🎁 Rolling "I need present ideas" thread 🎁


#1

I’ll start:

It’s my mum’s 60th in a week. I have zero ideas. She’s recently retired and when I asked what she was going to do with her retirement she said “get the house really clean, maybe read, do some knitting.”

:expressionless:

Please, please help me.

Some other things about her:

doesn’t drink
hates cooking
does like designy bits (but not “modern” art)
quite likes coming to London to visit us?


#2

I normally get my mum gym stuff, gig tickets, kitchen trinkets. Since retiring my parents do stuff like go to creative writing classes. Subscriptions?


#3

Mushroom log.

My mum’s partner, 61, twat.

Hobbies
Formula one (do not buy me any one formula one stuff)

Nothing else


#4

Afternoon tea for two at The Ritz?


#5

Can’t drink tea or coffee :expressionless: (so I feel like something like that would be nearly totally wasted on her)


#6

does she like shows/plays/music/opera? feel like you could take her out, or get tickets for a nice night out for your mum and dad?


#7

Yeah. This is becoming one of the only options I reckon :expressionless:


#8

Have you used up all the ideas we’ve given you in previous years?


#9

Probably.


#10

A microwave cookbook?


#11

One of those drink wine and paint a picture things


#12

@marckee

(genuinely can’t find any previous ides anyone’s given me)


#13

A roomba?


#14

One of those driving red letter days


#15

I did ask her if she’d like one but she said something about them not getting in corners of the room so what’s the point


#16

Budget < £20. Could put £20 in my car and let him have a drive for a few hours.


#17

A car air freshner?


#18

Big bottle o’ bleach.


#19

Madness.

A kindle?


#20

Might as well give him one of the company branded beaded seat covers then.