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Anyone know where to get cheap empty biscuit tins?

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6y, 4d agoPosted 6 years, 4 days ago
As an idea for an Xmas gift I decided to make my own biscuits and give them out as presents to my family and I thought it would be nice to put them in proper tins like the sort you buy with the biscuits already in.

Only problem is the cheapest tins I can find are £5 each which is a bit excessive for an empty tin given that I could buy a full tin for £1.50.

Yes I know I could just buy a tin of biscuits, eat the biscuits and then use the tin for my own but that seems a) rather pointless and b) I don't want pictures of other biscuits on the tin.

I've tried Asda, Wilkinsons, Poundland, 99 Store, Sainsburys, Dyas and various other places and whilst they have some lovely tins they are a £5 and up which is too much, especially as I need 3 of them.
The size I am looking for is similar to say the celebrations or quality street tins that are in all the shops at the moment

Thanks for any help.
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6y, 4d agoPosted 6 years, 4 days ago
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#1
EBAY
#2
Ikea usually have them nice ones for around £1.
#3
These cake tins 2 for £5 in Wilkinsons (no harm in putting biscuits i guess)


EDIT: Just noticed you have checked Wilkinsons.

Edited By: Marina on Dec 06, 2010 23:09
#4
You could always use cheapo tupperware, not much for a multi pack from places like Ikea.
Sounds like a lovely idea :)
1 Like #5
Or these 3 tins for £8 in Argos

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/110-8426387A74UC706730M.jpg
#6
These are quite pretty: http://www.betterware.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?pid=057674&cid=102&language=en-GB

http://www.betterware.co.uk/images/default/en/catalogue/medium/057674.jpg

£7.99 for the 3, spend £35 and get free delivery
#7
I am tempted to buy the full tins and empty them but would really rather have plain tins so they are special.
Have had no luck on ebay.
Can't see much on the Ikea website and not got one near here unfortunately
Those ones on the Wilko site look quite good, didn't see them in store today at that price.
Have considered the tupperware option, going to use that as a last resort if I can't find nice tins.

Thanks for the suggestions so far!
#8
Marina
Or [url=these ]these [/url]3 tins for £8 in Argoshttp://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/110-8426387A74UC706730M.jpg


They are ok as long as gift is for a female :)
#9
These are £9.50 for the two at M&S, but I'm sure you can find some vouchers on the voucher board:
http://www.marksandspencer.com/2-Christmas-Novelty-Cake-Tins/dp/B003FWKO6A?extid=TP_2_FRO_T_MSF_

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41apErJztsL._SX85_SH35_.jpg

Edited By: sickly sweet on Dec 06, 2010 23:17
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darren9030
Marina
Or [url=these ]these [/url]3 tins for £8 in Argos
They are ok as long as gift is for a female :)

Darren! its not 2 seconds before i spoke to you in quality street thread. Posted there and clicked this you're here!! X)X)

The tins are red not pink, won't men eat from red tins?
#11
One set will be for my parents, one for my inlaws and one for my brother and his wife so the wives will probably be more appreciative of the tins and the husbands the biscuits lol
#12
Satan_Claws
Those ones on the Wilko site look quite good, didn't see them in store today at that price.

If you like those tins, think you can order and collect at nearest store.
#13
Marina
darren9030
Marina
Or [url=these ]these [/url]3 tins for £8 in Argos
They are ok as long as gift is for a female :)
Darren! its not 2 seconds before i spoke to you in quality street thread. Posted there and clicked this you're here!! X) X)The tins are red not pink, won't men eat from red tins?


lmao sorry will check the other thread. God my hands are cold :(
#14
darren9030
Marina
Or [url=these ]these [/url]3 tins for £8 in Argoshttp://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/110-8426387A74UC706730M.jpg
They are ok as long as gift is for a female :)

I spot a sexist comment, even spotty tins have friends

:D
#15
http://www.boots.com/en/Cake-Tins-Set_1111112/?CAWELAID=523277982&cm_mmc=Shopping%20Engines-_-Google%20Base-_---_-Cake%20Tins%20Set Set of 3 tins, £12 but on 3 for 2 at Boots, you could get cashback and advantage card points too.
#17
I'd rather have the tins that Marina linked to than the biscuits,i'm not a biscuit lover hehe
#18
deb8z
I'd rather have the tins that Marina linked to than the biscuits,i'm not a biscuit lover hehe

Me too :D

Edited By: Marina on Dec 06, 2010 23:39
#19
If you're in Birmingham i've got some empty sweet tins you can have.
#20
does it really have to be biscuit tins?what about gift boxes with tissue paper or cylindrical jars (like the ones for tea coffee sugar) tied up with a ribbon?
#21
LoozR
does it really have to be biscuit tins?what about gift boxes with tissue paper or cylindrical jars (like the ones for tea coffee sugar) tied up with a ribbon?


Funny you should say that, the wife has suggested gift boxes with tissue paper in if I can't find the tins I want. I guess I had an idea in my head and wanted it a certain way but the point of making my own is that I have all the ingredients allready and we are broke right now so wanted to give a more personal gift on a low low budget.

Will discuss with my better half ideas as I might be the cook but she is the creative one out of the two of us!

Thanks for all the suggestions, goes to show it is worth asking as I had no luck searching myself.
#22
Satan_Claws
LoozR
does it really have to be biscuit tins?what about gift boxes with tissue paper or cylindrical jars (like the ones for tea coffee sugar) tied up with a ribbon?


Funny you should say that, the wife has suggested gift boxes with tissue paper in if I can't find the tins I want. I guess I had an idea in my head and wanted it a certain way but the point of making my own is that I have all the ingredients allready and we are broke right now so wanted to give a more personal gift on a low low budget.

Will discuss with my better half ideas as I might be the cook but she is the creative one out of the two of us!

Thanks for all the suggestions, goes to show it is worth asking as I had no luck searching myself.


Could you use some old biscuit tins, get some special metal paints, cover the whole tin in red paint, let it dry and then get some other colours like green and gold and paint Christmassy things like Christmas trees, holly or Father Christmas?
Do you have any stores like InExcess near you? Google them, they might have the right kind of thing you are after.
#23
some nice ones in Morrisons, floral and christmas pattened £4 for 3 I think. 3 sizes that nest into eachother.
#24
We have a quantity (10) brand-new that you can have free; they need collection, however, from the Newark, Notts area.
#25
terrynash
We have a quantity (10) brand-new that you can have free; they need collection, however, from the Newark, Notts area.

This will be for next christmas I take it? lol
#26
Thank you for the offer but a little late now!

In the end I got some nice xmas boxes from a card shop (can't remember which one!) and put each type of biccie in sealed bags inside the box, went down a treat, my parents have already returned the box hoping for a refill next year!

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