so it's really only SS between the four of us. But it's still fun. We have a £30 limit. No one ever wants to draw my father-in-law!

Kim
Im looking for the russell hobbs heavenly blue kettle as cheap as poss as hard christmas this year
pink_elephant10th Nov

We have 2 children and what my aunty and uncle do is they but 1 gift for …We have 2 children and what my aunty and uncle do is they but 1 gift for all of us....We've had a family day pass to Flamingo Land & family pass to Diggerland & a meal voucher for a child friendly restaurant. I think its a great idea what they do, its obviously easier than buying 4 different presents and we really enjoy spending a day out together as a family (which we dont always get chance to do). I have started doing the same thing for my sister in law and her family. You can often get good deals (sometimes half price) on family tickets if you do a little hukd/google search before booking. Hope this is helpful to someone


That's a fab idea!... it's the gift of precious family memories that will last a lifetime. We was given a meerkat experience at a zoo a few years back and we all loved it & still talk about it together. I also like the idea of a family photo shoot voucher (there's always plenty on Groupon) I recently bought my sister (who is a huge curry fan but always orders them in or dines in restaurants) a short course on Indian cooking which she loved and now saves her hard earned cash by making her favourites at home.
pink_elephant10th Nov

We have 2 children and what my aunty and uncle do is they but 1 gift for …We have 2 children and what my aunty and uncle do is they but 1 gift for all of us....We've had a family day pass to Flamingo Land & family pass to Diggerland & a meal voucher for a child friendly restaurant. I think its a great idea what they do


We're a family of 5 (since our eldest moved out) & can confirm that this is exactly the sort of thing we love. It's normally too expensive for us to manage fun days out, as the costs soon add up. Gifts like this give a fab shared experience for all the family.
I’m not a parent but I have 8 Brothers and Sisters I’m the only parent less one Xmas has always been a bloody nightmare the kids are all grown up now and have started Procreating I appreciate little gifts I’m not difficult but I don’t like celebrity perfumes lol Now we have a car I guess experience days would be more of an option now My Mum loves to go to see bands especially Motown Stuff definitely the best gifts.Making Memories is Priceless .
Erinath21 h, 30 m ago

We're a family of 5 (since our eldest moved out) & can confirm that this …We're a family of 5 (since our eldest moved out) & can confirm that this is exactly the sort of thing we love. It's normally too expensive for us to manage fun days out, as the costs soon add up. Gifts like this give a fab shared experience for all the family.


That's the same here, we try to save a little every month to have a family day out somewhere, now we usually get "day out gift" from family we can spend what we've saved on little treats when we're there cos there's always something the kids want at the gift stores! As someone else on here said, it's the memories being made too that will not be forgotten and when the kids look back they can remember the fun we had. .....enough, I'm getting teary now lol
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