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Post  alec eiffel on Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:48 pm

I'm sticking my neck out really because I know these things are meant to be cute but there comes a point where a bottle of wine or some fancy coffee would be money better spent. Saw these this morning -

felt winged pencil £3.75 for a pencil with a felt wing shape on it... I can't see in what way that is a good gift. Please correct me if I'm wrong I am willing to learn about whimsy! Sorry, the link doesn't go straight to that picture, it's number 11 of 18.

Anyone else seen something where they just think "what the..?"

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Post  knitmylife on Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:16 am

ive seen many many useless christmas items.

i always buy useful things - thats just me.

i cant bear tat xx
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Post  Bitsy Beans on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:43 am

Nope you're right that wing pencil is just a load of shite.

Even if I was a millionaire and money was no object I STILL wouldn't part with hard earned cash for that Shocked
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:56 pm

Bitsy Beans wrote:Nope you're right that wing pencil is just a load of shite.

Even if I was a millionaire and money was no object I STILL wouldn't part with hard earned cash for that Shocked

Laughing Glad it's not just me then!

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Post  TP on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:21 pm

you get hampers that are well overpriced and gift sets you know if you bought those items individually they would be cheaper.

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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:02 pm

Yeah gift sets where half the box is taken up by one of those bath puffs so it looks like there's more than there is. I know they're a popular gift but we always had dozens of them donated to the charity shop I worked at when we reopened after new year. It was probably the same people buying them again to send as gifts the next year! Smile

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Post  Aisles on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:53 am

alec eiffel wrote:Yeah gift sets where half the box is taken up by one of those bath puffs so it looks like there's more than there is. I know they're a popular gift but we always had dozens of them donated to the charity shop I worked at when we reopened after new year. It was probably the same people buying them again to send as gifts the next year! Smile

Now I always check the charity shop for just those boxes to buy and use for myself. If the boxes are a good quailty box I can also re use them to put a birthday present into. or use as a storage box.

I don't get whimsical present myself all this cutie stuff that's of no use.

I like practicual things I can use just glad the rest of the family are the same.
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Post  TP on Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:07 pm

buy one get one half price joke.

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Post  flibsey on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:45 pm

I make hampers.
I've not got any pictures of the bigger ones I've done, but this is a mug hamper for a friend. it cost me the grand total of around £1.60.
1 sachet hot chocolate 25p (on offer in asda, 4 for £1 or 30p each)
1 bar chocolate 27p (I split a multipack)
mini grater 75p
biscuits: free to engineering staff at jim's work 'cos they're coming up to their date Wink
mini marshmallows 89p for a MASSIVE bag, so pennies for this portion
tiny bottle of home made blackberry vodka... pennies. negligible.
mug: 12p (thankyou MSE forum and T3$co hunters lol!)



decoration on the wrapping is a 99p store Berry Garland which has been cut into its separate bunches and then any sharp wire bits coiled using pliers... each garland does about 15 pressies... and a bell which are 9 for 99p. the raffia was two bunches for £1 from Poundland and I've not finished the first bunch, the gift tags were around £3 for 100 and the decorations on the gift tags were from a nail art kit.. .again, poundland.
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Post  Aisles on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:05 am

It's a great little pressie and for someone who loves hot choccy a lovely treat Very Happy
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Post  knitmylife on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:43 am

fabulous choccy mug gift love that.

have only managed to make 3 gifts this year will do better next year.

i must spend less xx
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