Something unusual & quirky for the person who has everything???

(15 Posts)
Bearandcub Sun 18-Aug-13 22:37:30

Taxidermy specimen or Taxidermy lessons

scrappydappydoo Sun 18-Aug-13 22:34:42

Thanks for suggestions - will investigate all. In the mean time I've found rather funky russian doll measuring cups which will do as a token gift whilst I ponder something bigger.
It's hard to buy something for someone who has taste when you don't...

MadeOfStarDust Sun 18-Aug-13 21:21:45

Does she like crafts? A day course somewhere?

rubyrubyruby Sun 18-Aug-13 21:08:12

Can you take her somewhere?
Time together is precious - a nice lunch?
I took my Mum to see some ole crooner for her birthday an really enjoyed it

AnneUulmelmahay Sun 18-Aug-13 21:05:24

The cutlery commission recycles old cutlery, v nice stuff. Based in cheltenham or the cotswolds, IlRC. Can personalise things like cake knives. Perf for twiggy stuffers iyswim.

Sponsor a dog/ donkey/ tree.

Buy a goat or well for a family in Africa.

Glossy Box subscription if she's into cosmetics.

DearlyDepartedMrsFinch Sun 18-Aug-13 21:01:45

Oops, ewe is already on the ball...

DearlyDepartedMrsFinch Sun 18-Aug-13 21:01:00

Wiifitmama is it the spicery

DearlyDepartedMrsFinch Sun 18-Aug-13 20:58:59

What about a rosebush, olive tree, lemon tree or similar?

Wiifitmama Sun 18-Aug-13 16:31:22

I came across something good recently. It was a spice subscription. A box comes through your door once a month with recipe cards and all the spices you need to cook exotic themed meals. I can't remember the company now but probably easy to google it. I think it's perfect!

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 18-Aug-13 16:10:37

theatre tickets?

magazine subscription.

or how about this if she liked Graze?

scrappydappydoo Sun 18-Aug-13 16:07:23

Not an animal lover, member of everything already rhs,eh, nt, art galleries, museums etc etc
She is so difficult to buy for but so lovely and I really want to get her something nice.

Ginformation Sun 18-Aug-13 16:00:36

Tickets for something, or a day out somewhere?

I have previously made a little certificate for my mum promising a day out to our nearest RHS garden (with me) and afternoon tea. We had a lovely day- had a chance to talk and catch up properly.

FluffyDucky Sun 18-Aug-13 15:57:29

Name a star? Maybe if she has everything how about sponsoring an endangered animal etc...?

scrappydappydoo Sun 18-Aug-13 15:49:35

Ok its not a christmas present but there seems to be lots of good ideas so I thought post here...
My mother is impossible to buy for - if she wants it she buys it even two weeks before her birthday. She's a young 60's likes unusual but cool things. Last year I got her a graze box subscription which she loved.., bags scarves have been done to death. She travels a lot - mostly cruises and has a huge house very tastefully decorated with twiggy stuff.
I'm now desperate for ideas - approx £20 -£30 budget.
I'll give you cake

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