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I need alot of present ideas <HELP!>

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MilkNoSugarPlease Sat 13-Aug-11 15:27:49

Ok, ready?

15yo girl- £10 (15 tops)
13yo girl- £10 (15 tops)
7yo boy- £10 (15 tops)

6mo boy-£5

9yo boy-£5
4yo boy-£5
2.5yo boy-£5

3.5yo boy-£10 (15 tops)

9yo girl-£5
2yo boy-£5

11yo Girl- £10 (15 tops)
2yo boy £5 (10 tops)

3yo boy- £5 (8 tops)
5yo boy- £5 (8 tops)

please! <Wheeps>


cherryboomboom Sat 13-Aug-11 19:31:38

not very inspiring, but maybe something useful?

7 yo boy (£10) or this

5yo boy (£5)

15 yo girl (£10)

9yo boy (£5)

thisisyesterday Sat 13-Aug-11 19:37:32

I would go for Lego for all the boys older than 3. you just can't lose with Lego

for the smaller ones I would get books

not sure about the older girls though

cherryboomboom Sat 13-Aug-11 19:40:20

3yo (£5)

You can see I am going with a theme here?? Lego or Books ha ha!!
The 15yo, 13yo & 11yo maybe some nice bubble bath stuff/nail polish set?
I got some of these using boots 3for2 last year for some of my niece's and they loved them!! Ruby & Millie did a Scarlett & Crimson range last year (looks like superdrug also do it) for about £8 each I think and then with the 3for2 it was a bargain!!

Carrotsandcelery Sat 13-Aug-11 19:44:32

For the older girls I think I would go with a voucher - itunes, amazon or similar. I know it might not excite us but when you are that age a £10 itunes voucher is totally magic!

scrappydappydoo Sat 13-Aug-11 19:45:59

Good playmobil deal for 4 and 5 yr old and poss 7 yr old boys.

MilkNoSugarPlease Sat 13-Aug-11 21:48:28

God you guys are genius's!!

I didn't even think of lego or books tbh blush

Also, if someone gave your DC a gift that had been bought on Ebay, would that be ok?

For my youngest charge (not on list!) I'm think she'll love happyland stuff...but there are some good bargains to be had on Ebay...I know her mum won'r mind (Have worked for them for 3 years!) but I can't shake the feeling that it'snot the "Done" thing!


Shallishanti Sat 13-Aug-11 21:50:56

christmas? really??

MilkNoSugarPlease Sat 13-Aug-11 21:54:00

Yes! Tis the christmas topic you know!!

chirpchirp Sat 13-Aug-11 23:02:27

For the 6month old, Tesco are selling a boxset (4 books) of the That's not my... series of books. My DS loves them (cute sensory books).

SherlockHolmes Sat 13-Aug-11 23:03:16

FFS it's August!

chirpchirp Sat 13-Aug-11 23:22:51

Sorry too many vodkas blush - the boxset is £4.

samels001 Sat 13-Aug-11 23:39:24

hi, you said "charges"? If you are a childminder have an Usborne book party - in a bag or for real. You get to choose from over 2000 books so plenty of choice for nearly all of your charges and you would then get plenty of FREE books for your self/your library. My friend who does childminding gets grants for "resources" including books so even if you bought most of the books yourself rather than inviting friends round it might not cost YOU very much.

MilkNoSugarPlease Sat 13-Aug-11 23:57:34

Just realised I have a 2yo and a 6mo to add to the list (£5 each absolute tops)

would It be terrible to buy the boxset then split the books up?!

Thanks Samels smile am a nanny, but unfortunately not OFSTED registered so can't do it (Well not at any real benefit to me iyswim) smile

I KNOW it's only August BUT I'm off work for 2 weeks so have time, add about 12 adulta and 5 more kids to that list for my gift list-would rather spread it out! and it's the christmas topic!

moaningminniewhingesagain Sun 14-Aug-11 00:01:56

Book People do good cheap sets of books that are ideal to split for presents. I buy everyone books, because I like them! The Works have been having some really good picture books, some with CDs in the 4 for £5 section.

They won't know it's from Ebay - it's toys, they'll be happysmile

HappyMummyOfOne Sun 14-Aug-11 15:32:29

15yo girl- £10 (15 tops) (or itune or local shopping centre voucher)

13yo girl- £10 (15 tops) (or itune or local shopping centre voucher)

7yo boy- £10 (15 tops)

6mo boy-£5

9yo boy-£5

4yo boy-£5

2.5yo boy-£5

3.5yo boy-£10 (15 tops)

9yo girl-£5 - (much nicer in real life)

2yo boy-£5

11yo Girl- £10 (15 tops)

2yo boy £5 (10 tops)

3yo boy- £5 (8 tops)

5yo boy- £5 (8 tops)

The orchard and lego games are great, i've given many as presents and both do a good range for various ages.

mollymole Sun 14-Aug-11 16:38:53

start buying NOW in the back end of the sales - i always do this and usually find some brilliant bargains that i would never have been able to buy at full price
and for older girls (this is really sad now) things like top branded nail varnish etc. i.e. OPI, Nails Inc. around £10-£12 a bottle in shops can often be bought in packages of 4 or so from QVC at around £16-£20 for the four, these split into lovely gifts, along with a scraff or gloves etc from primark
i would 2nd buying books in packs and splitting them
and look in charity shops - often find new items still with lables on

mollymole Sun 14-Aug-11 16:39:30

typo above - can't find any scraffs so buy scarfs instead !

trixymalixy Sun 14-Aug-11 16:46:49

Cheers scrappydappydoo for the link to the Boots sale, I have just bought those playmobil sets for my friends' kids and other £5 gifts half price!!

scrappydappydoo Mon 15-Aug-11 20:28:56

Oh oh - just brought dd1 a rapunzel dress in Tescos for £6.75 woohoo half price!!

MilkNoSugarPlease Tue 16-Aug-11 21:09:51

Thank you all smile

bloody hell MummyofOne1 thank you for making that effort!! really, thank you!

Do Ben10 do lego? 5yo boy is obsessed!

MollyMole apparently they have some for £18per pack in TKmaxx so will go there-thank you!

Will buy a set of "thats not my..." and split them up

went on the book people but managed to fill my basket with £93 worth of stuff-didnt pres buy in the end though! So may have to try that one when I have more self control wink

thank again! So much!

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