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EZMONEY
12-04-2007, 10:58 PM
OK GALS ~ I need some ideas ~ I drew my daughter's name for our extended family Christmas Eve gift exchange. Angie takes care of the "SANTA" stuff so I am usually off the hook...she says this one is on me...as it should be...so..

What does a 24 yr. old girl want for Christmas? That a dad can get with a $25 limit.


mrowmrowsmom
12-04-2007, 11:16 PM
I am new here, but as a 24-year-old woman, I thought I could help...

Obviously, it depends on your daughter, but there are somethings that are pretty safe bets.

1. Bath and Body Works stuff. Pick something that smells nice and buy the matching lotion and body wash, or find one of the gift sets that they have picked out.

2. A gift certificate for a manicure. $25 is about right for a manicure at a high-end spa. (You can find some that are less, but they might be less sanitary.)

3. If you want to do something more personal, root through all your old photos and pick out some from her childhood and pictures of you together and so on (any pictures with sentimental value) and have them made into a collage at your local print shop.

I'm sure I could think of more, but it's finals season and my brain is wracked. Hope it helps.

Laine

junebug41
12-04-2007, 11:17 PM
A manicure or a pedicure (although this compeltely depends on where you go), an iTunes giftcard (from her dad, the music junkie-IF she has an ipod), or just some music that you have in common (maybe not Neil, huh Gary?), a book about a place the two of you have been together, or something that reminds you of that place. After a family trip to the beach which included an afternoon trying to make the perfect margarita, my dad got me a really cool blender a month later at Christmas. I thought that was pretty sweet. He also got me a teapot beacuse we always have tea together in the mornings because we're the first ones up.


Of course, you could always go the tacky Christmas sweater route- always a favorite in my family for some odd reason...


Rhighlan86
12-04-2007, 11:21 PM
Well personally I love gift sets of lotions and body sprays etc. Usually I get them from Bath and Body Works or Victorias Secret, they have some amazing sets.

These are some of my favorites:
http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2791077&cp=2484530.2876212&parentPage=family

http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2795826&cp=2484530.2876209&view=all&parentPage=family

http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/application/prodDisplay/?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=3G-219778&page=1&cgname=OSBAFFGSZZZ&rfnbr=3898

~I personally love the above one because it comes with a cute little purse too.


Also, I recently found a website called gifts.com you can pick the person that you are choosing for specifically.

Hope this helps...I'll let you know if there's anything else I think of

Clydegirl
12-04-2007, 11:45 PM
Does she like coffee?

You could buy an inexpensive big cup.

Target is selling packets of flavoured coffee for $1. Get some flavoured coffeemate.

Buy some biscotti and some other nice cookies, Pepperidge Farm my favourites.

Some nice chocolate as well.

Put it all together in a nice gift set.

If all else fails Bath And Body Works or Victoria's Secret bath products.

NemesisClaws
12-05-2007, 12:13 AM
Or you could ask your daughter to do a wish list on Amazon.com so you can get her whatever's on that list...

In general...gift cards from her favorite stores....can't go wrong there....:)

zenor77
12-05-2007, 01:00 AM
Personally, I'm eye-ing the "Daring Book for Girls" it's the female version of the "Dangerous Book for Boys." Yes, I know it's meant for teenage girls, but it still looks like a fun book.

Question... Is this the same daughter that just got married? Is there something off of her registry that she didn't get? Registries are usually up for several months after a wedding.

Otherwise I'd suggest, Bath & Body Works, a girly pink tool kit (always handy to have), artisan chocolates, or perhaps a promise of a Daddy & Daughter day at the movies or something similar.

Myself, I have my DH's grandfather in our gift exchange and I'm racking my brain to get him something that isn't the same old thing we always get.

techwife
12-05-2007, 06:05 AM
A Big Bottle Of Wind Song!!

Personally, I'd crochet an afghan and wrap it up with a big cup and a box of good hot cocoa. But since you don't crochet...

You could do a basket or bag filled with slippers, smelly stuff from bath and body works and other girly stuff. And a framed picture of you and her together somewhere...even if she was a little girl. Actually, especially if she is a little girl. And a CD of songs you and her like.

Good luck! I'm sure you'll find something fabulous!!

techwife
12-05-2007, 06:06 AM
Oh, and for the record, I love Wind Song.

srmb60
12-05-2007, 06:12 AM
How about a nice pair of pyjamas? (and a little bottle of Wind Song)

GatorgalstuckinGA
12-05-2007, 07:51 AM
I think a gift certificat to any place she loves to shop at...weather its a mall or spa. Personally im a big fan of origins for facial stuff. But really give us some ideas of what your daughter likes???? What does she do in her free time, does she have an ipod (an itunes gift card would be great). Is she a fan of sports...etc...give us a bit more info on her and maybe we could come up with a killer gift. You'd be suprised what you could get for 25$

DGAdDawg
12-05-2007, 08:48 AM
Well, I'm 23...maybe I can help.

Right now, I'm trying to build up my work wardrobe so I'm asking for giftcards to places such as Express and Banana Republic.

I second the mani-pedi gift certificate.

Magazine subscriptions! For $25, you might could even get 2! I love Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Cooking Light, Shape...

Really, any gift certificate.

Bath and Body Works is good...but you may end up getting a scent she doesn't like. I personally like the Victoria's Secret lotions better. But I don't use them a lot since I wear perfume everyday and don't want the scents to mix.

I'm trying to think...I had a really hard time making my Christmas list this year!

shelby897
12-05-2007, 09:25 AM
Since you are SO awesome, how about a day out with dad? Make a little certificate maybe -- since you have gotten into such awesome shape, maybe some hiking and out to lunch? :D

Is she the one who just got married? If so I second the "check out the gift registry" suggestion.

aphil
12-05-2007, 09:39 AM
Here are my ideas:

~Do you know anywhere in particular that she likes to shop, or that she has clothing from? If you did a gift card, try to think of places that you know she shops at.

~If you do a Bath and Body Works lotion/body wash/scent, there is a scent that personally I think you cannot go wrong with. Some ladies like florals, some fruity, some musky...so if you get into those scents you might get something she doesn't like-BUT-they have a body wash/bubble bath/body lotion in a scent called "Forever Frosting" and it has a cupcake on the front. Literally, this stuff smells JUST like vanilla cake batter-so much so, that I almost want to eat it. :rofl: I don't think you can go wrong with that scent-if you go in there, ask one of the associates to show you where it is. :D It is TRULY that fabulous.

~Is your daughter a coffee or tea lover? If so, think about what she likes. If she likes coffee, I would get her a nice bag of Starbucks, Millstone, or some other gourmet coffee, a box or two of Nonni's biscotti (you can get them in the cookie/cracker section, or coffee section of most stores) they are DIVINE, and only 100 calories each. I would make sure that whatever you get for this is or looks, high end. You don't want to put Maxwell House or Coffee Mate in there, because that is something that she would normally buy herself, not a splurge. You can go in Starbucks and get individually wrapped tea biscuits, cups/mugs, and so on.

~If she is a tea lover instead, Target sells Numi teas, and a clear teapot (in the teapot section) and the teas "flower" as they brew. They are rather lovely...you could do the same thing as above-add a mug, biscotti, and so on.

~Does she drink/like wine? Check and see if there is a local winery near you. A nice bottle of wine at a local winery is usually $10-$20, and you can get beautiful wine bags/wrap about anywhere-they even sell them at The Dollar Tree for $1.00. A local bottle means more, and is usually tastier than one you would pick up at any store. Add a small gift, such as a bottle stopper, or a set of wine charms.

~If she is a chocolate lover, I know where you can get THE absolute best truffles in the entire world. It makes Godiva taste like generic. :lol: Truffles the size of Cadbury eggs, and the filling is so smooth it is the texture of pudding. PM me if she is a chocolate lover. :)

~Call her new husband. Ask him if he knows of anything that she wants, or has mentioned. :)

~

EZMONEY
12-05-2007, 07:59 PM
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~Call her new husband. Ask him if he knows of anything that she wants, or has mentioned. :)

~

CALL HER :p husband :p...about what? The guy is cluless! I might as well talk to a box of rocks...call her :p husband :p...funny APHIL...funny....there are a few things I'd like to call him...now on the other hand my :love: daughter in law :love:....;)

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! ~ I will respond to each of you later tonight or tomorrow night. We have Advent dinner and service tonight at church so right now...with my :snail: typing, time is a factor!

And YES she is the one that just got married...I :angel: pray each night she sees the error in her decision.....to leave her daddy.

mandalinn82
12-05-2007, 08:08 PM
REGISTRY REGISTRY REGISTRY.

You know she wants it. You know she hasn't gotten it already. Win-win!

Spinymouse
12-05-2007, 08:13 PM
A DVD of old episodes of "Father Knows Best."
(tee hee)

techwife
12-05-2007, 09:14 PM
Of course, tickets to tonight's DUCKS game...against the SABRES would have been cool...but a little more than $25 bucks!!

GO SABRES!!

Ready4aChange
12-05-2007, 10:37 PM
I'm also a fan of gift cards. A friend once gave me an American Express gift card so I wasn't limited to one store. Then, she looked up a bunch of things she knew would be of interest to me and printed them out, giving them to me along with the gift card. She wrote a little thing to go along with it -- it was nice.

Rhighlan86
12-06-2007, 10:06 AM
Sorry I never thought about adding the scent types

~I completely agree with aphil, get the forever frosting if you go with bath and body works. It smells so good, I also want to eat it sometimes :lol:

For victorias secret, go with the love spell (purple purse), I have never met a person not like love spell and have actually gotten a lot of compliments on it. The pure seduction (pink purse) is very nice and i love it too, but personally I feel that the love spell is better.

I like the idea of some nice pj's as long as you know her size, I love getting flannel comfy pj's because it's cold over here in wv, but I don't know how cold it gets there. :)

Good luck shopping!

DGAdDawg
12-06-2007, 09:38 PM
I have never met a person not like love spell

Ugh, I don't like it at all...It smells like medicine to me. Its funny, the people I know, there isn't a middle ground. They either love Love Spell or hate it.

for VS scents, Dream Angels Heavenly is good. I used to wear Strawberries & Champagne all the time. They discontinued my other favorite, but I managed to stock up at the Semi-Annual sale---Secret Crush.

Rhighlan86
12-06-2007, 10:16 PM
Thats too funny, i've honestly never met someone that doesn't like it. I like their spritz, but I'm iffy about their perfumes except for the heavenly because they are all too strong. I can't stand strong perfume, gives me a headache.

aphil
12-07-2007, 07:10 AM
I am the same way with perfume-I can't wear (and don't like to smell) many of the ones that have been popular over the years-Liz Claiborne, Eternity for women, Clinique Happy, Tommy Girl, Estee Lauder Beautiful-can't stand any of them. If the perfume is "sharp" at all to the nose-I hate it. Gives me a migraine.

Do any of the 30-40 somethings in here remember that cheap cologne called "Exlamation"? It was like $3 for a huge bottle...white with a black exlamation point lid? That stuff was HORRID. :rofl:

I can't wear anything sharp smelling...I have to go with colognes that have softer, muskier notes to them-ones with cocoa, vanilla, patchouli, etc. tones to them, not sharp florals.

DGAdDawg
12-07-2007, 08:40 AM
I can't wear anything sharp smelling...I have to go with colognes that have softer, muskier notes to them-ones with cocoa, vanilla, patchouli, etc. tones to them, not sharp florals.

That reminds me of another Bath and Body Works suggestion, EZ. I believe its called Vanilla(or maybe Velvet?) Tuberose. VERY nice..doesn't smell like a fruit or dessert, just a nice scent.

tamaralynn
12-07-2007, 09:57 AM
Do any of the 30-40 somethings in here remember that cheap cologne called "Exlamation"? It was like $3 for a huge bottle...white with a black exlamation point lid? That stuff was HORRID. :rofl:


OH GOD!!! LOL My parents bought me that when I was 12. I spritzed myself all over (talk about overboard). I got sent home from school that day :o

EZMONEY
12-08-2007, 03:07 PM
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3. If you want to do something more personal, root through all your old photos and pick out some from her childhood and pictures of you together and so on (any pictures with sentimental value) and have them made into a collage at your local print shop.

I'm sure I could think of more, but it's finals season and my brain is wracked. Hope it helps.

Laine

Great idea Laine!

A manicure or a pedicure (although this compeltely depends on where you go), an iTunes giftcard (from her dad, the music junkie-IF she has an ipod), or just some music that you have in common (maybe not Neil, huh Gary?), She LOVES her daddy forever in blue jeans! a book about a place the two of you have been together, GREAt idea! or something that reminds you of that place. After a family trip to the beach which included an afternoon trying to make the perfect margarita, my dad got me a really cool blender a month later at Christmas. I thought that was pretty sweet. He also got me a teapot beacuse we always have tea together in the mornings because we're the first ones up. Cool! I think I'll get her a new husband!!


Of course, you could always go the tacky Christmas sweater route- always a favorite in my family for some odd reason...

Tacky...hummph....tacky...she says...humphh ;)

Well personally I love gift sets of lotions and body sprays etc. Usually I get them from Bath and Body Works or Victorias Secret, they have some amazing sets.

Thanks for the ideas BECKY...but I doubt if there is anything left at ours, if my step-daughter has gone "shopping" there...she is the Queen Of Victoria Secret...works there on breaks from school...I think she just applies her $$$ to "frilly stuff"!

Hope this helps...I'll let you know if there's anything else I think of

Does she like coffee? Some decaf from time to time

You could buy an inexpensive big cup. Another weapon to use on my :p son in law :p
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THANKS GALS!

EZMONEY
12-08-2007, 03:22 PM
Or you could ask your daughter to do a wish list on Amazon.com so you can get her whatever's on that list...

Problem here NEMISIS...whenever I go on Amazon it costs ME a fortune....how many Neil Diamond CD's do I "really" need! ;)

In general...gift cards from her favorite stores....can't go wrong there....:)

Personally, I'm eye-ing the "Daring Book for Girls" it's the female version of the "Dangerous Book for Boys." Yes, I know it's meant for teenage girls, but it still looks like a fun book.

Question... Is this the same daughter that just got married? Yes UNFORTUNATELY! Is there something off of her registry that she didn't get? You mean like a REAL HUSBAND? Registries are usually up for several months after a wedding. I prayed her marraige would be!

Otherwise I'd suggest, Bath & Body Works, a girly pink tool kit her :p husband :p would LOVE IT!! I'm gettin' him one! :carrot: (always handy to have), artisan chocolates, or perhaps a promise of a Daddy & Daughter day at the movies or something similar. Heck I'll buy her a lifetime movie pass if she will move back home!

Myself, I have my DH's grandfather in our gift exchange and I'm racking my brain to get him something that isn't the same old thing we always get.

A Big Bottle Of Wind Song!! Stays on MY mind!

Personally, I'd crochet an afghan and wrap it up with a big cup and a box of good hot cocoa. But since you don't crochet...What in the heck do you THINK I do during hockey season?

You could do a basket or bag filled with slippers, smelly stuff from bath and body works and other girly stuff.Another great idea for her :p husband :p And a framed picture of you and her together somewhere...even if she was a little girl.LOVE IT! I have just the picture! Actually, especially if she is a little girl. And a CD of songs you and her like.MY GIRL by The Temptations!!

Good luck! I'm sure you'll find something fabulous!! Of course I will ~ I found 3FC didn't I!

Oh, and for the record, I love Wind Song. Bet it goes sweetly next to my Old Spice.

How about a nice pair of pyjamas? (and a little bottle of Wind Song) Great idea ~ do they still have them with chastity belts?

I think a gift certificat to any place she loves to shop at...weather its a mall or spa. Personally im a big fan of origins for facial stuff. But really give us some ideas of what your daughter likes????She like WHATEVER I like ...except that :p guy :p What does she do in her free time,FREE TIME? well she has a full time job, goes to school for her Master's, volunteers and has to :bb: baby sit her :p husband :p 24/7...not much free time there! does she have an ipod (an itunes gift card would be great). Is she a fan of sportsYou did NOT just ask that...****-OOOO...she is MY KID!! You should know better than anyone else here on that one kiddo......etc...give us a bit more info on her and maybe we could come up with a killer gift. You'd be suprised what you could get for 25$

Can I get her :p husband :p "disappeared" for that?

EZMONEY
12-08-2007, 03:40 PM
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Magazine subscriptions! For $25, you might could even get 2! I love Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Cooking Light, Shape... Another GREAT idea for her :p husband :p

I'm trying to think...I had a really hard time making my Christmas list this year! And I'm not much help ;)

Since you are SO awesome,Do you KNOW you you're talking too here? how about a day out with dad?Great idea but her :p husband :p thinks he is ALWAYS invited...dumb...I told him he wasn't invited to the WEDDING but he showed up anyway! Make a little certificate maybe -- since you have gotten into such awesome shape, PEAR is a shape? maybe some hiking and out to lunch? :D LUNCH!

Is she the one who just got married? As far as I can figure...I am having trouble getting it annuled...seems that dad's CAN'T legally do it with or WITHOUT the daughter's permission...go figure. If so I second the "check out the gift registry" suggestion.

Here are my ideas:

~Do you know anywhere in particular that she likes to shop, She's a GIRL! Any store that has frilly stuff! or that she has clothing from? If you did a gift card, try to think of places that you know she shops at.

~Is your daughter a coffee or tea lover? Her :p husband :p has never passed up a chance to spend her $$$ at Starbucks! If so, think about what she likes. If she likes coffee, I would get her a nice bag of Starbucks, Millstone, or some other gourmet coffee, a box or two of Nonni's biscotti (you can get them in the cookie/cracker section, or coffee section of most stores) they are DIVINE, and only 100 calories each. I would make sure that whatever you get for this is or looks, high end. You don't want to put Maxwell House or Coffee Mate in there, because that is something that she would normally buy herself, not a splurge. You can go in Starbucks and get individually wrapped tea biscuits, cups/mugs, and so on.

~Does she drink/like wine?Alcohol is not my daughter's choice for beverage...but her :p husband :p is not above drinking my last beer! He thinks BYOB is everyone BUT him! Check and see if there is a local winery near you. A nice bottle of wine at a local winery is usually $10-$20, and you can get beautiful wine bags/wrap about anywhere-they even sell them at The Dollar Tree for $1.00. A local bottle means more, and is usually tastier than one you would pick up at any store. Add a small gift, such as a bottle stopper, or a set of wine charms.

~Call her new husband. Ask him if he knows of anything that she wants, or has mentioned. :) CALL her :p husband :p? WHAT!? The guy is cluless....what part of "he's married to MY daughter" do you not understand?

~

REGISTRY REGISTRY REGISTRY.

You know she wants it. You know she hasn't gotten it already. Win-win! Great idea KIDDO...it just reminds me more of the dreaded day last May though :(

A DVD of old episodes of "Father Knows Best."
(tee hee)

Next to LEAVE IT TO BEAVER...my Favorite show...haven't I called you a smart double chopsticks before SPINY? ;)

EZMONEY
12-08-2007, 03:46 PM
Of course, tickets to tonight's DUCKS game...against the SABRES would have been cool...but a little more than $25 bucks!!

GO SABRES!!A great win for the Mighty Ducks too! ;)

I'm also a fan of gift cards. A friend once gave me an American Express gift card so I wasn't limited to one store. Then, she looked up a bunch of things she knew would be of interest to me and printed them out, giving them to me along with the gift card. She wrote a little thing to go along with it -- it was nice. Sounds like a very nice idea.

Sorry I never thought about adding the scent types

~I completely agree with aphil, get the forever frosting if you go with bath and body works. It smells so good, I also want to eat it sometimes :lol: Pretty sure her :p husband :p would use it all up!
.....

I like the idea of some nice pj's as long as you know her size, I love getting flannel FLANNEL! A great idea for her...nothing frilly for :p you know who :p comfy pj's because it's cold over here in wv, but I don't know how cold it gets there. :) Well dear..just last week it got down into the high 50's...brrr ;)

Good luck shopping!


That reminds me of another Bath and Body Works suggestion, EZ. I believe its called Vanilla(or maybe Velvet?) Tuberose. VERY nice..doesn't smell like a fruit or dessert, just a nice scent.

OH GOD!!! LOL My parents bought me that when I was 12. I spritzed myself all over (talk about overboard). I got sent home from school that day :o

YEP...sounds a lot like the HAI KARATE I wore in '67 or the AXE knucklehead nephew wears today! :)

EZMONEY
12-08-2007, 03:47 PM
Thank you all so much ~ I have recieved many good ideas and plan to use as many as I can up to my $25 limit!!

Tonia
12-08-2007, 10:13 PM
I am curious as to what you decided to get her ~ have you yet?

Bath and Body works is a safe bet...my dh said it would just be weird to buy ANYTHING at Victoria's Secret for our daughter...lol.

One suggestion (just one, I promise) is a personalized book/calendar from shutterfly.com.

Best of luck!

EZMONEY
12-09-2007, 01:56 AM
I am curious as to what you decided to get her ~ have you yet? No I haven't

Bath and Body works is a safe bet...my dh said it would just be weird to buy ANYTHING at Victoria's Secret for our daughter...lol. I totally agree!

One suggestion (just one, I promise) is a personalized book/calendar from shutterfly.com.

Best of luck!

She did give me a few hints today on the phone...some of you hit it right on!

EZMONEY
12-22-2007, 10:29 PM
Well my gift is all wrapped up for my daughter....I got her a ......:sssh: but don't tell her...she has been known to check in here on 3FC from time to time ;)...I will tell you though that she is gonna :love: LOVE IT! :love:

tamaralynn
12-23-2007, 10:32 AM
I hope she does... you're such a wonderful dad :)

shelby897
12-29-2007, 10:50 PM
Okay, so what did you get her?? I'm sure she loved it!!!

Too little, too late but I had an idea -- maybe for her birthday -- making a calendar with her wedding pictures.

EZMONEY
12-29-2007, 11:32 PM
Oh SHELBY!! How close you were...I already posted what I gave her in another thread (SHE LOVED HER $25 GIFT) here...here is another picture of it. It is a collage of pictures of her and I together from a baby to her wedding day! Look for my other thread! Thanks for the idea though. She gave Angie and I a book of her wedding day pictures for our gift.

shelby897
12-30-2007, 10:53 PM
You are an awesome dad!! Sorry I missed your other thread, I haven't been around too much lately!! Hope you had a wonderful hoiday!!!