What to buy OH for Christmas

As Christmas is looming again I thought I'd tell you how to bring back that childhood feeling of the excitement at being faced with a pile of presents not knowing what you were about to unwrap. I don't know about anyone else but now that gifts are often requests rather than surprises Christmas has kind of lost its magic (or maybe I'm just getting old and grumpy). So for as little as £10 you too can recreate the magic.

Here's what you do:

Buy 10 items from Poundland and wrap each item individually and put in a large gift bag. You can pick any amount you like but we decided on £10 and in addition items needed to come from different categories e.g. toiletries, socks, confectionery, CDs, DVDs etc. It doesn't really matter - the sillier the better. We had great fun choosing and wrapping items and on Christmas morning it was like being 5 years old again.

However be careful on the amount you set - after doing this two years in a row 10 items started getting difficult so we dropped to £5 and still had fun.

Try it this year, it's priceless 😀

9 Replies

  • Good idea, but with fussy family we do an Amazon wish list. Then we pick out things to the amount we were gonna spend. As I can't trail the shops and they deliver here it's been a stress free method!

  • I have brought more stuff online this year darling as like you i am finding it hard to get out.xxxx

  • I buy each of my family what i term a useless present. I have brought a friend of mine mints for hair loss. I have brought a train set in a tin,a kailidascope with multi colours in them. Get the picture.xxxx

  • I have just ordered a catapult from amazon for my OH. Bit of a joke present. We go to Cropton on North York Moors in Jan. The cabin has a hot tub, and they put a plastic duck on top. Well OH opens a bottle of cava when we get in the tub in an evening. He places the duck on the fence and tries to shoot it off with the Cork. ( Boys eh ) Anyway I have ordered this catapult and going to get him some dried peas. That will keep him amused for a while. : )

  • I do all my Christmas shopping on line makes life so much easier when your just not fit for it.I get it that you can`t feel the material as hubby says i buy it he takes it back if i dont like it but really great for buying all the grandkids toys best way to do it

  • I even have done Xmas dinner all together from m and s ( my son picked it up)

    It was all reheat and incredibly tasty!

    And one year my friends came round and we had a wrapping pressies day, helpful and fun!

  • Amazon every time, can't face all the pushing and shoving in shops.

  • I too have done most of my Christmas shopping online, don't know what I would do without it. Amazon and EBay are a blessing when you can shop in the comfort and warmth of your own home and have it delivered to the door. Seriously thinking of ordering christmas dinner from M&S, finally have to admit standing doing a full on Christmas dinner is over. Standing for hours in the kitchen is definitely a no go. It's a wonderful thought to just pop things in the oven, think I could manage that 👍👍😄😄

  • Before the grandchildren came, I too missed the magic of Christmas, so I buy silly presents. From seeing the other replies I can see I am not the only one :) We had a double space hopper, Flying saucer, inflatable kung fu outfits etc

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