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"Token" presents for £5 or so

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Arithmeticulous Tue 25-Sep-12 12:58:17

I have a tonne of nieces, nephews and godchildren to get a little something for, for around a fiver. Boys and girls, aged 13 to 2.

Last year you lot were very helpful, please work your magic again grin

Iheardthatpardon Tue 25-Sep-12 13:10:19

Why bother? Just give them the money, in a nice card to buy whatever they want.
You can make your own card if you don't want to spend extra on it.

It gets up my nose when people circulate tat!

Arithmeticulous Tue 25-Sep-12 13:19:49

Amazon vouchers only start at £10, otherwise I would do those.

Arithmeticulous Tue 25-Sep-12 13:20:36

Oh, not they don't Ta I might have sorted this wink

Arithmeticulous Tue 25-Sep-12 13:22:06

No - those are only for music sad

BumpingFuglies Tue 25-Sep-12 13:29:37

Handmade bracelets for the girls. I did this last year very cheaply by ordering beads and wire from ebay. Make use of the 3 for 2 offers and BOGOFs for the boys?

oreocrumbs Tue 25-Sep-12 13:33:01

I always think books are a good gift. HMV have some funny/fact/novelty books on for around £2-£3, free delivery. And the book people always do great childrens books offers. I have bought a pack of 10 Julia Donaldson books (the gruffalo etc) for £9.99.

Have a look in places like home bargains and poundland they often have some interesting books in.

I try to keep small inexpensive presents usable so that they don't hang around making clutter, so things like craft/colouring stuff, food, toiletries and such.

Other fail safes includes charachter pyjamas and t shirts.

Would any of them be interested in cooking? You could make up some of these and buy a cheap baking set from the poundshop/supermarket. That would come in around the £5 mark - the jars are about £1 (asda,wilkinsons,ikea) and a cheap baking set would be a couple of pounds tops and then just the ingredients.

deleted203 Tue 25-Sep-12 13:36:28

Try Hawkins Bazaar online. They do fab silly presents, lots of different things for under a fiver.

MrsJohnDeere Tue 25-Sep-12 13:38:03

Playmobil figures

NarcolepsyQueen Tue 25-Sep-12 13:40:52

Cheap DVD with a bag of popcorn?

Lillabet Tue 25-Sep-12 13:44:37

Lakeland have a load of "less than a fiver" bits and bobs that aren't absolute tat such as this or this smile. If you follow the recommendation links on the site too, it will show many more, hope that helps grin

Lillabet Tue 25-Sep-12 13:52:12

Oh and have a look at Amazon, they have loads of paperback books at a reasonable price too smile

jojane Tue 25-Sep-12 14:00:08

Have a look at home bargains (online or I store) I was browsing for ideas earlier and they have mr maker craft kits for £4 etc.

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Tue 25-Sep-12 15:19:21

The Works are great for presents like that. Got my DN a beautiful hardback copy of The Complete Compendium of Dragonology for less than a fiver from there.

Boony Tue 25-Sep-12 18:35:01

Onesies from Primark. Kids love them. They are about £6.

mirry2 Tue 25-Sep-12 18:42:13

I hate giving vouchers. It seems such a cop out and I think children like to open presents at christmas.
It'sm easy to find books or toys for under a fiver for the younger children and get some cheap bubblebath or similar for the older ones. There's usually a 2 for 3 offer

BeaWheesht Tue 25-Sep-12 19:09:38

Ds would love a pack of Moshi monsters which ate usually about £5.

Dd is 2 and loves stickers

They both love plasticine : playdough

PiedWagtail Tue 25-Sep-12 19:37:59

DVDs, temporary tattoos; books (packs from Book People/Red House can be v reasonable); Usborne Books do fab colouring/sticker/activity books for under £5 each; Usborne Spotters Guides if the children are outdoorsy; Melissa & Doug drawing paper - they have some great ones; scarf/winter hat/gloves/toiletries etc.

Tiggles Wed 26-Sep-12 12:13:26

My boys (in ages from 3-10) all would be happy with a sub £5 lego kit smile

Filofax Wed 26-Sep-12 13:23:58

Have a look at Letterbox. I got a catalogue through this week and it had some nice stocking fillers.

attheendoftheday Wed 26-Sep-12 20:09:30

£5 is my budget for a few friend's kids. I've been looking at animal torches, sticker books and lego sets.

GruffVoiceDownTheChimney Wed 26-Sep-12 20:18:03

Have a look on crafty people's fb pages/websites. There are WAHM near me who make little bags with initials/names on for school/nursery, aprons with names on or personalised pottery bits for around £5.

attheendoftheday Wed 26-Sep-12 22:05:06

I've just been looking at a finger puppet theatre for under £5 that looks quite good.

racingheart Wed 26-Sep-12 22:12:37

M&S usually have some brilliant £5 and under presents normally. Boys love that hydrophobic sand (pour water on it and it runs away from the water and won't get wet. It comes in dayglo colours) or the little meccano toy racing cars.

Don't think their website is showing all the Christmas presents yet but worth checking. Should be any day now.

racingheart Wed 26-Sep-12 22:21:29

Debenhams girls' toys

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