Monday, 13 December 2010

More Pressies

Here's the magpie haul of charity shop/car boot and jumble sale buys that will make up my sister's Christmas present.
They are sat on a crochet blanket which cost 25p. There are 2 bags at 50p each, a brand new pair of PJ's for 75p, a Christmas patterned mug for 50p. 4 various lotions and potions and soaps totalling £1.29. The clothing which includes a hat, a blouse, a skirt, pair of socks and a jumper total £1.65. There is a little cream bucket and a candle holder decorated with angels and 'Sister' which were 25p each. Another candle holder, this time a glass one and the cheapest buy was 10p A little silver fairy for her tree cost 20p. The most boring (in my opinion) gift is a red plastic shelf, which was 60p, which she'll use in one of her 3 sheds. That's not as bad as it sounds! A Cadbury's jigsaw for £1.00 will keep her busy in the evenings as she listens to her Bobby Darin CD which was 20p. The strangest, but still cute, gift is an unopened tin of plasters decorated with cupcakes for £1.00. The last 2 purchases were made a couple of weeks ago at a local church Christmas fayre and these are the pickled onion jar for 25p (she chose that) and the set of multi coloured mini storage jars which were 75p.
Grand total £10.04. As our allowed spend is £10.00 I have come in just over, not bad!
Thank you for all the kind words on my last post. I'm feeling a bit healthier now. It really cheered me to get all those messages. xx


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling better now Lisa.You need all your energy at this time of year! Your sister will be thrilled with her present.What a great selection of things! :0)

  2. What a great pile of pressies - lucky sister :)

  3. What a clever accountant you are Lisa! :-)
    Glad you're feeling better!

  4. Wow! You are a whirlwhind! Thats a fabulous pressie. xxxx

  5. When you say "make up my sister's present" Lisa do you mean that IS her pressie or are you spending more on other things? Want to be very clear before I award you the best-ever thifty gong. Glad to hear you're feeling and certainly sounding a lot chipper! LLX

  6. Just popped back again to say a big thankyou for your lovely card which arrived today Lisa.I love it! Thankyou so much.
    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas full of lovely surprises!
    Love Bellaboo x

  7. Wow I love your goodies and I am sure your Sister will love them too ! I love bootsales, loving your blog by the way x Dawn

  8. Fantastic array of gifts, we have a secret santa at work and I managed to buy (new) reduced gifts from the Oxfam shop - brilliant value and better than going to a large store. Lizzie x

  9. what a haul lisa.....lucky sister thats all i can say.....and didnt mean to insinuate anything wrong with just allergic to anywhere where i need to use the m25 and also eldest is up north!

  10. Hi Love,

    Sorry I'm behind on comments, so heres a belated Huuuge Huggg for when you were feeling poorly.

    I have done the same as you - a priority list & anything else is a bonus!

    I love the pressies, you got some fab bargains, and I have to say the cupcake plasters are right up my street - do you think your sister would miss them?