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    Christmas present for the Bird

    havent a scooby what to get her and of course she's got mine already.
    Looking to rob other peoples ideas, so lets be hearing them

    woops.....move to Off-topic please
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    season ticket if she doesnt use it, you can keep it.

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    the bitch would flog it
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    Getting somethign that smells nice in lush. They do gift boxes etc so you don't even have to wrap it

    Not original but does the trick most years.
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    uuugh, i have a feeling she's put eh, whats it called.....thought in to it, so i'm feeling under pressure. Not sure if a third watch in 4 years would be OTT
    thinking of getting one of the dollys in House of fraser to pick a bag
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    Get her a big strap on. go down a treat for you

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    One of those spa getaway nights on groupan. Bleedin great they are.

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    Get her one of the Pats player's jerseys in the auction
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    Go into MAC in Brown Thomas and get a couple of small gift sets of brushes,eyeshadows n lipglosses - gorgeous makeup that's a bit pricey so she probably wouldn't buy it for herself but would love it as a present. And a handbag - topshop have lovely ones if the makeup has you too smashed to get a designer one.

    Or you could organise a girly night out for her - buy her concert tickets to Rihanna or something, a cocktail kit and a voucher to get her hair and makeup done beforehand.

    That'll look like you put some thought into it.
    (I don't know how old she is so obvs would depend on that)
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    Weekend away somewhere
    If she brings you you get somethin
    If she brings someone else you get a weekend of peace
    Win win

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    Quote Originally Posted by matz View Post
    Go into MAC in Brown Thomas and get a couple of small gift sets of brushes,eyeshadows n lipglosses - gorgeous makeup that's a bit pricey so she probably wouldn't buy it for herself but would love it as a present. And a handbag - topshop have lovely ones if the makeup has you too smashed to get a designer one.

    Or you could organise a girly night out for her - buy her concert tickets to Rihanna or something, a cocktail kit and a voucher to get her hair and makeup done beforehand.

    That'll look like you put some thought into it.
    (I don't know how old she is so obvs would depend on that)
    This recommendation bears the offical stamp of being 'female approved' so outweighs all the other suggestions here.

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    Tampons and a mop and bucket!!!! @Matz, that mac stuff is mental if he's not planning on taking out a second mortgage

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    She might not want that make up. My missus is pretty picky about it. I guess I would be too if I didn't have perfect complexion and a beard covering most of my face..

    If she's a foody type person, a voucher for a top restaurent is always a good shout. As Danny's above you might even get a nice steak out of it
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    On that note if you are taking her out, you might want to check voucher cloud. It's a decent app. Saved 15% when I was in Buenos Aires grill last time. Books, vouchers or weekends away are always a banker.

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    Depends what you want to spend-

    Missus is into Harry potter so I organised a day trip to London, flights over really early, back late.

    Hired a car (was about 30 if I recall), got tickets to Harry Potter studios, then into London for Lunch in Gordon Ramsay Maze Grill. Had a coupl hours to kill after on Oxford st etc (we went to imperial war museum)- then drive back to airport.

    You can spread the cost, flights, car and tickets before Xmas, then pay dinner etc when over there.

    If her birthday is in Jan/feb do it around her birthday (2 birds one stone)

    I did a print out and a fancy envelope with Harry potter writing and old style paper


    Costs a few quid, but not totally rediculous. You get a good day out (away from kids), a great steak lunch, TONS of brownie points and the satisfaction you did something somewhat original that she will enjoy*


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    just take her to Joels, order a steak and get her to pay!!!! Win Win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caolan View Post
    Depends what you want to spend-

    Missus is into Harry Potter........
    That must be awkward at home games......
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    Bread maker, pack of Galtee streaky bacon, frying pan and a pound of Kerrygold butter, none of that fake shit, go all out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    That must be awkward at home games......
    Wait till she meets wolfy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    She might not want that make up. My missus is pretty picky about it. I guess I would be too if I didn't have perfect complexion and a beard covering most of my face..
    That's true, maybe sneak a look at her makeup bag to see what she does use and go from there. Don't get foundation though...too risky that it's the wrong type eyeshadows, brushes and lipglosses are much safer
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    Would make-up not send out the message that you don't think she's good looking enough? One year, my sister got the exact same gift basket from the body shop from about six people and concluded that the hint was that she should really take a bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSaintsno.12 View Post
    thinking of getting one of the dollys in House of fraser to pick a bag
    Not sure of your budget but they actually have Biba bags reduced in House of Fraser at the moment, I reckon they're pretty stunning. Still pricey though, depends on what your budget is.

    A weekend away is nice, if you put thought into the venue. I like Matz's idea too - do check what make up she uses though!

    Don't overthink it, just think about what she likes. Maybe have a word with her sister/best friend for more information, like 'I know she likes earrings, but what kind would she like?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintmaniac View Post
    if you put thought into the venue...

    just think about what she likes.
    Quote Originally Posted by matz View Post
    That'll look like you put some thought into it.
    I think what we're learning is that whatever you get her, you're going to need to stress how much thought you put in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by matz View Post
    Go into MAC in Brown Thomas and get a couple of small gift sets of brushes,eyeshadows n lipglosses - gorgeous makeup that's a bit pricey so she probably wouldn't buy it for herself but would love it as a present. And a handbag - topshop have lovely ones if the makeup has you too smashed to get a designer one.

    Or you could organise a girly night out for her - buy her concert tickets to Rihanna or something, a cocktail kit and a voucher to get her hair and makeup done beforehand.

    That'll look like you put some thought into it.
    (I don't know how old she is so obvs would depend on that)
    If it's just a Christmas present steer clear of this suggestion, you'll need this one for when your caught shagging her sister, just get her something from somewhere she likes and get a gift receipt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caolan View Post

    Missus is into Harry potter
    Yeah she is

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    Buy yourself four or five non iron shirts. Think of all the time it's going to save her.

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    Got her a phone and a new radio for the kitchen.

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    One year I got a big box and put dusters/polish/washing up liquid/scourers etc. and parceled the box up with a beautiful ribbon. When she opened it to see the look on her face was a brilliant. Needless to say I had other presents of the traditional kind as back up. (im not that stupid).

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