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Looking for an elf

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Boringbitch Sat 17-Nov-12 05:39:59

Hi, does anyone know where I can buy an elf soft toy/ornament please?
I want to do the 'elf on the shelf' this year but struggling to find an elf that doesn't cost nearly £30! Found a couple on amazon but estimated delivery is up to 6 weeks.

Any help appreciated.
Thanks

Onlyhappywhenitsnows Sat 17-Nov-12 21:11:43

I have to say the ruby range lady is very nice too, she made my elf in accordance to how I wanted him! Hair colour, clothes, eye colour.

Huffpot Mon 19-Nov-12 08:59:22

I looked but had no luck with the Gund elves but also looked at Ruby Range and they're gorgeous.

The lady that makes them is lovely and I now have one being sent on Tuesday with a personalised introduction letter to my two little boys with direct positive encouragement from Santa re potty training and listening skills grin

beingginger Mon 19-Nov-12 11:30:15

I have a brand new elf on the shelf with book etc that I'm looking to sell if anyone is interested.

MarshmallowCupcake Mon 19-Nov-12 20:15:06

Our ruby range elf has just arrived too! Came within 2 days of ordering which is fantastic! I've got lots of ideas for the mischievous little elf to get up to and getting so excited.My charges got their letter from Santa tonight (mb sprinkled flour all over the fireplace in charge #1's bedroom - thats the sign that santa has been down the chimney and left flying dust!) saying that he's sending over an elf to stay with them till Xmas eve. The boys are 4 & 6 and were amazed at the letter that mentions so much about them :-))

maxybrown Mon 19-Nov-12 20:24:27

I ordered a ruby range one this morning, not sure how it will go down but let's see

Clothilde Mon 19-Nov-12 20:49:26

The peppermint elves are out of stock at bigfatballoons. I emailed them and they said that the new stock isn't due until 10th December. I'm now dithering between Ruby Range and a Maileg pixie.

thegreylady Mon 19-Nov-12 21:40:48

How much do you want for it poH?I would love one for my dgc-please pm me with details if it hasnt gone already smile

2anddone Tue 20-Nov-12 11:32:41

I got a cuddly elf on the shelf from www.purebaby.co.uk was £14 delivered and came within 2 days looks really cute too

Huffpot Fri 23-Nov-12 14:48:55

Marshmallowcupcake I like the delivery method for the letter.

My DS's are only 2 and 3 so won't deliver the letter until next Thursday or so as I think they wouldn't understand a long wait for their elf.

I am so excited!

cambridgemum2 Sat 09-Nov-13 12:50:45

They still have some at www.theelfcompany.com xx

keli5325 Sat 09-Nov-13 13:04:50

i found mine in ikea they had loads and only £4smile

CarmonEileen Sat 09-Nov-13 15:37:16

Not quite 'on the shelf' but, we found a cuddly largish elf in Tesco last year, in the Christmas soft toys that they do, it might be called Emily and friends, its fab an and as its larger than the branded elf it was great fun to play with. We did find an elf sized one in B n Q afterwards though so maybe look there. grin

MumofMartinandLaura Tue 14-Oct-14 12:07:07

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KnittedJimmyChoos Tue 14-Oct-14 12:20:02

i got mine in ikaea tp

loubielou31 Tue 14-Oct-14 12:26:24

This one from e bay. Put Ragdoll elf in the search.

Champagnecharleyismyname Tue 14-Oct-14 13:16:15

I bought this one, she is lovely. mylittleelf.co.uk/shop/missy-elf-with-journal/

DuelingFanjo Tue 14-Oct-14 13:21:47

They have some in Sainsbury at the moment - I am sure they are under £10

DuelingFanjo Tue 14-Oct-14 13:23:54

here it's called This little elf and I saw them there last night.

DuelingFanjo Tue 14-Oct-14 13:25:24

they are £5

Guitargirl Tue 14-Oct-14 13:27:30

I bought our (boy) elf 4 years ago, the official elf on the shelf one. But this year I have decided to introduce a female friend so bought a girl elf on ebay last month for 7 pounds. It was just the elf as we already have the book from boy elf. Ebay seem to have quite a few there and you should definitely be able to get a more reasonably priced one - especially if you don't want the book. We don't really use the book anyway as the book says you aren't supposed to touch him, etc.

MumofWombat Tue 14-Oct-14 13:30:10

This is the elf mentioned just above. Brilliant value for £5.

tanya1312 Tue 14-Oct-14 14:11:47

Card factory now have one with book as well under £5

momb Tue 14-Oct-14 14:14:56
CoffeeChocolateWine Tue 14-Oct-14 14:22:23

Could someone please explain what elf on the shelf is or what the elf does? Sounds fun but not quite sure I get what it's about!

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