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CoffeeChocolateWine Wed 08-Nov-17 17:28:24

There are lots of girls in my extended family and we (the parents of all of the children) agreed a couple of years ago to just spend £5 per child. I must admit I struggle with it a little bit as I can't find 'nice' presents for £5. I've got in the habit of spending a quid or 2 more and getting them a book each but I'm so bored of it so I'm sure they are!

What other presents could I get for a fiver? The girls are 11, 9, 9, 6, 5, 3 and 8 months.

Cloudyapples Wed 08-Nov-17 17:54:44

For the older girls maybe some cheap nail polish sets, hair clips, accessory bits?

wobblywonderwoman Wed 08-Nov-17 17:57:19

The 9 and 11 year olds might like fairy lights for their room.

6 maybe art stuff

5 & 3 orchard game or jigsaw (playdoh)

8 months nice hat

wobblywonderwoman Wed 08-Nov-17 17:58:01

Asda have DVDs for a fiver. Nice ones - Mary Poppins etc

Corneliusmurphy Wed 08-Nov-17 17:59:30

Claire's accessories were doing three sales bits for £5, may be something good in there.

Primark does tinker bell purses for £4, earrings for £2, Harry Potter badges & jewellery £3/£5, nice socks - loads of bits, I find them really handy for stockings.

Failing that could everyone agree to give cash -all those £5s add up?

Stompythedinosaur Wed 08-Nov-17 18:15:30

Galt do lots of ce craft sets for £5.99 if you could stretch to that?

Charm bracelets
Foil art
Sparkle jewellery
Bouncey ball making
Glider making

2014newme Wed 08-Nov-17 18:17:41

Books. New wimpy kid and David Walliams books are £5 at sain

OnlyGlowingSlightly Wed 08-Nov-17 18:20:02

- Play doh or a toy vehicle for the little one.
- Glittery bouncy ball, scooter tassles, or small stamp set for the 3 year old
- Beads and thread set, or else games on '2 for £10' at the works e.g. guess who, penguins, or uno for the 5 and 6 year old.
- Fun stationary or bits from clares accessories for the older ones

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 09-Nov-17 11:32:39

Thank you all. Some great ideas here. I think a trip to Clare's will be in order. Also seen some stuff in hobbycraft that might be winners. The one I'm really clueless on is the 8 month old. She has so many toys from her big sister, her Gran knits loads of stuff so no shortage of hats and cardies. Maybe some kind of board book. I can't remember what 8 month olds can do...is she too young for something like bath crayons?

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 09-Nov-17 11:33:28

The galt sets are lovely but I've done them to death a bit in the past.

Isadora2007 Thu 09-Nov-17 11:34:28

A bath book!
Ours has been passed down the family and is still going strong 20 years down the line. No mould!

Isadora2007 Thu 09-Nov-17 11:36:35

11, 9, 9, 6, 5, 3 and 8

Asda has 3 for 2 on some gifts and their makeup sets were lovely for £6 and £3 so could be suitable for 11 and the two 9 year olds.
They (Asda) had bath play doh sets with mouldable soap which was £6 also on 3 for 2. That would do the Younger 3. Then baby gets a bath book.
Plus sweets if money leftover.

Justbookedasummmerholiday Thu 09-Nov-17 11:38:05

The Range have some fab craft things to make for under a fiver.

Jaffalong Thu 09-Nov-17 11:46:33

www.theworks.co.uk/c/multibuys/2-for-10/christmas-gifts/

Try the works 2 for 1 gifts for £10.

The Hobbycraft has a big box of 50 gel pens for £5 a box.

www.hobbycraft.co.uk/assorted-gel-pens-50-pack/625675-1000

4forksake Thu 09-Nov-17 12:00:54

I've bought a few bits from Lakeland for friends kids to make up mini hampers.

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/60929/Baked-In®-Mug-Belgian-Chocolate-Brownie-Mix

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/60930/Baked-In®-Mug-Gooey-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Mix

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/72136/Lakeland-Artisan-Marshmallow-Kit

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/60774/Perfect-Princess-Candy-Kit

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/61220/Lakeland-Make-Your-Own-Unicorn-Cupcake-Kit

BabyClam Thu 09-Nov-17 12:05:34

How about this lovely wooden gear puzzle for the little one?

www.ebay.co.uk/i/322453093581?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=49939730778&rlsatarget=pla-380792700704&abcId=1129946&adtype=pla&merchantid=114991627&poi=&googleloc=9046552&device=c&campaignid=974198600&crdt=0

Bumbumtaloo Thu 09-Nov-17 12:10:16

I’ve bought these for presents, amazing value £4.99 for a box of 5 of them from Ebay. I’ve just ordered some more to put up.

spacegirl01 Thu 09-Nov-17 12:17:46

Wilko do nice pencil cases for £2-3 and their felt tips are v good and only £1 a pack.

Tiger do loads of cool stuff in that price range (just bought dd a windup unicorn and a unicorn head band for £2 each.)

Osquito Thu 09-Nov-17 13:25:19

(Trying not to repeat the suggestions above)

Older girls: slime. You can buy glittery, glow-in-the-dark, scented, colour-changing and even magnetic. The price can vary, depending on brand or if you buy it in-store or online, but a decently sized tin should be in budget.

There's also a groupon deal for £10 Starbucks for £5 (so 3 milkshakes/hot chocs?) if that's something the 11-yr-old would like... but I believe it is an e-voucher so you'd need to check how that works.

BriechonCheese Thu 09-Nov-17 14:05:50

Morrisons currently have gift sets with 4 "grown up" looking nail polishes for £2!
Great for the older ones.

FrogsSpawnofSanta Thu 09-Nov-17 15:44:35

Have a look in boots they have lots of little lip balms, stationary and other bits. All three for two as well.

Haudyerwheesht Thu 09-Nov-17 16:05:31

Bath toys for the little one

Smiggle do 5 for £5 often for the 5,6& maybe 9 yr olds

MammaGnomes Thu 09-Nov-17 19:11:22

For the younger ones look in the entertainer i got the frozen version of frustration today for £5 they also had paw patrol, cars and TMNT.
They had some playdoh sets for around £5 too and some 4 in 1 puzzles that were Disney.

Cloud pets for £5.99.

I was so impressed with it. I've never really been in before

brookby Thu 09-Nov-17 19:27:43

Claire's have got a buy 3 get 3 free offer on almost all stock at the moment so you could spend a bit more but if you average it out it would could still be a fiver each

MyfatheristheKing Thu 09-Nov-17 19:30:30

Was in primark today and they had so many nice bits. Purses, accessories, twinkle fairy lights, make up, beauty, JoJo things, etc. Worth a look for the older ones.

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