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AIBU to think there's no decent Christmas Presents to buy under £15

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TheOnlyWayToEatSandwiches Fri 04-Dec-15 11:29:07

And there aren't a lot over £15 either!

I've been on all the usual websites. Amazon, Firebox, Iwoot, etc etc and they're all selling the same unimaginative plastic (et al) tat.

It's just total tat!


Or am I being unreasonable (hopefully!) and you can point me in the direction of some decent, reasonably priced, Christmas gifts under £15 (ish).

(Specifically, things that are fun on the day to play with, but aren't just total pap)


ceebie Fri 04-Dec-15 11:30:38

Are you talking about for adults or children? If children, what age?

SellFridges Fri 04-Dec-15 11:31:22

Yes, what ages?

RalphSteadmansEye Fri 04-Dec-15 11:31:39


ghostyslovesheep Fri 04-Dec-15 11:31:58


PennyHasNoSurname Fri 04-Dec-15 11:32:42

If for kids try Wicked Uncle.

TheOnlyWayToEatSandwiches Fri 04-Dec-15 11:34:09

Sorry. Should have said ages.

Adults and teenagers.

Ahardmanisgoodtofind Fri 04-Dec-15 11:34:36

Groupon have some good offers. Depends on ages etc.we got some stocking fillers from Mark's I'm their 3 for 2, pub games, coasters with all different table games that sort of thing.12 quid for the three

April2013 Fri 04-Dec-15 11:34:50

Just trawl eBay and charity shops, plenty of great things for well under £15 smile

AGrinWithoutACat Fri 04-Dec-15 11:35:22

Loads of fun family games about, nice bottles of (hic) alcohol for adults, craft kits, small but solid toys for younger kids, our average budget is £15 - £20 per person for a range of ppl and we usually buy more than one item for each person none of which is plastic tat ....

AuntieStella Fri 04-Dec-15 11:37:07

There are adult colouring in books themed for Doctor Who and Marvel Comics (around a tenner, I think) which I'm planning to give to teens.

Also the sarcastic Ladybird books (try The Hipster for teens, The Shed for adults and Dating for anyone who's single and looking).

PennyHasNoSurname Fri 04-Dec-15 11:37:47

Poker Set
Scratch Map of the World
Board games

PennyHasNoSurname Fri 04-Dec-15 11:38:39

A book called "Tequila Mockingbird" - cocktail recipes with a literary twist.

Ahardmanisgoodtofind Fri 04-Dec-15 11:38:51

*in their
Last year everyone got Russian roulette food games, im a celebrity one with real bugs was a huge hit with bils after a few drinks on boxing day-was hilarious watching five grown men trying not to freak out at the possibility of eating bugs. We're an odd sort of family though

Icklepickle101 Fri 04-Dec-15 11:40:43

I've made a hamper for a few hard to buy for people for about £15

Some fluffy socks, hand cream, gloves, scarf, milk tray and a bottle of Buck's Fizz. Lots of little presents which will all be 'used'

Roobix04 Fri 04-Dec-15 11:41:52

Try notonthehighstreet

harryhausen Fri 04-Dec-15 11:44:59


weeblueberry Fri 04-Dec-15 11:46:47

Surely it depends on the personality/likes of the person?

It's a sure fire way to get a shit present to just trawl 'gift' sites and pick something in your budget.

BikeRunSki Fri 04-Dec-15 11:49:23

Dot Com Gift Shop, free delivery over £10 too.

Fox28 Fri 04-Dec-15 11:50:50

Follow the Christmas bargain thread on here!

paintandbrush Fri 04-Dec-15 12:01:13

how about making up a mini-hamper with lots of delicious little things? like nutella etc.

mrsjanedoe Fri 04-Dec-15 12:07:36

there are loads!

Among others:

(same for men, teens..)

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheOnlyWayToEatSandwiches Fri 04-Dec-15 12:15:46

Thanks for some excellent suggestions!!

This list is precisely the kind of crap I'm referring to (sorry mrsjanedoe):

No fun on the day. Will be in the bin by new years eve I suspect. Overpriced crap.

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Fri 04-Dec-15 12:22:50

Totally agree with you. This is why we have jacked in family presents for a secret santa - £80 limit (which is still less than we would have spent) and you get a decent present.

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