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Gift for my mam?

  • 07-12-2021 10:02am
    Registered Users Posts: 595 ✭✭✭

    She’s so difficult to buy for! I’m a 27 yo male looking for a simple gift for my mam. Was going to buy her a candle but thought that’s too boring 🙄 what would you buy, please give me ideas!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 22,259 CMod ✭✭✭✭Pawwed Rig

    It depends what she likes No?

    If you are just talking about bland and generic then sure a candle, flowers, chocolates (assuming she likes chocolates and is not allergic to flowers).

    My own mother I would have bought her something Formula 1 or crossword related but they may not be something your mother would be interested in.

    Google Home Hub is a decent product.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,865 ✭✭✭TRS30

    Perfume or a scarf maybe.

  • Registered Users Posts: 998 ✭✭✭gidget

    Does she go to the hairdresser regularly, maybe a gift voucher for that or for a beauty treatment in a salon

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,378 ✭✭✭CheerLouth

    Have a look at George & Milly....she does lovely gifts & I'm pretty sure she had a gift guide up on her Instagram the other day...she stocks lovely products...

    The Handmade Soap Company do lovely sets too...

    Esker Fields do nice creams & lotions too

    Or as already suggested, voucher for the chemist or a hairdressers is always a good one

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭SourSessions

    I have one extremely difficult to buy for family member (no interests or hobbies or mass on household things because she just rents a room) so unless she happens to mention something off hand during the year that sparks an idea, I always go with a hairdresser voucher. At least I know she'll use it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭hblock21

    If she lives in the countryside with little or no lighting then have a think about a hat with a light!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭SourSessions

    That's coming from Amazon US and doesn't even ship to Ireland.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,357 ✭✭✭Aisling(",)

    Vouchers for something like afternoon tea or a whiskey tasting experience,gig tickets etc

    My dad is a nightmare to buy for so usually I bring him on a day out. Even went and did the "Dead Interesting" tour of Glasnevin cemetery for his birthday in 2020. He was glad he wasn't being brought to pick out a plot!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,479 ✭✭✭tscul32

    They have them in Dunnes - I got one for the OH for his birthday. He wears it when walking the dog in the dark so he can see what needs to be picked up

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Depending on your means, a Kindle if she’s a reader. A Fitbit, if she’s active. A subscription to a concert or music venue. A years membership to OPW sites if interested in history. A years membership to a racecourse if interested in racing. A season ticket to her favourite GAA team.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 601 ✭✭✭Snails pace

    I got my mam a subscription for Spotify even though she never used it. She loves it now