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Going on our annual b&m/home bargains trip what do I need?

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nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sun 25-Oct-20 09:32:30

So next week we are going to bognor and they have a home bargains and b&m down there! Im going without children so hoping to get some stocking fillers, Christmas treats and gifts! What things shall I look out for?
Any gems hidden in either one?

My dds are nearly 12 and 8. 😁

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PinkBuffalo Sun 25-Oct-20 16:20:47

I do like home bargains, we have a smallish one in the next town I tend to pop in once a week when visiting mum.
One thing I have got I recently gave to a friend and it was a big hit! This was a chocolate snowman filled with chocolate and marshmallows and you put it in a mug of hot milk and it makes a special hot chocolate! My friend was very happy I got her one as she had seen them. They are not extortionate either I think £1.49 for one.
I got a b&m up the road from me, they got a few bits in already, hopefully by next week they might have more for you as Halloween will be nearly over too.
Have a nice time OP!

everythingisginandroses Sun 25-Oct-20 16:39:12

I would probably buy some silver cushions from B&M (Christmas magpie!) Say hello to the palm trees of Bognor for me, OP!

Spacerader Sun 25-Oct-20 16:44:34

Id dd 12 is into makeup they have some amazing make up revolution gift sets at the moment.

Home bargains had a fab bubble t bath range also.

Mehmehmeh19 Sun 25-Oct-20 16:45:11

I'd hold off for a while due to this

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-10-24/criticism-mounts-over-ludicrous-ban-of-non-essential-items-in-welsh-supermarkets

TitsalinaBumSquash Sun 25-Oct-20 16:45:20

I work in Bognor and am bemused by it being a shopping destination! shock

I will look out for those snowmen though - perfect for a stocking filler for my 4 kids. grin

GirlCrush Sun 25-Oct-20 16:47:28

dog christmas themed stuff!!

everythingisginandroses Sun 25-Oct-20 16:47:47

@Mehmehmeh19 - were you thinking of Bangor? fconfused

tassisssss Sun 25-Oct-20 16:47:53

They have jumbo packs of lace sweets and Pringles that are big hits with my teens (and great for teen gifts).

Mehmehmeh19 Sun 25-Oct-20 16:52:16

@TitsalinaBumSquash

Completely misread haha

Sorry everyone

MumandnotMum Sun 25-Oct-20 16:54:00

Home bargains have marshmallow hot chocolate toppers in polar bear designs. I’m not sure whether you NEED them. But I definitely did, yes. Two packs.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 25-Oct-20 17:00:00

B&M had some cute flavoured hot chocolate stirrers, pack of 3 for £1.49 today. Lots of stocking filler choc things, mugs and coffee flavourings for older teens. Nipped in for crisps and shampoo, came out with a huge bagful of junk and £28 lighter.

Figgygal Sun 25-Oct-20 17:02:28

Annual trip shock
God I’m in our HB every week looking at what random biscuit offerings they have this week
Love it

Can’t stand b&m though it just smells of cheap plastic

purpledagger Sun 25-Oct-20 17:12:30

I went to Home Bargains and B&M yesterday and both had lots of nice items:

Bath bombs £1.50 - £2 in Home Bargains

Lip balms sets (in both stores but B&M has the edge)

Swizzlers mini perfume set (£5 B&M)

Jelly Xmas lollies - I bought elf ones for 59p in Home Bargains.

Home Bargains had some science sets eg crystal growing and bath bomb making.

B&M had mini speakers, headphones, phone chargers etc for your elder child. Also lava lamps.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sun 25-Oct-20 17:40:48

Thanks everyone!!

Haha! Sounds funny saying shopping destination, its more to go to b&m/home bargains and the massive sainsburys there. I dont drive so going with my mum, its a bit further than we'd normally go so not somewhere we go often.

I live near Brighton, We normally go to Oxford Street in October half term for Xmas shopping but not sure I want to head into London right now!

Its probably good for the purse not to have a b&m or home bargains too close 😂

Dd1 who's nearly 12 has mentioned make up but doesn't have any yet, so thinking mascara, eye shadow palette and some lip gloss. Shes not particularly girly (more goth/funky style)

They love a hot chocolate or bath bombs so definitely on the list!

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purpledagger Sun 25-Oct-20 17:45:29

B & m has some nice eye shadow palettes sets.

nodogz Sun 25-Oct-20 18:48:59

Surely the bargains in B&M choose you - you can't know in advance what you'll get and that why it's so fun.

And dog jumpers!

Polly111 Sun 25-Oct-20 18:56:40

This video tells you what’s new in B&M at the moment www.extremecouponing.co.uk/whats-new-at-bm-october-2020/

Pansypath Sun 25-Oct-20 18:58:27

Haha @nodogz I agree they choose you.

Not got a HB near us but we do have a B&M. I would say some American sweets or biscuits for stockings.

I also got dd a desktop magnetic fidget thing - a black base with loads of moon and stars that are magnetic to build sculptures with if that makes sense.

I also stocked up on Christmas wrapping paper.

Mrsfussypants1 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:01:25

Home bargains have a really cute Totes bauble with a pair of socks on with a rainbow on £1.79 Rrp £5.00.

Laurendelight Sun 25-Oct-20 20:05:22

Christmas crackers, chocolate coins, mugs, mirrors and they have good stocking filler toys.

WhatWouldYouDoWhatWouldJesusDo Sun 25-Oct-20 20:08:37

Flat marshmallows with snowmen faces to top hot chocolate.

They have some lovely, Christmas decs. I got a miniature carousel for my tree.......think I paid £1.29 or something like that. It wasn't much........no doubt the garden centre will be selling identical ones for £15 plus a kidney 🤨

Lovemusic33 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:09:57

Flashing bath bombs I think in home bargains.

Lovemusic33 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:11:54

And bubble-t bath products (bath bombs, salts etc..)

Gingerbread candle (HB)

FuckKnowsMate Sun 25-Oct-20 20:15:03

B&M have a mirror with LED lights which is also a Bluetooth speaker too. It’s about 20 quid so maybe pricey but if your daughter is getting into make up etc she might like that. I’ve put it on my Christmas list and I’m 27 😂

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