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    Default Pressies for under a fiver ($8)

    If you're into Christmas and don't have much to spend, here are some ingenious, simple, and cheap ideas for presents (I hope the link opens in other parts of the world).
    Most of the work for birthdays just as well! It's worth looking at, if only for enjoying the clever ideas!

    I'll include a few in this post - there are 50 altogether.

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    The 12 dates of Christmas
    DATE NIGHT PACKAGE FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE

    Buy/make: make it. Cost: £5
    For a winning gift that will not only make someone's Christmas, but the whole year ahead too, try 'the twelve dates of Christmas'.

    All you need to do is plan a date for each month of the new year for you and your loved one, be it a picnic in the park, a late night at the free Natural History Museum or a candlelit bubble bath.

    Once you've planned your dates, write each activity on a card and pop it in an envelope (labelled for each month). Place them all in a decorated gift or shoe box with an explanation of how it all works.

    We did have reservations on this one, since the extra costs involved (eg, transport) could take you over the £5 limit, but it was such a lovely idea that we decided to crown it our winner anyway.

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    The paint sample calendar
    A WIPE-CLEAN CALENDAR MADE WITH PAINT SAMPLE CARDS

    Buy/make: make it. Cost: £5
    If you know someone who's calendar is crammed with events (or full of crossings-out), this superb re-useable calendar made from free paint-samples is the perfect gift.

    All you need is a collection of paint sample cards (try your nearest B&Q), a large glass picture frame (about £5 from Wilkinson) and a bit of creative flare. Cut the cards to size and glue on to the back of the frame. See the example below for inspiration and get collecting.





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    50 Sheds Of Grey
    A PARODY OF THE NOVEL 50 SHADES OF GREY FOR SHED-LOVERS

    Buy/make: buy it. Cost: hard copy: £5; ebook: £2.48
    Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for. But if your Dad likes a joke (and a shed), this parody of the bestselling erotic novel is the perfect present.

    Written in the style of 50 Shades of Grey, it gently mocks the themes and characters in a short, but hilarious spoof. Be warned though: this book contains graphic shed-based images...


    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sho...rs#paintsample
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    Default Re: Pressies for under a fiver ($8)

    Something even cheaper, though not always easy to say.
    Tell someone you Love them three times.
    If that is difficult say, "I lub you!"
    or even a nudge.
    Honestly it's nice to 'know'!


    Last edited by Tony; 5th December 2012 at 10:04.

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