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    Gift advice needed

    I'd like to give my step daughters (24 & 20) each a small gift, as a momento of the Jubilympics and as they've both had a really exciting year full of 'firsts' - but I'm worried that my middle-aged taste won't cut it!

    I was thinking maybe of some kind of charm bracelet with relevant charms? but my budget isn't up to much in the jewellery department (about 100 each) and I'm not sure they'd be into charms anyway. They both like quite simple things and Cath Kidston is a great favourite. Any suggestions gratefully received!

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    I can't decide whether to be a good example or a horrible warning

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    be getting something of the Cath Kitson website and personalise that? there's is plenty of material you can buy.

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    Links of london have done a range for the games. Not sure if there there taste or the website. If not what about going on to the offical website for the games and getting them a nice jumper or t-shirt? I've just got one which I shall now be wearing for netball.

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    See, I would get something from here:

    Coins

    but only because I think it would be a good keepsake and potentially a good investment. My Granddad bought me a silver jubilee coin because that was the year that I was born, and he bought my son a coin when he was born too. In fact he bought several over the years and about a year before he died he sold some and bought a new settee with the proceeds.
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    Thanks to everyone for the brilliant suggestions. I've been looking through all these sites and I've picked a few things out. I'll post a list later and you can tell me which (if any) I should go for! x

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    I may be a little late but have you thought about a Pandora style charm British Rose.. although I'd get a cheaper necklace/bracelet for it

    There are other options obviously, but you can keep it simple or they can add to it...
    Nothing to see here, move on by....

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    Also a little late, but I am 26 (very nearly 27, how did that happen?!) and I love the charms idea.

    I was thinking of starting one for my daughter for either a birthday or Christmas but just havent gotten around to it. I like it because you can add anything to it and the charms can be really cheap, or very expensive and anyone can add to it over the years
    Plus it doesnt necessarily have to be worn, can be kept somewhere safe to remember certain events etc in one's life.

    Im also a soppy person though, so Id love to be able to sit there when Im old and (hopefully!) have great grandkids and explain all the charms to them.

    egieoh xxx

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    I've ordered each of the brats one of these

    Opening and Closing Ceremony Programmes - set of 4 | Books Official Olympic Shop

    But won't be letting them get their grubby little paws on them til they're much older!
    'You can't give a person who has periods too much responsibility!'

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    How about a trinket box? I know its not olympic or jubilee themed but you could get it engraved with the year and their names and then they can fill it with the things to remind them of their year of firsts- or you could even?
    All the cool kids have a signature but I have nothing witty or profound to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden_showers View Post
    I've ordered each of the brats one of these

    Opening and Closing Ceremony Programmes - set of 4 | Books Official Olympic Shop

    But won't be letting them get their grubby little paws on them til they're much older!
    I now want to be one of your little brats... please, can I?! Can I?! Haha

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    Links of London are currently having a sale on their Olympic stuff (Mr Sluice was gutted as he had bought me the goggles charm a week ago, and then it got reduced!) The charms can either be worn on a sweetie bracelet or put onto a necklace as a pendant - look really good either way!

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    Or the Olympic stamps that are being produced for each winner or bits from their other ranges

    The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Royal Mail Shop

    Sluice

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    Quote Originally Posted by egieoh View Post
    I now want to be one of your little brats... please, can I?! Can I?! Haha
    You could be my bit of fluff depending on your age... A lot more fun I can assure you
    'You can't give a person who has periods too much responsibility!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden_showers View Post
    You could be my bit of fluff depending on your age... A lot more fun I can assure you
    Oooh, sounds intriguing.... Im 27 next week, but can claim hubby's age if it'll help? He's 21

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    This is so amazing. I started out with no ideas and now I'm overwhelmed by choice. Thanks so much everyone for the brilliant ideas. I think I'm going to have to draw straws!

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