Parents… The ultimate present buying conundrum (only bested by what on earth you buy your Grandad!) But don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. UnCOVered are here with sleigh-loads of ‘presents for parents’ ideas!
We’ve made a point of telling you we’ve got your back this year and to prove we mean that in all respects, we sent the UnCOVered elves to scout out what the number one request on mums’ and dads’ letters to Father Christmas have been this year and to give us their own ideas too.
Looking to branch out from mumsie’s annual bottle of bubble bath and dad’s predictable socks? Well, don’t go getting too adventurous, because it looks like socks are still high up on the dad list!
Perfume or other smellies, nice Prosecco, jewellery, a sentimental gift could be to get an old family picture framed, wine/champagne glasses, or a spa day.”
(This requires a balaclava, leather gloves and ninja-like moves) – Sneak into your Mother’s room, locate the perfume shelf, cupboard, or draw and find the empty or almost empty perfume. Now take a photo of it and go buy a new one! Never fails.”
My mum likes shopping so she pretty much has everything she could ever want… So it’s normally a spa day, chick flick book for holidays, Prosecco/wine, chocolates, photo album/scrapbook…”
Whatever she’s been hinting at, usually a trip to london.”
Something personal you can’t get in a shop, a few years back I got her a canvas print of all our family on my wedding day (or maybe a graduation photo/holiday).”
My Mum’s probably the greatest Christmas present buyer ever, so basically whatever she puts on her list she gets, because she deserves it! This year it’s been surprising because socks made it on to Mum’s list too. As well as a hairdryer and some fancy slippers!”
Football/rugby tickets, fancy wine or interesting ales, clothes, cufflinks.”
Nothing! That’s what you get for complaining about “You shouldn’t have bought this”, “You shouldn’t have spend that much”, blah blah blah!”
Something activity based that we can do together like ‘Go-Ape’, football tickets, indoor skydiving (and then it’s like a present for you too!); fancy beers or whiskey; autobiographies of favourite sportsperson because dads just like them; fun socks.”
Socks or a t shirt.”
I usually try and buy him something for later in the year, if I know he’s going on holiday camping or something similar I will buy him a new rucksack or something practical (I did get him a thermos flask one year with 2 cups!!!) Failing that something consumable he can share with people when they come around over Christmas, Whisky or posh biscuits.”
A new fountain pen was at the top of my Dad’s list. But good old socks and slippers were on there too, as usual!”