Another bargainous christmas gift ideas thread already? Surely not!

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reastie Sun 28-Oct-12 08:15:31

Websites which are good to check for deals hot deals UK offer of the day and money saving expert

Track amazon prices at camel camel

Argos Clearance childrens PJ sets here

Asda Toy sale here

Ashica worth a look here . I think that link is for fellow mner to get credit for referrals (hopefully I did it right!)

Bangzo worth a look for books. Daily offers. here

BHS 10% off with COUNTDOWN10 or if buying kids items, FDKIDS gives you free deliver (£3.95) here

Body shop has an offer on ATM if you enter PAYDAY into the checkout you get £5 off £15, £10 off £25 or £25 off £50 spend AND if you spend more than £35 you get a free gift here or code LOVE for 35% off or try 14671 for 30% off

Book depository worth a look here

Book People - Try codes XMAS262 or W3LOCT or 264XMAS Winter Wonderland book selection is popular here

Burtons code AWBOOK gets you £10 off a £40 spend at Burtons menswear until 15th November. here

Cath kidston code for free delivery on orders over £30. Normally £3.95. Code is CKGG. here

Canvas print free here (plus postage) using code huswxp

Charades for Kids only £6.99 here

Cox and Cox - 15% off with code ERN15, ends 15th Dec here

Debenhams free delivery SHD1 here

Disney store selected toys half price here

Disney christmas DVD box set £3 here

ELC - code SAVANNAH for money off order until end of November (not all items) here

Elemis 25% off here with code YYWEDDING25. Not valid on collections/experiences/travel sizes

The entertainer is worth a look for toys here Try 5% off with 8MVC or 8VCC

Face cloths personalized reduced to £1.99 here

Gap - 30% off with code GRAZIA here £10 off a £50 spend with gapvc10

GHDs from asos here £67 when using code MIDSEASON15

H&M code 1304 to get £5 off and then add 0186 to get 20% off whole order here

Hive here to support local independent book shops when buying books online

Hexbugs christmas styley here for about £10 inc delivery . More hexbugs here, don?t forget to use debenhams codes mentioned earlier

HMV have a trade in for new ipod touches here

Jojo maman bebe 10% off and free del MM21 or save £10 when you spend £50, £20 when you spend £100, and £40 when you spend £200, use code MTF22 here

Joules -Postage currently only £1. They have a mid season sale on too here 15% off and free delivery, on full price items only HBL15C2, £10 off £60 spend AF1060, £20 off £110 spend AF20110
Unconfirmed codes: £10 when you spend £30 BBYCNU3. £10 off any £30 spend, BBYCNU3 valid 29 Oct to 2nd Dec

Ipod docking station from debenhams £25 from £50 here SHD1 for free delivery BG27 for 10% off

L'Occitane If you spend £35 you can use AQU17 for a free gift set worth £23 or any of these:
20% voucher off full price items: MCNOV12
If you spend over £35 use AHUD1 to get free immortelle Collection (worth £20)
Also free full size shower gel if spend over £35 with YOURGIFT
You can only use one code though. here

LaRedoute £30 off a £60 spend code is 0280. There is also a £30 off £60 spend code 0280. Has been used to buy converse! here

Lego thread about discounts on MSE here

Matalan 20% off a £40 spend with the code MAT101240 and free returns. Plus you get free standard delivery if you spend over £50. Go through Quidco and get 5% cashback too. here

Molton Brown - MARIE10 £10 off any order, THANKS free full size shower gel/bubble bath with any order. Postage £4.95. Can’t use both codes together here

naked wines offer is worth a mention - the £40 voucher here

Peppa Pig Space ship at Argos £11.99 here

Photobox - Use offer code 50BOUNTY for 50% off on Personalised Gifts and Prints here

Red house 131FREE is the delivery code here

Sock shop free delivery SOCKIT here

Spice kits can be bought from the spicery

Sylvanian Families half price here

Tesco - LOVEAUTUMN gets you £10 off a £50 spend at Tesco clothing until 31 October here

Thorntons have 5 boxes of choc for £20 here

Wallis jewelry sale here VCFREE for free delivery

Whittard New customers only welcome10 gives 10% off first order at Whittards. And coffee20 gives 20% off coffee here

The works free delivery code BND7 here or OCT20 for 20% off and delivery for 99p

Uniqlo £10 off £60 spend with ocado10. don’t forget the amazing Orla Kiely scarves here

WH Smith book bundles here Try code WHSPIC20 for 20% off and delivery is free for orders of £15, or if you collect from a store.

Zulily is worth a look and has new stock every day. MUMSNET20 for 20% off use this link to earn me some credit for referrals thanks

Apologies for all I've forgotten/not had time to link up from previous thread. Some codes may no longer work, please let me know if that's the case so hopefully I can update stats for next thread. Many thanks to everyone for all of these offers grin thanks

reastie Sun 28-Oct-12 08:17:12

Old thread here

Frontpaw Sun 28-Oct-12 08:23:32

Wow! Did you get that Toys 3 Us give you a playmobil advent calendar if you spenf £45 on playmobil toys, and BOGOF on star wars little characters (£8.99 each). Also other bits and bobs in there.

HocusPocusPigInACaldron Sun 28-Oct-12 08:26:29

Marking place, as usual thanks reastie can't believe it's now number five. Although trying not to look as much as shopping 99% done.

LaTrucha Sun 28-Oct-12 08:37:27

Adding the Vertbaudet codes for the top of the thread:

£15 off a £20 spend 5572

40%off your first item and £15 off all other full price items 5569 ends 31 Oct

MonsterBookOfTerrors Sun 28-Oct-12 08:42:47

Marking place smile

free morph mask when buying a morphsuit at enter FREEMASK at checkout

20% off clocks and watches also at with code TIME

15% off spy gadgets also at with code BOND

Remember when shopping online to log into boots treat street, earn points for shopping at over 200 stores including ebay, toys ect.

Mega blocks Halo set down from 49.99 to 15.00!

Yellow furby back down to 47.99 on amazon

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sun 28-Oct-12 08:53:59

Marking place smile
Thank you for all the codes, I'm meant to have finished shipping but might have to add a few with these offers!

charlottehere Sun 28-Oct-12 09:05:51


McFarts Sun 28-Oct-12 09:08:28

Marking place smile

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 09:11:19

Reposted from old third thread-thehamburglar if you don't see this will pm you when I have my laptop on. My local Argos is getting Happyland Fairground on the 11th of Nov so I should be ok. Thank you so much though for the offer. I love this thread and lovely mumsnetters smile

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 28-Oct-12 09:12:14

Boots have their three-for-two offers on now as well.

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 09:12:23

4th thread even! Gosh are we up to five already.

oreocrumbs Sun 28-Oct-12 09:18:41

Morning all, thread 5 grin.

We are getting throughj one a week pretty much!

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 09:20:32

My flannels came yesterday and are great, as is the book bundle from The Book People. If anyone can find good offers on quality slippers would love to know. Dm happened to point out a pair of ugg ones and comment how much she would like some in her dreams.

Thanks to whoever suggested [ camelcamel]] to track Amazon prices. It's great - I added my whole wish list, and just got my first drop!

A LeapPad 2 gel skin for £2

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 09:37:03

New Articulate Your Life

Never played it but looking for a good Christmas Day board game.

MotherSouperior Sun 28-Oct-12 09:37:45

Thank you so much to you all for all the codes and bargains. Frankly the thanks icon isn't big enough.

If anyone is looking for present/birthday ideas Cox & Cox sale (which ends today) has some lavender heat pillows for £6.25 and velvet ipad cases/hot water bottle covers at around the £10 mark. Got one for my mother and a friend who has her birthday in December.

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 09:38:04

I'm not sure that that will work as from the app. It's on eBay deals and offers £30 to £15

mercibucket Sun 28-Oct-12 09:41:44

And do all your buying via topcashback or other cashback website for extra money off. It's 8 percent at boots atm for example

mercibucket Sun 28-Oct-12 09:41:45

And do all your buying via topcashback or other cashback website for extra money off. It's 8 percent at boots atm for example

rhondajean Sun 28-Oct-12 09:45:48

It's the big Gok wan set on special at boots this week , £22 instead of £44. Sorry I can't link on phone but its in the Christmas section of the website.

oreocrumbs Sun 28-Oct-12 09:49:53

Sargesaweyes I bought these Emu slippers for £22.77 a month or so ago. They are back up tp £60 at the moment, but add them to your wish list and see if they drop back down. They are a great slipper and a good brand. Amazon throws a cheap price out ever now and then.

oneofeach2010 Sun 28-Oct-12 09:50:38


Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 09:57:52

oreocrumbs they're perfect. Have added to wish list, thank you.

seasalt have 20% off today only, use code DAYLIGHT at check out. (must not buy dress for me, must not buy dress for me..)

TinyDiamond Sun 28-Oct-12 10:28:34


OoooOoooOoood Sun 28-Oct-12 10:34:10

Am here!

Piemistress Sun 28-Oct-12 10:37:06

Marking place!

Nothing to add at the moment but a big thanks to Reastie for setting this all in motion and everyone else who has posted useful info.

BuffyFairy Sun 28-Oct-12 11:15:16

Wow, 5th thread grin

Last minute have a spa day sale - book by Weds.

laurenamium Sun 28-Oct-12 11:18:01

Marking place! thanks reastie

28thawashout Sun 28-Oct-12 11:29:00

actually all Halo megablocks sets are massively reduced on amazon, just type megablocks halo into the search bar. hope this helps someone

EdsRedeemingQualities Sun 28-Oct-12 11:30:35


Well I've done my shopping, thanks in part to the other threads - and I can't get anything else for the children now. They will be spoilt.

But all the best to all of you...I will keep looking and add things when I see them.

shelley72 Sun 28-Oct-12 11:31:35

this thread is so useful thanks. has anyone come across any codes for hallmark cards?

pigleychez Sun 28-Oct-12 11:45:26

Marking my place for more bargains! smile

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sun 28-Oct-12 11:56:24

marking mu place.... sorry have been shopping more than contributing... great job ladies !!

mynameis Sun 28-Oct-12 11:56:53

Marking place again smile

HocusPocusPigInACaldron Sun 28-Oct-12 11:57:30

thanks for browneyesblue been after a skin or case for dds Leappad, just ordered that one.

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Sun 28-Oct-12 12:37:32

Marking place

ChristmasKate Sun 28-Oct-12 12:39:20

Marking my place


MistressIggi Sun 28-Oct-12 13:00:42

Here we are. Can anyone help with ideas for an almost 11 year old boy (not mine), stocking-filler type at under a tenner? Not even after a bargain so much, just a clue!

skyebluezombie Sun 28-Oct-12 13:03:08


WineGless Sun 28-Oct-12 13:17:18

Thanks reastie

Spaceform is on offer tomorrow at zuilly use reastie s link

Hi im sorry to ask cause i know this has been done but can someone link me to the fun lush bar thing?

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 13:35:59

Thanks reastie brew 5th already shock

We had to do a special run to recycle all the cardboard boxes from deliveries blush

I have mislaid my DN Xmas present - downside of early present buying!

silver28 Sun 28-Oct-12 13:36:19

sargesaweyes I was just about to recommend the slippers that Oreo suggested. I have a pair and have bought then for my sister for tho Xmas for £25. As Oreo suggested, I had them on my wishlist and bought when the price temporarily dropped.

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 13:37:44

waiting Fun Lush Bar

Thanks, i still dont understand it but it looks interesting

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 13:45:47

Hmm, the Disney DVD Boxset I linked to might only be one disc (got the link from MSE). I'm going to wait until I receive mine but it does say in product info 4 discs.

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Sun 28-Oct-12 13:48:51

jewellary set 9.99 4 earrings, and 2 necklaces in a jewellary box

breadandhoney Sun 28-Oct-12 13:51:19

Thanks for the new thread reastie thanks Thanks to the last two I only have 2 more gifts to buy - MIL and SIL. Am at a loss so looking for inspiration (and bargains of course!)

breadandhoney Sun 28-Oct-12 13:55:06

mistress how about this ? I've bought one for my 8yo nephew and almost 11yo stepbrother.

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 13:58:33

Warehouse - 25% off and free delivery with HALLOWEEN. 5% through Quidco

Looby12 Sun 28-Oct-12 14:05:28


Heartbeep Sun 28-Oct-12 14:32:35


Taffraid Sun 28-Oct-12 14:35:59

Waiting - I had a demo of the fun bar from Lush the other week. Its a bit like Play doh but its soap/bubble bath/shampoo. You just crumble a bit in your hand or the bath and add water and it foams up.

Prob is I'm not sure how long it would last before going dry, I think you need to wrap it in clingfilm to prevent this, and/or keep it on a dish/plate with cling film covering.

I am too lazy as I know the DC would just leave it out and it would dry up and I'd be pissed off. so I just spent a fortune on bath bombs instead

Aspiemum2 Sun 28-Oct-12 14:36:30

I found you not said in a creepy voice at all only 2 people left to buy for grin

lagoonhaze Sun 28-Oct-12 14:36:44

Marking place.

Im looking for cheap lego advent calendar- esp Star wars one!

Ah that wouldnt work at all they all go in to the bath box as we dont have anywhere to leave things covered in the bathroom. off on a hunt for christmassy bath bombs it is then

Aspiemum2 Sun 28-Oct-12 14:40:21

If its Christmas bath bombs you want you need the soap site previously mentioned. They have Christmas pudding ones. I can't link on my phone but I'm sure mooseymoo will be along shortly to help you out

Skivvytomany Sun 28-Oct-12 14:42:52

I love these threads, I'm getting excited about Christmas already. I was going to buy those lush playdoh bars but they would last for one bath in my house and get mushed everywhere. I'll get bath bombs instead or does anyone know what those mr matey bubble baths smell like now. Is it till the original smell from a few years ago? I'm busy planning hampers for Christmas Eve.

Skivvytomany Sun 28-Oct-12 14:46:58

Lego advent calendars are part of 3 for 2 on toys at tesco. Think the starwars was 19.99

everydayaschoolday Sun 28-Oct-12 14:52:49

MooseyMoo Amazon customer services say it's a 4-disc boxset. This is in line with the pictures below the main image, and the product info that says it includes '4 discs'. However, this is at odds with the reviews that appear to be reviewing just one DVD. I'm sure it will be the boxset smile.

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 14:53:29

<dons detective glasses and cape>

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 14:55:22

everday I think so too, but a few people on MSE thread were cancelling their order. Fingers crossed

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 14:57:16

Aha, found it...

Pamper Pantry

also Sudz Fun but only soaps

MooseyMoo Sun 28-Oct-12 14:58:50

Sorry ^^ for waiting Xmas bath bombs

they look fantastic thank you, hope if i give them early enough all 3 dc will be bathed an in bed by 9pm, wishful thinking maybe

Huffpot Sun 28-Oct-12 15:01:37

Fantastic thread.

Am going to do Elf on the Shelf this year but with an alternate elf as I find the proper one odd a bit creepy

Has any seen any nice ones on their travels?

everydayaschoolday Sun 28-Oct-12 15:08:05

Yip, I'm with you Moosey cancelling now is a bit premature. Can always return if not as advertised by Amazon smile.

Aspiemum2 Sun 28-Oct-12 15:18:48

That's the one Mooseymoo, I ordered some soaps and am delighted with them. Great novelty items grin

OoooOoooOoood Sun 28-Oct-12 15:33:35

Boots has triple points today but site running v slowly

everydayaschoolday Sun 28-Oct-12 15:59:31

Good DH/DP gift or teenager stocking filler? WH Smith Clearance. 'Gadget Shop' 1.5" Digital Photo keyring. Was £19.99 now £2.99. Holds 120 photos. Link is for pink one, also available in black. Delivery free for orders over £15 or delivery to store. Any lovely MN'tters have a free delivery code for WH Smith?

pink digital photo key ring

everydayaschoolday Sun 28-Oct-12 16:02:16
3bunnies Sun 28-Oct-12 16:14:31

Thank you, marking place as need to assess what I still need to get!

That keying is fab. No one to buy it for though!

Lilyloo Sun 28-Oct-12 16:16:41

20% off at Jack Wills with code LUCKY

Huffpot, we have one of the Gund peppermint elves, very cute. Thinking about a twin sister for Eggnog this year grin

Badvoc Sun 28-Oct-12 16:26:02

Any deals on galaxy tablet covers?

laurenamium Sun 28-Oct-12 16:39:43

Thanks for the key ring link thanks

Penguinbeaver Sun 28-Oct-12 17:09:26

Any suggestions for my 11yr old niece? She's quite grown up for 11, around the tenner-ish mark.
Ha ha MOosey we also had a special run to recycle boxes from these threads! Thanks

Pastabee Sun 28-Oct-12 17:12:30


OoooOoooOoood Sun 28-Oct-12 17:28:42

Anyone know how much you have to earn on top cash back to withdraw?

Im wondering if I will have enough by December to use for the 'last bits'

That's my link up there if anyone fancied joining <cheeky>

OhTheConfusion Sun 28-Oct-12 17:54:23

Whoops, posted then realised the new thread was up and running!

"Wow, so many bargins... thanks for the disney dvd offer!!!

ShoopShoop, I wear one to work with really thick tights and had my other one (tunic) on today with thick tights, long boots and knitwear... I love them too

I got a £10 off a £30 spend voucher on my receipt from the body shop on Friday (valid all of November). I only bought a £4 lip balm so worth a quick spend before the end of Oct if you have a few bits to get for christmas.

Also really pleased with my half price sylvanian families windmill (£25) for a birthday present... definately worth while to keep checking sainsburys as my local one has different sale stock every few days just now."

dementedma Sun 28-Oct-12 18:39:01

Campus gifts has a really good clearance sale just now. Cool funky stuff for teens

bigpants103 Sun 28-Oct-12 18:44:43

huffpot What on earth is elf on the shelf? I'm intrigued....

MaybeAMayBaby Sun 28-Oct-12 18:57:46

What's the Disney DVD offer?

I have the emu slippers too (a Xmas present a few years ago). They are lovely and hoping for some this year off DH. Thanks for the tip about putting on a wish list. I noticed a few days ago they were quite a bit cheaper. Annoyed that I didn't buy then!

MaybeAMayBaby Sun 28-Oct-12 18:59:39

Elf on shelf

My American fiend introduced us to it last year. My DD was only just two so hoping it'll be even better this year.
There is a DVD too apparently..

Damn, in my quest for a cheap Twister Dance having failed to find two other toys to buy with it in Tesco's three for two I was thrilled to find it on Asda Direct at sixteen quid. But out of stock. angry

Huffpot Sun 28-Oct-12 19:13:44

accessorizequeen I have my own firmly on those (they are lovely) but they have been out of stock since I found them sad

MaybeAMayBaby my DS is 3 and my youngest is 2 this year so am very very excited about the elf coming to stay.

I'm pretty sure you can print adoptions certificates and all that on line too

That keyring is brilliant...would make a great gift for DP smile Am off to order

HocusPocusPigInACaldron Sun 28-Oct-12 19:20:59

ancientmarinator Twister is £20.24 in Argos

Marking place - I love this thread grin

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 19:36:55

I've just ordered 2 of those key rings but wondering if I should order more as such a good deal!

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 19:43:19

I did it. Dm/Dmil/godmother will like one as part of gift I'm sure.

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 19:43:53

thanks for the link

beingginger Sun 28-Oct-12 19:53:10


Aspiemum2 Sun 28-Oct-12 20:00:31

Can someone please explain the elf on a shelf to me - I didn't really get the gist of it from the link. Seems like a lot of money for a toy and a book?? What am I missing? confused

HocusPocusPigInACaldron Sun 28-Oct-12 20:07:08

Anyone after books, i got this Michael Morpurgo Set for dd.

Only £16.99 for 16 books for The Book People, it has arrived and is lovely.

oreocrumbs Sun 28-Oct-12 20:26:15

Elf on the shelf - Pottery barn - half price shipping to the UK grin.

This was posted byAuscreemaAscare on the last thread! I wasn't going to do elf on the shelf but, I do love a bit of Americana, and the nightie is so cute!

oreocrumbs Sun 28-Oct-12 20:29:40

This explains elf on the shelf. An american tradition that is moving over here. There are a lot of threads in this topic about it.

I think I will start it next year, DD is only 2 and I think I will just be making work for myself if i do it this year. But I think once they grasp it, it will be wonderful!

oreocrumbs Sun 28-Oct-12 20:31:27
Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 20:32:00

I can't wait to do it (my own version anyway) but ds isn't old enough. I copied this explanation. I think you get a book with it aswell??

Every evening parents hide the elf in a different hiding spot for children to find in the morning. Then each morning, kids delightfully run around looking to find where the little elf landed after reporting to Santa at the North Pole the night before.

There is only one rule. Children are not supposed to touch the little elf (though they are allowed to tell him their Christmas secrets).

Each family gets to adopt their own little elf that is sent to them directly from Santa. The elf receives its "Christmas magic" as soon as the new human family gives him their own special name. Then their personal little elf returns year after year to make sure the children are behaving before Christmas arrives and reports back to Santa each evening.

The Elf on the Shelf is not only fun for children to find - but fun for parents to come up with creative places to hide the elf each evening (or at least come up with creative excuses about why the elf hasn't moved if parents forget to move him the night before). The general rule is the elf needs to be "hidden" in plain site so he can keep an eye on the kids to be sure they are behaving.

Parents are also receiving the benefit of better behaving children as they remind them that the elf is watching them and will give Santa a bad report if they act up.

After Christmas arrives the little elf goes back to the North Pole with Santa until the following year.

Sargesaweyes Sun 28-Oct-12 20:32:33

Bit late there lol sorry x posts

oreocrumbs Sun 28-Oct-12 20:43:41

Does anyone know anything about DS games?

I want to buy the new Professor Layton game, but so far can only see it for the 3DS. I only have a regular DS (and won't buy a 3DS because I can't see them. Turns out you need good vision in both eyes otherwise they don't work hmm).

Anyway what I want to know is will a 3DS game work on my DS. And if not is there a regular DS version of the game. Preferably for the £20 that Amazon has the other on for!

3DS games don't work on a DS, they have a little sticky out bit on the side which means they don't fit in the slot.

You really don't need the book & toy deal, some people make their elves for pennies. and there's loads of ideas and things to down load for free. The gund ones came on amazon on and off last year, I kept checking too, eBay as well until I got one!

Taffraid Sun 28-Oct-12 20:49:09

oreo - try Game, they sell second hand, or ebay

Taffraid Sun 28-Oct-12 20:49:50

Oh I just noticed you said the new one. Oops

Looby12 Sun 28-Oct-12 20:55:42

oreo I don't think it is available on normal DS which I am disappointed about as well.

oreocrumbs Sun 28-Oct-12 20:59:54

Argh, but I neeeed it. It has been my christmas present for the last frew years, it's become a tradition!

I really really don't want to have to buy a 3ds - entirely pointless for me as I will only see it in 2d. Does this mean they are phasing out regular versions of games?

Well that's me in a sulk now!

ScorpionQueen Sun 28-Oct-12 21:08:06

Penguin, while not exactly a bargain, DD was overjoyed with a £10 Claire's voucher last year and got quite a lot with it in the sale. She is 11.

BuffyFairy Sun 28-Oct-12 21:12:02

everyday thanks for the digital photo key ring link. I've just ordered 12! That sorts the grandparents, great grandparents and uncles presents from dd.

everydayaschoolday Sun 28-Oct-12 21:12:47

Maybeamaybaby Disney christmas DVD box set £3 (no delivery charge) link is on Reastie's OP list. Amazon advertises that it is a boxset of 4 DVDs, but some of the pictures and reviews hint at it being one DVD. Still avail to order, and Amazon Customer Services told me on the phone this afternoon that it is 4 DVDs. If anyone is unsure whether to go for it, I should get mine delivered this week and I will post on here precisely what is included and whether I think it's worth the £3. smile

everydayaschoolday Sun 28-Oct-12 21:15:11

glad the keyring link went down well smile. <takes a bow for finding a good 'un>

Naghoul Sun 28-Oct-12 21:20:33

did you forget the EXTRA 40% off body shop code? I've just availed myself of that smile

I made elves for shelves as gifts last year smile If you are all on about it again I'm going to put one or two on ebay wink

PebblePots Sun 28-Oct-12 21:22:19


Huffpot Sun 28-Oct-12 21:24:15
Huffpot Sun 28-Oct-12 21:25:22

Naghoul please do and let me know - I have some friends who would probably be interested :-)

mummymccar Sun 28-Oct-12 21:31:22

Is anybody else having problems with the WHSmith website? Tried to order those fantastic keyrings but when I click on the 'pay' part (last screen!) it does nothing. Went back to try again and it said that it couldn't register my card this time.
Any clues?
thanks to Reastie for such a great thread - you've saved me loads!

Taffraid Sun 28-Oct-12 21:33:13

Naghoul's elves are the business grin

mummymccar Sun 28-Oct-12 21:35:10

ooh I added one more to my bag and it worked - obviously just a ploy to get me to spend more wink

Bigwheel Sun 28-Oct-12 21:35:55

Whsmith site wouldn't take my payment for some reason, kept trying and it kept refusing.

MistressIggi Sun 28-Oct-12 21:36:36

Breadandhoney - thank you for the tip, have ordered one of those drum things, and got 5% off with a code from Reastie's first post. smile
Spent ages choosing another gift, from Joules, only for it to go out of stock and vanish from my basket!

Arithmeticulous Sun 28-Oct-12 21:37:09

Ebay has lots of elves, or pixies - TKMaxx also has things that can be used as.

Couple more hours on the Literacy Gift Company 10% off (Fallback)

Got 6 key rings!

Aspiemum2 Sun 28-Oct-12 21:49:03

Thanks all for the elf information. It's a sweet idea definitely, might come up with my own version and save some pennies grin

everydayaschoolday Sun 28-Oct-12 22:10:12

WH Smith has just accepted my order for 4 keyrings. Sorry for those having difficulties, perhaps website is getting intermittent peaks in activity.

HairyPotter Sun 28-Oct-12 22:17:12

Fab keyrings, can't seem to get website to accept payment either though sad

SandWitch Sun 28-Oct-12 22:20:48

I've just ordered a couple of the keyrings too - many thanks.

I received my Book People order yesterday - the Radio 4 plays are going to go down a storm with MIL I have just discovered the joy of audio books - Although Agatha Raisin is not my style, I am sure MIL will be happy.

SminkoPinko Sun 28-Oct-12 22:34:50

I have just ordered 2 keyrings- one for dad and one for father in law. Took a few goes with website playing up but what a bargain! Thanks.

AuscreemaAscare Sun 28-Oct-12 23:00:48

Thanks for re-posting the elf on the shelf link oreocrumbs as I hadn't realised that there was a new thread. You've saved me a job smile

I think it's excellent that whoever analyses such things was obviously referred back to the Elf thread last year with all of us going gaga then shock at the shipping prices grin

DH still thinks £29 for a pair of pajamas is extortionate a bit much but I need them to go with The Pajama Elves on Christmas Eve!

inchoccyheaven Mon 29-Oct-12 00:57:54

The book people have free delivery on everything until midnight weds 31st Oct if you use the code PUMPKIN

VoldemortsNipple Mon 29-Oct-12 06:56:12

Tim Burton Collection 8 box DVD set 15 pound on Amazon. Great collection for Tim Burton fans like DD or could be mixed up into different presents.

I think it includes a book but the synopsis is in Spanish.

janji Mon 29-Oct-12 07:04:28


Dylanlovesbaez Mon 29-Oct-12 07:05:12

These threads are amazing! I signed up to zulily ages ago but forgot all about it and now I've bought some gorgeous bits. Christmas is coming, yahooooooo!

breadandhoney Mon 29-Oct-12 07:05:22

Thanks for the keyring link! I've never seen these and what a great bargain! Anyone got a free delivery code for whsmith? <pushes luck>

breadandhoney Mon 29-Oct-12 07:07:17

Oh and I am Christmas shopping in bed at 7am in October. Never thought I'd see the day!

ClaudiaWinklepants Mon 29-Oct-12 07:19:42

Marking place

oreocrumbs Mon 29-Oct-12 07:19:50

Costco is now available online to non members!

Be aware that the prices on line are for members and non members will be charged an extra 5% + VAT.

I thought I would post it because I know a lot of people want to shop there, and haven't had the chance before. So now they can.

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 07:23:05

Just spotted a lovely wooden kitchen and various accessories in Zulily this morning. Kitchen is nearly half price at £66 but use code MUMSNET20 to get another 20% off.

This is good - Red Rover game for about half price on amazon with free delivery.

oreocrumbs Mon 29-Oct-12 07:36:26

I was just going to post that reastie! Think the discount code has changed to 20MUMSNE15 from the banner up there ^

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 07:57:07

oreo I've amended for next thread thanks

milkymocha Mon 29-Oct-12 08:06:56

Anyone received their keyrings? They look brilliant - too good to be true maybe?! Pessimist i am!

Elizabeth22 Mon 29-Oct-12 08:08:49

Marking place. Only my DH to buy for now. I've never been so organised for Christmas!

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 08:19:38

Ohh, have just ordered a couple of wooden foody bits from zulily for DD. FYI if you used the old code (mentioned at top of thread) in a previous order you can use the new code 20MUMSNE15 for 20% off too. I know the last code was an only use once per customer type of code, but now there's a new code that seems to work fine for me grin .

thanks to everyone who has posted and especially reastie for starting the thread. Loving all the bargains smile

herecomesthsun Mon 29-Oct-12 09:11:10

tried the keyring link, but out of stock now, never mind!

Nishky Mon 29-Oct-12 09:18:54

fantastic thread thanks

Frontpaw Mon 29-Oct-12 09:39:28

Isn't it great?!

My family usually get booze, chocolate/foody stuff and wooly/waterproofs (its cold and wet where a lot of my folks are!). Waitrose had some very nice San Leon (I thing that's the name) prosecco for £6.66 (eeek!) Which is good for 'goody bags' with chocs/tins of bikkies/hestons clementine christmas puds for teachers/postmen etc.

Any other boozy or wooly finds, people?

Also something for a 2 year old girl (no idea what they are into!).

Plus light stuff to be poster to the US. My sis loves books but postage is more than a book. D'oh - Amazon!!!

PopGoesTheWeeble Mon 29-Oct-12 10:08:38

Thanks OP for the heads up on the Zulily kitchen, I have been after a cheap wooden non-girly kitchen for ages!!

Sarae2201 Mon 29-Oct-12 10:11:18

Frontpaw My dd is 2 5 days before Xmas, here are a few of the things i've been buying for her (this is all split over xmas and birthday)... Dolls, dolls accessories such as pram,highchair, bottles etc. Toy kitchen, toy trolley, plastic food to go with trolley and kitchen. Crayons, coloured pencils, colouring books and sticker books.Simple jigsaw puzzles.Story books, a trike, toot toot car garage, toot toot cars. Hope this gives you some ideas smile

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 10:12:53

Frontpaw my DD is nearly 2 and I've just ordered her from [[/ zulily] some of the wooden play kitchen/food bits they have on offer today. She should play with it for a few years too. There's a code mentioned earlier for 20% off - 20MUMSNE15 . If that's not what you fancy getting then books are always good - DD loves lift the flap ones book people will have some good ones I'm sure and there's a free postage code upthread I think too. Happyland from ELC is also v good, not sure if there are any good offers on at the min.

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 10:13:49

zulily let's try doing the link properly this time!

Sarae2201 Mon 29-Oct-12 10:14:49

Oh yeahh i forgot to mention, happyland stuff!! Also Frontpaw you get some great bargains in shops like homebargains, B&M and in the Argos 2 for £15 offer..

1stMrsF Mon 29-Oct-12 10:18:05

15% off JoJoMamanBebe with code MTE22 before 5 Nov

1stMrsF Mon 29-Oct-12 10:20:10

Oops sorry, not full information: 15% off JoJoMamanBebe when you spend £65 with code MTE22 before 5 Nov

Frontpaw Mon 29-Oct-12 10:30:11

Thanks! She has a million toys as hand-me-downs from DS so some 'girls stuff' would be nice as she is a very pretty litte girly girl!

BerryLellow Mon 29-Oct-12 10:30:56

thanks reastie for starting another thread. Just marking my place so I can browse properly later smile

Loulousmummy Mon 29-Oct-12 10:45:56

The photo frame key rings are in stock in WH Smith if you don't mind a pink one. =Looks like I'll just have to keep it as no one to give a pink one too=

mummymccar Mon 29-Oct-12 10:55:50

If you sign up to Hotel Chocolat mailing list they will send you a voucher code for 10% off. Each code is individual though so can't post one here I'm afraid.

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Mon 29-Oct-12 11:06:15

Not a bargain, but a gorgeous gift idea for hard to buy fors. The Folio Society has some truly gorgeous books with beautiful illustrations, not just kids books, the handmaids tale, the hobbit, just so stories, animal farm and the origin of the species. I am in love.

OhTheConfusion Mon 29-Oct-12 11:08:15

Just odered this pop up tent from Zulily for £11.20 using the 20% off code grin

DN is three and loves his cars and this has a 'road map' inside for him to play on. It folds into a bag that can fit a few cars also it's pop up so nice and portable too.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 29-Oct-12 11:12:02

how does zulily work? does it really only have things for 1 day?

mummypigof3 Mon 29-Oct-12 11:15:12

Has anyone tried the photo box voucher? Does it include photo books?

MooseyMoo Mon 29-Oct-12 11:25:46

Tesco Christmas Clubcard Exchange starts 1st November

Turn every £5.00 worth of vouchers into £10.00 worth of tokens to spend in 12 great departments.

Toys & Bikes
Domestic Appliances & Personal Electrical
Furniture, Home, Cook & Dine
Finest Wine & Finest Champagne
Flowers & Plants
Christmas Decorations, Lights & Trees
Skincare, Cosmetics & Fragrances
Phones & Accessories
Frozen Food

OhTheConfusion Mon 29-Oct-12 11:30:41

Hi Sock, no the offers mostly kast for a minimum of 48hrs to a week. The items never go really cheap but they are normally good quality (and expensive) at a great price. Even better with the mumsnet 20% off code grin

Plus if you have a friend who already shops with them if they send you an 'invite' they get £10 to spend as will you if you refer friends when you join.

Chockywockydoodah Mon 29-Oct-12 11:40:56

H&M 25% off one full priced item online using code 0230 at checkout.

Could be an idea for your new Christmas party dress/outfit?!

MooseyMoo Mon 29-Oct-12 11:48:50

Joules have 3 for 2 on their Bath and Body items.

tulip27 Mon 29-Oct-12 11:49:03

Hello all, what a wonderful thread. Just wondered if anyone else is struggling with the molten brown code 'THANKS' the website is crashing when I try to check out with it.

MooseyMoo Mon 29-Oct-12 11:49:54

tulip have you used it once already?

Angelsus Mon 29-Oct-12 12:02:16

Re the Tesco clubcard exchange do you have to pay the full amount in vouchers or can you top up in cash?

gleemama Mon 29-Oct-12 12:03:15

tulip27 The Molton Brown website had problems over the weekend, kept crashing. Eventually I got it to work, but it must still be having problems. Think its a website problem rather than a code problem. Maybe try again later.

gleemama Mon 29-Oct-12 12:04:18

Angelsus You can top up.

whoneedstosleep Mon 29-Oct-12 12:10:29

I wonder if kindles would be considered a personal electrical?

Chockywockydoodah Mon 29-Oct-12 12:10:48

Ohthe LOVED the Zulilly pop up tents, but sadly (or maybe a good thing for my credit card) the girls house one was sold out. They are fab though! Very tempted by all the wooden toys on there too but MUST HOLD BACK!

MistressIggi Mon 29-Oct-12 12:32:34

Ohtheconfusion do you want to invite me to Zuilly? Looks like I can't see the tent unless I join!

laurenamium Mon 29-Oct-12 12:38:51

Would anyone like to invite me to join zulilly too? I've been tempted in...

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 12:47:02

Anyone else is welcome to give their own link for Zulily, but if you fancy mine thanks it's at the top of the thread or here

rhondajean Mon 29-Oct-12 12:59:22

That tim burton set looks amazing and my dd would love it but I see it's a 18, does anyone know which film is an 18 they don't look that bad but I haven't seen them all!


Batman returns
Charlie and teh chocolate factory
Sweeney Todd
Pewees big adventure
Corps bride
Mars attack
Beetle juice

So mostly look like kids films, are any of them too much for a 13 year old?

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Mon 29-Oct-12 13:05:15

sweeney todd includes killing scenes, but they arent hugley graphic and v fake looking but probably why the age is high as there are a lot of them. its a weird film like a musical with the odd dash of murder.Beetle juice i think is or was either a 12 or 15, i love the film but again has spooky parts which some children might be scared by and a few adult references.

rhonda maybe split the pack and keep the more adult ones if your worried.

whoneedstosleep Mon 29-Oct-12 13:44:54

Just got my ELC order of 2 touchy & feel board books. Were £4 each now 99p with free delivery. Great stocking fillers for little ones.

MistressIggi Mon 29-Oct-12 13:47:39

Sweeny todd gave me nightmares! Remember the oven scene near the end? <Shiver>
Sorry Reastie about your link.

yeah didnt like the oven scene, Helena BC gives me the heebie jeebies in general.

Afrodizzywonders Mon 29-Oct-12 13:51:35

Thanks for the keyring details from WHSmith, I'm making my own Christmas crackers this year and that ones going in my mums with lots of pictures of DS!

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 13:56:40

Sainsburys have a dolls house and some furniture half price for £30 here . Looks relatively basic to my untrained eye but v good price.

SandWitch Mon 29-Oct-12 13:57:11

If anyone has Scooby Doo fans to buy for Amazon Lightening Daily Deals are worth a look

SandWitch Mon 29-Oct-12 13:57:57

Excuse my spelling of Lightning blush

sunnyday123 Mon 29-Oct-12 14:01:55

Anyone know a code for Next? I have £70 worth of pjs to buy so could do with one!

ja9 Mon 29-Oct-12 14:14:37

Phew! You guys are fast shoppers! Marking place. Xx

Frontpaw Mon 29-Oct-12 14:41:54

DS loves my the family ipad. I'd love to get him one, but not at £329++++! I've seen kid versions of pads but not sure if they are half decent or not!

He likes playing games on then, using some graphics package to make comigs/graphics, using Apps and skyping. Not sure if there's an alternative to apple really.

Any ideas, folks?

thehamburglar Mon 29-Oct-12 15:00:07

Just popped round to Tesco, they are selling Baby Annabel dolls for £11/£12, down from £45.

milkymocha Mon 29-Oct-12 15:12:01

How about a refrubished ipod touch frontpaw ? Can buy them from apple and they come with a 1 year warranty, brand new box, earphones, charger etc!

whoneedstosleep Mon 29-Oct-12 15:15:08

frontpaw have you looked at kindle fire or a meep?

WineGless Mon 29-Oct-12 15:15:09

this company have some lovely gift canvases particularly for grandparents and are on offer at £29 instead of £49
Am ordering for both sets of grandparents

granger games also do refurbed electricals like the ipad, other tablets or touchs

iloveblue Mon 29-Oct-12 15:21:34

Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this but Into the Blue are doing 20% off gift experiences with code STAYWARM. Just booked 3 course Sunday lunch on a steam train journey for MIL and FIL for £75.

SandWitch Mon 29-Oct-12 15:23:33

Frontpaw - we have ordered this for dc.
I have a friend who has one and says it is great.

DorisIsWaiting Mon 29-Oct-12 15:40:24

thanks to whoever linked to the lightening deals, just bought scooby doo for wii for £7.99 reallt chuffed as they all love SD!

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 15:45:59

Whoever linked to the elf on the shelf pjs - you've just made me buy a pair for DD grin I couldn't resist . Have bought them in age 3 though (and she's not yet 2) in the logic they may well fall off her a bit this year (we can tuck the legs up!) but should also last her next christmas and possibly the one after too, so really, they were very cheap when you think of it that way hmm wink and I'm sure I can sell them on easily afterwards too.

mummymccar Mon 29-Oct-12 16:18:08

If you order 250 free business cards from vista Print (you have to pay p&p) they lend send you loads of offers for free products. I've ordered a photo mug, photo calendar, and created a t-shirt with a funny slogan on and only paid p&p!

mummymccar Mon 29-Oct-12 16:18:42

*send not lend! What on earth is going on with my autocorrect today?

Hi - don't know if this has been mentioned but there is a voucher for £10 off a £50 spend on full price adults at Clarks but if you use the voucher code online it's giving £20 off! The code is BETERM and is valid until 18th November.


BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Mon 29-Oct-12 16:40:52

barbie glam house 29.99 I think this is a good deal...

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Mon 29-Oct-12 16:42:19
BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Mon 29-Oct-12 16:44:55
Prizepudding Mon 29-Oct-12 16:45:08

Another thanks to the person for linked to the scooby doo wii game on lightning deals, my dd has the other one and loves it so will love this too, great price.

insanityscratching Mon 29-Oct-12 16:54:56

Wooden toy fruit here only 99p with code OCT126 postage £5

Not tried it copied from elsewhere though

insanityscratching Mon 29-Oct-12 16:57:40

Have tried code it works but not every time so just keep trying

Penguinbeaver Mon 29-Oct-12 17:05:56

Fireman Sam truck down from from £20 to £4.49

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 17:08:58

Thanks insanity - postage to my area was only £3.50 so excellent buy grin . It does say only a few left in stock though to anyone else interested.

Kelly281 Mon 29-Oct-12 17:20:09

These threads have been brilliant. I've bought quite a few Happyland bargains because of them!

Has anyone seen any good deals or codes on Dolce Gusto coffee machines? I'd like to get one for DP.


pigleychez Mon 29-Oct-12 17:27:54

Probably just being dense but cant see the Elf on the shelf PJ link?

Can some one relink to it please smile
I DD's would love them!

BeaWheesht Mon 29-Oct-12 17:31:15

Thanks whoneedstosleep just got Gruffalos child for bargain price

milkymocha Mon 29-Oct-12 17:44:12

Gutted the fireman sam jupiter seems to be out of stock at all local argos stores sad DS1 is FS mad and that has been on my list for a while!

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 17:45:52

pig elf on the shelf pjs be warned - if you click on the link you will not be able to resist them!

kelly281 just pm'ed you re the dolce machines

Those pjs are so cute but i dont do elf on a shelf sad haha

Heavywheezing Mon 29-Oct-12 18:28:15

Pottery barn delivers to the uk? Why wasn't I told!

laurenamium Mon 29-Oct-12 18:39:39

Thank you for the book offer on ELC with free delivery whoneeds I've just bought 2 touch and feels and a my first gruffalo for friends children grin thanks

sooperdooper Mon 29-Oct-12 18:43:40

I've signed up to wowcher daily emails, had some great bargains so far, some half price hoodies, third of the price manicure sets and a portable speaker for an iPod less than half price today

littlehelpplease Mon 29-Oct-12 19:12:53

I've had an email from La Redoute with the following codes:

£40 off £100 spend - code 5506
£30 off £80 spend - code 5507
£30 off £60 spend - code 5608

Hellooo ladies, just got the habs email and they have some brilliant toy offers like polly pocket sets, squinkies palace, a penguin snuggz which is very similar to pillow pets unicorn we all snapped up but ... well a penguin for 4.99 bargain! I shall be going into store tomorrow to see if i can snap it up

sorry habs is Home and Bargains just incase anyones baffled

LaTrucha Mon 29-Oct-12 19:18:52

Off to LaRedoute for more Converse, ladies!

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 19:21:21

<holds down hands to stop typing in card details for La Redoute to buy converse>

LaTrucha Mon 29-Oct-12 19:22:48

Ah but reastie, payday is nigh!

i want some converse sad funds are lacking though and need to carry on christmas hunting

reastie Mon 29-Oct-12 19:24:15

Latrucha I can't justify it having just spent too much for the elf on the shelf pjs!

thankfully La Redoute don't have the converse I've been coveting! Grey with white polka dots

ScorpionQueen Mon 29-Oct-12 19:42:59

Did anyone else do The Chocolate Tasting Club? How do you cancel membership? It's not very clear on the website.

LaTrucha Mon 29-Oct-12 19:47:23

Whateber makes you happy reastie grin

rhondajean Mon 29-Oct-12 19:48:57

White company 20 per cent off until 13 th November with code AB279.

Also if you sign up for amazon clothing emails you will get an email with a code for 20 per cent off your next order of clothes or shoes from amazon within 30 days. It's only products sold directly by amazon though.

OoooOoooOoood Mon 29-Oct-12 19:49:18

Me! Think there was a my account section, checked it out first.

LaTrucha Mon 29-Oct-12 19:49:51


Sargesaweyes Mon 29-Oct-12 20:29:11 linked on phone so not sure if will work.

Mumsnetter recommended this site ages ago on thread 4 and I purchased a couple of bits. Got an email today about various offers at pretty good prices so thought I would repost the address.

flubba Mon 29-Oct-12 20:36:01

Anyone else still struggling with Molton Brown? I was struggling a few days ago to get anything to load, then snuck in with an order that worked, but then it went back to not recognising my MARIE10 code and so I left it a few days and having the same problem now sad

MooseyMoo Mon 29-Oct-12 20:45:29

H&M are doing Xmas aprons for £1.99, reduced from £7.99 (max 2 per person)

New code is 25% off one item 0230

MooseyMoo Mon 29-Oct-12 20:46:09

Er a link might help

MooseyMoo Mon 29-Oct-12 20:50:48
MistressIggi Mon 29-Oct-12 21:00:39

Trying to buy aprons, min spend is £6 and I can't buy 3!

Pomtastic Mon 29-Oct-12 21:01:49

If anyone's doing a big Thorntons online order, add the code VCTT at checkout for free extra box of chocs (259g Premium collection one). Expires 31st Dec 2012.

What with that, cashback & getting £100 worth for £40, I'm starting to feel like I'm robbing them!

Prizepudding Mon 29-Oct-12 21:02:43

Scorpion, you just phone them up to cancel. I rate there customer service and have had great service in the past but they will send you mail trying to entice you to rejoin once you have cancelled, usually with good offers though.

Pomtastic Mon 29-Oct-12 21:03:11

Sorry forgot to add - for Thorntons orders over £40

bishboschone Mon 29-Oct-12 21:04:18

Tesco have 3 for 2 on toys and discount on some Lego . I got three sets for £20 that full price would have been more like £50 .

Parrish Mon 29-Oct-12 21:11:02

There's nothing left in stock in Tesco! All the toys I want are OOS!

rhondajean Mon 29-Oct-12 21:11:48

Sorry the white company code is for 20 per cent off AND free delivery.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 29-Oct-12 21:12:22

OOOH thank you so much!!!!!! Love those aprons, got the matching T towels to make a package gift for M & MiL

OhTheConfusion Mon 29-Oct-12 21:12:41

If anyone posts another book people code can they also point me in the direction of a new bookcase?!? I fear I may run out of space soon!

MistressIggi Mon 29-Oct-12 21:17:33

MooseyMoo - thanks for the H&M link, aprons for me and a friend and a scarf to make up the order.

busyprocrastinating Mon 29-Oct-12 21:21:17

Parrish sign up for an email alert for when they come back in stock. I've done this twice and both times they have had more stock in by the next morning even whilst the 3 for 2 offer was on. Worth a try!

Argos toy exchange. Take your old toys to Argos and they give you a £5 voucher.

AuscreemaAscare Mon 29-Oct-12 21:52:08

envy of you reastie about the Elf Pajamas. DS is five and beefy substantial so I can't get away with dividing the cost over a few years. That was my excuse to myself for getting the Elf on the Shelf in the first place as I recall...

Have set my sights on this which is bound to last a couple of decades at least, so a snip, really! grin

UterusUterusGhouli Mon 29-Oct-12 21:52:54

Scorpion, where do you enter the Clarks code? I've got all the way to the paypal bit and cannot see where to enter it!
Am I being thick!

Allyblaster Mon 29-Oct-12 21:55:12

John Lewis are doing 25% off the Little Tikes range until 9th Nov. Looks like mostly big outdoor play stuff but we've ordered the wooden kitchen which sold out in the Sainsbury's sale.

oreocrumbs Mon 29-Oct-12 21:57:50

Excellent, have ordered aprons and tea towels too!

Still needing pesky men presents. Although FIL has really upset me this week so a lump of coal will do for him.

I want to buy a hamper for DP's granny and uncle, and for his aunt,uncle and cousins. I would make one but they are very much a bough gift is better than a lovingly home made gift family hmm
So who wants to point me in the right direction? No more than £30 each, preferably £20!

iloveholidays Mon 29-Oct-12 22:01:23

How much is postage on H&M? Think I'm being a bit dumb...


oreocrumbs Mon 29-Oct-12 22:05:23


iloveholidays Mon 29-Oct-12 22:09:15

Thanks oreo

BeaWheesht Mon 29-Oct-12 22:13:56

Got Gruffalos child for niece who is 19m, a board book for niece who is 13m, happy land jubilee people for dd and Allen school book for ds all for less than £10 at elc


MistressIggi Mon 29-Oct-12 22:16:00

Oreo I got several lovely M&S hampers last year that were either a third off or half price, iirc. If you're interested in that I could do an email search tomorrow to see what sort of date it was (they post when you order, so you wouldn't want to do it just yet!)

oreocrumbs Mon 29-Oct-12 22:22:26

Oh yes please MistressIggi, that would be great.

I had a look at the M&S hampers and they are lovely but at full price are too much to pay. With a discount would be excellent!

Vickles Mon 29-Oct-12 22:31:30

Fill your own advent calendar from the Disney store.

It's made of really thick cardboard, and the drawers are mega deep, so this ideal if you have more than one child, or you want to put a few items in each day.
It's says £12 online, but I paid £10 in store! Cheeky feckers!

Vickles Mon 29-Oct-12 22:32:04
Vickles Mon 29-Oct-12 22:33:52
neddle Mon 29-Oct-12 22:38:07

I got my elc order today, thanks to whoever posted the 20% code.

I got:
John Deere tractor - was £40, paid £16
Whirlee (for ds3, 13 months) - was £20, paid £8
Wooden garage - was £50, paid £20
Paint your own t-rex - was £8, paid £6.40
Vtech dinosaur - was £15.99, paid £12.79

Really impressed and I got £4.42 in quidco cashback too.

ScorpionQueen Mon 29-Oct-12 23:06:02

Goose, where do you enter the Clarks code please? (wasn't me)

Juaneeze Mon 29-Oct-12 23:13:01

Looks like I have lots of catching up and shopping to do, definitely marking my place

WhereMyMilk Mon 29-Oct-12 23:15:48

Just ordered DS an octonauts gup X form Amazon-down from £44.99 to £25!

Am happy grin DS will be happier!

halfthesize Mon 29-Oct-12 23:20:34

reastie thanks for starting yet another great threadsmile

3bunnies Mon 29-Oct-12 23:32:08

Have ordered penguin pillow thingy, only ordered 2 as you could only put two per order. Now need to think whether to get a third the same for ds, or whether to risk it and let him think it is for girls (only 3); or look out for cheap similar one. Oh the dilemas! Going to collect whsmiths order and may be obliged to get sun lego deal at same time, would be rude not to!

halfthesize Tue 30-Oct-12 00:03:17

Just ordered the H&M aprons thanks thanks for link x

Stillers Tue 30-Oct-12 01:02:51

Sorry if already asked but i am on the look out for innotab deals. Also, does anyone have any opinion on them- are they any good? Thanks x

halfthesize Tue 30-Oct-12 07:16:35

stillers we also looking at one for DS, last year amazon did some fab offers before christmas. I'm not sure what they r like confused

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 07:30:03

Playmobil family van with boat and trailer Amazon 10.97

UterusUterusGhouli Tue 30-Oct-12 07:32:08

Sorry, scorps!

This thread moves so fast! It's fab! I think in going to get sone of the things linked here wether the kids want them or not. grin

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 07:36:09

playmobile pyramid (also Noah's ark) half price at Toys R Us

£39.99. then use voucher no.9908083869990 for another £5 off. Free delivery as it is over £29.

BeaWheesht Tue 30-Oct-12 07:52:10

I'm sure someone up thread said they got an innotab v cheap - will have look later after school run

reastie Tue 30-Oct-12 07:54:50

Auscreema shock to the link to that advent calendar!

Penguinbeaver Tue 30-Oct-12 08:02:19

3bunnies what penguin pillowy thing? My Dd loves penguins!

Hi penguinbeaver i couldnt link yesterday but this was what i meant , fantastic price!

3bunnies Tue 30-Oct-12 08:14:36

Yes that^ penguinbeaver

do you think its too girly pillow type for ds? hes 5

Penguinbeaver Tue 30-Oct-12 08:21:21

Thanks Waiting and 3bunnies, no definately not too girly.
Yesterday Poundland had lovely snowman and Santa mugs for those of you doing snowman soup on Xmas eve.

whoneedstosleep Tue 30-Oct-12 08:40:49

waiting that looks identical to the pillow pets one I bought for £14.99 from toysrus! (I did get it when 20% off but that's a brilliant price!)

They have also had them in the works but think they are 19.99, they are huge though the ones in the works.

milkymocha Tue 30-Oct-12 09:08:02

Is it still SAVANNAH for ELC discount? And if so what discount does that give?

just bought 2 penguins couldnt resist (y)

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 09:41:26

SAVANNAH or BC0912 should still work. May or may not work on sale items (seems to for some and not others). Both give 20% off.

mummymccar Tue 30-Oct-12 09:46:03

Just a warning about - I received their package today and one of the items was badly damaged. It had obviously been opened before being sent out and the box was very tatty. The envelope was perfect though - not a dent so it must have been like that before sending. Going to contact them about a replacement but the website states that I would have to pay p&p myself. Will update with what they say.

mummymccar Tue 30-Oct-12 10:11:45

Just spoke to them and they were very helpful, going to refund in full and I won't be charged postage - very impressed!

OnTheGoodList Tue 30-Oct-12 10:13:51

gutted i missed out on the elc gruffalo set would of been great gift but out of stock sad

ScorpionQueen Tue 30-Oct-12 10:17:20

I emailed the chocolate people last night and had a very nice reply this morning confirming my cancellation. I feel like I've just used them for personal gain now. smile

MistressIggi Tue 30-Oct-12 10:17:52

Waiting , my 5 year old ds chose a hugglebuddy unicorn (all white and pink) for his birthday.

Thats fabmistress what an ace son he sounds! we have got Dn the unicorn for christmas it is very soft i almost want one

Tesco had the original pillow pets (bee and unicorn) for £15 when I popped in yesterday. They're massive! I got a few from the Works last year for two of my dc for £4 each.

MistressIggi Tue 30-Oct-12 10:51:11

Thanks Waiting, smile he is half softie and half ninja at the moment.
silver by mail have a sale on at the moment - not cheap cheap but some nice earrings etc, have bought from them in the past.
Oreo I ordered the M&S hampers on Dec 15th last year - got a £30 one for £15. Hard to imagine waiting till December though, I want it all done before Novemeber!

TheonlyWayisGerard Tue 30-Oct-12 10:51:38

Are there any Currys or Comet codes about? I have my eye on something electrical for someone and it's quite expensive smile

bulletwithspookybatwings Tue 30-Oct-12 11:04:26

Those that did the chocolate tasting, how did you pay? Is it possible to do a bank transfer/ pay over the phone/ online?

OoooOoooOoood Tue 30-Oct-12 11:15:48

Paid by PayPal I think. Dh & i started on them last week!

bulletwithspookybatwings Tue 30-Oct-12 11:21:00

We've eaten all of them already! blush They were very good, wish I could afford £20 a month to keep having them!

EdsRedeemingQualities Tue 30-Oct-12 11:25:03

I just wanted to say, I ordered from Easyart (recommended on the last thread) (or was it the one before!) about 2 weeks ago. Despatch date was set for yesterday-ish, which seemed a long time to wait but anyway.

I just got an email from them saying that they haven't got any left of the print I really wanted sad

so I've asked them to cancel the whole order.

They were apologetic but I'm pretty disappointed.

Just be aware that their despatch times are very very slow.

FREE5 gives you £5 off a £35 spend at IWOOT

OnTheGoodList Tue 30-Oct-12 11:28:33

Gruffalo gift set back in stock at ELC £10.99 down to £2.74,default,pd.html

ScorpionQueen Tue 30-Oct-12 11:31:33

Chocolate Club:
I paid online- their paperwork seems aimed at postal payment but there is info on the back of the invoice and the website is ok. Customer service is good.

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 11:42:02

Thanks MistressIggi, I will leave it to a bit nearer the time to see if they drop the prices again. I will still have time to get something even if they don't.

Naghoul Tue 30-Oct-12 11:45:42

I signed up for zulily but I don't think that anything reffered me through your account reastie sad

what is all the keyring talk? can someone link it again?

bulletwithspookybatwings Tue 30-Oct-12 11:48:50

All sorted now smile Thanks for the help!

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 11:50:14

Office have 20% off and free deliver untill midnight Thursday. Code EMNTWE

everydayaschoolday Tue 30-Oct-12 12:06:20

Keyrings are sold out now, sorry

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 12:08:25

Dorothy Perkins have 70% off sale with extra 20% off for online order (taken off at checkout)

Chockywockydoodah Tue 30-Oct-12 12:27:18

Just bought this cute Christmas childs duvet set from H&M to get DD into the Christmas spirit in the days running up to Christmas Eve! Good quality cotton with pillowcase too. With the 25% off code, it was very cheap!

Child Christmas Duvet

Shaky Tue 30-Oct-12 12:35:33

I have just come back from tesco.

3 for 2 on all toys. I bought a bob the builder workbench that was half price, a garbage truck and a set of emergency vehicles. £64 worth of toys for £31. I call that a result! The workbench was supposed to be £40 on its own!

Thank you for this thread x

OnTheGoodList Tue 30-Oct-12 12:51:47

very jealous you got the garbage truck is it the one that moves up and down? ds really wants it and its sold out online and in my local store sad my tesco is pretty rubbish

milk Tue 30-Oct-12 13:04:05

In Tesco Borehamwood they had this Hot Wheels Team Hot Wheels 5 Pack for £3.88 whereas it says £5.96 online.

milk Tue 30-Oct-12 13:04:25

and I got it as part of the 3 for 2 offer smile

jojo1983 Tue 30-Oct-12 13:08:48

Just got back from Tesco and they have 100 wooden blocks marked down to £2.50 not part of the 3 for 2 but still a bargain.

Allalonenow Tue 30-Oct-12 13:17:05

oreo Lakeland have collections of food gifts starting at about £15 which might be suitable for your MIL.

reastie Tue 30-Oct-12 13:22:54

Thanks for the Grufallo ELC link - have ordered one - free postage too - tis great grin

Naghoul if you followed the link I'm sure it worked!

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 13:24:21

Dammit, the Disney Boxset I linked to in previous thread has had it's product page changed to say 1 disc. Am really annoyed. Really sorry to all the people who have ordered this sad I haven't received my order yet.

reastie Tue 30-Oct-12 13:26:47

No worries moosey - mine hasn't yet been dispatched so I've just cancelled the order. Thanks for letting us know.

Ive just cancelled too after noticing it had changed, naughty amazon.dont worry though moosy still not a bad buy for £3 but dnephew already had this one

My monster high create a dolls for 8.99 turned up yesterday, quite pleased with them for 8.99 dont think id of paid 17.99 for them. sd will like them though.

kiwidreamer Tue 30-Oct-12 13:35:23

I cancelled my Disney DVD's yesterday too, we have several nice old school Mickey and crew christmas DVD's so it wasnt worth the risk that it would be utter crap. Tho interestingly a few days ago I went to organise a return for an item purchased from Amazon that cost £2.80 and got a message - sorry you didnt like your item but keep it and we'll arrange your refund - obviously not worth the return postage etc... the item isnt great tho and I wouldnt give it as a gift for the person I had in mind but the school fayre will benefit!!!

Thanks for the Gruffalo sets that is brilliant, I got two for 20mth old's stocking and a first birthday present coming up smile Free postage too!!

Have caved and bought the Gruffalo set too seeing as it was free postage. Have been feeling bad that a friend's son hadn't quite got as much as their daughter so that will make it even.

anyone got any good deals on beauty other than L'occinane and molton brown?

Aspiemum2 Tue 30-Oct-12 13:47:56

Mooseymoo, I am starting to go off you I think! I have loved all the bargains and have spent saved a fortune BUT I was sorely tempted by the dp sale, only saved by the thought that I can't shut my wardrobe door so can't possibly need more clothes, even bargain ones! sad

Sarae2201 Tue 30-Oct-12 14:13:26

I've cancelled too, thanks for letting us know Moosey smile I only bought it as it was a bargain anyways!!

EnsignRo Tue 30-Oct-12 14:16:38

Just to say thanks to iloveblue, got a voucher from Into the Blue for my folks with your 20% off, fab!

LOVING this thread, got Playmobil, OK scarves, feeling very confident about Xmas. Now just need to find something good to share myself smile

Sarae2201 Tue 30-Oct-12 14:16:58

Does anyone have any free delivery codes for ELC? Thanks

beingginger Tue 30-Oct-12 14:20:38

a few playmobil bargains on the official website.
I got ds the pirate ship the newer one is nearly £45 so £20 for an older model is a bargain

kiwidreamer Tue 30-Oct-12 14:20:45

Free Delivery on ELC was automatic when I ordered half an hour ago smile

Sarae2201 Tue 30-Oct-12 14:31:18

Oh great that Kiwi... Did any of the discount codes work?

Pastabee Tue 30-Oct-12 14:35:26

Thank you for the Guffalo gift set link. That will be fab in DD's stocking.

Sarae2201 Tue 30-Oct-12 14:35:48

Boots sell Happyland toys which are also on the 3 for 2 offer, so could work out cheaper than ELC, plus they have an extra points day this week, different days depending where you live where if you spend £50+ in store you get £12 worth of points

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 14:49:15

aspiemum ah, you don't mean that smile I've only got a few under the christmas tree presents to go and then I'm done so won't be posting as much as I have been.

<hears everybody's credit cards sigh with relief>

spookysal Tue 30-Oct-12 14:54:53

Nooooo don't slow down moosey. You've been fab on this thread. It will be a real shame if this thread goes really quiet before Christmas.

iloveholidays Tue 30-Oct-12 15:03:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

roosterroo Tue 30-Oct-12 15:11:28

Not exactly a gift but M&S have the musical christmas tree biscuit tin at half price so £5 instead of £10 this week - just had to be bought!

Also my lovely hand made wooden names arrived from
really lovelysmile

Aspiemum2 Tue 30-Oct-12 15:16:04

No don't slow down, I was just jesting with you wink

I'm nearly finished too, thankfully grin doesn't stop me looking though!

RhiRhi123 Tue 30-Oct-12 15:44:59

this is very cute

MistressIggi Tue 30-Oct-12 16:07:51

Got my paperjamz drums from entertainer, only ordered it on sunday so very impressed. It's much bigger than I'd thought it would be, kind of dwarfs the hex-ant I've bought for his brother sad - even though the ant was dearer!

Folicacid Tue 30-Oct-12 16:21:06

I've just bought the gruffalo from ELC too! My purse is screaming.

I just seem to keep adding to children's piles and adult men are being left well behind. Got so many lovely things from l'occitane and mb.

Don't go Moosey, we need you!

ShoopShoop Tue 30-Oct-12 16:31:18

Exactly the same here. DD's pile has just had the Gruffalo added to it (and I bought an extra two sets for her little friends). DH, DDad and DFiL have pretty much nothing in their piles. Sigh....

thanks for all the codes though!! Keep them coming! grin

milkymocha Tue 30-Oct-12 16:39:03

Can anyone remember the site fir the discount ugg boots? Think it was 2 threads ago possibly?smile

beingginger Tue 30-Oct-12 16:43:48
MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 17:10:29

I'll be lurking and posting if I see a bargain. I can't believe I've pretty much finished Xmas shopping (and a few bday presents too).

Thanks for the Gruffalo gift book set. Have ordered 2. Love the top beingginger so cute.

snowballinashoebox Tue 30-Oct-12 17:21:27

Thanks for the Gruffalo set from me too. Another one ticked off the list.

mungojerrie Tue 30-Oct-12 17:36:46

H&M are doing fantastic Christmas Aprons for £1.99 - see here

Lovely Aprons

shufflebum Tue 30-Oct-12 17:37:58

Oh wow beingginger my boys are definitely getting those!

mungojerrie Tue 30-Oct-12 17:54:13

to add - I have used code 0230 for a bit more off - not sure what it is exactly - maybe 25% off one item?

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 17:59:16

Moosey, don't desert us! I bet you can't anyway - this is a bit addictive isn't it grin.

Thanks for the tip Allalonenow, I will check out Lakeland too. Iirc there is a £5 code somewhere on one of these threads!

pickofthepops Tue 30-Oct-12 18:14:36

Bombus make gorgeous gifts, personalised map extracts and other things. 15% off till end of today only with code Justbecause15 . I have bought anniversary gifts twice and they are gorgeous

shortie3 Tue 30-Oct-12 18:28:48

I may have missed it but does anyone have a free delivery code for Hamleys. Found a stocking I want for DS2 but postage is nearly the same as the cost!

Eddas Tue 30-Oct-12 19:01:12

since findign Home Bargains on this thread and ordering from them I've been getting their weekly email. Have you seen this weeks? If you're looking for a christmas hamper basket they have some reasonable looking ones for £6.99 or £5.99 and there's a few other good looking offers on there too.

bleedingheart Tue 30-Oct-12 19:16:41

20% off at Paperchase from 31st Oct until 5th Dec, enter red20 at the checkout

bleedingheart Tue 30-Oct-12 19:18:58

Home Bargains has a few decent children's DVDs on the website for £2.99 & £3.99, ordered Lego Clutch Powers for DS1 and Peppa Pig Winter Wonderland for DS2. Agree the baskets look good for hampers.

Not online, but Sainsburys have got 25% off clothing again, includes dressing up clothes and lots of nice winter woolly things, hats, scarves, etc. Till Monday.

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 19:25:42
MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 19:35:43

Just bought a Christmas DVD from Home Bargains, which has 2 discs: littlest light on the christmas tree and night before christmas (mary englebreit version).

Reduced to £1.49 and 50p for postage so £1.99 in total.

<I will get a christmas DVD bargain!>

SminkoPinko Tue 30-Oct-12 19:35:45

Good god! Nearly got stung for delivery charges of almost £14 at zulily. For 2 items! What a total rip off.

Kelly281 Tue 30-Oct-12 19:44:06

EBay have posted a code on Facebook for 10% of toys (excluding p&p), when paying by PayPal. Code is CUKFB220

OhTheConfusion Tue 30-Oct-12 19:55:03

I need five christmas stockings... trying to find a 3for2 bargin or a really good deal?!? If not I will have nowhere to put all these bargins wink

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 19:55:46

Sminko, have another bash at that with Zulilly. Delivery should be £3.95 for the first item and then anything else you buy that day gets free delivery.

Or send a query to their help desk. When I bought stuff from them I was only charged the £3.95.

It was a couple of months ago now, but I can't see them putting the delivery up to that much it is extortionate!

Have bought the gruffalo set - very happy.

What do 6 year old girls like? I need a small present for a little girl I don't know very well!

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 19:59:43

OhTheConfusion, Home bargains had some nice felt ones for either £2 or £3. I think they only had 2 designs though. I've just had a look at the website and they are not on there, but if you have a local store you should have a look.

They had a few nice christmas bits actually, I got a few bits the other week.

SminkoPinko Tue 30-Oct-12 20:01:46

Thanks oreo, I'll have another look just in case as they were lovely items. I'm definitely not paying £14 to have them delivered though. I came so close to pressing "place order" on the final screen- luckily I glanced at down and saw the delivery fee just in time!

Am makin my own stockings this year but think I've done them a tad big now got to fill them. Any ideas on ss aged 8 he's lagging fifty quid behind Ds and sd in presents but I don't know what to get sad

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 20:04:45

Ugg deals. I posted the link about them before but I can't remember what or where it was! I probably got the deal from the website I've linked.

All of the deals that are not faded should still be live, but obviously you will have to give them a try!

Also Office has 20% off I posted the code earlier today somewhere up there ^, so have a look there too.

Folicacid Tue 30-Oct-12 20:09:10

I joined zuilly last night to buy a wooden cake but the delivery charge was £10.95 <faints>

milkymocha Tue 30-Oct-12 20:10:16

Thank you oreo Although your link sent me to playdough? We do need playdough actually! grin

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 20:14:31

Well, the playdoh set is a good one, I picked it up today and it's huuuge! Hang on a tick and I will get you the right link!

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 20:15:08
Heavywheezing Tue 30-Oct-12 20:16:01

Regarding zuilly, it depends in what you order for delivery charge.
I don't know if you could manipulate it by ordering something cheap and then get the most expensive on the free delivery....

M&s have a lovely musical biscuit tin in the shape of a Xmas tree in their half price food offers£5, in store only, I think. They also have. Chocolates for £3.

SminkoPinko Tue 30-Oct-12 20:20:44

Sob- delivery still 13.95. So I will leave it for now.

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 20:26:03

That seems very unfair. I ordered shoes, so they would be cheap to deliver, if you are getting a big toy it must be more. Suddenly the deals don't look so good, considering that Amazon et al offer free delivery and are usually close in price.

MistressIggi Tue 30-Oct-12 20:28:19

Ooh I want musical biscuit tins! A tenner on the website so will haul myself to a store.
Have bought a Chas n Dave Xmas CD for £4 on Amazon blush

Oh, I bought an M&S musical biscuit tin to make up 3 for 2 last year, it was beautiful but the music was excruciatingly out of tune and awful, I donated it to a raffle.

SminkoPinko Tue 30-Oct-12 20:33:38

I wanted a toddler's hoody and a small krooom cardboard castle so 13.95 really extortionate, imo. They look nice but not so nice I want to pay 1/3 more in postage.

Never mind. Plenty more fish in the sea thanks to these excellent

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 20:36:30

sminko have you tried just ordering one, and separate order for other? As you only pay postage nice per day?

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Oct-12 20:36:52


Oreo my 6 year old girl likes any sort of arty crafty stuff, playdough, Hama beads, colouring sets (not babyish ones), also Moshi Monsters, Lego, all sorts of small creature toys (Zoobles etc).

Aspiemum2 Tue 30-Oct-12 20:43:18

My time to spa order arrived, well part of it. I have one free gift, delivered by courier at 8pm at night!! Do they normally dispatch separately? Seems expensive!

oreocrumbs Tue 30-Oct-12 20:53:47

Thanks WhoKnows. I saw some sequin art sets advertised that I thought looked cool - would that be the sort of thing? No idea what they cost though, but I'm sure I can track down a bargain!