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To be really looking forward to going to ikea? What should I buy?

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SpearmintTea Thu 05-Oct-17 23:17:36

I haven't been to ikea for a couple of years, and next week will be less than half an hour from one, so of course I'm going. I've been looking through the website to try to make a list, but it doesn't work so well for browsing when you don't know what you're looking for. What are your ikea must haves? And AIBU for looking forward to going?

Meow34 Thu 05-Oct-17 23:35:08

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Dancingfairy Thu 05-Oct-17 23:37:24

One has been openin near me for the last few years!! I seriously can't wAit it's taken ages.

TathitiPete Thu 05-Oct-17 23:38:04

Meatballs grin

Feelingchipper Thu 05-Oct-17 23:41:28

Ooh we are going this weekend too! Would love ideas of great house products, especially space saver type items.

My current fave is the variera shelf insert, they are so useful for maximising cupboard space and organising them well.

Youcanttaketheskyfromme Thu 05-Oct-17 23:42:36

Meatballs. Oh I so want some now.

chipsandpeas Thu 05-Oct-17 23:45:05

meatballs and candles

Grilledaubergines Fri 06-Oct-17 00:00:31

Tea lights
Napkins
Daim bars
Lingonberry sauce
Potato rosti
Underwear octopus
Stainless steel kitchen utensils
Sandwich/freezer bags
Glasses with flamingos on

BigFatGoalie Fri 06-Oct-17 04:49:21

Sandwich bags!!!! 🍞
A soft toy fluffy rat 🐭
Orchid
Meatballs, Logan berry jam, gravy 😍🍘
Drawer dividers
Massive wine glasses 🍷

(You’re welcome for the helpful diagrams)

BigFatGoalie Fri 06-Oct-17 04:52:24

you say lingon, I say logan
🙈 apologies!

keepcalmandfuckon Fri 06-Oct-17 05:20:33

Shit why did I open this thread? Now I'm going to end up at IKEA.

I drove past it the other day and was congratulating myself on not having been in for so long.

HashtagTired Fri 06-Oct-17 05:22:15

Love it there.
The children’s stuff is great and I really need to get some more children’s cutlery.

I neeeed ikea to move closer to me!

elfinpre Fri 06-Oct-17 05:40:09

The Christmas decorations are usually very nice.

fluffywallow Fri 06-Oct-17 05:40:52

Love IKEA ❤️

My common purchases are:

Freezer bags of various sizes
Massive packs of straws
Wrapping paper
Children's bowls/plates/cups
Candles
Photo frames

Last time I went I also got a children's kitchen (they're fab), children's bathrobe and children's paint.

I have never been and not filled my trolley to the brim grin

ditzychick34 Fri 06-Oct-17 06:21:21

What is an underwear octopus? I feel that I must need one ...

Mum2OneTeen Fri 06-Oct-17 06:31:16

Chocolates with lingonberry and blueberry filling... yumm!

Mum2OneTeen Fri 06-Oct-17 06:34:28

Vegan Swedish "meat" balls (frozen)
Lingonberry sauce
Cloudberry jam

...and some glass display cabinets (I've been wanting these for years, Ikea is miles away and sadly, they don't do online shopping)

CheesyWeez Fri 06-Oct-17 06:36:14

Princess cake in the freezer section. It's a marzipan-topped cream sponge cake hmmmm

sandwich bags.

Petalbird Fri 06-Oct-17 06:45:02

Towels they last for years and dry quickly
Weird soft toys
Kitchen stuff

incinemasnow Fri 06-Oct-17 06:46:02

Oh I love ikea too. I usually get sandwich bags, the flanels in the children's section where you get 10 for £2.50. The throws are really cheap & I cut them up for craft stuff...... Don't forget to go to the cafe for the unlimited cups of tea refills

CircleofWillis Fri 06-Oct-17 06:52:59

I would like to know what an underwear octopus is as well please!

londonrach Fri 06-Oct-17 06:55:34

Orchid and those amazing food bags....

londonrach Fri 06-Oct-17 06:57:07

Had him in green at uni. Very useful

Sparklingbrook Fri 06-Oct-17 06:57:15

grin

IdaDown Fri 06-Oct-17 06:58:13

www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/food-beverages/bread-dairy/bröd-tunnbröd-soft-thin-bread-frozen-art-30228817/

Thin squares slices of soft deliciousness.

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