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Anyone In Surrey Have Cheap Xmas Presents I Can Buy?

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magnolia74 Wed 13-Dec-17 15:14:33

Seriously struggling to get the kids presents... have managed a few but money is so tight I'd have to give up bills to buy anything else really!
Does anyone local to Surrey (Epsom) have new in box items that would be suitable for mother in law, father in law, girl 14, girls 18 and boy 12??
Will consider anything if it's new in box and cheaper than shops 😞

BritInUS1 Wed 13-Dec-17 15:15:33

Have a look on your local FB pages or try charity shops x

healthyheart Wed 13-Dec-17 15:22:56

Don5 guy for the FIL MIL? I’m sure they understand! It all gets too much this pressure doesn’t it.

healthyheart Wed 13-Dec-17 15:23:16

Don’t buy

Buxtonstill Wed 13-Dec-17 15:30:04

Don't buy for PIL

Aridane Wed 13-Dec-17 15:31:09

On another thread you indicated you had £60 of clubcard vouchers which DH wanted to use towards Christmas presents - why not do that?

Magstermay Wed 13-Dec-17 16:22:19

If you’ve already got a few just stick with that, it’s not worth having unpaid bills.

magnolia74 Wed 13-Dec-17 16:47:47

I certainly didn't.... I don't have any clubcard vouchers

magnolia74 Wed 13-Dec-17 16:49:47

I can't just not buy.... 5 children and only bought for two of them...
As my post said if anyone local has anything for sale please let me know xx

LovingLola Wed 13-Dec-17 16:50:49

*Have £60 worth of clubcard vouchers, Dh insisting we use them instore for Xmas prezzies as completley skint sad
I want to put them towards a deal for all of us next year.

So Am I being unreasonable??*

This was you a couple of weeks ago.

missyB1 Wed 13-Dec-17 16:51:55

Do not buy for in laws, just explain that you are struggling this year. Look on local FB pages for the kids presents.

WillowWept Wed 13-Dec-17 16:52:26

Don’t buy for adults and shop eBay for kids.

VictoriaPeach Wed 13-Dec-17 16:53:36

Why oh why didn’t you start squirrelling bits away for your kids earlier than 10mor so days before Christmas??

I know that post is not helpful however but it just amazes me because Christmas doesn’t happen without warning. What have you got and what do you need?
‘Your best bet is going to be your local Facebook selling page

TheFairyCaravan Wed 13-Dec-17 16:56:16

@LovingLola that was 2009! Maybe try reading all the post, including the date, before going on a witch hunt!

nobutreally Wed 13-Dec-17 16:57:01

I would do tokens for PIL (voucher towards afternoon tea at local attraction or similar) so that there isn't an upfront cost. Or just don't buy for them

For the teens, I can't imagine many people have new in box presents they want to sell cheap at this time of year though: I think charity shops/TKMaxx/ebay might be a better bet... Also, if you've bought for two already, which ones? We might be able to suggest some good deals for the others...

Fellia Wed 13-Dec-17 16:58:02

I’d try to maxx, you get loads of cheap things in there that are a bit different.

smellybeanpole Wed 13-Dec-17 17:00:54

Tesco /ASDA. have lots of things quiet cheap now. I have an aftershave set for FIL if you like. I would just give it to you. No need for money. I don’t have anything else unfortunately. But boots did have soap&glory sets 3for two. Maybe you can buy two for your dds and one for mil.

Emmageddon Wed 13-Dec-17 17:21:23

Don't buy for PIL. Give them homemade vouchers for something like an hours' gardening or springcleaning the bedrooms, to be redeemed at a later date. For the children, try charity shops and any tabletop sales or Christmas Fayres. You'll find something. Failing that, have you been to Poundland, Wilkos, Home Bargain, B&M, stores like that?

TheSpottedZebra Wed 13-Dec-17 17:28:20

Surely you'd be better identifying what your kids may actually want, that you can afford, rather than just asking for things 'to buy' that are near you?

And yes, yell the adults you can't afford any presents. And the gell the kids that you can't afford much this year - they're old enough to understand there's no Santa and no magic money tree.

MiltonTheCockroach Wed 13-Dec-17 17:30:46

Can you contact the utility companies and ask for a payment plan so you're not paying the bills in one go?

Poundland/Poundstretcher type shops are good for picking up things for the Christmas stockings.

Did you manage to get someone to horse-share with you? If not, is there any way you could put the horse out on free loan so you don't have to pay the associated costs? Livery and feed cost a small fortune when I had a pony and that was years ago!

paxillin Wed 13-Dec-17 17:34:17

Don’t buy for adults and shop eBay for kids.

To be honest, this sounds more like a pledge for items to sell on ebay, since she will consider anything if it's new in box and cheaper than shops.

Zevitevitchofcrimas Wed 13-Dec-17 17:38:23

You don't have needed to buy for in laws. People may give you gifts foe your children but for in laws? I am not buying for my own and dh and I don't usually buy each other gifts. Also at your school ages they are long past the santa stage so I don't understand why they need new in a box gifts hmm.
I suggest you go to York local charity shops, sales are starting, tk max had some lovely stuff in today... And tell everyone it's a little lean this year they are old enough to understand.

Zevitevitchofcrimas Wed 13-Dec-17 17:39:41

Indeed paxillon sounds incredibly spoilt to me when we have had years of no gifts or free cycle gifts for our dc etc

BrieAndChilli Wed 13-Dec-17 17:42:27

How old are kids? Try home bargains or b&m they sell stuff new in box that is much cheaper than all
the other shops.
Likewise netpricedirect also sells stuff much cheaper than rrp when my eldest 2 were little I spent £50 there and they both had a good sized pile of stuff.

Chaosofcalm Wed 13-Dec-17 17:42:51

How old are your children? Young children don’t need thins in boxes, it just means they are not ready to play with.

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