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Christmas 2021 Purchases

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭ TRS30




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Picked up Turkish delight sweets I think they are mini bars for my Mams Christmas stocking, I already have 2 bits for her stocking so that’s her stocking finished



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,594 ✭✭✭ DvB



    Some lovely bits in the Ranges christmas store...


    hmmm, link wont show for some reason...

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭ Aisling(",)



    Some nice bits landing in Lidl on Monday. I'm going to try get the battery operated Santa please stop here light and the snowflake led's for in our window.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,977 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    2 out of 3 elves sorted! 😀



  • Registered Users Posts: 839 ✭✭✭ gidget


    Got my mam's Christmas present sorted, her birthday at the end of month and she's asked for money for that. So just my dad left and SORTED. Other than that it's just getting in the Christmas goodies.



  • Registered Users Posts: 839 ✭✭✭ gidget


    Forgot to mention I got the Dunnes Stores Christmas duvet set with the dogs.



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,544 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Oooh, I'm very tempted to buy that!! 😁



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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,871 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Stamps bought on that offer, 28 for the national and 5x international should do for this year (and most of next!)


    So - cards bought. Stamps bought. Grandmothers present bought. Younger niece and nephews presents bought. Older nephews want and will be given cash. We don't do presents for adult members of the family - decided we all had far too much stuff over a decade ago!

    Have an idea what to get for my partner but need some specifics nailed down, will hopefully have it ordered within a week. Going to visit my best mate who has moved to Spain in a few weeks, will get a fancy bottle of whiskey in the airport as that's what we did anyway.

    Added the two missing but still on sale Lego Winter Village sets already, and I've bought the missing parts to build one of the ones I didn't have yet (I had ~90% of the parts in my own stock - just needed a few specialist ones), so decorations wise I just need a billion candles. And anything else that takes my eye

    Think that leaves the tree, food and drink as the only outstanding purchases. I'm not normally done this early!


    edit: I still have enough wrapping paper from last year. Probably need a gift bag for my grandmothers present, its not wrappable.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    Louth/Meath elves....Haggardstown Garden Centre off the Dundalk South M1 junction has their Christmas decs in and they're lovely...... same with Navan Garden Centre just outside Kentstown, a bit different and they're not robbing people price wise either.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Our first family Christmas pjs bought Disney theme, plus Leigh Tucker pjs for the bambino for toy show night



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Gorgeous @jellybear



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,789 ✭✭✭✭ leahyl


    Thanks for this! bought 2 packs this morning!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    @DvB you will have to post a picture of the tree 👌 plus all 3 when decorated



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,594 ✭✭✭ DvB


    They look nice Posy, how big are they in terms of ml volume? And do they do a dark rum one?

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,173 ✭✭✭✭ Autosport


    Do they do any other alcoholic ones? I have a friend who loves Prosecco 👍



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,544 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    They are 70cl size- there is also a blood orange gin liqueur in a 1.5 litre magnum size, but it looks ridiculously large!

    There is also a madagascan vanilla rum liqueur.




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,544 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    They have lovely bottles of prosecco (above) for €15- I will be purchasing one of each. 😁

    They don't sparkle or light up though, sadly!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭ matchthis


    Homestore lights gone half price. Just back from getting a few sets. Also online, but when they're gone, they're... well you know



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭ TRS30




  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭ KevMayo88


    Is it only me or is the art on this years stamps really basic? It looks like something from a children's book. I saw an amazing drawing of an old Dublin Christmas on Reddit lately, and thats the kind of thing they should have on the stamps, something very Irish and really well done.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,871 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Not a huge fan of the stamps myself either, some of them are worse than the others too.



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 71,434 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    I'd be delighted if they got PJ Lynch to do another set. I think he's done two or three a good few already.

    https://www.ecosia.org/images?q=pj%20lynch%20stamps



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    For me it's the number in the top right. Get higher every year it seems! Posting cards is becoming a 'luxury' Christmas tradition.



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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,871 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    It'd said N for the last few years rather than the price.

    Selling 5c stamps to make up the difference costs more than they make from it so most stamps are now marked by type (N/W - there was an E rate for Europe once) meaning they hold their value.

    I think the 90c Christmas ones may have been the last with value on them.

    We held at 55c for a huge time, they're still cheapish by other countries standards and there's discounts on bulk purchases - that won't lose value now they're N marked.



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