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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Gift Ideas

Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 03:31
waroffice
brother-in-laws birthday on sunday no idea what to get him, firebox is rubbish
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 03:31
steve_ancell
My Brother-In-Law's birthday is on the same day as mine, except for him being 14 years older than me, this coming Monday. He'll be 53 and I'll be 39.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 06:11
Afr0
Is he the geeky type?

Then this might be something for him.

Is he perhaps more elegant?

What about James Bond?

Or does he prefer to fly (I can recommend these!)?

Maybe he likes the ocean?

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Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 06:18
waroffice
Love it afro, if I aint getting a DB9 neither is he!
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 09:50
JL235
These days I go for 'random selection of stuff' type gifts. In Birmingham there is a corridor of shops that specialize in vintage stuff, so it's random stuff from the vintage tobacconist for dad, random stuff from the vintage chocolate place for my sister, and random stuff from the vintage off license for my brother.

The aim is to just provide things they already like (smoking, chocolate, alcohol), but cos it's from the vintage shops, it looks unusual, making it a gift.

If you don't have a vintage corridor of shops near you, a walk around Selfridges would suffice. These days, plenty of supermarkets and off-licenses also have a good stock of random local ales.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 13:06
Dabz
Yep... Im partial to random ales, and scotch for a prezzie... Cannot go wrong with that, though, it's always best to ask real ale drinkers what local brews are the best, because sometimes, you can pick up an ale and its like marmite, as in, bloody awful, and... Still bloody awful!

For my own taste buds, I'm quite partial to chocolate stout, sounds odd yeah, but tastes glorious, the chocolate is very subtle and doesnt over power that stouty taste, all in... I could drink one now!

I've also had a bit of a fetish for belgium beers too, cloudy ones... At the weekend, I bought some Duvel (Not cloudy), never realized at the time the sods were 8.5%! Was expecting them to be awful, sorta Special Brewy, but, they were canny, would get them again!

Dabz

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Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 15:23
Afr0
Wtf, they sell vintage chocolate? Doesn't it go stale?

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Fri, 05 Apr 2013, 08:55
Dabz

Wtf, they sell vintage chocolate? Doesn't it go stale?


More probably its new chocolate, that has vintage packaging and/or made in a traditional way... However that goes!

Dabz

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Mon, 08 Apr 2013, 03:42
waroffice
In the end I got one of these

The kit version with glue and paints included.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013, 03:46
Jayenkai
Oooh, luvly!
Mon, 08 Apr 2013, 09:22
waroffice
I was up your end of the woods to purchase said model, from Bolton Model Mart, I will take this opportunity to say the Octagon car park in Bolton may be convenient but its difficult to drive round even with my little civic
Mon, 08 Apr 2013, 10:08
Jayenkai
Model Mart's still going?! Good grief, that must be the only shop left in town!!

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Mon, 08 Apr 2013, 13:20
waroffice
its a lot smaller and moved up the road from what i remember when I was a kid