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  1. #1
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    Question Help needed on birthday present for 22 year old

    Suggestions required for birthday presents for my niece - age 22, into going out with mates and clubbing, has low paid job but works really hard, in relationship but no kids, not in own accom. We're going to send her money for her main present but would like to send a few fun/useful things for her to unwrap on the day, probably spending around £20-£30, lightweight would be good as we have to post them this year.

    Any ideas much appreciated, thankyou (cos it's a while since I was 22!)

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    Molton Brown Stuff - its so lovely i'm sure most people would appreciate it.

    Or some kind of expensive makeup/perfume
    DrPirate is technically my little brother apparently - even though hes like a bazillion foot taller than me (OK 6 inches)

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    Blimey, 22 and still getting presents from aunty & uncle!
    I'd suggest buying something she wouldnt normally buy for herself but would probably like. For example (and depending what kind of girl she is), expensive lipgloss from a good apothecary, or, some makeup from mac, maybe even some flowers..?

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    I'll be 22 this year........I think I'd like things that are classed as luxury items that I can't buy unless I have spare cash.

    I'd personally be chuffed with decent makeup, perfume, gift vouchers for clothes, CD's and DVD's.

    Iím the sum total of my ancestors
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    That goes back to the beginning of time
    And when we meet, they meet other lines of people
    And we say bring together the lines of me

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    I'm 21 and someone got me flowers for my birthday, I was over the moon!

    Wasn't a massive bouquet or anything like that, but just the kind of thing I'd never have got otherwise. Made my accom look amazing for a fortnight as well.
    Growls

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    Ohh yes flowers - i know they are terrible and tacky but everyone loves recieving them!
    DrPirate is technically my little brother apparently - even though hes like a bazillion foot taller than me (OK 6 inches)

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    Quote Originally Posted by icey View Post
    some makeup from mac
    I would love this for my birthday ;o.
    ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icey View Post
    Blimey, 22 and still getting presents from aunty & uncle!
    Nothing wrong with that! People can buy gifts for whoever they like.

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    her parents are no longer around

    thanks for the suggestions everyone - mac?
    Last edited by flynn; 23-07-2008 at 06:42 PM.

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    MAC is a makeup brand. Google MAC cosmetics and something should come up

    Personally I love Wyetry's suggestion - I'm 22 and if someone bought me something from Molten Brown I'd be thrilled, but then again I'm not really a make-up kind of girl and it's hard to choose that for someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acrobat View Post
    MAC is a makeup brand. Google MAC cosmetics and something should come up

    Personally I love Wyetry's suggestion - I'm 22 and if someone bought me something from Molten Brown I'd be thrilled, but then again I'm not really a make-up kind of girl and it's hard to choose that for someone else.
    Probably www.maccosmetics.co.uk .
    ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

    'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
    'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
    'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
    'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
    'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
    'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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    You could also consider an experience based gift

    - Cinema Vouchers
    - Dinner
    - Theatre, etc

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    I think the above is a good idea. Theatre tickets or tickets to a theme park.

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    benefit makeup would probably go down a treat too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knee High Stripy Socks View Post
    Nothing wrong with that! People can buy gifts for whoever they like.
    ! Feeling arguementitive today are we? I didnt mean it in a negative way, just that i was suprised someone was buying a present for their 22 year old neice. Lucky her!

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