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To buy this book set and split it between two children?

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MulledWineMincePie Thu 11-Dec-14 10:03:15

I have two different children, not related to buy presents for, who are similar in age and in reading levels (y1). Would I be mean to buy this book set and split it 6 books to each child, as their present?

youareallbonkers Thu 11-Dec-14 10:04:30

Why not buy a set each?

BlackeyedSantaStuckUpAChimney Thu 11-Dec-14 10:07:05

no problem splitting. fine. shop within budget and ignore those who think there is a bottomless pit of money.

MinnieM1 Thu 11-Dec-14 10:07:14

Nope not atall, I would do it

crumpet Thu 11-Dec-14 10:07:45

No that would be fine - unless there is anything on the book people website?

londonrach Thu 11-Dec-14 10:09:13

Ive spilt a pack of four books into four pressies before for four different families. Split away.

NoSundayWorkingPlease Thu 11-Dec-14 10:09:33

They won't know will they? At that price, if it was possible I'd buy one each but if not I'd split.

Boomtownsurprise Thu 11-Dec-14 10:09:34


DazzleU Thu 11-Dec-14 10:11:45

No - I'd do it.

MulledWineMincePie Thu 11-Dec-14 10:12:53

yourrealbonkers because I don't have a lot of money to spend, that's why.

These are not the only two children I am buying for, they are not related to each other (should have made that clearer), but they are two children at a similar stage in reading, learning, and enjoy books.

Inthedarkaboutfashion Thu 11-Dec-14 10:14:28

I don't think there is anything wrong with splitting a book set into two gifts but I wouldn't buy those books as a present because they are reading books which are usually more educational than fun. I would leave reading books to parents to buy and would get something like mr men or thomas books or an annual based on the child's favourite character or tv show.

MulledWineMincePie Thu 11-Dec-14 10:15:17

crumpet it's not essential to buy this particular booklet, but I like the look of it, and I am buying other things from tk maxx for other people, so it makes sense to buy everything at the same time. If it's not the right thing, I'll rethink, but I want to get the balance between spending the right amount of money, and buying the right gifts. It it's not right, I'll take a look at Book People too - have just had a Flash Sale with free delivery couple of days ago, missed it!

MulledWineMincePie Thu 11-Dec-14 10:16:13

inthedark you think? I thought they look fun, but I am thinking of it from a parent point of view grin

glentherednosedbattleostrich Thu 11-Dec-14 10:18:34

If you want books try book people. They have an extra 20% off today too and do some lovely sets cheap.

The code is ELF20 and ends tomorrow

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Thu 11-Dec-14 10:19:21

I cant see a problem with splitting them, I would.

I think they look like great books for year 1,my youngest charge (im a nanny) would love them.

MulledWineMincePie Thu 11-Dec-14 10:22:17

oooh! 20% off at BP grin i will go take a look. It does mess up my TKM order, as I need £50 to get free delivery, but that's a good deal at BP

Inthedarkaboutfashion Thu 11-Dec-14 10:22:21

It's just my opinion OP. I know my kids would have loved any book at that age but would have been more pleased with a favourite character book than a set of reading books (even though they absolutely loved all books). There isn't anything wrong with the books though and splitting them would be fine.

PrettyLittleMitty Thu 11-Dec-14 10:26:18

Yanbu. I don't see any problem splitting them.

CupidStuntSurvivor Thu 11-Dec-14 10:47:54

As long as the books don't lead on from each other, do it. Though do check that if the parents wanted to buy the rest of the set for their DC in the future, they're available to buy separately, as a courtesy.

TinyTear Thu 11-Dec-14 10:52:32

i buy sets of 10 toddler books from the Book People and use them for nursery kids birthday presents - 2 per gift grin

MulledWineMincePie Thu 11-Dec-14 11:00:13

tiny I have bought from book people for party bag presents before too. I have managed to sort the dilemma of what to buy to make it over £50, not so difficult after all, bought some fun looking Christmas crackers instead grin

SaucyJack Thu 11-Dec-14 11:00:21

Cupid just said what I was going to.

If the stories are written in one long "storyline" then YABU.

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