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milknosugarplease Tue 22-Sep-09 10:47:44

Hi all!
normally am shockingly organised, everything was done by this time last year (looks around in the vain hope someone else did this too and i don't look like an eager idiot!)

i need to buy for my mindees (DM) i'm a nanny and babysitter so there's a fair few this year!

DM,14 girl-r

DM,10, Girl-h
DM,5, boy-l


DM,10 boy-t
DM,7, girl-l
DM, 8 months, girl-j

Need some ideas! dont want to spend alot this year, about £10 each.

P loves clothes other boys except C love dr who, youger girls (except J) both love girly stuff, older girls are into topshop so their a bit easier!, that leaves the babies! (C&J)


milknosugarplease Tue 22-Sep-09 11:26:42

£10 each seems quite alot when i see how many kids there are! cheaper alternetives v welcome!

some rough ideas would go down a storm thank you!

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 22-Sep-09 11:38:27

try Boots? They've got their 3 for 2 offer ona lready, and go from tinies (ITNG etc) up to teenagers easily,so if you still stuck to £10 a head you'd actually save a third IYSWIM

reban Tue 22-Sep-09 21:11:02

i buy for alot of kids at christmas too as we have loads of nieces and nephews and friends' kids from a few months to 12 years old and everyone of them is getting a book this year. Either as their main present (say guinness book of records, which i think is on offer for £10 at smiths at the mo) or added to another present. The book people, amazon and tescos have very good deals on at the moment and for most you can get free delivery or there are codes around to get discounts.

milknosugarplease Sat 26-Sep-09 11:04:39

thank for your replies

ooh reban, at least 3 of the kids on that lest are real readers, boy T, is a HUGE reader, so either book token or a book (book token is because i never know what hes read!!), the babies will deff get books (i give them books as soon as poss!)

I bought "dr who scene it" last week in boots (reduced to £8!) so will do as a joint presant for T and L

really trying to cut down on what i spen, family wise i have only mum dad and brother and 2 friends to buy for, its all the kids that are stressing me out!

ooh boots could be a good idea, although even with the 3 for 2 their gifts seem rather overpriced!

does anyone know of any sales before xmas?

TY and TIA!!!!!!

comewhinewithme Sat 26-Sep-09 11:10:12

The book people are good or you could just look on EbaY for BNIB.

comewhinewithme Sat 26-Sep-09 11:13:39

For the babies have the "That's not my" book range 3 for 12.00

milknosugarplease Sat 26-Sep-09 11:16:19

oh thank you! im off to peruse

*though shalt not buy present for myself off* if i repeat that enough times i wont buy anything for mee!

comewhinewithme Sat 26-Sep-09 12:47:03


milknosugarplease Sun 27-Sep-09 17:48:35

Well i went on a coupke of things! woops!

Am currently writing lists! (im a list person!). tryiung to do it on a bit of a budget this year...but i always see something else!

comewhine with me...was it you who mentioed your DC like in the night garden?...sorry if im wrong!!!!! what the hell is that brown charecter called...could be a teddy...ish!?

So far ive bought, dr who scene it game, lots of ribbon and wrapping paper! hmm just need the flipping presents!!!

DM L would love a remote controlled spider (dont ask) has anyone seen one?

other then stumped!!!!!

twolittledarlings Sun 27-Sep-09 21:09:33

You can get a remote control Tarantula on

twolittledarlings Sun 27-Sep-09 22:12:34

Found the remote control spider cheaper in Argos though bigger.

nancy75 Sun 27-Sep-09 22:18:12

there is a remote control spider here

the brown thing in the night garden is makka pakka

comewhinewithme Sun 27-Sep-09 22:27:03

No milk my dd is terrified of itng grin.
My DS has the spider it is good but dd is also terrified of the spider!

Zavvi is a good site too.

milknosugarplease Sun 27-Sep-09 23:15:19

OOh thank you! we had a VERY long convo about how it would be cool if you could control a he could have it chasde after his DSisters! will probably live to regret getting him one!

TY robot spider finiding mumsnetters!!

aaah, thought it was nincky knonck or something! has caused some distress i tell you!

ooh why did i think it was you comewhine? LOVE the name btw! and the show come to think of it! although come whine with me is often m,ore appropriate!

Zavvi still exists? i thought it had joined woolies in the great bankrupt ships in the sky!?

keep the ideas coming!!!


comewhinewithme Sun 27-Sep-09 23:19:12

grin She did like it when she was 1 but this was over two years ago and I had a different name on here then so no idea why you thought it was me.

Zavvi is just online now I think cheap though I got some bargains.

comewhinewithme Sun 27-Sep-09 23:21:13

May be worth a look.

milknosugarplease Sun 27-Sep-09 23:41:32

God knows! i've only been on here a couple of months myself!!

Think i'm having one of those days!

ooh thank yo9u that place looks really good!

i found a really good remote spider, for £11 in argos but its bloody out of stocl everywhere!! DAMN!!

comewhinewithme Mon 28-Sep-09 08:54:45

Its a mystery then grin!

Right I will keep checking my local argos for spider if you want and I could send it on to you if it comes in stock before you get hold of one?

There is this one


This site is good for bargains.


milknosugarplease Mon 28-Sep-09 10:49:45

It really is! well either that or i'm going mad...which is a distinct possibility!!

Thats very kind of you, but ive found another one in Argos for £12.99, which is in stock so it will be fine (i hope!)its this one

i may have to test it though...just so he's not dissapointed if it doesn't work hmm well thats the excuse ill use!

what spider soes your DS have?

that is great! TY!

They do elp, alot! THANK U!

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