Christmas present for Granny

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Sue G

Christmas present for Granny

Question for the grandmothers.

Would you be happy if your grandchildren made you Home Made Sweets for a Christmas Present.???????

I really don't know what to buy her this year, & to be honest a bit fed up with spending money on presents she never keeps.

So thought the kids could make things like, Creamy Vanilla Fudge/Turkish Delight/ Chocolate Fudge with Nuts & some Truffles. Saw some nice little boxes & glass jars we could put them in.

Hubby just pulled a face when i suggested it.

The only present she has really liked was the Walking stick (fold up one from the sports shop) we got her last year.

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Pattie

Present for Granny

I think that is a lovely idea. My Great Granddaughter..not quite 4 years old...with Daddy's help... makes Biscuits for me and I just love getting them. The fact that they are made by the children will make them that bit more "special". Certainly does the trick for me.
Pattie

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Sue G

Present for Granny

Thank you Pattie,

Will get the kids baking on the weekend.

Hope you have a wonderful christmas with your family
Sue
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Gerry

Sweets for grandmas


"Question for the grandmothers.
Would you be happy if your grandchildren made you Home Made Sweets for a Christmas Present.???????."


Does she actually eat sweets? I don't know any adults who do.

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Wendy

Grandmas

I would prefer anything homemade, whatever it is be they sweets or a picture they've painted, from my grandchildren rather than anything they bought as there is much more thought and love put into it.

Sentimental, I know, but their mother has always bought the gifts from them to me and I would prefer their choice.

Wendy

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Sue G

present for granny

Thanks Wendy

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Anastasia

Anything

Oh Sue I would love anything my Grandsons made for me, much better than going to a shop to buy something that someone else has made.

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Sue G

present for granny

Thanks Ann,

if it was for my own mum (sadly she died many years ago) i wouldn't ask, as she was a good granny to my sisters children.
The childrens granny is hubby's mum, and not really the hands on granny type.(plus she is french)

Hope you and your family have a lovely christmas
sue

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Queen of Puds

Christmas present for Gran

I'm not a gran (hopefully not for a few years yet!) but the thought of anything homemade is brilliant!

I posted a recipe for microwave fudge in What's Cooking last week - really simple to do (no scalding toffee) & all my colleagues think it's fab, but it is so simple that kids can do it with very little help. I added pistachio's for a change - good results.

So I think you are darn right (whatever OH thinks)!

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queen jean

gifts for nanna

yes i think gifts made by the kids are fab, only got one grandaughter shes 10 and i look forward to her xmas card that she has made every year and it sits on mantel .its the best xmas card every year ,she also makes me rock buns and i love them .no need to go out buying gifts ,because nothing compares to a gift made with love and thought soppy i know but its true ahh bless them

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Sue G

present for granny



I posted a recipe for microwave fudge in What's Cooking last week - really simple to do (no scalding toffee) & all my colleagues think it's fab, but it is so simple that kids can do it with very little help. I added pistachio's for a change - good results.

So I think you are darn right (whatever OH thinks)!"


Thanks, saw the recipe the other day, don't have a microwave but will give it a try in a saucepan

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jampling

Christmas present for gran

Homemade gifts from grandkids - absolutely! Always well received.

But as Gerry said, does she actually eat sweets? Could that be why hubbie responded the way he did? The other thing to consider is that fudge and some crackly nut sweets can be hard/impossible for older people with dentures. I would try to check if this might be an issue.

If sweets turn out to be out of the question, there are lots of savoury snacks/bakery goods, including preserves, that I am sure Granny would love to receive.

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Gerry

Our granddaughter's gifts

"But as Gerry said, does she actually eat sweets? Could that be why hubbie responded the way he did? "

At 18 months it was dough fish and owls to hang on the tree. As she grew it was collages, then paintings. Last year it was patchwork cushions she'd made.

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Sue G

present for granny


"Homemade gifts from grandkids - absolutely! Always well received.

But as Gerry said, does she actually eat sweets? Could that be why hubbie responded the way he did? The other thing to consider is that fudge and some crackly nut sweets can be hard/impossible for older people with dentures. I would try to check if this might be an issue.

If sweets turn out to be out of the question, there are lots of savoury snacks/bakery goods, including preserves, that I am sure Granny would love to receive."



No problem with her liking sweets & chocolate.
We had a go at making fudge yesterday, did creamy vanilla, chocolate and also made some Turkish delights, did a taste test this morning, all really good.

 
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