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OS Christmas 2015 thread!!!!

edited 30 December 2015 at 6:42PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • BigMummaFBigMummaF Forumite
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    Bumpety-bumpety-Bump ��

    We have quiet a Crimbo now The Offspring are old enough to do their own thing & gifts are limited to twenty quid in total...ish �� but we go a little up-market with the food. Then again, our tastes are simple with things like clotted cream in the place of value ice cream on our "plab-overs" �� (one of the kids tried to say 'pavlova'; don't know why cuz we have meringue nests) & I try to get choccie digestives in various combos, like one year I found caramel & also the ever elusive white chocolate.

    There may be a not-to-serious assault on a children's entertainment outlet as we've threatened to get the Holy Grail of TV tat--aka [email protected] Eyeland--as they missed out first time around ��
    Full time Carer for Mum; harassed mother of three;
    loving & loved by two 4-legged babies.

  • nicki_2nicki_2 Forumite
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    I have the fruit in to soak to make my Christmas Cake....whether it lasts to Christmas is another matter lol I'll just make sure I have the supplies in at all times. ;) I have to plan well as DD is home this year (last year she was at her dads) so will be here for Christmas day and will want a proper dinner. First week of September I'm hoping to start buying 1 extra thing a week to hide for meals ;)
    Creeping back in for accountability after falling off the wagon in 2016.
    Need to get back to old style in modern ways, watching the pennies and getting stuff done!
  • Back from holidays now and with the kiddies going back school Christmas prep will be starting next week after I get paid. 1 extra food item a week and I've gone through my Christmas list and worked out what I need to get.
    A lot of people will get a voucher. You can buy them for our local shopping centre and i'll also make a little home made gift as well. The vouchers are excellent as you can use them in any shop, cafe, restaurant or the cinema.
    March 2014 Grocery challenge £250.00
  • karrenkarren Forumite
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    are there generic vouchers you can buy where the person chooses?
    as ive few to buy for and sick of having to rack brains to think having these will make life easier
    :A :j
  • p-pincherp-pincher Forumite
    727 posts
    Do they have a local shopping centre you can buy gift vouchers for. Our do them that you can spend in any shops, cafes, resturants or the pictures. They're brilliant.
    March 2014 Grocery challenge £250.00
  • skogarskogar Forumite
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    The post office do a one4all voucher which covers quite a lot of shops. I've had a couple of these from work.
  • mummy2threeboysmummy2threeboys Forumite
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    Back again for a simple christmas. Will be making a lot of things again ..have made a large toy penguin already (was meant to be monty from last years christmas ad but i misplaced him on christmas eve:mad:)

    so plans are
    hat make
    tompson reefer
    gi joe and outfits make
    scarf make
    onesise buy
    panda toy
    inline skates buy in sale

    Jumper make
    mittens make
    nline skates buy in sale
    scarf make
    2 more things..?? second hand wii game?

    jumper..make 1/2 done
    clown outfit..make
    book farm yard.. bought
    minion mittens..make
    onesie buy

    joint between them breakfast hamper and movie night hamper

    sil and brother ..blanket small night at movie hamper
    sil and brother 2 breakfast hamper ..1/2 won in comp
    godsons ..childrens breakfast hamper
    brother..night at movies hamper
    best friend and son night at movies hamper
    mum...shawl and a promise to help do her hallway .
    hubby...??? Shower hamper

    I normally get them the lego advent calenders but even half price is still a streach, so will just be getting poundland choccy ones and my home made dec ones.

    See you on the otherside!! :rotfl:
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    Manchester Wilkos had children's craft kits reduced to 25p today-I got a "make your own pirate ship", robot bunting, a packet of pencils, paint a car and a packet of blank cards. Will make good stocking fillas.
  • zippychickzippychick Forumite
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    How is everyone getting on???? my christmas prep involves a stack of jars for chilli jam. that's literally it!!!!!
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men :cool:
    Norn Iron club member #380

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