went into my local w h smith today & was surprised that the jacqueline wilson/tracy beaker gift sets had 75% off ~ my kids love these.
were £12.99 but went through as £3.24 each I think
sets I bought were: Budding Director Set, Budding Author & Budding Artist.
great value & also had lots of other stuff like sleepover sets, photo albums, magnetic boards. may be worth a look even if you just put them away as kids friends birthday pressies.
sorry, havent checked if available online