Thursday, 5 May 2016

Charity Shop Haul #1

I love a good bargain and I love looking around the charity shops where I live. 
we have 8 different charity shops in our town which is great but don't tend to shop in 
all of them. I know now which ones near us tend to have the best stuff but I still look in others just less often.  Charity shops can be really hit or miss sometimes and its only 
recently that I have been able to find such bargains especially when it comes to books and toys for Blake. 

Books:
Funnybones is a book that I can vaguely remember as a child. I definitely remember it from when I worked as a Nursery Assistant. I picked this up for 99p as I thought as Blake gets a little older he would hopefully like this. I think I may actually put this back for Halloween. 

Peepo!  is a book that I have read to Blake before as we had picked it out in the library sometime last year and he enjoyed it. I forgot about it til I spotted it the charity shop again for 99p. 


TerfficTrains I picked this one up as Blake has a thing for Trains at the moment and just loves his toy train and books about them so I saw this for 99p and got it. It's meant to come with a DVD which it didn't but we aren't bothered about that.   


I have been wanting to pick up a sound book for Blake for so long this one cost me only £3 something which is great as they retail at £12.99. I had given up the idea of getting one of these books for Blake as I felt that their retail price are too much for me to spend on a book and I couldn't justify it. The Usborne Noisy Farm is such a fun sound book and Blake's loved me reading it to him and helping him press buttons so its a hit! 


Toys wise I managed to grab some great bargains and have put two away for Blake for either his birthday or Christmas as they are new in boxes. 
The Happyland post office set which retails at £15 on the ELC website I manged to get for £5.99. I am so thrilled to get this at such a great price, Blake loves his Happyland Train and I had been wanting to get him some more Happyland toys for Birthday/Christmas so I grabbed this quick when I saw it. 


The other toy which I put away for him is the  Orchard Toys Teddy Bears Picnic Puzzle which I picked up for £2.50. Blake is starting to like puzzles and doing them with our help
so when I spotted this one I thought this would be a cute addition to his puzzle collection. 
I've put it away for him since its new in its box so ideal as a present. 




The LeapFrog My Discovery House I picked up for £1.49. It works perfectly fine and when I saw it I chose to get it as Blake loves his Leapfrog Sing and Play Farm that my Nan got him for Christmas and as this very similar I knew he would love it and I am right. 

Last of all is pad which teaches the alphabet, letter sounds etc and I picked this up for £1.99. I saw this and as I am trying to get Blake to say new words I thought that this would help encourage him. 



What do you think of my bargains? Do you shop in Charity shops? 

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25 comments:

  1. Really great finds! I love looking in charity shops for children's books too. That Leapfrog house is very popular with my boy, he loves it and I hope Blake will too :)

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  2. When I was more able bodied I used to love charity shops and used to challenge my sister to have £10 each and see who could get the best haul of goodies!

    If you ever visit devon Teignmouth is lovely place to visit and crammed full of charity shops

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  3. Funny Bones is a favourite of my son's - he's a little on the old side for it now, but he still enjoys it.

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  4. Those look like really good finds! Especially love the books. x

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  5. I do love a good bargain, and you can never have enough books x

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  6. I love charity shops - I can never resist going in and having a look for a bargain! I have a total weakness for vintage kids books, so I usually end up bringing something home.

    Funnybones was one of my faves as a kid, I really want to get the welsh language version (y sgerbydion) for Marianna. x

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  7. Wow you did good!! I bought a lovely dress this week for £5 which I was going to buy in a shop earlier in the year for £30 so was happy and I also bought Jonny Wilkinson's autobiography for £1.20 so I was a happy bunny :)

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  8. It is amazing what you can get at the charity shop. I used to buy clothes and books there all the time.

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  9. That is a great haul. I always struggle for clothes in charity shops but I normally find toys, games and books for mine

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  10. Wow what amazing finds for a charity shops. You did really well. Loved funny bones when I was younger. X

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  11. Gorgeous finds. We have some good charity shops here too, always such good bargains.

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  12. Great finds there! I love bargains too, I refuse to pay full price when you can get stuff for much less x

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  13. You can find many gems in charity shops, I used to buy books from there. x

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  14. Wow you have certainly bagged some great bargains here.I love charity shops but I am always on the hunt for food photography props .

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  15. I love charity shops! They are brilliant for bargains. I love boot fairs for the same reason. In fact, I'm off to one this weekend!

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  16. What a great haul! I never find things like this in our charity shops! Kaz x

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  17. I love charity shops. They are treasure and you never know what you are going to find ☺

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  18. Really great finds! We're massive fans of orchard toys! :)

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  19. Congratulations on your haul!, you can find so many lovely tops for children in charity shops :)

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  20. I love charity shops you can find a bargain and give something back

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  21. Oh wow what a great charity shop haul - I never find such good stuff in the shops where I live

    Laura x

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  22. What a fabulous haul love my second hand bargains

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  23. Some awesome finds you got here, I am not good at finding good items in charity shops so I leave it to my mum as she has an eye for it

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  24. I rarely go into charity shops - I should more! O has one of those alphabet pads - a Peppa Pig one. He loves it!

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