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What were the hit presents that you bought from Reastie's bargain thread?

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Iamblossom Sun 28-Dec-14 16:44:54

Mine were:

Memory sticks shaped like a guitar and an ice cream
Banana rubbers
The star gazer light up contraption - it's fabulous!
Converse trainers
Womdee scarves
Pin art

RedTinsel Sun 28-Dec-14 16:49:58

I was a bit too late for most of the stuff not he thread, but I did get the Womdee scarves and they were great. I wasn't too sure that they would arrive in time. But they came Last Tuesday so I could return the ££ stuff I'd bought as a back up. Really pleased with them. Though not sure what to do with the odd necklace things they sent with them. Not my 68 yo MILs thing!

PolyesterBride Sun 28-Dec-14 16:52:38

What is the star gazer light up contraption?

chanie44 Sun 28-Dec-14 16:52:57

Man tin - as OH keeps a lot of crap

Iamblossom Sun 28-Dec-14 16:53:16

I know I didn't get those either red tinsel....

RedTinsel Sun 28-Dec-14 17:01:31

Lamblossom - Might chuck them into the 'crap for the school tombola' box.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Sun 28-Dec-14 17:07:34

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Guitargirl Sun 28-Dec-14 17:10:02

yy to Molton Brown with discount codes.

Am giving the bargainous Furby to DD for her birthday next week so am hoping that will be a hit too.

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 28-Dec-14 17:25:14

Boots half price straighteners for dd reccomended by someone in the thread

MsAspreyDiamonds Sun 28-Dec-14 17:51:45

The tassimo I bought for my mum for the bargain price of 35 pounds after someone posted the link on here.

I also bought a couple of play doh flip & frost cookie sets as spare gifts. They came in very useful as last minute gifts.

WUME Sun 28-Dec-14 19:37:41

Bumpy rings and play doh flip n frost big hit with dd1 and dd2.

Lots of new chapter books a big hit with dd2 so thanks for all the codes. I bought regularly throughout the year from The Book People so was glad the thread ran from January.

ArthurChristmas Sun 28-Dec-14 23:26:34

Finger lights, a year behind everyone else, but there was serious envy at the panto yesterday as kids flashed them round spite the overpriced light up toys on offer for £8!

Google glasses built today are a huge hit.

Iamblossom Mon 29-Dec-14 08:53:26

Zoo book also went down well, was almost as tall as nephew....

FatJerseyPostXmasSpud Mon 29-Dec-14 10:00:08

The snow glow Elsa for £27 i posted link to

Also the twin tiny tears dolls for my niece

and lots of other little bits :D

fairyfuckwings Mon 29-Dec-14 10:03:29

The frozen dolls from ali express. I think they were about $8 each and they were bigger and better quality than the one's for 20 quid they were selling in sainsburys. My daughter's taken them everywhere with her!

NorbertDentressangle Mon 29-Dec-14 10:06:43

The Amazon miniature microscopes with LED lights on.
Fascinating (and freaky) what things look like up close!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 29-Dec-14 10:08:29

The scarves - I gave one to Sis, one to MIL and one to a friends teenage dd. All alongside other gifts (mentally couldnt get past the price tag and only give that) - all were loved.

The leather make up wrap.

MistAndAWeepingRain Mon 29-Dec-14 10:18:56

The soft Anna and Elsa dolls from Ali Express. I think I paid £10 for the pair of them. My girls love them. Thanks again to whoever tracked them down!

froomeonthebroom Mon 29-Dec-14 10:27:44

What's the star thing? I NEED to know!!!! please and thank you etc.

WUME Mon 29-Dec-14 10:57:40

Oh yes - Aliexpress a MASSIVE success. I got big plush Frozen dolls, big plush Olaf and a massive bunch of frozen hair clips for pennies.

thanks to scaredy for that

clr2014 Mon 29-Dec-14 11:02:44

The snapfish photo boards. Gorgeous and only £1.99. Wish I'd bought loads more...

clr2014 Mon 29-Dec-14 11:03:28

Oh yes, Ali express! Frozen dolls and football kits! Fabulous bargains!

clr2014 Mon 29-Dec-14 11:05:21

I gave dh the tassimo for his birthday and it has been a huge hit. We all love it. Kids can make their own hot chic...

softlysoftly Mon 29-Dec-14 11:06:36

Aliexpress frozen dolls here too and the Google cardboard caused much hilarity at a party give hit for about £2.50!

3bunnies Mon 29-Dec-14 11:23:22

The mini amazon microscope was a hit here too. Other hits have been a pom pom maker, toothless toy, mp3 player from lightning deals and blankets from debenhams- half price in sale and bought with the £30 voucher for £15, so £15 for 3 instead of £60. The double nectar point toy wheat warmers have also gone down well here.

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