General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Seventyfour
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9376 posts since 6/10/05

posted 30 Jan 2021 15:58, edited 30 Jan 2021 15:58
I need an app that notifies you when a website is updated, I've used one before but can't for the life of me remember what it was. Any ideas?
Fläsket
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3916 posts since 14/8/04

30 Jan 2021 17:52
Page monitor plug in for Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-monitor/ogeebjpdeabhncjpfhgdibjajcajepgg
schtoop
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13036 posts since 9/4/07

4 Feb 2021 16:25
My friends are starting to have kids on purpose, whats a good gift to buy for a new set of parents?
LFC
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5597 posts since 14/6/11

4 Feb 2021 16:32
Have a look on my 1st years. Photo frames, books, keepsake stuff like that. All very nice.

Don’t buy clothes unless you really know what they are in to. Nothing worse than a shit outfit.
ismvil
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1820 posts since 16/9/11

4 Feb 2021 16:49
LFC wrote: Have a look on my 1st years. Photo frames, books, keepsake stuff like that. All very nice.

Don’t buy clothes unless you really know what they are in to. Nothing worse than a shit outfit.

You know LFC is saying that shit from the heart.
swiftus
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1499 posts since 1/7/09

posted 4 Feb 2021 16:50, edited 4 Feb 2021 16:50
schtoop wrote: My friends are starting to have kids on purpose…

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Doogan
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1029 posts since 13/4/14

4 Feb 2021 17:22
We had a baby daughter in December and got lots of clothes which was very appreciated. We also got something like 7 bunny toys, which I thought was interesting.

As a gift from a pal, I think anything is appreciated. It's the thought that counts sort of thing.
Best
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9931 posts since 21/10/05

posted 4 Feb 2021 17:35, edited 4 Feb 2021 17:35
I had a kid (on purpose) a few months back and can echo what LFC said. So many people bought clothes that weren’t our taste which were such a little a pain to return due to Covid. Most parents will have bought all the essential garb so get something a bit extra.

Everyone buys the same White Company baby kit or personalised stuff from My First Years, so maybe look at Ralph Lauren baby sets (always cheap on eBay), Mori - (eco friendly brand) https://babymori.com or something topper from Bonpoint - https://www.bonpoint.com/gb/newborn-gifts/accessories.html

My close friends buy a joint gift of an engraved silver spoon from Tiffany (think it’s about £150) for the new babies, and it always goes down well.

Book sets are really useful, we got a first edition Roald Dahl which was an amazing gift but not most useful!

The parents are often forgotten about so think about something for them e.g nice wine (no pentonville)

Stieff teddy bears make great gifts, https://www.steiff.com/en-uk
LFC
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5597 posts since 14/6/11

4 Feb 2021 17:39
ismvil wrote:
LFC wrote: Have a look on my 1st years. Photo frames, books, keepsake stuff like that. All very nice.

Don’t buy clothes unless you really know what they are in to. Nothing worse than a shit outfit.

You know LFC is saying that shit from the heart.

Laughing out loud

None of my 3 were on purpose, very exciting, especially at 21 with the first Cool
figurine
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6014 posts since 14/5/07

4 Feb 2021 17:59
Best wrote: My close friends buy a joint gift of an engraved silver spoon from Tiffany (think it’s about £150) for the new babies, and it always goes down well.
Report to the class thread.
Rirawin
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9537 posts since 17/7/05

4 Feb 2021 18:04
We've bought this https://www.cookfood.net/menu/meal-bundles/new-parents as a practical gift for new parents. Feedback has been that it's been a godsend as it takes the thought/effort out of having to cook everyday.
morning mist
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3506 posts since 29/5/05

4 Feb 2021 18:07
figurine wrote:
Best wrote: My close friends buy a joint gift of an engraved silver spoon from Tiffany (think it’s about £150) for the new babies, and it always goes down well.
Report to the class thread.

Nah, works for heroin as well as créme brûlée
Dreep
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1666 posts since 29/7/08

4 Feb 2021 18:44
schtoop wrote: My friends are starting to have kids on purpose, whats a good gift to buy for a new set of parents?

Couple pints when the pubs open back up.
schtoop
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13036 posts since 9/4/07

4 Feb 2021 20:55
Appreciate all the replies, will have a proper browse at the recommendations later Cool
Gaz
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2662 posts since 20/10/05

4 Feb 2021 21:01
Rirawin wrote: We've bought this https://www.cookfood.net/menu/meal-bundles/new-parents as a practical gift for new parents. Feedback has been that it's been a godsend as it takes the thought/effort out of having to cook everyday.

Co-sign for this one - the best thing anyone ever done for us after the wee manwas born was bring round home cooking etc.
Hanto
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3127 posts since 30/11/09

4 Feb 2021 21:08
Gaz wrote:
Rirawin wrote: We've bought this https://www.cookfood.net/menu/meal-bundles/new-parents as a practical gift for new parents. Feedback has been that it's been a godsend as it takes the thought/effort out of having to cook everyday.

Co-sign for this one - the best thing anyone ever done for us after the wee manwas born was bring round home cooking etc.

This does look decent actually.
generic_guy
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9971 posts since 16/9/02

4 Feb 2021 23:40
Cook meals are v decent, didn't have as new parent just lazy.
Lamb Tagine is particularly recommended.
swiftus
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1499 posts since 1/7/09

5 Feb 2021 09:01
morning mist wrote:
figurine wrote:
Best wrote: My close friends buy a joint gift of an engraved silver spoon from Tiffany (think it’s about £150) for the new babies, and it always goes down well.
Report to the class thread.

Nah, works for heroin as well as créme brûlée

Laughing out loud

If someone gave me a £150 spoon, I'd have no idea how to react.
kid unknown
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5466 posts since 8/12/01

5 Feb 2021 09:18
We received a silver spoon (no Tiffany) and also some silver hair brush set. Both now at the back of a drawer. Not sure what we will ever do with them Laughing out loud

We also received quite a few clothes that never got worn and went straight to charity.
Felt a bit bad/ungrateful about this.

The most useful things we received were a hand made quilt/blanket and some plain John Lewis clothing.

MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

5 Feb 2021 09:45
Food boxes are a great shout for parents.

Similar to above, received a bunch of baby stuff that was put in a box and hasn't seen the light of day since.

May sound daft but couple of presents our daughter got as a baby and still treasures - a Jellycat bunny, and a copy of this.