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What special gifts have you got people that they love or use years and years later?

mhancomps
24 days ago
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rararachel
rararachel24 days ago

My parents always get me useful gifts. I got a toolbox with some basic items, e.g, screwdrivers, spanners, hammer etc when I got my first house and I still use them 10 years on.

They also got me a wheelbarrow one Christmas which I've still got now.

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mhancomps
mhancomps
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24 days ago

rararachel my dad gave me a really nice screwdriver with a load of heads and it’s still my favourite. Cost him about a tenner!

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rararachel
rararachel24 days ago

mhancomps yes I have one like that too. I prefer practical gifts.

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mhancomps
mhancomps
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24 days ago

rararachel so do my family in general. My mum always asks for new kitchenware and vacuum cleaners for her birthday and Christmas!

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rararachel
rararachel24 days ago

mhancomps and for our wedding anniversary recently my parents got us a plant for our garden - a lovely jasmine to grow up an archway. Hopefully will last longer than flowers.

I did have a Miele vacuum cleaner from my parents previously. It lasted 15 years!

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mhancomps
mhancomps
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24 days ago

rararachel that’s amazing for a vacuum! We just got a robotic one and now I’m hooked. I love watching it go round the house on its adventures!

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rararachel
rararachel24 days ago

mhancomps oh wow, brilliant.

In fairness I think our Miele would have lasted longer had the OH not hoovered warm ash up out the log burner and set it on fire 🙄

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mhancomps
mhancomps
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24 days ago

rararachel Ah yes, fire is the best food for a hoover 😂

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RuthSwain
RuthSwain24 days ago

It depends on the person. Handmade gifts are always personal and special, I think that is the best way to go

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hspexy
hspexy24 days ago

I bought someone a collection of coins as a gift, as I knew they were coin collectors themselves. It may not be that useful, but I know it meant a lot to them.

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Johnny
Johnny24 days ago

Over several months I bought 6 different vintage silver napkin rings from eBay for a friend's wedding present.

Some rose plants will last for decades, or buy a wisteria - it can easily live for 100 years or more.

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mhancomps
mhancomps
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24 days ago

Johnny that’s a really nice gift!

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lornaae
lornaae24 days ago

I bought my grandparents a chalk board a few years ago and they use that all the time to write reminders and shopping lists on, I don’t think it always has to be something big, and it might be something you don’t expect them to keep and use for years

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InaShah
InaShah24 days ago

A plant that the person can take care of for life time if treated well...

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1524 days ago

I’ve got a gold cross necklace that my grandad bought for me for my baptism when I was a baby, it has my initials engraved into it and I just think its a lovely gift that I can and will treasure forever

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mhancomps
mhancomps
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24 days ago

I have a teddy that was given to me when I was born by my grandmother that holds a special place in my heart

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