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Boringbitch Sat 17-Nov-12 05:39:59

Hi, does anyone know where I can buy an elf soft toy/ornament please?
I want to do the 'elf on the shelf' this year but struggling to find an elf that doesn't cost nearly £30! Found a couple on amazon but estimated delivery is up to 6 weeks.

Any help appreciated.

mumtoone1 Thu 16-Oct-14 16:25:23

waitingonasunnyday I did wonder that too... blush

Waitingonasunnyday Thu 16-Oct-14 16:01:33

Mumofmartinandlaura, are you involved with the website you linked to? You say how great it was for your kids but it's only just launched so how can your children have done it already?

tanya1312 Thu 16-Oct-14 12:23:34

I have both and added a tulle skirt(headband) to girl x

AcheyJakey Thu 16-Oct-14 11:02:26

They look quite sweet! Prefer the boy I think.

tanya1312 Thu 16-Oct-14 06:58:18


Don't know if these are right size or not x

Guitargirl Wed 15-Oct-14 22:37:11

grin at ygritte

ygritte Wed 15-Oct-14 22:34:22

Thanks Tanya. I think the only peppermint gund elf available is about 4x the size of our original ones......maybe i can suggest to DD that he just grew up at the north pole (exponentially!)

AcheyJakey Wed 15-Oct-14 21:00:40

I'm now thinking about an elf to go with these elf letters I've bought. I'm so excited and just can't wait for dec 1st!

CoffeeChocolateWine Wed 15-Oct-14 20:19:59

Thanks for explaining. I'm sold...sounds great fun! My DC are 5 and 2...I reckon they'd love it!

PedantMarina Wed 15-Oct-14 08:00:07

Here's a retro pattern, if anybody's interested... (hope that worked: on the phone)

PedantMarina Wed 15-Oct-14 07:04:13

I love the knee-hugger vintage ones. It's only clicked recently (I'm 50 now, BTW) that my grandma (who raised me) had one of these. She didn't use it as a "training tool", though, just decoration. Certainly I don't remember elf being up before the rest of the deccies, or getting up to any hijinks!

tanya1312 Wed 15-Oct-14 06:25:59

The original ones I got from Aliexpress they don't come with the book though but a lot cheaper. My peppermint elves came from bigfatballoons but don't think they make them anymore you might be able to track them down on ebay/amazon. Bigfatballoons has got another cute elf on there though. Card factory are doing elves and so do sainsburys, lots of other company's make elves too. Hope that helps x

ygritte Wed 15-Oct-14 05:16:20

Tanya - one of our elves did a runner last year sadWhere did you get yours from, as I've been looking all year?

MumofMartinandLaura Tue 14-Oct-14 14:56:14

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tanya1312 Tue 14-Oct-14 14:43:37

Lol I have 2 of the original ones and 2 peppermint gund elves xx

Floggingmolly Tue 14-Oct-14 14:40:50

The Book Depository one is a sinister looking bugger hmm The stuff of nightmares...

tanya1312 Tue 14-Oct-14 14:34:23

Basically an elf comes to visit from 1st -24th dec to see if your children are going on the naughty/nice list. But while your children are sleeping they get up to mischief /fun or leave treats. The original elf on the shelf is not to be touched, but you adapt it to what works best for your family/children.
Antics such as loo roll on Xmas tree, turning milk green etc. also a good thing to do is the northpole breakfast.

A great facebook page to look at is christmas elf antics.
Lots of ideas on Pinterest as well .

Hope that helps xx

CoffeeChocolateWine Tue 14-Oct-14 14:22:23

Could someone please explain what elf on the shelf is or what the elf does? Sounds fun but not quite sure I get what it's about!

momb Tue 14-Oct-14 14:14:56
Here this week!

tanya1312 Tue 14-Oct-14 14:11:47

Card factory now have one with book as well under £5

MumofWombat Tue 14-Oct-14 13:30:10

This is the elf mentioned just above. Brilliant value for £5.

Guitargirl Tue 14-Oct-14 13:27:30

I bought our (boy) elf 4 years ago, the official elf on the shelf one. But this year I have decided to introduce a female friend so bought a girl elf on ebay last month for 7 pounds. It was just the elf as we already have the book from boy elf. Ebay seem to have quite a few there and you should definitely be able to get a more reasonably priced one - especially if you don't want the book. We don't really use the book anyway as the book says you aren't supposed to touch him, etc.

DuelingFanjo Tue 14-Oct-14 13:25:24

they are £5

DuelingFanjo Tue 14-Oct-14 13:23:54

here it's called This little elf and I saw them there last night.

DuelingFanjo Tue 14-Oct-14 13:21:47

They have some in Sainsbury at the moment - I am sure they are under £10

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