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Christmas Gift Ideas for Women
Member Name: gemmamets
Christmas Gift Ideas for Women
Advantages: You set the budget on each of these gifts
Disadvantages: Takes time and effort...you can't 1 click for these!
So that time of year is upon us again and it's time to get thinking of gift ideas. It can be difficult knowing what to buy, especially for the women of the family such as mothers, grandmas, aunties etc. It's particularly difficult In my opinion to buy older members of your family for a few reasons.
1: The conversation with my mum and nanna every year goes something to this effect
Me: 'What would you like for Christmas this year?'
Them: 'Oh don't get me anything.'
Me: 'No seriously I want to, what would you like?'
Me: 'Any ideas at all?'
Them: 'Oh just some chocolates or bubble bath.'
Now I don't know about you but I find it pretty boring opening chocolates and bubble bath every year, and it tends to sit there with all the other bubble baths and chocolates for weeks and even months on end.
2: They don't like (or cannot work) gadgets and therefore they are out of the question.
3: As a twenty seven year old girl its difficult knowing what a seventy three year old woman would appreciate.
Therefore it definitely takes some 'thinking out of the box.' Below are three ideas for Gifts for women which through experience I have found works really well, and hopefully does not break the bank. I have listed them in price order and they range from under £10 to around the £100 mark.
1. A little bit of memory magic
Last year I came across a blank calendar in the Paper Mill shop (but you can pick them up from most craft shops or online.) We have all seen the calendars on the adverts where you can digitally upload your own photos onto them for each month of the year, and this gift alone is thoughtful. However with the blank calendar you can actually decorate it yourself. Above the month and days is a rectangular blank space and for each month I added a photo which was special to my mum and nanna. For example on the month of May I had chosen a picture of my nanna's mum (my great grandmother) who sadly is no longer with us. Her birthday is in May. I then decorated around it with lovely little stickers from the craft shop which you can pick up cheaply (Pack of butterfly stickers approx 99p) As my lovely Nanna is getting on a bit I also wrote in all the family's birthdays into the correct days so that she would not forget them.
The end result was really amazing, it looked stunning and my nanna actually cried when she looked through it. Total price to make was approximately £6.00... and the look on her face was priceless.
2. Makeup bag of goodies!!
A little more expensive but the price can vary depending on how much you would like to spend. This is an excellent idea for younger women like daughters, nieces, grand-children. My mum gets this gift for me every year and every year it is my single most exciting present even though it's probably one of the cheapest.
She buys me a new makeup bag and then fills it with lots of little beauty products. A lot of the stuff is actually samples (my mum works at Boots so it is relatively easy for her) but most shops from Boots to Superdrug and Selfridges will give you cosmetic samples if you ask. The things she includes are sample perfumes, foundations and face creams. She then adds to that a few sachets of face masks (again you can buy these for as little as 60p each) and then adds to it a selection of individual eye shadows, a mascara, eye pencil and lipstick. I would have a guess that the whole present costs around £30 to complete but it is so exciting to rummage through it Christmas morning.
3. Christmas show or theatre tickets
This gift is always a winner. Around Christmas and New Year time there are always shows and productions to go to. Last year I took my Mum to see Wizard of Oz at the Lowry theatre and she absolutely loved it. If you look around your town and research it you will always find a good show or production to go to. This is lovely as well as you actually get to go with them, and spend some quality time together. I also treated my mum to a meal before the show began. The whole thing cost around £100 but the memories will last forever.
So there you have it. Three of my best ideas for Christmas gifts, I hope you find them useful and please let me know if you actually decide to use any of my ideas.
Thank you and Merry Christmas xxx
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