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Gift for a girl's 21st

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by tommib, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. tommib

    tommib Senior member

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    I've got a pretty good friend who's having a 21st Birthday party soon with a fairly limited list of guests attending. I need to get her a present. It needn't be expensive, should not be cute and definately not romantic!

    I'm a bit stuck. Any suggestions?
    Tom.
     
  2. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    I've got a pretty good friend who's having a 21st Birthday party soon with a fairly limited list of guests attending. I need to get her a present. It needn't be expensive, should not be cute and definately not romantic!

    I'm a bit stuck. Any suggestions?
    Tom.


    Not sure what you mean by 'not cute'. What's her personality like? What is she interested in? Maybe a nice book? [​IMG]
     
  3. tommib

    tommib Senior member

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    Not sure what you mean by 'not cute'. What's her personality like? What is she interested in? Maybe a nice book? [​IMG]

    Yeah I think books are nice, but it would be cool to find something a bit unique... by 'not cute' I mean like soft toys etc. or jokey presents.
     
  4. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    What is she into?
     
  5. mimiki

    mimiki Active Member

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    when i get stuck i normally go for gift vouchers or even magazine subscriptions.
     
  6. tommib

    tommib Senior member

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    What is she into?

    Hmmm, art is her main thing I guess.
     
  7. Earthmover

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    What is your relationship with her? That matters a bit.

    First gift I suggest is yourself.

    If she's into art, a nicely framed print would be great, assuming you know her taste or her favorite works. (Don't try to frame a sculpture, though. It always ends in tragedy).

    I always got perfume for my sister; there's some nice non-clothing designer licensed ones that you can get. Most women I have given Annick Goutal perfume bottles to seem to love it.

    Other than that, clothing, accessories, sex toys, etc. You know the drill.
     
  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    If she's a good friend then plan for a cool activity to do together, give her tickets to a dance performance or something like that.
     
  9. DNW

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    21st, eh? How about a bottle of her favorite hard liquor and a set of shot glasses. You only turn 21 once.
     
  10. Earthmover

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    21st, eh? How about a bottle of her favorite hard liquor and a set of shot glasses. You only turn 21 once.

    He is in England, so I'm assuming this was done three years ago.
     
  11. aarghh

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    21 year old bottle of wine? A Colheita port from '85 would not set you back much.
     
  12. Drinkwaters

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    Here's a few suggestions;

    A box of hand embroidered hankies with her initials.

    Engraved stationary, again with her initials.

    Fountain pen.

    A jewelry box. Sterling of course.
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    philosophe Senior member

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    Here's a few suggestions;

    A box of hand embroidered hankies with her initials.

    Engraved stationary, again with her initials.

    Fountain pen.

    A jewelry box. Sterling of course.



    These are excellent suggestions. Small and deluxe items are always good. What's the budget? Perhaps a small leather key or card case from Prada or a more traditional maker.
     
  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Here's a few suggestions;

    A box of hand embroidered hankies with her initials.

    Engraved stationary, again with her initials.

    Fountain pen.

    A jewelry box. Sterling of course.


    I've got to come around more to ask you for gift suggestions...
     
  16. stach

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    A lot of times you can go to a museum store and get a scarf that is either a copy of an artwork or something derivative of that ilk.
     
  17. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    A lot of times you can go to a museum store and get a scarf that is either a copy of an artwork or something derivative of that ilk.

    Victoria & Albert Museum for one suggestion. Loved everything they had there.

    Gary
     

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