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How much is £10 worth now?

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
I have got away with adding my name to the presents my mum buys the little cousins at Xmas until now but now i have reached the ripe old age of 25 i am being forced to buy them presents myself :o

The little boy cousins are fine as i think kids still like Lego so ill get them Lego technics or something similar but its the older ones esp the 13/14 year old girls i ain't got a clue what to buy.

So i thought hey ill just give them money but the problem is that when i was younger we usually got £5 in a card from older cousins etc and if you got a tenner you were ecstatic.

However £10 isn't really that much these days so i was wondering what people normally give (Dont want to look like the tight git that i actually am :-D )
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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I dont know my 15 year old cousin was thrilled to bits to receive a tenner from my mum for her birthday (but she had around 30 relatives all giving her a tener so £300 in total) but she aint your average teenager she actually went and opened a high interest savers acount with it all that she cant touch for something like a year! She's a strange un for a teen!
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1982
I have got away with adding my name to the presents my mum buys the little cousins at Xmas until now but now i have reached the ripe old age of 25 i am being forced to buy them presents myself :o

The little boy cousins are fine as i think kids still like Lego so ill get them Lego technics or something similar but its the older ones esp the 13/14 year old girls i ain't got a clue what to buy.

So i thought hey ill just give them money but the problem is that when i was younger we usually got £5 in a card from older cousins etc and if you got a tenner you were ecstatic.

However £10 isn't really that much these days so i was wondering what people normally give (Dont want to look like the tight git that i actually am :-D )


You could get them a £10 GAP/Fat face ( or similar ) gift card, that way you'd look cool, and they'd have to use their own money/parents money to buy something, but I bet they'd remember the card more than the cash top up :santa:
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I think a fiver each is plenty, unless you are particularly close to them. In my family we have always sent the lowest value monetary note just to say, "We haven't forgotten you." So it used to be a 10 shilling note, then when they disappeared a 1 pound note, then when they disappeared a 5 pound note.
The little cousins will still get their gifts from your mum. So whatever you send is an additional bonus. Don't start too high because before you know it all your friends will be having children too and it will cost you a fortune. Remember it's the thought that counts.
:santa:
#4
Alternatively, buy them a big tin of Quality Street or Celebrations each. They are 2 for £9 at Tesco.
#5
'How much is £10 worth now'! Your 25 not 65!!!

£5, £10 it doesn't matter, teenages don't care. They will be much happpier if you buy them a big bottle of alcopop!
#6
GAVINLEWISHUKD
'How much is £10 worth now'! Your 25 not 65!!!

£5, £10 it doesn't matter, teenages don't care. They will be much happpier if you buy them a big bottle of alcopop!


:-D aye but theres still a fair difference between bairns now and fan i was young ..... christ yer right i am getting auld:w00t:
#7
I'd say buy them something. Your money will go further if (eg) you buy 3-for-2 gifts at boots, or the great bench offers at play.com

That way, it'll look as if you've spent a lot ... but they won't know how much
banned#8
During the war £10 was worth 5 shillings, but then when the decimalisation came into effect £10 was worth about a pound. When i was growing up £10 was worth £100, but now £10 is worth...............er £10!!! :w00t: :w00t:

What a muppet!

P.S. buy the teenage girlies something pink, you'll never go wrong, shopping vouchers sound like a good idea, or be uber-cool and opt for Amazon online email vouchers.
#9
£10 is fine, they should be happy with that :thumbsup:
#10
melissab
I'd say buy them something. Your money will go further if (eg) you buy 3-for-2 gifts at boots, or the great bench offers at play.com

That way, it'll look as if you've spent a lot ... but they won't know how much


I agree, go to boots and get gift sets, cant go wrong with something either cuddly or scented (bubble bath etc)

Works out cheaper for you, looks like more thought has gone in to it.
#11
... but watch out if they are goths or emos ... in which case I'd avoid pink things and bench stuff, but instead boots do some cute japanesey kitteny stuff that'd go down well

boots even have a gift selector you can use:
http://www.boots.com/util/external_link_opener.jsp?URL=http://www.bootsgiftselector.com
banned#12
girls are easy..make up, smellies, daft socks...I have the same dilema but with boys!
banned#13
Ratchick
girls are easy..make up, smellies, daft socks...I have the same dilema but with boys!



Dont buy boys make up, trust me you'll warp them for life

Lynx and homer socks, no problems
#14
How much is £10 worth now? About £8.90 to my reckoning :giggle:
#15
Scribbles
How much is £10 worth now? About £8.90 to my reckoning :giggle:


:roll: lol ya ken what i mean lol....

Thanks for all the ideas. Got a few things from play with the 20% voucher and gonna try boots as well. :santa:
#16
Scribbles
How much is £10 worth now? About £8.90 to my reckoning :giggle:

Paypal will take 54p and posting it is another 35p (envelope free- reuse one or fold a bit of paper), so it's more like £9.11

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