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redheadandgoingtobed Sat 28-Nov-15 17:45:57

So, I need to make 3 stockings and fill them. Got all the bits to make them. Got a maximum of £5 to spend on things to put in them for teenage girls. I want them to look full. So far got:

Chocolate coins.

That's it. Help!!!

annandale Sat 28-Nov-15 17:47:29

£5 per stocking or £5 in total? were the coins included in that budget?

NorbertDentressangle Sat 28-Nov-15 17:50:15

Think of things that are quite bulky to fill out the stocking but are cheap. eg. bag of marshmallows, cheap scarf or hat.

Buy a multipacks of things like sweets or socks and split them

annandale Sat 28-Nov-15 17:51:29

stockings in our house always contain an apple and a tangerine...

could you talk to someone else with teenage girls and do a swap of stuff in your houses which is unfamiliar? so unopened make up, perfume, beads, books, cooking stuff?

sign up for a sample site?

RJnomore1 Sat 28-Nov-15 17:54:46

Bottle of shower gel or bubble bath from the pound shop and a £1 tube of sweets fill lots of save up.

redheadandgoingtobed Sat 28-Nov-15 17:55:04

It is £5 per stocking. The coins are included in that so £4.50 left. The girls in question are DD's friends and these will be their gifts. They have set a £5 limit not me being stingy! None of them like make up. Thinking along the lines of some stationery bits but not sure where to get them from.

annandale Sat 28-Nov-15 17:58:22

If you are going to your work Christmas party, make sure you hoover up as many abandoned favours from crackers as you can blush

Soft toy from charity shops?

annandale Sat 28-Nov-15 17:59:53

Ah, you want The Works, surely? Is there one near you?

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Nov-15 18:01:36

Big bottle of bubble bath

redheadandgoingtobed Sat 28-Nov-15 18:28:37

annandale No, no works near me. DD's friends are not into bubble bath. Near us we have a wilkos, big supermarkets and some poundland type places.

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Nov-15 18:30:07

FLuffy socks

DoveOfPeace Sat 28-Nov-15 18:33:50

I'd go to Home Bargains for stationery bits.

A montage of photos of them and their mates.

Gobletofgin Sat 28-Nov-15 18:34:53

What about going to pound land and buying some stationary, like pens and highlighters and split them between them? The one near me also had those plastic Kilner jar cups with straws in which would bulk it up. Could also get sweets, crisps and bottles of fizzy drinks (drench is two for £1, or mini bottles of Coke or Sprite that are 4 for £1). Or you could get some of the fun size chocs from aldi, they are about 79p and you could split them.

Gobletofgin Sat 28-Nov-15 18:35:41

Pound stretcher have fluffy socks on 3 for £1.99?

Donge13 Sat 28-Nov-15 18:44:17

The Works is your friend for cheap stationary

Allalonenow Sat 28-Nov-15 18:49:58

Wrap each item up in bright tissue paper, also do things like putting tiny items inside boxes or cardboard inner tubes before wrapping, that will bulk it up at little cost.
A tangerine is a must.
A pack of gingerbread men is cheap, one each wrapped up, would only be a few pence each.
You might pick up small photo frames for a few pence in charity shops, put in photos of the girls together, key rings are another idea.
If you have a box of crackers, fill up the top with a cracker sticking out, also tying on a balloon is good too. santa

enderwoman Sat 28-Nov-15 18:50:36

Pound land has scented candles and all teens need spare headphones.

My local supermarket sells American sweets like a bar of Hershey's Cookies and Cream for 79p.

Thatrabbittrickedme Sat 28-Nov-15 18:58:20

A tub of hot chocolate powder and some mini marshmallows is a good one

momb Sat 28-Nov-15 19:03:54

My teenagers are getting random puzzles from ebay, lipbalm (4 for a pound from poundland so splitting), a scarf and gloves from poundshop, Satsuma and a few nuts, plus a few bits which will get you over the price limit.
Its a bit late but look at puzzles on ebay: I got a mini rubiks cube, a snakey thing, a miniature baymax nightlight and a magic box for 99p each. They come from China so cutting it fine though....

Pooseyfrumpture Sat 28-Nov-15 19:03:44

Home bargains have loads of stationary but Morrisons also have some nice pen multipacks you could split.

Tesco mug 80p. Flumps 12 for £1. Sachet hot chocolate 25p.

What about glow sticks from Poundland? Split a tub of 20 between them.

Primary for gloves or fluffy socks.

FallingGoldfinch Sat 28-Nov-15 19:07:04

Agree with enderwoman, American stuff - all from supermarkets, all cheap.

6 pack of RC cola - £1.50, can be split
Cheetos, little bags are 59p each or something like that
Tesco had 3 for £1.20 on Hersheys tonight when I was in (peanut butter cups things like that - Poundland have them too)
Pop Tarts, box is £2 so can be split

Bulky stuff, so looks decent, but you'd get a lot for £15 and just split it between them.

Canofpeas Sat 28-Nov-15 19:06:58

Something crafty? Eg bits to make a Christmas tree decoration

redheadandgoingtobed Sat 28-Nov-15 19:18:57

Thanks so much, keep the ideas coming. I think I am gonna get:
Chocolate coins
Glow sticks (£1 for 20)
Felt christmas decorations
Whichever christmas chocolates are cheap.

Any places to buy cheap stationery?

NorbertDentressangle Sat 28-Nov-15 19:29:03

Home Bargains had some lovely notebooks (white with pastel with stars on or metallic zigzag bold prints) - varying sizes from 50p-£1.

They also had cheap mugs, photo frames, toiletries, food stuff and sweets etc

I went to one for the first time recently and had a great time finding hidden gems

Bellejournee Sat 28-Nov-15 19:53:05

Wilkos, The range, home bargains, even some of the super markets will have some cheap but decent stationary to fill up the stockings...

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