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Anyone fancy doing my Christmas shopping?

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1d, 11m agoPosted 1 decade, 11 months ago
Ok. I'll admit this post is entirely lazy, but it may inadventantly be noble and useful to other people also short on ideas!

Basically, I need to get Christmas presents for my family. Ideally, I'd like links and quidco links to suggestions (and perhaps a cup of tea and a packet of crisps while you're up.... :))

My family are pretty normal, normal likes and dislike, middle of the road middle class etc etc. Ages in brackets afterwards.

Father (50+ ish)
Mother (50+ ish)
Girlfriend (25)
Sister (21)
Sister's boyfriend (23)
Grandmother (80 ish)
Great Uncle (85 ish)

I'm looking to spend £20 - 40 a head (after discounts!) and perhaps a little bit more on the girlfriend.

Go on, be a star. Do my shopping for me - it's Christmas!
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1d, 11m agoPosted 1 decade, 11 months ago
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#1
I'm on the case. I love Christmas shopping. I'll report back shortly. :D
#2
Father:
Readers Digest 12 months subscription. Pay £13.95 for 12 issues. Cover price £2.95 per issue. From isubscribe. 8% cashback from Quidco.

Mother:
Easy Living Magazine 12 months subscription. Pay £12 for 12 issues. Cover price £2 per issue. From isubscribe. 8% cashback from Quidco.

Sister:
Elizabeth Arden Red Door gift-set. £12.95 + £1 P&P from [url]www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/customer/product.php?productid=5950[/url]
I couldn't find this through the Quidco link. A search on Kelkoo shows the same thing for sale from somewhere else for £44.

Sister's boyfriend:
Extras - series 1 DVD £10.99 from CDWow. Use vouchers in the voucher section to get £1 off. RRP £21.99. 4% cashback from Quidco.
Catherine Tate Show DVD £10.99 from Amazon Jersey. RRP £19.99.

I'm still working on Granny & Uncle.
Hope this helps.
#3
Granny:
Alba Freeview box £19.94 from Tescos stores.
#4
Mother:
The Sound of Music DVD 2 disc special edition £6.99 from 101 CD. 8% cashback from Quidco. This looks so good I think I'll have one for myself! :)
#5
Girlfriend:
(And you) Mini cruise to Spain. "2 days & 2 nights of relaxation with facilities normally only found on cruise ships. Magnificent pool, leisure bar, stylish shopping malls, live entertainment & a wide choice of dining." From £79
[url]www.brittanyferries.co.uk[/url]
#6
Uncle:
A hip flask (loads of them on ebay. Use Quidco link) & a bottle of whisky.
[admin]#7
You're good Christmasshopper!!
#8
Dad:
Big tins (1.3kgs) of Quality Street or Celebrations buy 2 for £10 at Tesco stores (spare one for Christmasshopper!)
#9
Wow. She definitely gets my karma points.

You want to have a second run with mom/dad/sister etc, but this time with a larger budget for those of us who like to spend a bit more? Like £50 range.

Everyone will be buying the same presents this year thanks to you!
#10
Give me some clues. How old are they? :?:
#11
Redders,
use code 345 to get an extra 5% off at Fragrance Direct.
#12
Mom + Dad in their 50s (up to £150 a head)
Sis in 20s (up to £150)
Aunt + Uncle in their 50s (up to £75 a head or group present)

PS: You should start a website called [url]www.easychristmas.co.uk[/url] and charge people money for this service :)
#13
Wow. Are you sure you aren't my long-lost nephew? :shock:
#14
Leave it with me. I'll have a go this evening.
I.'ve never had so much money to "spend" before. Someone should bring this out as a computer game. Virtual shopping. :D
#15
You are playing level 2 of Virtual Shopping!

It's funny how one person's chore can be another person's entertainment.

Good Luck!
#16
What area do you live in hmexx? Or where is your closest big city? I'm thinking...theatre tickets.
#17
Theatre tickets are a no-go. All recipients live outside the UK.
#18
So do you need something light to post? Or are you taking your gifts?
#19
I will be delivering them by hand. They don't need to be light or tiny, as long as they fit in a couple of suitcases!
#20
LOL... this thread is great!! It only costs £1.99 per year to get a .co.uk domain CS... ;)
#21
duckmagicuk2
LOL... this thread is great!! It only costs £1.99 per year to get a .co.uk domain CS... ;)

Can you provide a link to them please?
#22
#23
[url]www.1and1.co.uk[/url] - no hosting space, just the .co.uk domain domain name which you can forward to hosting space where eve it is online; even free hosting space if you ca find any without ads. I use my own AOL one and the .co.uk forwards to it using masking so that it always reads the .co.uk address in the address bar and doesn't go onto http://members.aol.com/member/folder/page.html insead. Masking is free with 1&1 and so if parking if you don't want to use it straight away. You have to pay for a minimum of 2 years. I'm thinking of getting one for my eBay website...
#24
10x for that!
#25
hmexx's Mom:
Tesco Finest Cashmere cardigan £30
Super bargain. Absolutely gorgeous. Bet it would be nearer £100 from anywhere else.

100ml Dioressence Eau de toilette spray £37 from Fragrance direct. Use Quidco link for 5% cashback and enter code 345 for 5% discount.
#26
hmexx's Aunt & Uncle:
Monopoly game. From Amazon UK. As well as the traditional London version, it is also available as:
Oxford, Kent, Devon, Gloucestershire, Coventry, Glasgow, Derbyshire, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Scotland, Southampton, Cornwall, Cambridge, Yorkshire, Essex, Swansea, Bristol, Brighton, Liverpool, Irish, Edinburgh, Norwich, Wigan, Sunderland, Bath, Jersey, Leicestershire, Reading, Newcastle, Chester & Cheshire. From £20 - 25 depending on which town you want.
#27
hmexx's Dad:
HP Photosmart M407 digital camera. Half price at Argos at the moment. £64.99 reduced from £129.99. Seems to be around £140 at other places.

SD card to go with the camera. Around £10 on ebay for a 128mb. That's half the Argos price. Use the Quidco link.

Total £75 for £150 worth of gifts.
#28
Forgot to mention, hmexx, 100ml Dioressence RRP £53.
So total cost for Mom's £150 worth of presents is £65.15
#29
Too late for this year, because they are sold out... but worth bearing in mind for next year:
A Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper.
(Afer all, it's only twelve and a half months to Christmas.)
#30
hmexx's sister:
Reebok Classics from high street sports shops & the Red Door gift set I mentioned earlier.
#31
hmexx, stocking fillers for the family:
HP Sauce, Tetley's tea-bags, Galaxy chocolate, thick-cut marmalade, Horlicks.
#32
Great work CS!!!! I've already put in your suggested order in for 'mom' and I am going to have a closer look at the others tomorrow.
#33
try and win some crimbo pressies :)
u can win things off ebay, give it a shot, one poster already has won !!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t12545.phtml
#34
Wow CS excellent work! I am going for the monopoly and the Red Door! You def have a talent! Thank you.
#35
Which town did you opt for, shojo?
#36
Just got back from big Tesco Extra. They have reduced loads of the Christmas gifts.
Wind-up torch/radio £5
Little girls watches £2.49
Photo frame/ alarm clock/ record your own message £2.50
mini-radio £1.50
2 pairs cuff-links £3.97
AA day out guide book/ disposable camera set £5
Wine guide/ cork-screw set £5
I've saved so much money, I spent a fortune! :thumbsup:
#37
Wow! Sorry I've been unable to reply - I've been stuck out of communications in Dorset. I'm going to have a little read through and browse through the thread and let you know who's getting what! Hopefully I'm still in time for the post...

A couple of quick extras - my sister's boyfriend's family are popping over for Christmas day. I wouldn't mind getting them something small i.e. less than a fiver each - token gifts. There's two parents in their 50s, the brother 22 or so and my sister's boyfriend 24.

:)
#38
LOL, CS hve their work cut-out for them. This is a really great thread. Well done to christmasshopper.
#39
Her karma will hit 1,000,000 by xmas at this rate ;)
#40
Redders:
Run out to a 24 hour Tesco NOW. They have reduced load of their gifts to £5 or under. Gadgety stuff for the sons. The Days Out book / camera set would be nice for the parents (to share between them, after all you are only looking for a token gift.)
Otherwise:
Tesco Cuvee Prestige Red (really nice wine at a really nice price) £2.99 a bottle
Warre's late bottled vintage port 75cl £5.99 was £9.99
Harvey's Bristol Cream sherry 1 litre £4.97 was £5.98
Quality Street 464g excl wraps 2 for £5 or £2.98 each
Tesco traditional shortbread tin 500g £3.99 was £4.99
If you buy bottles of wine, buy bottle bags to wrap them in (much easier and look better too.) :thumbsup:

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