Struggle to keep track of your list? Ta Da!

(12 Posts)
AuchAyethenoo Thu 12-Sep-13 20:00:05

so yes, this has indeed been stolen from the sparkly side but it really is a good idea. It allows you to keep a centralised list that can be updated as and when and gives inspiration (or the opportunity to steal) from others ideas.

So get sharing!

_DD1 (13 @ Christmas)_

Pamper Hamper:

Salon gift voucher
Selena Gomez perfume
Bath bomb and handmade soap set
Organic face mask set
Deodorant set

Music/entertainment Hamper:

iTunes voucher
Voucher for kindle
New earphones
Twilight soundtrack cd

Movie Hamper:

Cinema voucher
DVD's (yet to be confirmed)
Popcorn
Hot chocolate with a personalised mug
Sweets

LOTS of books (possibly a waterstones voucher).

I will update when I can extract DD3 from my breasts.

Am I being really dense.... has a link been lost?

CaptainSweatPants Fri 13-Sep-13 13:19:06

What's it all for ? Her main present ?

50shadesofknackered Fri 13-Sep-13 16:30:34

Sorry, I'm confused.

AuchAyethenoo Sat 14-Sep-13 09:03:06

Sorry for not being clear.

It's a thread for everyone to write down their gift lists for Christmas, to keep track of things and to share ideas/gets tips for gifts. So the things I have written is what I have gotten or will be getting for my eldest. For me it helps by keeping a centralised list (that I can't lose).

Hope that's a bit clearer (I havent slept in 4 years!).

BeaWheesht Sun 15-Sep-13 00:05:22

There's also an app called no more socks which a good way of keeping track.

But I always buy socks blush

AuchAyethenoo Sun 15-Sep-13 08:37:05

Ah, thanks for that beawesht. I like the fact that being able to share lists means being able to take/give inspiration from others, rather than scrolls and scrolls of threads asking what to buy a 2/3/4/45 year old.

I'm not sure if it's just not wanted/needed on here or if perhaps it's just a bit too early?

cheekycherryza Sun 15-Sep-13 12:22:49

Brilliant idea:

*DD 3*:

Barbie princess carriage & horse, disney princesses dolls with dresses
Cinderella castle, Loads of furniture, shoes & accessories for princess dolls
Set of 3 magiclip mini doll princess sets with various outfits, princes, accessories etc

(all above is from ebay, car boot sale job lots)

Princess activity book with headband from M&S
Bath crayons
princess knickers
princess hair accessories
Disney snow white & little mermaid DVD's

I'm making her a hair bow hanger for her hair accessories and clips, granny will be giving her a voucher from the disney store, and I'm making her a table fort.

Things I've swapped with facebook crafters:

A door name plaque
cinderella necklace
Cinderella bracelet with her name on it

DH
Smoker for meats and fish (he's a real foodie) and a wine making kit, preserving book

Grandparents
Canvas pictures of grandkids
Homemade goodie hamper: jam, arancello, mince pies, truffles & coconut ice

gifts for friends
Bottles of arancello or blackberry liqueur
Homemade sweets & biscuits

me
I'm buying myself Cherry Menlove's book!

OneUp Sun 15-Sep-13 12:44:50

Fab idea smile

So far I have for my eighteen month old (will be almost two at Christmas):

- A Play Kitchen (picked up from a charity shop for £20 completely unused)
- A homemade apron
- Puzzle from Aldi (99p)

Need to think of some good stocking fillers for her and am on the look out for cheap play food.

Fiance:
Am thinking of making up a date night in a box with a dvd and popcorn or organising babysiting to go out early next year (so Vue cinema voucher + Restauraunt voucher)
- Socks (he's always desperate for them!)

Brother
- Lego books
- maybe chocolates

Sister
- No idea, something with a moustache on probably

ZombieBelle Sun 15-Sep-13 20:44:12

DS(5)
Lego of some sort
Imaginext Wolverine and Juggernaut figures
---------no idea what else----------

DD(2.8)
Duplo cake kit
Caillou doll
Angelina Ballerina DVD
Books
Probably some peppa pig things

DH
really cheesy dvds from CEX
no idea, maybe a food hamper. we're a bit broke at the moment as hes starting up a new business so irregular wages, so nice food might be a bit of a luxury

Dad
Lego (yes I know, but he loves it)

Mum
I make jewellery so will make her something

Gran
beautiful necklace I actually found in tescos in their sale. She'll love it and so pleased with the price.

Best friend

We're doing a £5 limit per adult only to be spent in poundland/home bargains etc to see what we can get for each other with that.

AuchAyethenoo Mon 16-Sep-13 07:17:30

I love the idea of setting a specific budget for extended family gifts, it just makes you have to be more creative.

I had been thinking about doing some mini homemade treat hampers for extended family: HM chocolates, peppermint creams, flavoured fudge, truffles maybe even flavoured vodka jelly shots.

I'm going to be getting the hamper boxes from eBay, there's a shop that do different coloured and sized boxes at a very reasonable price, especially if you buy in bulk.

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