Stamps, batteries, selection of new birthday cards, seeds, sweets, biscuits, de-icer, scarf , insoles, toothbrush, soap, hand cream, gas alarm, candles, matches – basically all the little things that you want handy/ emergency supplies of. It’s a thoroughly useful present and one that’s quite fun to compile. This is a really good present for kids to get for grandparents.
For Christmas, I took my great uncle and grandad to Twickenham this year to watch Harlequins v London Irish. We had a great day it and it’s nice because they used to take me when I was a little boy. Also works for football games – maybe something special like a Europa / Champions League match
Theatre and cinema tickets are an obvious gift choice but why not get them some tickets to be a member of the audience on a TV show they love. You need to try and order these well in advance because you’ll probably be on a waiting list, but more often than not these tickets are free!
It’s a lamp that lightens up your favourite reading corner. It’s your companion who embraces you with endless tenderness and warmth late at night when things in life just don’t go smoothly. Your mood varies every day but LUNA stays the same for you.
Bought a metal detector for my cousin and her family. They love it – the kids really enjoy going on the beach and having a dig for some treasure. They are not that expensive either and it makes a really unusual gift. I got one for around £60 on ebay, but there are some companies you can find online.
Bought my dad The Prisoner box set for Christmas and my Mum Little House on the Prairie – they both were really pleased and its a bit more interesting and thoughtful than a chart DVD and they both loved the series.