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nappyaddict Wed 15-Dec-10 12:25:46

I was intending to get DP the box set from Amazon for 27.30

However a friend has just told me The Book People have the same 10 book just not in a box set for 9.99

It would be stupid to pay nearly 3 times the price just to get the box set wouldn't it? Any ideas how I can make the 10 loose books look nicer?

lucysmam Wed 15-Dec-10 15:18:50

I'd just wrap them really nicely. TBH I bought them all individually & wasn't that impressed with how the box set was presented when I spied it in Smiths the other day while I was looking for something new to read

Grumpla Wed 15-Dec-10 15:25:22

Yeah the box set is not all that. Box slightly too small to get the books back into easily for a start!

You could wrap them all individually and do a vampire themed treasure hunt round the house! <faints with excitement at the thought>

lucysmam Wed 15-Dec-10 15:31:09

I always find that if I buy a box set the box is a struggle to get them back into!

I like the themed treasure hunt idea.

nappyaddict Wed 15-Dec-10 16:04:52

Don't think we'll have time for a treasure hunt!

Shall I wrap each book seperately or not?

Grumpla Wed 15-Dec-10 19:28:04

Yep, and then tie them together with a big bow (if you're going to be all boring and not have a treasure hunt that is, how unreasonable, it's only Christmas day, it's not like you'll have a million other things to do or anything... grin )

lucysmam Wed 15-Dec-10 21:27:45

Do what Grumpla says, with a big bow. I'd be well chuffed if someone had got them for me & wrapped them all separately!

nappyaddict Thu 16-Dec-10 16:43:23

Right now the awkward sod has asked for brown wrapping paper knowing I won't be able to find any.

So would you say either of these were brown? ]

www.marksandspencer.com/Metre-Roll-Rouge-Ba ubles-Gift/dp/B003FWMNQO?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_9&sr=1-9 &qid=1292517595&pf_rd_r=0V1K3RPZJ9Y0DEA63NDS&pf_rd _m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=21 5485807&pf_rd_s=center-3

www.marksandspencer.com/Craft-Multi-Spot-Ro ll-Wrap/dp/B00323GU24?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_19&sr=1-19& qid=1292517612

Grumpla Thu 16-Dec-10 18:43:52

Brown wrapping paper? Just nip down the post office and wrap it in normal brown paper then! Maybe a few dabs of paint if you're feeling really creative?

lucysmam Thu 16-Dec-10 19:37:55

Brown parcel paper with a tasteful bow? or some nice ribbon tied in a fancy bow from the market if you're that creative

nappyaddict Fri 17-Dec-10 14:54:51

Not allowed to be plain parcel or craft paper lol, that's cheating apparently.

horrorcomic Fri 17-Dec-10 15:27:13

Just to add I wouldn't buy the box set either, partly due to cost and partly as the books are still coming out, and I would be really annoyed to have a box set and a few odd ones.

On the wrapping paper I am sure M&S have a brown paper with red shiny Xmas trees on.

nappyaddict Fri 17-Dec-10 20:39:30

If anyone is interested The Book People also have a free next day delivery code - 225A1B

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