Second Christmas bargain 2013 thread already? It's still only July!

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Reastie Tue 30-Jul-13 18:33:04

Here we go people, the second bargain Christmas thread for 2013 already <feels slightly overorganised> . Please forgive the fact that so many sale and amazon products aren’t individually linked - so many of them are out of stock and amazon seem to change prices on an almost hourly basis (it feels like) on a number of items that were previously linked to. As usual please tell me if any of these links/codes don’t work or if there’s anything particularly you want to be in the next OP (assuming there is another wink ) how would I do any shopping without you now

thanks for all your help in helping my christmas shopping in 2013 be once again bargainous grin

First thread here

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

Quidco is a must to join and get free cashback here

Track amazon prices at camel camel

Achica have some lovely gifts. Follow this link when you join and you’ll get £10 off your first order

Amazon £2 finger puppets here

Body shop free delivery and 40% off when you spend a fiver. Code is honey or extratreat here&#8232;
Book people free delivery with code RHFREE here popular Julia Donaldson set here, different from last years

Character PJs here

Face cloths - the popular ones from last year here

Fake lego advent calendar here

Joules free delivery and 15% off with code NWHD97 here&#8232;
Moshi Monsters advent calendar for £6 here

Molton Brown Free full size Cool Buchu or Vitalising Vitamins A, B, C full size shower gel worth £18 with any order using code CITRUSSUN here
&#8232;Monnier Freres code for £100 off any £300 or more hand bag. Code is GLOSSYBOX100UK here

Nerf gun here from amazon

The spicery was popular last year here

The works is a popular site with good offers here

Whistlefish have lovely and very reasonable greetings cards here

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

Phew brew

Chockywockydoodah Tue 30-Jul-13 18:49:32

thanks Reastie! Marking place grin

Trazzletoes Tue 30-Jul-13 18:53:12

Marking my place!

PoppyWearer Tue 30-Jul-13 18:58:30

thanks Reastie, also marking my place!

iloveholidays Tue 30-Jul-13 19:05:12

Marking place.

Thanks for the where's wally link.

FrantasticO Tue 30-Jul-13 19:05:32
BuffyFairy Tue 30-Jul-13 19:08:12

thanks Reastie for the new thread!

thanks platespinnermum for the cheap peppa book link. Ordered that.

Whilst on amazon I got these bargains

Thomas busy book for £3.99 delivered thomas

Peppa Pig Fairy Tale mini library for DDs stocking, £3 delivered Peppa

Peppa Pig Bumper DVD set. 12 DVDs for £22. This is for now to save my sanity grin I know the one DVD we have off by heart! Peppa DVD

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 30-Jul-13 19:11:47

Marking place on this thread, it is just what I need now i can get into the Christmas spirit

Witt Tue 30-Jul-13 19:13:53

I'm loving all these Christmas threads today.

I've bookmarked The Spicery to look at later. Has anyone ever received it and was it worth the money? Thinking of it for SIL & BIL.

Don't forget to TopCashBack your purchases too! Found out that Boden does 5% cashback today and they have nice duffel coats for toddlers at £8 in there clearance section.

<marking place>

DangerousMouse Tue 30-Jul-13 19:24:35

Oooh can you link the Boden duffel coats please? I can't find them in the clearance section - I hope they haven't sold out!

Witt Tue 30-Jul-13 19:25:56

Ooops. It wasn't the duffel coats on offer, sorry, it was the dungarees I was looking at. Apologies blush

DangerousMouse Tue 30-Jul-13 19:26:29

Ho hum, too good to be true!

BeaWheesht Tue 30-Jul-13 19:30:53

Marking place and reminding you all - any good vvvv cheap deals for dd's 3 rd birthday greatly appreciated!

Witt I didn't get the subscription but I bought a number of little Spicery packs for my sister and her Dh last year. I think they went down well. It was the ones like "Your Country Needs Stew". We've also had the boxes for ourselves (from the clearance section) and they were really nice - packaging is nice for a gift too.

Witt Tue 30-Jul-13 19:33:30

Thanks crafty, I am definitely tempted to get them a 6 month subscription now.

curiousgeorgie Tue 30-Jul-13 19:37:20

Just marking my place too smile

hippoherostandinghere Tue 30-Jul-13 19:41:01

Marking my place grin so excited at all the Christmas threads.

Just popping in to say thank you all for the crabtree and evelyn and the links from the last thread - total bargains!

urbanturban Tue 30-Jul-13 19:44:26 addicted to checking this thread to see what new deals you've all found!

Hopefully I'll be able to come up with some to repay you all! flowers

shufflebum Tue 30-Jul-13 19:45:31

Marking place, finally getting around to trying camel camel camel, brilliant idea!

LifeIsSoDifferent Tue 30-Jul-13 19:45:56

Marking my place too smile

My £2 finger puppets came and there great! Deffo a great find!

sameoldIggi Tue 30-Jul-13 19:46:02

It's great to see the feedback from those who got the cheap pjs - I got as far as putting several in my basket but didn't order as not sure if they'd look as cheap as they are! I know ds won't mind, but want them to be good enough to give as presents so must stand up to the scrutiny of the mum's beady eyes!

LaTrucha Tue 30-Jul-13 19:46:21

Thanks Reastie!

JaquelineHyde Tue 30-Jul-13 19:49:19

Yay new thread. Good work Reastie.

Posted on the end of the last one about an offer at Argos for these Yvolution scooters. Were £69.99 now down to £34.99. Excellent bargain


Oddsocksrus Tue 30-Jul-13 19:56:39

Lots of discounting in Toysrus today, mostly own brand but a fair bit of Barbie and scary pink stuff

orderinformation Tue 30-Jul-13 19:57:50

Marking place

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Jul-13 20:01:19

[Thanks] Reastie

Witt I got my DH a three month description. We've now extended to the 12 month subscription as we have enjoyed it very much. Once you have activated the voucher, you receive a slimline cardboard box filled with laminated receipe cards and spices. You have to buy the other ingredients. If there is a receipe they really love, they can go back onto website and reorder th spices (guess what DH is getting in his stocking smile).

MooseyMoo Tue 30-Jul-13 20:02:04

Whoops thanks

izzybizzybuzzybees Tue 30-Jul-13 20:03:21

Marking place. I got loads from last years thread so hoping I'll get lucky this year too!

From eBay: just spotted these kids character umbrellas 2.99 + 1 postage in stock: Spiderman, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Cars, Waybuloo, Charley Bear, Everything's Rosie, Chuggington, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam, Disney Fairies.

Seller has good feedback, will let you know what the hungry caterpillar umbrella is like when it arrives!

Happiestinwellybobs Tue 30-Jul-13 20:06:51

Julia Donaldson pack of 10 books for 10 at The Book People. Got these for DD - whether we can wait until Christmas though!

re the Spicery - bought it for student DD who said it was one of the best presents she's ever had. Bought it for stepMIL 60th birthday - again went down brilliantly. Want it for myself this Christmas wink. Totally recommend it! Also DD says they send little extras as well.

Oreocrumbs Tue 30-Jul-13 20:10:31

Marking place!

WRT the Amazon free super saver delivery changing to orders over £10... I wanted to buy something that was £9 odd yesterday - but delivery that had been free came up at over £6 (way over the top too - it was a very small item). So I added something else bringing the order total to £10 odd and it still wouldn't give me free delivery.

It might just have been those particular items, but just keep an eye out and see what is happening. So many of our bargains are from there, if we have to start paying delivery they will not be so bargainous!

Anyhoo thanks for thread number 2 Reastie.

Ihatemytoes Tue 30-Jul-13 20:17:46

Thanks for this! Marking place.

Oreocrumbs Tue 30-Jul-13 20:24:46

Asda free delivery on all books, dvds etc.

They have some cheap offers on, 3 books for £2 (free del) inc dan brown books, kids annuals. You have to have a rummage but they have a red header over them with 3 for £2. Also 3 for £5 on educational books.

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 30-Jul-13 20:38:47

Nice work reastie thanks for new thread!

Marking place smile

I got my dad a spicery kit last Xmas!

LifeIsSoDifferent Tue 30-Jul-13 20:55:14

You can join amazon prime for 3 months as a trial and cancel it wrote you have to pay so you get free next day delieverys. you could trial it in your name then cancel then trial in someone else and it will take you past Christmas

LifeIsSoDifferent Tue 30-Jul-13 20:56:01

Make sure you remember to cancel it though, I didn't so paid for it but to me it was worth it because I order ALOT from there

Rumours Tue 30-Jul-13 20:59:03

thanks for the new thread

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Tue 30-Jul-13 21:02:07

I've got a Tinker Bell mad dd so thought this box set from the book people was a bargain.

She's also keen on learning Spanish thanks to our pal Dora so this book set has been bought too.

Oreocrumbs Tue 30-Jul-13 21:12:23

ooh 'scuse the Daily Mail link, but here is what the 'savvy shoppers' are doing to get round the Amazon delivery charges! Here.

Think I will trial the prime until Christmas though. Will put it in my big work diary to cancel though.

Hopefully this will hit Amazon hard and they will reinstate it before too long.

NigellaEllaElla Tue 30-Jul-13 21:33:04

Where are these bargainous Wally books please? I absolutely LOVE this thread by the way. Am addicted!

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Tue 30-Jul-13 21:42:10

monstets university monopoly is half price at asda. £10 reduced to £5.

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Tue 30-Jul-13 21:42:28

sorry, monsters

BeaWheesht Tue 30-Jul-13 21:43:35

Thanks Oreo for the Asda link just got 3 workbooks for ds, a Cinderella noisy book, a Minnie Mouse noisy book, a little miss birthday book and a 501 things to spot book for dd - all for £15 delivered, brilliant!

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Tue 30-Jul-13 21:49:28
EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Tue 30-Jul-13 21:53:05

Where's Wally book set for only 3.98 from Hawkin's Bazaar

I got several of these last year and they went down a treat. I also got the large set of 8 big books and a jigsaw puzzle for approximately £9.99. They might do them again this year so keep your eyes peeled.

curiousgeorgie Tue 30-Jul-13 21:55:27

That Glee scene it game is only £5 at The Entertainer...

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Tue 30-Jul-13 21:55:42

Wonderful website that not a lot of people my friends know about. Hawkin's Bazaar sale - Bargains!

Delahot Tue 30-Jul-13 22:00:21

Marking place x

Kelly281 Tue 30-Jul-13 22:21:52

What age is Wally good for? Is 4 too young?

LifeIsSoDifferent Tue 30-Jul-13 22:22:50

Some peppa pig books were £4.99 down to £1.99

My Mummy

Big Train

Fire Engine

Washing Day

LifeIsSoDifferent Tue 30-Jul-13 22:26:33

Where's Wally books was £6.99 now £1.39!!

Fantastic Journey

In Hollywood

Wonder Book

Paper Chase

My 4yo would probably struggle with Wally right now, but I can imagine other 4yos really enjoying it - you can have a look inside the book if you click on the picture and see one of the pages.

I think I was 6ish when we got those books as children!

BeaWheesht Tue 30-Jul-13 22:48:37

Dd is almost 3 and loves ds's where's sonic book which is a similar idea??

olivo Tue 30-Jul-13 22:50:12

I have just opened my dotcomgiftshop shop parcel and am so leased with it. Also picked up the playmobil school and it looks fab.

Thanks to everyone for their ideassmile

RuByMaMa Wed 31-Jul-13 07:37:10

marking place

LegoCaltrops Wed 31-Jul-13 08:09:07

Just found this thread - marking place!

Marking place. I had all my Christmas shopping finished so early last year thanks to these threads and I definitely need to d it again as my baby's due at the beginning of dec grin

orderinformation Wed 31-Jul-13 08:44:14

I am popping into Tiger and Wilkos I day for some present cupboard fillers and possibly some stocking fillers of anything good as like to get things from different seasons not just Christmas themed.

PoppyWearer Wed 31-Jul-13 08:54:35

envy At your trip to Tiger, I love Tiger!

Chockywockydoodah Wed 31-Jul-13 08:54:40

Playmobil Dragon's Dungeon £19.99 reduced from £44.99 on Amazon & free deliv.

Chocolateteabag Wed 31-Jul-13 08:57:37

My 2.8 year old DS loves his "Wheres the Meercat" book - mainly pointing at pictures but he does find them. So I'm sure a 4 year old could start looking for Wally?

I was going to offer the Emma Bridgewater £5 mugs - but just checked and there are very few left. LINK They have:
Coronation sponged and Litho mugs for £5 (something to have for the future?)
Cowboy/girl baby mugs for £3
Tea towels for £3 (yes alot for a tea towel - but present one)

bangersmashandbeans Wed 31-Jul-13 08:58:09

Marking place

Kveta Wed 31-Jul-13 09:04:43

these threads are fab!

the where's wally books are great - 3.10 yo DS loves them, although we got book 5 out of the library and he's struggling with it. Will get him book 3 for his stocking though!

Mipe Wed 31-Jul-13 09:30:57

The Book People have 3 David Walliams books for £4.99, the RHFREE code still seems to work for free delivery smile.

Posted on the first thread before I seen this one.

Skylanders spyros adventure storage tower for £10 in game this is still currently £19.97 on amazon and £25 in argos. I got this yesterday, I got this yesterday it is a decent size and as well as holding the figures it has a special compartment to hold the portal.

ratbagcatbag Wed 31-Jul-13 09:53:16

Marking place.

The usbourne book of doodling turned up, it is absolutely amazing quality, but it's gone back up from £1.99 to £5.79 on amazon, I'm going to keep looking for another one as its awesome. One of the best I've seen.

For anyone getting skylanders, I'm informed by my skylander mad ds, that a new skylander game - skylanders swap force is coming out in the autumn.

Witt Wed 31-Jul-13 10:22:51

If anyone is buying from Hawkins Bazaar then use discount code Summer13 until 21st August. Just got some crayola sticker kits for £5 plus discount plus cashback grin

notso Wed 31-Jul-13 10:35:03

flowers JaquelineHyde for the bargainous Y scooter.

Pinebarrens Wed 31-Jul-13 10:36:24

whoops just posted on the old thread!

disney shop has some good stuff on sale in store (a few bits online but not much)

they have plush rapunzel and merida dolls for £ 10 I picked up a lovely padded Brave story book for £2.99

they had lots of nemo stuff in store

MrsWolowitz Wed 31-Jul-13 10:43:47

Love this!

I've already done my DCs main presents so just need some stocking fillers. Brilliant idea for a thread!

ratbagcatbag Wed 31-Jul-13 11:01:14

Try this as awesome stocking filler, not released yet, but free delivery.

monster book

The usborne book I've got is awesome quality, so I expect this to be the same.

ratbagcatbag Wed 31-Jul-13 11:07:26

Christmas version too for Xmas hampers. £6.33 of ebay with free delivery.

Christmas doodles

Monster book above is £3.74 with free delivery. I really can't say how good quality these are. smile

MooseyMoo Wed 31-Jul-13 11:38:26

ewe thanks for where's wally tip. Also bought child's utensil set reduced to 1.98 and Fresh Metal Slicker toy car 1

ValiumQueen Wed 31-Jul-13 13:11:55

PJs are awesome from I have ordered more :-)

SayHelloToMyLittleFriend Wed 31-Jul-13 13:48:02

Thanks to whoever posted about the vans sale, got some for my daughters.

Also, just wondering if sylvanian families would be good for a 4 year old? I've read a few reviews and it seems to be for older kids but then she likes lego and is getting some playmobil for her birthday so is used to little parts.

Kveta Wed 31-Jul-13 14:09:24

if anyone is looking for a decent scooter for a 2-5 yr old, this Twist and Roll one is great - and an amazing offer too, as they are £40 elsewhere! they have the pink and blue ones in the offer. DS has had the blue one for 2 years, used it daily, and only because he decided to ride it down a slide, thus making it hit the ground at high speed a couple of weeks back, does it need replacing now!

Hamley's has free delivery on orders over £50 with code OUTDOORFUN - ends today.....

I started a bit of a "tradition" with friend's older kids (I got them all big Hamley's cuddly animals for either birthday or Christmas presents over the years) and now she has had another two. Me and my bright ideas.....!!!

BerryLellow Wed 31-Jul-13 15:20:55

Marking place smile

Reastie Wed 31-Jul-13 15:46:33

sayhello my DDs friend who is nearly 3 has a sylvanian families house and families and loves them and should grow into them over time even more so I'd say it's a good bet - they're expensive for what they are though aren't they?

shufflebum Wed 31-Jul-13 15:49:30

Thanks for the Playmobil dragon tipoff chocky

CaptainSweatPants Wed 31-Jul-13 15:54:13

Can anyone tell me what the crabtree and evelyn offer is please?

hippoherostandinghere Wed 31-Jul-13 16:00:45

Some reduced Christmas cards and decorations here. I like the Me to You letter to Santa set.
Haven't ordered from Studio cards before, not sure if you need an account or not.

Reastie Wed 31-Jul-13 16:11:10

I ordered a few years ago from studio hippo but didn't think the quality was very goo. It may have since changed though.

Captain just tried the C&E link originally posted by platespinnermum on previous thread and it's no longer working so not sure if the sale is still live hmm

FriskyHenderson Wed 31-Jul-13 16:20:11

Super soaker half price

head torch - shame about the delivery but my 6&8 year olds love it

platespinnermum Wed 31-Jul-13 16:23:49

Captain the Crabtree offer was a flash sale & ended a couple of weeks ago I think. I'm on their mailing list & they emailed me about it so maybe worth signing up for emails in case they do another one?

zipzap Wed 31-Jul-13 16:24:01

Anybody wanting the doodle books - whilst they don't have the christmas one on the Book People at the moment, they usually have them before christmas and they do have lots of other ones on there at the moment - they're usually £2-4 and they have free delivery today if you spend more than £10. DS has the doodlepedia (£3.99) which is great and splat what's that - very similar - £2 instead of £10

So getting the Christmas one now at £6 sounds really expensive!

Also if you do buy things from the book people, if you get more than 3 deliveries in a year (I think - double check!) then you become a member of their passport club which means that you get sent extra offers and you get free delivery over £25 any time and you automatically get upgraded to next day delivery.

So if you're doing a big order, it's worth splitting into a couple of orders (so long as you are still getting your free delivery) and then you're closer to getting the free next day delivery in the future - very handy sometimes grin

Boreoff Wed 31-Jul-13 17:32:07

Very has a furby reduced from £60 to £45, if you open an account use code 3PHUE for a £20 discount off your first order (min order £50). I had 3 to buy so worked out great.

Fab thread by the way.

SayHelloToMyLittleFriend Wed 31-Jul-13 17:44:56

Thanks reastie, just been looking online at some sylvanian sets and it does look pretty expensive. I don't know whether it's daft to start another collection since she's already getting lego and playmobil but I had sylvanian families when I was little and loved them so I'll keep a look out for any bargains.

shufflebum Wed 31-Jul-13 17:45:12

Argh I didn't checkout properly and missed the Playmobil dragons dungeon, gutted!

Chockywockydoodah Wed 31-Jul-13 17:49:30

I bought these two books for my nieces from the Works and they are really lovely, quality books, really happy I got them both (£2.99 each). One is a doodle ripple book with multicolour pen, the other a cute sticker/activity book.

Ripple Doodle

Sweet Scrap & Sticker book

500internalerror Wed 31-Jul-13 18:32:44

Hippo - studio cards have some fantastic things and prices, but their customer service is really really poor. You order & pay later - but twice they've decided my promo code wasn't valid (it definitely was) & refused to accept it. It's very hard to talk to someone rational, they're often very rude, & it's actually hard to pay as they want you to go over credit time so they can charge interest!

hippoherostandinghere Wed 31-Jul-13 18:41:50

Thanks 500 and Reastie I might stay clear of studio.

Has anyone's DC had one of those animagic pets or furreal friends? Any good for a 2.6 year old? any recommendations?

Kveta Wed 31-Jul-13 18:56:06
Mipe Wed 31-Jul-13 19:02:58

SayHello if you go on HotUKDeals and set up a Deal Alert for Sylvanian Families it will tell you whenever there is anything going cheap, I have bought about 6 little sets all for under £5 over the last month or two smile.

Mipe Wed 31-Jul-13 19:16:49

If you are on Facebook I would recommend Webb Creations, they do lots of little personalised presents and are really good value. Last year I ordered quite a few of the signs ("Santa stop here for ..." etc) and they were really nice. They also do keyrings, coasters etc and they can put on anything you smile.

SayHelloToMyLittleFriend Wed 31-Jul-13 19:18:52

Thanks Mipe, didn't know you could set deal alerts so will do that now smile

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 19:54:30

Mipe, that Webb Creations look really good!

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 20:04:34

brilliant thread
marking my place smile

hippoherostandinghere Wed 31-Jul-13 20:14:56

I ordered this set of 2 cookbooks from M&S a bargain at £2. They look really good, a lovely present that I'm keeping for myself

hippoherostandinghere Wed 31-Jul-13 20:16:44

Also free delivery with M&S vouchercode FREEHOME.

Marking place thanks to Reastie and other contributors

Mipe Wed 31-Jul-13 20:28:00

Thanks for the link iloveholidays, I couldn't do it on my phone smile.

Kelly281 Wed 31-Jul-13 20:30:30

Thanks for the HUKD alert tip Mipe, I didn't realise that could be done! I'm on the look out for Play-doh bargains, so will set one up smile

Seasaltcornwall have summer sale on but if you go through the list there's still some nice scarves, hats etc from last winter there too

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 20:55:27

Thanks Hippo. I've just ordered those cookbooks too... Not sure if they'll make the present box mind!!! smile

Also ordered these face paint sticks for stocking fillers... The review doesn't look great but seem fine on amazon so thought it was worth the risk for £2!!!

LalaDipsey Wed 31-Jul-13 21:04:17

Hi folks, any more 'twist and roll' scooter reviews? I got a cheap scooter for dd when she was 2 and she never got on with it until i then got her a micro scooter which she loves and finds really easy to use. I want to get DTs scooters for Xmas and was going to save up for micros and get them with 20% off at JoJos. What do you think? Argos twist & roll @ £14.99 or micros @ £44?

xalyssx Wed 31-Jul-13 21:06:35

All the parcels that I have ordered off here have arrived and I am wrapping them... Thank you

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 21:20:11

Wrapping with Christmas wrapping paper? smile

PoppyWearer Wed 31-Jul-13 21:21:24

Has anyone tried Currently offering 50% off first box, but seems quite pricey otherwise for kids' craft stuff? I like the idea though.

xalyssx Wed 31-Jul-13 21:22:13

Does shiny gold paper count as Christmasy? grin

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 21:28:46
iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 21:30:00

Definitely, I'm impressed. I've put all the bits I keep buying in a box on top of my wardrobe... If this thread continues the way it's going I'm going to need to buy new wardrobes!!!! smile

hippoherostandinghere Wed 31-Jul-13 21:34:38

Ilove, those cook books are fab, mine arrived today and they are really well presented.

DS will love that message monster, I'm just going to run downstairs and order that grin

Love this thread smile

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 21:38:06

Hippo... Maybe I should have ordered more... I reckon MIL, DSis and my Aunty would like it!

Procrastinating Wed 31-Jul-13 21:42:01

I bought the tesco message monster last year - it is great, the dc are still playing with it.

500internalerror Wed 31-Jul-13 21:46:04

Lala - you really can't beat a micro scooter, if its going to be in daily use. Ours gets used at least an hour a day Every day, as an essential method of transport.

hippoherostandinghere Wed 31-Jul-13 21:54:54

Kelly The entertainer have lots of Play-Doh sets reduced on their Website.

hippoherostandinghere Wed 31-Jul-13 21:57:25

Oh and I got Play-Doh pots in Tesco yesterday, £3 for 4, BOGOF. 8 pots for £3 smile

ilove, I'm tempted to order more of the cookbooks myself but no-one I know would appreciate them like I do

Chockywockydoodah Wed 31-Jul-13 21:57:40

Thanks ilovehols I just got 2 message monsters for stocking fillers! Bargain grin

Jojay Wed 31-Jul-13 22:00:38

Laladipsey - save up for the mini micro's.

Ds1 had one, then DS2 came along. They're close in age so Ds1 hadn't outgrown his micro yet, so I bought Ds2 a Twist n Roll to save a few pennies.

They constantly fought over the micro, claiming it went faster and it caused so much grief that I ended up buying another micro for DS2.

If you haven't got a micro to compare it to, the twist n roll is probably fine, but seeing as you have one already, I'd definitely avoid the arguments and go straight for micro's!

Huffpot Wed 31-Jul-13 22:02:58

Marking spot - love this thread!

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 22:06:39

Ooh Chocky, you're making me wonder whether I should have ordered two!!! Hate buying 2/3 of everything but hate the arguments and working out who to give what to!! smile

nuttybean Wed 31-Jul-13 22:09:01

This thread is so addictive. The postman will think it's christmas at my house over the next few weeks with all these bargains arriving grin

xalyssx Wed 31-Jul-13 22:15:47

Haha yes I had 3 parcels arrive yesterday and 2 today! Wow

Chockywockydoodah Wed 31-Jul-13 22:16:11

ilove there are still some in stock to buy another grin! I just know they will go down a storm! Good finding!

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 22:22:42

Done it!! If I decide not to give one to DD2 I'll give it to one of my nephews.

Think I might need to do a stocktake soon!!! smile

I'm actually looking forward to the DDs having decent stockings this year which don't include party bag stuff (although they seem to love it!!)

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 22:23:31

Or maybe give it to DP smile

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 22:25:40

Slot together road half price down to £6...,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=td-_-HotUKDeals-_-18115068-_-122698

iloveholidays Wed 31-Jul-13 22:26:23

Try again...

toy road

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 31-Jul-13 22:26:54

Thank you to whoever posted the link to the whistlefish cards, they are beautiful. Am very pleased!

Oreocrumbs Wed 31-Jul-13 22:31:54

Just bought the Rapunzel plush doll - Thanks for that find, was going to pay full price for DD's birthday so there is a saving!

Has anyone posted about the Jungle book deal? Disney store have the Jungle book on pre order, you get dvd, bag and a 30cm Baloo for £20, or £25v for the blue ray, bag and bear.

Delivery is £4.95 so a bit steep but apparently you can get that deal instore too.

Snowgirl1 Wed 31-Jul-13 22:48:22

Marking my place.

I've just ordered the Dr. Seuss box set of books from The Works, so thanks to whoever gave that link.

zipzap Wed 31-Jul-13 23:20:24

Drat the slot together road seems to be out of stock - ds1 and 2 would have loved it sad

will have to see if I can find it elsewhere, in store maybe...

MrsBungle Wed 31-Jul-13 23:30:03

Marking my spot smile

MrsDimples Wed 31-Jul-13 23:35:06

shufflebum The playmobil Dragon Dungeon is still available when I look, 9 items.

LucyBorgia Thu 01-Aug-13 02:01:01

Marking place great thread. Spicery going to sort out my in laws. With spices. Not in any other way. Not that kind of website.
Ohhh the playmobil school whoever bought it confusedruined my Christmas last year spent two days putting it together and then it collapsed when you breathed on it. Twenty million horrible bits. Start putting it together now. With superglue.
I love playmobil btw and have lots of other stuff. Worst half price bargain of Christmas 2012.

Chockywockydoodah Thu 01-Aug-13 06:20:53

Playmobil Dragon Castle back down to £19.99 on Amazon AND at Argos



iloveholidays Thu 01-Aug-13 07:05:20

Sorry zipzap, think it was in stock when I added the link!

FeegleFion Thu 01-Aug-13 07:29:46

Okay...first off, sorry for the loooong post, secondly, thanks if you take the time to read all the way to the end. I hate the festive 'C' word with an intense passion, but that's probably because after moving to England with my DD, 8 years ago, I've had to spend every Christmas without her sad

I'm pretty much a Bah Humbug type...but I gave birth to DS last Dec and so really, really need to get rid of the Ebeneezer sized chip on my shoulder and learn to love it again.

DD will be spending the holidays with us this year and DP suggested I throw myself into finding my Chrimbo mojo.

So my first step on the snowy brick road starts here, if that's ok?

Great 9" Android Tablet deal - works out around 75 delivered

siblingrevelry Thu 01-Aug-13 08:26:34

Feegle - hope you get your mojo back. when December comes, surround yourself with all the pleasurable sounds and scents (and tastes) of Xmas and you'll find your excitement builds. I'm getting giddy already and it's only just August!

Lilicat1013 Thu 01-Aug-13 08:32:24

Welcome FeegleFion, I hope this thread helps you enjoy Christmas more.

I have found something but I am not sure if it is actually a reduction or Amazon is over priced. Playmobil 4488 divers in tropical reef is £29.99 on Amazon and £10 on Playmobil's own site.

I have just ordered it for my fish mad son, he will be overjoyed. We went to the sea life centre yesterday and he spent a large amount of time leaning in to the sting ray tank saying 'I like a sting ray' and 'cuddle' every time one popped up near him so he will be delighted at a set with sting rays in.

I'm going to save it for a birthday present as he already has the Playmobil pigs, penguins and a aeroplane for Christmas. I think I am getting a bit Playmobil addicted!

iloveholidays Thu 01-Aug-13 08:39:26

welcome feeglefion... if anything will get you ready for Christmas its this thread! grin

Happiestinwellybobs Thu 01-Aug-13 08:58:21

Just got the last Playmobil dragons dungeon in the area for my nephews birthday - thank you smile

Chocolateteabag Thu 01-Aug-13 09:41:03

Living Social have the Emyub Turtle Night light Star projector for £12 plus £4 postage (normally £30?)

LINK here

Oreocrumbs Thu 01-Aug-13 09:45:57

Crayola friendship bracelets set £5 each, but are included in Tesco's 3 for 2 on craft stuff, so £3.33 to put aside in the present box.

Chockywockydoodah Thu 01-Aug-13 09:59:04

My DD has the turtle nightlight. She plays with it occasionally for a few mins but has never wanted to use it as a nightlight. It does project a nice array of stars (and a moon) as long as the room is very dark. Green & blue are the brightest, orange doesn't show up that much. This is a good price for it though. smile

ValiumQueen Thu 01-Aug-13 10:11:33

Feegle I am glad you are finally going to have a Christmas you can look forward to and enjoy smile my youngest was born last October and Christmas was a bit of a blur, so this year I am determined to make it a good one.

ValiumQueen Thu 01-Aug-13 10:14:49

The problem I have with bargains is I want to buy 5 of everything. Little things anyway. Like the message monsters. And the pjs. I now have 11 pairs of the sodding things grin but I know I will be glad of them at party time. Two parties this week, for example, so two pairs of pjs already wrapped.

GladbagsGold Thu 01-Aug-13 10:32:25

Thank you, everyone who's on this thread. Ordered some PJs, my first bit of Christmas shopping smile

Witt Thu 01-Aug-13 10:34:01

Valium I have that problem too!! Just bought 4 Echo Bots which are similar to the message monsters. I think I know who 3 will be given to. I also bought 3... 3! olympics lion toys because they were a quid each. One for DD, one for the attic (in case it becomes a collectors item one day and I can sell it and make squillions) and one for.... someone else.

Kveta Thu 01-Aug-13 10:49:55

playmobil school house £39.99 down from £119.99!

platespinnermum Thu 01-Aug-13 13:01:24
LalaDipsey Thu 01-Aug-13 13:07:33

Thank you - will keep saving for micros then. Christmas pj's on the way and I got two boxed Crabtree & Evelyn sets yday from my local garden centre, one reduced from £24.99 to £12.50 and the other from £14.99 to £4! That's the (ex) SILs done smile

My pjs arrived too.

I think I misordered one item because I ended up with 2 pairs the same in different sizes, but it matches the receipt, so i'll just pass them on to someone else I think!

The cotton is quite thin, but I like that in pjs so I'm happy.

Rumours Thu 01-Aug-13 13:19:40

Flash sale at toyrus today, up to 50% off some items.

MooseyMoo Thu 01-Aug-13 13:46:27
BuffyFairy Thu 01-Aug-13 13:52:37

My local pound land had 3D puzzles 'opposites' in that look good for toddlers and those zhu zhu hamsters. Pound world had the same puzzles but also 'tell the time' ones.

Beginning to think I should have ordered lots more pyjamas as the reviews have been so good!

Kveta Thu 01-Aug-13 13:55:11

Don't know if this has been mentioned already, but there's a special offer at the disney store on toy story toys here

siblingrevelry Thu 01-Aug-13 14:05:06

If you use code 'harvest' for loccitane, you qualify for a free full sized shower gel worth £13 on orders over £30.

However, there's a glitch at the moment which has let me do the offer, then remove stuff from the basket down as low as £17 to still qualify, so jhave a play around before they fix it!

On the Disney store they've also got mini figure/bath toy sets 2 for £20 - save £5, and if you spend £10 you can get a monsters university stationery set half price.

This is the link for disney store 2 for £20

whyno Thu 01-Aug-13 15:05:31

This is brilliant, thank you all so much. These recent Christmas threads have inspired me to start getting ready so will keep eyes peeled for bargains to share!

Murtette Thu 01-Aug-13 15:16:50

Thanks Moosey for flagging up the waterslide. I thought I'd put it on CamelCamel but obviously not. I didn't get it last time it was reduced to £19.99 as thought it was still expensive but then saw it in JL the other day & realised how big it was. Not actually sure when DD is going to need it .. Xmas 2014 perhaps? Or her birthday after next? Or maybe for DS (currently 14mths). I just know I need it! flowers

We got our ds3 the playmobile waterslide last christmas, I would definately reccommend it.

500internalerror Thu 01-Aug-13 16:27:55

The only thing about the water slide is. .. Where do you play with it?! Ds ended up in an empty bath - else water gets everywhere!!!

iloveholidays Thu 01-Aug-13 16:44:59
GlitterFingers Thu 01-Aug-13 16:45:31

Ive just got a small plastic playhouse from b&q for £49

Good for summer birthdays or Christmas if you have some where to store. Sorry I can't do clickable link blush

SunshineAndPeardrops Thu 01-Aug-13 16:47:09

Haven't read the entire thread, so someone else might have mentioned this already. Home Bargains have proper Disney jigsaw puzzles for 59p each at the mo.

They have a Winnie the Pooh one (100 pieces)
and a Cars one (48 pieces)

Also do Cars bubble bath for 99p - possible stocking filler.

iloveholidays Thu 01-Aug-13 16:49:19

Also on home bargains website, they have got skylanders mega blocks half price.

jenniferalisonphillipasue Thu 01-Aug-13 17:07:53

Whoever was asking about scooters I got a mini and 2 maxi's from an Austrian site last year for my dc's. I think I saved about £75 on uk prices. I also went in with a friend and got free delivery. They are fab scooters. My eldest ds has the joystick one which he loves.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Thu 01-Aug-13 17:18:38

Can i ask a question?

I've just picked up a load of stuff from my local Argos clearance sale. But it's just dawned on me that if anything is damaged/missing, I'll not find out until dd has opened them on Christmas day. Which, of course, will make it far too late for a return.

So what are you all doing? Are you opening and testing products then sealing them back again as best you can? Or are you just leaving them unopened and hoping for the best?

Here's what I've just picked up. Might be worth a look if your local Argos has any of them in stock too.

Barbie Pocket Learner Half Price - now 9.99

VTech Kiddipet 25% off - now 11.99

VTech Power Xtra Kids Laptop Pink Save 20 - now 29.99

Playmobil Pet Clinic Save 20 - now 29.99

Excellent for birthday parties/presents for neices etc. Comes in a pack of 3 large boxes but can be broken into three separate gifts very easily. Chad Valley Mega Craft Pack Less Than Half Price - now 9.99

Great stocking filler. Crayola Pipsqueaks/Sketch Half price - now 1.99

Hello Kitty Alarm Clock Save 12 - now 12.99

Boring, but it's batteries to go with the above alarm clock. Panasonic 9V Battery Better Than Half Price - now 99p

FeegleFion Thu 01-Aug-13 17:25:04

Thanks for the warm welcome sibling Lilicat ilove and Valium I really want to feel the Christmas Magic that I always hear about.

Valium It's going to be different for me so I'm determined to make it great for my DC (well DD, really, DS won't have a clue grin)

Ok, Christmas MN Massive I'm ready to throw myself right in the thick of it all with you all...Lets have it! grin

MooseyMoo Thu 01-Aug-13 17:55:08
ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Thu 01-Aug-13 18:00:56

Thanks for starting this so early!

Just wondering, has anyone seen any Octonauts bargains anywhere? I now have two Octonauts obsessed children <sigh>.

MooseyMoo Thu 01-Aug-13 18:02:13

Feegle I've only got into Christmas since last year when my eldest was 2.5 yo. This year I'll have a 3.5 yo and a 2 yo and its going to be manic. Can't wait to make reindeer food this year and for the kids to help sprinkle it in garden. I made mincemeat last weekend and vanilla essence. Limoncello is being started this weekend and looking at other recipes to make for presents (I have two family members who can't eat chocolate so thinking peppermint creams). I've given up on wishing for a white christmas. I would just like a hard frost that melts before people have to travel smile

Happiestinwellybobs Thu 01-Aug-13 19:21:12


Argos have some good Octonaut offers:

Octonauts Kwazii playset reduced from £26.99 to £16.99

Plush toys half price now £4.99

LifeIsSoDifferent Thu 01-Aug-13 19:51:00

Feegle I'm sure this thread will get you into the Christmas spirit in no time smile and spending to much money wink. I'm sure you'll have a great Christmas this year with your DD and DS. Your DD will be old enough to get excited and see Santa so that will help get you festive

LifeIsSoDifferent Thu 01-Aug-13 19:52:33

Thanks iloveholidays I've just ordered that kitchen. I don't know if it will be much good for DD at Christmas she might be a bit small but for £6 who can moan!

Thanks whoever said about the peppa pig book for £1.36 mine came today and its worth the money.

I've got a couple of bits to pick up from argos tomorrow and I will have 5 presents!

joymaker Thu 01-Aug-13 20:18:47

When I was in my local sainsbury's today they had Lego drinking bottles like these reduced from £10 to £3 doesn't seem to be online though.

Just purchased some of those finger puppets from (Amazon) link on OP and they've gone down to an even more bargainous £1.34 smile

hippoherostandinghere Thu 01-Aug-13 20:21:54

Anyone received the finger puppets yet? Are they any good?

Mipe Thu 01-Aug-13 20:25:51

I think this has been posted before but I would like to recommend this Zoobles car for £4, mine arrived today and it looks fab!

Zoobles Family Vehicle

GiraffesMum Thu 01-Aug-13 20:55:07

My finger puppets have arrived and I'm pleased with them - perfect for small fingers and some of them are rally cute.

GiraffesMum Thu 01-Aug-13 20:55:26

Oops - really not rally.

Murtette Thu 01-Aug-13 21:04:37

Just ordered a few sets of the finger puppets as then each guest can have a couple in their party bag at DD's birthday (which isn't for 3 months but last year I forgot about party bags until 9pm the night before so had to dash to ASDA and buy whatever tat they had!)

babydreams Thu 01-Aug-13 21:05:19

Happyland christmas set half price £5 at ELC good stocking filler

incognitoforonenight Thu 01-Aug-13 21:15:16

marking place smile

saladfingers Thu 01-Aug-13 21:24:38

Mipe does the car come with zoobles?
Seems like a bargain

LifeIsSoDifferent Thu 01-Aug-13 21:32:54

I'm pleased with my finger puppets too.

I'm on the look out for some hand ones so if anyone spots any could you please add them onto the thread grin thanks

Kelly281 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:33:54

Thanks for the Happyland tip babydreams. I'm going to hold off and see if Mothercare will price match tomorrow, because I loath having to pay for delivery! At least Mothercare have the option to collect in store.

LifeIsSoDifferent Thu 01-Aug-13 21:35:19

I hate amazon with there "add on" angry

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Thu 01-Aug-13 21:41:33

Ooh thanks, Happies, for the Octonauts tip. I've ordered the shipwreck for DD.

RhondaJean Thu 01-Aug-13 21:44:36

I managed to accidentally hide the last thread blush

I bet I have missed LOADS.

sad I have daily fail sad face on.

RhondaJean Thu 01-Aug-13 21:57:35

Can someone tàlk me through this bodyshop offer?

I'm reading is at free. P and p and 40 percent off if you spend £5?

I've got a £7 gift in my basket which should then cost £4.20 but it's trying to charge me £7.80?

RhondaJean Thu 01-Aug-13 21:57:54

£7.20 sorry

iloveholidays Thu 01-Aug-13 22:06:52

Rhonda, I think you have to spend £5 after the 40% off to qualify for free delivery.

Alohomora Thu 01-Aug-13 22:10:00

Yay, I'm not alone in already buying Christmas presents to stash away for Dec!

I got some lovely wee bracelets and necklaces for DH's young cousins in the Lola Rose sale, around £10 each.

onelittlepiglet Thu 01-Aug-13 22:26:33

Love this thread but I'm getting told off by Dh when he sees the parcels arriving...

Wilco has a sale on some toys and leisure stuff

Some good bargains:
play doh down to 1.50

Thomas and friends station half price

fisher price peek about ball half price

wooden play bricks 4

Jojay Thu 01-Aug-13 22:34:45

Thanks joymaker. I've just bought those finger puppets on the OP for £1.34 too!

RhondaJean Thu 01-Aug-13 22:34:50

Got it now thank you!

orderinformation Thu 01-Aug-13 22:36:48

Wilkinsons had a lovely £1 lion hand puppet.

xalyssx Thu 01-Aug-13 22:46:36

Morrisons has some jewellery half price at the moment

NigellaEllaElla Thu 01-Aug-13 22:49:30

JJB Sports have lots of Character Drinks Bottles at half price or less, including Spiderman and Hello Kitty. I've just bought some for school in Sept but they might be good stocking fillers. They're around £2-£2.50.

JJB Drinking

joymaker Thu 01-Aug-13 22:53:28

wink Jojay, grin onelittlepiglet, feel exactly the same about Amazon add ons LifeIsSoDifferent

Thanks for the tips so far, have ordered the magic set and the play kitchen from the entertainer and some books from the works, they wouldn't let me use 20% off and free delivery codes together though, even when I took the time to ring up and they will be going back on principle.... is there a cutting nose off to spite your face icon

Ooh and I'm waiting on the finger puppets... flowers

zipzap Thu 01-Aug-13 23:21:05

For all those that like books - you're probably already familiar with the book people from being on here. However, for their real bargains, they have a clearance site called

You need to move quickly when stock is put on there because it can go very quickly - they only put it there when they don't have much left to have it reliably on the main book people or red house sites.

But they currently have a complete winnie the pooh collection of 30 books for £18, 6 doctor who books for a fiver, a nice looking collection of 10 myths and legends books for £8 and a set of 20 horrid henry books for £18.

It's definitely worth signing up for their email as they don't come very often but they do when they have put a load of stuff on the site - sometimes it is fairly empty. But when they put a load of stuff on there to make way for new season books on the main site, it has some really good bargains. And then they often have bargains on top - so for example if you buy 10 books priced at £1 then you get them for £7.50

It's the sort of site that if you know you want to do books for party bags or similar well in advance then keep an eye on it and you should strike lucky quite soon - but if you need them for the end of the week you're unlikely to find just what you want!

BeaWheesht Thu 01-Aug-13 23:23:27

Tesco had chroma magic sets in and spy glasses or £2 today.

They also had snap bands and pull back scuttling beasties for £1. My kids love this kind of thing even if I don't!

I've just got this for dd1:

Le Toy Van Barbarossa Pirate Ship down to £31.44 from £45.

I've been looking for a wooden pirate ship for a while and this is the best price I've seen.

BeaWheesht Thu 01-Aug-13 23:24:06

Chroma? Wtf???

NigellaEllaElla Thu 01-Aug-13 23:38:38

Icutmyfoot There are some Octonaut books on the Bananas site for £5 instead of £20.


onelittlepiglet Fri 02-Aug-13 00:18:09

For Christmas crafts, there are lots of things in yellow moon's clearance and also lots of other craft stuff, stocking fillers, games etc in their clearance generally.

skyeskyeskye Fri 02-Aug-13 00:27:35

Marking spot

Marking spot. Loved this thread last year, and will be needing it this year.

joymaker Fri 02-Aug-13 06:27:45

Zipzap thanks for the tip off about banana (heard of the book people a long time ago but not this site) missed out on the complete winnie the pooh collection of 30 books which is now out of stock-poo! but have signed up to their news letter so hopefully bargains are just around the corner grin

LegoCaltrops Fri 02-Aug-13 06:53:11

Hi can anyone help me find some Lego Duplo for DD without breaking the bank? Thanks.

iloveholidays Fri 02-Aug-13 07:34:15

Lego... I always find the Tesco double up clubcard vouchers exchange good for Lego. Obviously depends if you have club card though smile

LaTrucha Fri 02-Aug-13 07:34:55

That pirate ship has gone down to 27.28 now

Oreocrumbs Fri 02-Aug-13 07:35:12

Duplo my first fire station £9.70 John Lewis.

That was the best deal I could find on a quick search, but there are a lot of duplo deals, they crop up quite a bit.

It would be worth tracking on camel any sets you really like because the can drop them very quickly and they put them back up!

They have put a big box of duplo on the Amazon black Friday deal in the last couple of years too, so it might be worth waiting to see what crops up.

Oreocrumbs Fri 02-Aug-13 07:38:40

3 for 2 on selected mattel toys at toys r us. Some of them are already reduced.

Some hot wheels sets reduced from £19.99 to £9.99 and on 3 for 2, so £20 all in.

Oreocrumbs Fri 02-Aug-13 07:39:03
Witt Fri 02-Aug-13 07:39:32

The Winnie the Pooh Collection on the Bananas website is now sadly sold out sad Fantastic bargain though if anyone did get it.

dancemom Fri 02-Aug-13 08:56:44

Does anyone have a free delivery code for The Book People?

Chockywockydoodah Fri 02-Aug-13 09:00:38

dancemom have you tried the code listed above in Reasties code overview RHFREE?

dancemom Fri 02-Aug-13 09:01:18

Yes tried that but not working hmm

cockerpoodle Fri 02-Aug-13 09:01:25

Buckaroo game £5.19 at Mothercare

warning - Buckaroo is crap, now, the new one just DOES NOT buck.

Read Amazon reviews.

Mine from last year went in the bin. Had bought it too far in advance to return it, Grrrr.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Fri 02-Aug-13 09:35:45

Probably already mentioned but Home Bargains is worth a look

Just bought this Mister Maker Art Set for DS1 for £4

And theres other bits too like this Disney Princess Kangaroo Hopper

Some Cars diecast cars and Barbie stuff on there too

LegoCaltrops Fri 02-Aug-13 09:56:37

Iloveholidays thanks - I'd not thought of that. Will start saving my Tesco vouchers immediately!

FudgeyCookie Fri 02-Aug-13 10:45:52

Place marking for when I've saved a bit of cash. It's dd's birthday a couple of months before Xmas and we've decided to get things when we see them this year! Wish she was old enough for that kitchen but just to small and young! Will order finger puppets though!

Snowgirl1 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:19:12

Anyone seen any bargains on those wooden balance bikes? DD will be 2 at Christmas, but I'd like to buy a pressie she'll grow into. Any other suggestions on bargains for a 2 year old? A lot of the suggestions seem great for older children. I'm clueless and need ideas!

ballinacup Fri 02-Aug-13 11:54:04

Snowgirl DS will be a week off turning 2 at Christmas and we've bought him the IKEA wooden toy kitchen. It's reduced to £45 at the moment.

ballinacup Fri 02-Aug-13 11:54:51
SummerLightning Fri 02-Aug-13 12:20:55

Blimey this thread moves fast, love it, have bought some of those doodle books (they are great) and ordered Dr Suess collection for dd's birthday (she will be 3)

snowgirl, the kitchen is a great idea. Also what about micro scooters, balance bikes are great, consider metal ones too, they are usually easier to height adjust and a bit lighter?
What about happyland, that is usually a hit with 2 year olds as well.
Mine like hotwheels too from that age, they are a bit annoying though! Also general cars, and big diggers, etc (the bruder ones are good). Sorry this is not giving you any bargains, but hopefully some ideas.

My bargain contribution is sportpursuit - flash sales on quality sports gear (usually running or cycling) - useful for if you have sporty dh's or relatives. It's a bit like zulily or achica for bikers/runners! Nothing jumps out on there atm but they often have had good reductions on well known brands. they take ages to arrive though (bit like zulily)

onelittlepiglet Fri 02-Aug-13 12:36:06

Showgirl - my dd got a kitchen for her 2 nd birthday and loves it! Al
Also got her things like play food and a tea set to go with it so she can have tea parties. She likes happyland, cars, trucks etc also wooden blocks have become a favorite and she builds 'castles' with them now. She loves jigsaw puzzles and also has started to like simple games like snap or matching up animal heads and tails (from early learning centre) and we have to play them over and over but they are good for her. She likes duplo too but only has one small set so we are going to get her more for christmas. She likes her scuttlebug at the moment. Also she got an easel which she uses a lot for painting. Arts and crafts stuff is a big win. Also books, books and more books! She loves being read to. Things like maisy mouse, kipper, peppa pig etc. hope this helps with some ideas!

Reastie Fri 02-Aug-13 12:40:56

snowgirl I bought DD some wooden cakes/wooden sandwich set and she loves them (she's now 2.5) and has older friends who also love them. Also 'play shop' type things like a till she loves and should play with as she gets older or a toy tea set.

Forgot to say Hello to feegle grin

Sorry, bit distracted - having building works done and everything is going pear shaped at the minute confused

Lilicat1013 Fri 02-Aug-13 12:58:16

The Leappad2 is now down from £61 to £48 on Amazon in both pink and green if anyone is after one.

iloveholidays Fri 02-Aug-13 13:31:58
iloveholidays Fri 02-Aug-13 13:36:10
starjules Fri 02-Aug-13 14:51:03

Snowgirl1, asda have a gorgeous wooden kitchen they have done for £35.00 the last 2 years at christmas. I was in there this week and the wooden pans ect for it have just gone out so keep your eye on the website for it. I got it last year and its really lovely. Also the toy kitchen bits in Ikea are great especially the felt vegetables. Baby dolls are also good for 2 year old.

Chockywockydoodah Fri 02-Aug-13 15:22:37


Agree with Starjulesthat the Asda wooden kitchen is great for the reduced price of £35. Comes in a red or pink comtrasting colour ( I got pink and its not too pink. Its small compared with some but big enough to keep little ones busy opening the doors and "cooking". I got the wooden pots and pans, cutlery and plates set for £12 half price too at Asda (as Starjules mentioned) and some Melissa & Doug wooden vegetables and slice n' serve cookies which really made for a nicely stocked up kitchen! She loves it, so do any friends that come!!

Happyland definitely a winner in our house too - have had to stop buying it now as we have too much!

Any role play stuff is good for age 2+ and will grow with them.

BuffyFairy Fri 02-Aug-13 16:05:39

Sorry if it's already been mentioned. The Entertainer have the Playmobil Surburban House for £50 saving £80 on their prices. It's £98 on Amazon


The character umbrellas I posted about early on (page 1 or 2) from eBay arrived - very good quality, especially for £4 including postage!

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 02-Aug-13 19:30:39

Buffy - thanks for that.

I was so sure I was going to get that for dd this Christmas, and was holding out for it going down in price (such as now). But then i saw the Grande Mansion and now I'm really torn which to buy!

Am i right in saying that neither the Mansion or the Suburban House comes with any furniture? It all has to be bought separately?

MooseyMoo Fri 02-Aug-13 19:35:21

Ewe Looks like the Mansion has no furniture and the Suburban house has

2 adults
2 children
A pet dog
A barbeque with accessories

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 02-Aug-13 19:48:12

Ah, thank you smile I missed that. I'll have another wee think before i buy anything.

hippoherostandinghere Fri 02-Aug-13 20:09:46

Apparently Argos are doing 3 for 2 on toys staring from tomorrow.

MooseyMoo Fri 02-Aug-13 20:40:45

Just checked on Boots and they have more stock of Playmobil Pirate Rowboat with shark at half price 7.50

sameoldIggi Fri 02-Aug-13 21:21:06

The Works have free delivery till Sunday night.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 02-Aug-13 21:25:26

Really, Hippo? I'm excited grin saddo

I didn't think they started that offer until September.

LifeIsSoDifferent Fri 02-Aug-13 21:25:26

Does anyone think that the mega blocks the large ones would be suitable for a 13m old? It says from 1years old but I don't know if it would be?

LifeIsSoDifferent Fri 02-Aug-13 21:31:34

Fisher price sing and scoop ice cream from boots Half Price 5

shufflebum Fri 02-Aug-13 21:32:30

lifeis I think so, they won't be creating masterpieces but they are simple to stack and knock down

moosey boots just says more stock coming for me, have you managed to order one?

hippoherostandinghere Fri 02-Aug-13 21:40:08

Ewe according to HUKD there is an early 3 for 2 starting tomorrow for a few days. Wish I had known this yesterday before I purchased a few toys confused

iloveholidays Fri 02-Aug-13 21:48:51

Life dd1 played with duplo from around a year, megablocks are much the same. She didn't really master putting them together until 18 months, but she like making piles and moving them round.

buildingmycorestrength Fri 02-Aug-13 23:44:11

Had great deals on other thread...keep missing this one! Thanks all.

buildingmycorestrength Fri 02-Aug-13 23:44:11

Had great deals on other thread...keep missing this one! Thanks all.

Murtette Fri 02-Aug-13 23:52:38

Life - DD was given megabloks for her first birthday and just fiddled with them for the first few months but enjoyed what she was doing with them, especially when we got some In The Night Garden ones rather than just the plain ones. From about 18mths she'd build basic stuff and now (3.8) she builds all sorts with them. She's also in Duplo and, if we didn't have DC2, I'd probably have got rid of the megabloks and just keep the duplo but instead we have one lot upstairs and one downstairs.

Littlemousewithcloggson Fri 02-Aug-13 23:55:02

Oh no good, I've found you. Last year you lot cost saved me a fortune. Will keep checking daily now for things I don't need but can't resist a bargain for Christmas. Good to see you all again!

cocolepew Sat 03-Aug-13 00:02:04

I was in Laura Ashley and got a room fragrance set. It has room spray, reed diffusers and oil and two scented candles, was £25 down to £12.50 but rung up as £10.80 at the till.

B&M Bargains have JLS perfume for £3.99, the same one is £14 in Boots.

toisa Sat 03-Aug-13 00:35:48

Marking place...

peanutMD Sat 03-Aug-13 00:59:31

Checking in smile

ZingWidge Sat 03-Aug-13 02:15:23

hi everyone!

I'm still not sold on this "Christmas in the summer" craze, but I might change my mind if someone can find me the big pestle and mortar that Nigel Slater uses - with a nice discount,

ValiumQueen Sat 03-Aug-13 03:18:55

The message monsters from Tesco are now up to £8 again.

I like that Cath Kidston bag. For me grin

shufflebum Sat 03-Aug-13 06:44:08

Ooh glad I got my message monsters in time, 5 for £10 smile

MooseyMoo Sat 03-Aug-13 08:32:14

ZingWidge do you mean a flat pestle & mortar? Marble one for 35

LaTrucha Sat 03-Aug-13 08:37:25

Free delivery at The Works this weekend. £5 off £25 spend with code FILM

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sat 03-Aug-13 08:41:14

3 for 2 on all toys at argos! Thanks again hippo.

Oreocrumbs Sat 03-Aug-13 09:15:12

Tassimo Cadbury's chocolate 40 servings £19.95 Amazon.

Lego monster fighters The swamp creature £2.99 Amazon (you would have to buy alongside something else to negate the new delivery charges)

Oreocrumbs Sat 03-Aug-13 09:19:02

Lego star wars darth maul watch and mini figure £12.49

Oreocrumbs Sat 03-Aug-13 09:31:45

Playmobil Hospital £99 John Lewis clearance.

I've been tracking this for a year (saddo) and that is the lowest it has ever been. I'm not going to buy it, as I've bought the school and DD has so many houses/farms/school I think this would just be too much on top.

But it is a very good deal if anyone wants to spend that kind of money.

FrantasticO Sat 03-Aug-13 10:37:31

Elf on the shelf reduced here

I tried to order at a lower price and it was cancelled so will keep my fingers crossed for this time.

RhondaJean Sat 03-Aug-13 11:26:17

Just wondering - I'm looking through the toys special offers page on Argos and the iPod touch is coming up on that page.

Anyone know if they are likely to be in the 3 for 2??

ValiumQueen Sat 03-Aug-13 12:15:23

Rhonda each item will have the appropriate offer listed underneath so if you just click on that it should say.

RhondaJean Sat 03-Aug-13 12:16:57

Thank you - I'm obviously not quite in the zone this year yet, I'm not doing too well figuring these offers out am I!

ValiumQueen Sat 03-Aug-13 12:22:50

I don't think the iPods are in the 3 for 2. The offers seem to be when buying accessories for them.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sat 03-Aug-13 13:23:16

I've given up on the 3 for 2. I had hoped to get dd's Playmobil sets in it, but the majority of them are online only or can be reserved into our local store from wednesday (the 3 for 2 offer ends on Tuesday).

Then i tried to get the offer on some hamma beads and stationary sets, but because they're in the '2 for £15' category, the 3 for 2 offer can't be applied.

RhondaJean Sat 03-Aug-13 13:40:34

Ewe the 3 for 2 is still on the 2 for £15 toys. I don't know if you would get both offers of you bought say 6 but you would still get 3 for £20 instead of £9.99 each?

LifeIsSoDifferent Sat 03-Aug-13 15:14:07

I've been to argos to pick up some toys in there 3 for 2. I wanted stuff in the 2 for £15 so I paid £20
For all 3 because boy offers couldn't be applied

John Lewis have ysl men's gift sets down to £30.72. 60ml aftershave, shower gel and deodorant (I think).

LifeIsSoDifferent Sat 03-Aug-13 17:46:09

The entertainer have 45 piece puzzles down to £2. I picked some up today for the present draw, I can't link on my phone but ill try and find them online later

LifeIsSoDifferent Sat 03-Aug-13 17:46:13

The entertainer have 45 piece puzzles down to £2. I picked some up today for the present draw, I can't link on my phone but ill try and find them online later

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Sat 03-Aug-13 18:14:29

Life I have to warn you that the two puzzles I picked up for two quid were really poor quality. The back of some of the pieces was ripped. As the shop is 20 miles away, it wasn't worth taking them back for a refund!

LifeIsSoDifferent Sat 03-Aug-13 18:44:06

Oh thanks for that survival, I think I'll open one and check.

Mipe Sat 03-Aug-13 19:35:27

A bit like Where's Wally but with penguins and only £1.39 smile

Rumours Sat 03-Aug-13 19:42:15

Thanks for the club penguin link, just ordered it for ds smile

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sat 03-Aug-13 20:33:09

An absolute bargain here. VTech Storio Blue Interactive E-Reading Value Pack with Carry Case and 4 Cartridges ONLY 35 (was 124)

And thanks for clearing up the 3 for 2 Argos offer on the 2 for £15 toys. i've got things reserved to pick up tomorrow now. smile

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sat 03-Aug-13 20:43:31
Leilandri Sat 03-Aug-13 21:50:41

Blue Innotab 2 reduced from £84.99 to £47.57


chimchar Sat 03-Aug-13 21:50:48

Hiya. Not read thread so sorry if repeating...

Tonight in Asda, skylanders individual giants were £13 for one, or buy 2 for £13!

Also included the smaller ones at £8 each, or two for £13.

Hope it helps someone!

Leilandri Sat 03-Aug-13 21:51:20

And the Pink one

chimchar Sat 03-Aug-13 21:51:33

Off to catch up on the rest of this new thread now. <dusts off credit card>

toisa Sat 03-Aug-13 22:22:17

Great tip about Skylanders- thank you!

scrappydappydoo Sat 03-Aug-13 22:30:25

Lurking for more ideas...

Oreocrumbs Sun 04-Aug-13 08:47:36
Oreocrumbs Sun 04-Aug-13 08:57:52

Minnie mouse handbag £5.99 Argos

Angry birds Apptivity £3.38 use codes DH29 and SHC1

Oreocrumbs Sun 04-Aug-13 08:59:52
Oreocrumbs Sun 04-Aug-13 09:19:05

Gold plated playing cards £16 (inc del) wowcher

5bottles of OPI crackle nail varnish £14 inc del wowcher

SayHelloToMyLittleFriend Sun 04-Aug-13 10:40:17

Julia Donaldson The Singing Mermaid hardcover book is only £2.19 on amazon, ordered for my daughter.

Maranello Sun 04-Aug-13 10:46:49

Thanks for that, SayHello, have ordered that for my daughter too

corkythecat Sun 04-Aug-13 12:04:12

Free delivery from The Works today only, using code deliverfree.

This thread makes me spend so much money grin

Snowgirl1 Sun 04-Aug-13 13:46:56

Ballinacup, onelittlepiglet, Reastie, Starjules, Chockywocky thank you for all the great ideas for DD! Really useful.

Oreocrumbs thanks for the post about OPI nail varnish through wowchers, just order for SIL's christmas pressie.

Oreo thanks, I ordered those cards for dp.

chimchar Sun 04-Aug-13 17:58:00

TKmaxx had Yankee Candles of rrp £25 for a tenner....

like this.

only in apple and cinnamon

izzybizzybuzzybees Sun 04-Aug-13 18:48:58

I ordered the mermaid book, thanks sayhello

olivo Sun 04-Aug-13 19:10:32

I've also just ordered the mermaid book. Thank you!

RockySpeed Sun 04-Aug-13 19:13:56

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already but the disney store has an online offer at the moment - the big talking woody, buzz and Jessie dolls are all £15 down from £25. We've just ordered buzz for DS

hippoherostandinghere Sun 04-Aug-13 20:15:32

I was ordering some trainers for DCs earlier from Sports Direct and found this Hoodie. I have ordered it for myself but also ordered a greyish one for SIL that was £6.

I have been struggling for the adults so am pleased to have started one.

Trazzletoes Sun 04-Aug-13 20:36:55

Mermaid books here too!

Kelly281 Sun 04-Aug-13 20:38:07

Thanks for the Disney store tip RockySpeed. I've ordered those and a Spider-Man basketball hoop/ball for bedroom doors, reduced to £3.99.

I was in Dunelm Mill today and they had toiletry bags reduced to 49p. The material is good quality and a couple of nice patterns there. I bought a few and plan to fill them with some bargains. Not very original but useful enough.

iloveholidays Sun 04-Aug-13 20:55:14

Thanks for the mermaid book tip, just ordered.

LalaDipsey Sun 04-Aug-13 20:58:16

Thanks - 2 mermaid books on the way!

Alohomora Sun 04-Aug-13 21:08:05

e.l.f. currently has a 50% off sale on.

SayHelloToMyLittleFriend Sun 04-Aug-13 21:27:54

Yay, glad I found something that was useful to others too smile

I was in asda today and they had the leappad 2 and innotab 2 reduced to £30. I can't see it online so it's probably just whatever is left instore is being reduced since the new ones out now.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Sun 04-Aug-13 21:32:19

if anyone finds lego tshirts that would be ace..

NigellaEllaElla Sun 04-Aug-13 21:34:46

Playmobil Darksters Headquarters from the Future Planet range is £25 instead of £50 on Amazon at the moment.

NigellaEllaElla Sun 04-Aug-13 21:37:44
NigellaEllaElla Sun 04-Aug-13 21:41:05

Lego Friends Summer raiding Camp is £64.49 instead of £115!

Sorry for all the individual posts, think that's it and then I find another!

NigellaEllaElla Sun 04-Aug-13 21:51:01

*Riding not raiding!

runningincircles Sun 04-Aug-13 22:32:07

Marking place

zipzap Sun 04-Aug-13 23:03:02

My local Asda had some of the half price playmobil stuff in store that is out of stock online (Koala set and penguin set, both a fiver, pirate/redcoaat stuff at a tenner. ice cream card for a fiver), although it was disappearing quickly...

I now have a couple of big bags with presents for dc and dneice for christmas that are hiding in the boot of the car that I need to smuggle in at some point soon!

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Sun 04-Aug-13 23:25:19

Loving the links to the playmobil and lego. I ordered the dragon dungeon the other day so trying to hold off on too much more for a bit, but it's soo tempting!

RhondaJean Sun 04-Aug-13 23:50:21

Popped into Laura Ashley for the home fragrance gift set but it was £17.50 here.

However the rest of the sale was good. They have lovely tins of tea coffee and hot chocolate down form £10 to £4, the tines themselves are pretty and done in Scandinavian design, I got the white choc praline hot choc for us all this Christmas and it was nice. Would make a good small present. They all had late dates too, well into 2014 or 15. I got dd2 a hot choc tin and dd1 a paper pack of loose leaf tea with one of the little tea balls for £4 each.

Also half price candles etc.

ratbagcatbag Mon 05-Aug-13 02:42:55

Someone was after octonauts stuff. This play set is save £10 in Argos, down to £16.99. octonauts playset

Also aqua beads bead station, on the shelf at my argos for 11.99 down from £29.99

Also some fab smellies in the bargain basket, I picked up a fab beutycology Baylis and Harding set, £2.99 down from £12.99.

Iwouldlikesomesleep Mon 05-Aug-13 07:38:13

Loving this thread although don't know where to put all my purchases!!
Thought this looked a good deal - getting one for my nephew.
lego plane

LaTrucha Mon 05-Aug-13 07:38:45

More Argos clearance offers

Transformer £11 off

[ Hello Kitty pushchair]]

Leapfrog Tag pen

LaTrucha Mon 05-Aug-13 07:39:57
LaTrucha Mon 05-Aug-13 07:40:52
LaTrucha Mon 05-Aug-13 07:42:14

Hello Kitty pushchair sorry for link fail

ShadeofViolet Mon 05-Aug-13 08:03:00

marking my place smile

thanks for the mermaid book tip - great stocking fliier for DD smile

ShadeofViolet Mon 05-Aug-13 08:13:44

amazon have several of the Where's wally books for £1.39.

like this one

Rumours Mon 05-Aug-13 08:38:28

thanks for the where's wally link

Oreocrumbs Mon 05-Aug-13 09:22:48
Oreocrumbs Mon 05-Aug-13 09:27:12
98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 09:48:50

Not marking place, no siree...

Thanks for another brilliant thread Reastie thanks. Have bought the tesco play-doh and reserved an iggle piggle at Argos and am off into town now to look for the nail polish at poundland. Have so many pages bookmarked now to buy from tonight! Will post some bargains ASAP.

Snowgirl1 Mon 05-Aug-13 09:50:05

Thanks Oreocrumbs I've just ordered the mega bloks smile

Snowgirl1 Mon 05-Aug-13 09:56:25

Thanks Sayhello I've ordered The Singing Mermaid book.

iloveholidays Mon 05-Aug-13 10:03:45

Oooh tempted by the marble run oreo... something I always think about but never get as always worried about my youngest getting the marbles. DD3, my last will be 13 months at Christmas so tempted this year!

iloveholidays Mon 05-Aug-13 10:09:06

obviously she'll still be putting things in her mouth at 13 months mind... smile

zipzap Mon 05-Aug-13 11:18:51

Play has got some fun kids tshirts on it's one day offer today (they do a deal of the day that you can sign up for the email for - some are good, some not so much!)

Anyhow these are for flip tshirts for £5.99 each. Not sure what their normal price is.

basically they have a question printed on the front like 'Ask me about my T Rex impression' and then on the inside there's a picture of scary t rex printed so that when they flip then front of the tshirt over their head, there's a scary t rex looking at you.

There's lots of different designs. I think on Amazon they're about £10-12 so this seems a reasonable price for them.

PReviously they've had the adult ones on offer at about £7 which seems to be about half the amazon prices for the adult ones too.

Oh that marble run is a bargain. I wonder if it would fit with what we've already got...

Ilove - DS was 12mths when we got ours and has learnt quite quickly about not putting the marbles in his mouth! We kept it in DDs room out of his way until he started playing with it properly, it took a couple of months.

PoppyWearer Mon 05-Aug-13 13:18:58

thanks For the marble run link, DC1 was banging on about wanting one earlier, so that can go in her present stash!

I love the flip t-shirts. Just thinking who I can get one for!

orderinformation Mon 05-Aug-13 14:25:34

I can't get the flip tshirt link to work. What's the address?

Snowgirl1 Mon 05-Aug-13 14:27:32

Oh, those flip t-shirts are great. I'm going to have a look through them this evening and work out which one to get for my friend's sons.

If anyone is interested in Hello Kitty stuff, Poundland have Hello Kitty drinks bottle (like a sports bottle) and lunchboxes for £1 each. I've just bought DD a drinks bottle for her stocking.

NigellaEllaElla Mon 05-Aug-13 15:45:20

Ben and Holly Wand on Amazon for £4.19 instead of £14.99. My 4 year old has just seen it and NEEDS it.

Huffpot Mon 05-Aug-13 16:38:48

Oh am very tempted by the marble run and flip t-shirt!

Happiestinwellybobs Mon 05-Aug-13 17:44:38

I was looking at those t-shirts the other day but didn't want to pay the price they were asking. Result - thank you smile

zipzap Mon 05-Aug-13 18:46:38

order - for the flip tshirts go to and then search for flip tshirts. They may well be advertising them on their home page as they are their deal of the day...

Happiestinwellybobs Mon 05-Aug-13 18:54:28

And if you go through quidco they offer 5.5% cash back on

Jojay Mon 05-Aug-13 19:02:06

Marking place - v tempted by those flip t shirts!

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 05-Aug-13 19:16:21

THANKS I am always looking out for different tshirts for the boys this flip ones are ACE!!!

shufflebum Mon 05-Aug-13 19:36:19

Loving those t shirts! Going to have to add it to my ideas list though as no money this month!

Oreocrumbs Mon 05-Aug-13 19:53:40

Playmobil pony farm £29.99. Delivery is £3.95 (I think) but free delivery over £30 spend, so would be worth buying a cheap extra.

Oreocrumbs Mon 05-Aug-13 19:54:23

£2.95 delivery. My short term memory is shocking blush

Kelly281 Mon 05-Aug-13 20:25:20

Thanks for the Where's Wally & Julia Donaldson links thanks

Also quite tempted by the marble run and Flip tshirts, but really must give my bank balance a break!

chimchar Mon 05-Aug-13 20:42:07

Another skylanders bargain!

Just bought a carry case for ds....

Cheaper than anywhere else I can see....and bonus of keeping all the bastarding things off the floor! <bah humbug>


orderinformation Mon 05-Aug-13 20:51:44

Thank you!

98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 21:10:51

Essie nail polish £1.99 and a few lovely shades. Great for those that like doing their nails.

Lots of Kardashian Kollection items in the Dorothy Perkins sale if you have any teenage daughters

A few children's seeds in the Notcutts sale for Spring planting.

98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 21:34:15

Sorry if it's been posted before:
girls activity pack - 12 books for £3.99 at Argos. books

98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 21:38:23

Insect collection kit, £2.49:

I got a newsletter from this website offering Tractor Ted products for half price - my two were so mad about TT when they were younger .... <drifts into self-indulgent nostalgic haze>

98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 22:01:22

Has anybody seen a nice play shop suitable for a nearly 2 year old? Trying to decide between the asda kitchen and a shop!

H2Ointolerant Mon 05-Aug-13 22:18:07

Nearly bought marble run because I'm a complete SHEEP, but then noticed the reviews were not that great on Amazon. Bit flimsy apparently.

PoppyWearer Mon 05-Aug-13 22:18:47

thanks For the Essie nail polish at £1.99. DD has been wanting her nails painted with my v.expensive Jessica stuff and I've ordered a few bottles in similar colours so she can use those instead.

PoppyWearer Mon 05-Aug-13 22:23:18

Asda had a wooden shop last year which was a popular item on here, along with the kitchen and dolls house IIRC. Maybe they will resurrect it this year?

DTisMYdoctor Mon 05-Aug-13 22:54:31

Have you seen this market stall 98percent?

98percentchocolate DD2 got a shop from Asda last year for Xmas. They seem to get them in every year along with a doll's house. She loved it and still plays with it regularly. She's 3 (almost 4) but small for her age and it seems a good size for her.

Just in case anyone is looking for wrapping paper, Dh managed to pick up a 10m roll of matt silver paper for 50p in Home Bargains.

orderinformation Mon 05-Aug-13 23:20:11

I was actually looking at that market stall in ikea today. I think it seems cheap and flimsy and nothing better than you could make yourself from a cardboard box. V disappointing.

98percentchocolate Mon 05-Aug-13 23:23:34

Ooh will keep an eye out at Asda for the shop too, thank you!
I did see the market stall when we were last in Ikea and dd loved it - until she managed to tear it slightly blush
Thank you though!

DTisMYdoctor Mon 05-Aug-13 23:48:54

No problem. It's definitely not a long lasting toy!

Chockywockydoodah Tue 06-Aug-13 05:33:12

98percent GLTC have a lovely play shop but its not a bargain sadly, even in the sale shock


desertbaby Tue 06-Aug-13 06:02:02

Thanks Iloveholidays, bought Cath Kidston bag - Xmas shopping official started! flowers

bangersmashandbeans Tue 06-Aug-13 06:51:16

Oreo thanks for the megablocks link - present 1 for DS ordered!

QOD Tue 06-Aug-13 08:44:34

Oh some amazon bargains in my basket!

Reastie Tue 06-Aug-13 08:56:38

98 we've got the pintoy kitchen this one which is really lovely and good quality but not sure if it's bargainous (we got ours second hand and it had barely been used). I've seen these kitchens in a few nurseries/preschools so I assume they are durable and good quality to survive so well with regular use.