Lucky Dip

Each Christmas i do a Lucky Dip box, just a box everyone who comes in can put hand in box and see what they pull out,

Every year i just hope the men get something they can use as theres very little in there for them :( as i can never think of anything other than miniture deodrants (which i think is a bad dip as they get Smellies on the big day).

This year i,m going to wrap the girls stuff in pink, boys blue and neutral in silver.

But again i,m struggling with what to get for the men/boys--has anyone any ideas? ages range from teen to mid-thirtys, i can,t put any of there interests in incase they don,t get it--so everything in there has to be for anyone,



  • lazysheep
    lazysheep Posts: 353 Forumite
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    What sort of price range are you thinking for these gifts?
  • deltadawn_2
    I try to stick at £1 or under as its just a fun box really and with all the other expense i don,t really want to go a lot on the box.
  • lazysheep
    lazysheep Posts: 353 Forumite
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    The supermarkets often have mini smellies eg shower gels/anti bac hand gels. I would also look in savers or if you want silly presents how about a hawkins bazaar?

    Also keep an eye on £ shops where you might be able to get things that look like they should cost more or buy bigger packs of things and wrap them individually so the price per item is < £1.
  • partialycloudy
    My family does this for us.

    Mens gifts include, Silly Socks, Shoe polish kits, those wooden 3D puzzle things, chocolates. She does manage to get a lot of good stuff very cheap as well.....I think I did better from the Lucky dip then I did with my "proper" presents!
  • Grimbal
    Grimbal Posts: 2,334 Forumite
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    edited 7 January 2015 at 1:54PM
    Scratch cards ? :p

    it's a bit cliche, but how about car/cycle related items ? Looking on the poundland website, they're doing stuff like

    windscreen covers
    bicycle seat covers
    bike wheel repair kit

    and gardening stuff:

    garden dibber
    wind chimes
    solar lights (although how useful one would be not sure....!)

    Ooo, and at Poundstretcher:

    5m retractable tape measure
    screwdriver set (£1.49)
    utility knife set (£1.99)

    stuff that's available at other places:

    Rolson multifunction tool at Maplin

    extendable fork (for snaffling that last potato !) at The Works

    Union jack trolley token on EBay

    Paracord bracelet on EBay or here for more designs

    And, I've possibly saved the best till last. Don't click here if at work or easily offended :)
    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
  • deltadawn_2
    Thanks a few ideas there, tho not the last one Grimbal :rotfl: driving ones is out as the teens don,t drive as is the gardening--all they do is sit in it :o

    But thanks for the ideas everyone they are helping:beer:
  • emg
    emg Posts: 1,390 Forumite
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    what about stationery items - christmassy pens, post-its, etc. Worth a look around the little technical bit in poundland as they often have things like headphones, screenwipes, phone covers, etc.
  • hale24
    These may be a little outside your set price range, but I'm sure you'll be able to find some of these in the sales...

    Waterbottle/Collapsible water bottle
    Travel mug
    Small notebook
    Playing cards/dice game
    Small photo frame
    Mini torch
    Puzzle book
  • partialycloudy
    We were in B&M at the weekend and that's sort of place you wanna get Lucky dip presents from...They do a host random stuff! and very cheap too
  • CupOfChai
    CupOfChai Posts: 1,411 Forumite
    edited 13 February 2015 at 12:43PM
    Pack of cards? USB sticks/SD cards/other computery things?
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