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Juanbablo Thu 24-Nov-16 07:56:21

We have a tradition on my mum's side of the family where we buy presents for the adults that are supposed to only cost £1. It's a pretty difficult challenge unless you buy chocolate every time. I wondered if anyone had any different ideas? I need to buy for 3 women aged between 53-83 and 2 men ages 55 and 58. I've bought book marks, little puzzles and candles before.

monsterbookofty Thu 24-Nov-16 08:22:47

Flying tiger do some bits for £1, I got a good 3d puzzle.

secondhoneymoon Thu 24-Nov-16 08:22:53

The various pound shops are full of possible presents!!!

Leatherboundanddown Thu 24-Nov-16 08:26:12

I would look at Wilko. They have nice notebooks, pen pots, little jars of paperclips etc and nice mugs all for £1.

Also a shop called Hema, they have nice notebooks. If any children involved they have mini pots of modelling clay sets for just £1.

Card factory and the works have some good 2017 diarys for £1 too.

I like this game.

Leatherboundanddown Thu 24-Nov-16 08:27:49

Another thing to do is look at Jewelery sale rails in high st shops, they often reduce items to £1.

I saw some cute little slippers in b&m yesterday but they were £1.49 so slightly over budget!

Leatherboundanddown Thu 24-Nov-16 08:29:08

Primark have scented candles and water bottles for £1 and poundland have battery powered fairy lights in, I got some like little lightbulbs and they are very good.

I wish my family did this.

ErrolTheDragon Thu 24-Nov-16 08:31:26

You never know what the pound shops will yield - I was quite tempted to pick up a remaindered copy of Tony Blairs biography as a joke present for DH the other year. And if nothing else you can always get the chocolate and some cheap giftwrap there.

glenthebattleostrich Thu 24-Nov-16 08:34:05

Poundland also have some pretty scarves in and their book and DVD shelf is always worth a little look too

MollyHuaCha Thu 24-Nov-16 08:34:17

Def go to Poundland. Or you might be lucky and get something in a charity shop, but prob not as round here the prices in charity shops are sky high.

Leatherboundanddown Thu 24-Nov-16 08:38:17

Asda and Sainsburys home ranges are quite good so you may get nice mugs/kitchen bits in there.

SymphonyofShadows Thu 24-Nov-16 09:00:03

Are Boots doing that deal on the Soap and Glory make-up set soon? I think the big one this year is the one in the case in mid Dec (according to MSE)

SymphonyofShadows Thu 24-Nov-16 09:38:08

Oops, sorry. Wrong thread blush

Juanbablo Thu 24-Nov-16 09:51:44

Thank you everyone, some good ideas here.

J3NN1 Thu 24-Nov-16 10:34:53

Scratch card! I give them out with our dinner every year with the terms that if anyone wins over £50 it's shared.

insan1tyscartching Thu 24-Nov-16 16:43:39

£1magazine subscriptions you'll get three issues and just cancel the direct debit before the trial is up.
Lots more here

Princesspinkgirl Thu 24-Nov-16 21:28:53

Have a look in chemists some chemists sell body wash and shampoos for £1 or something like a lovely bath scrub

amysmummy12345 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:33:26

We do this too!!! We each have a £5 budget ru get five pressies! I've had some good stuff from home bargains, retro games etc...

MackerelOfFact Fri 25-Nov-16 01:01:20

Superdrug are selling these gift sets for £1 at the moment, they're full sized products that they usually sell for £3-4 each. I went into two stores today and both had loads. I'm going to try and go back tomorrow and get a few more to donate to the women's refuge.

TaffyandTeenyTaffy Fri 25-Nov-16 01:07:52

Poundworld have some christmas wine glasses and nice mugs and the range have a pack of 8 wine charms.

Howmanysleepstilchristmas Fri 25-Nov-16 06:08:35

Book from pound shop? Ours had hardback copies of the sealed letter by Laura Donahue who wrote room this week- got it as a stocking filler for my mum

Howmanysleepstilchristmas Fri 25-Nov-16 06:10:14

Think I meant poundworld - the green and yellow one!

GruffaloPants Fri 25-Nov-16 06:21:32

Get yourself to a Home Bargains. You should have plenty choice for £1. Off the top of my head there are Marvel Heroes socks for 79p. Ceramic gnomes plant waterers for £1.

Chrisinthemorning Fri 25-Nov-16 07:23:57

Agree home bargains. They had juggling balls and wooden puzzle sets for £1 that looked nice.

00100001 Fri 25-Nov-16 07:38:55

manicure set from wilko

slate message board from The Works

Try your luck with last minute auctions for under £1

charm bracelet 81p


Google shopping mink for gifts £1 and under have a look through


00100001 Fri 25-Nov-16 11:41:21

Link not mink!

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