I'll let you into a little secret. I actually started my year of thrift a bit early. So early in fact that when I was in a charity shop just before Christmas and saw something that I knew Little Miss C would love I just had to buy it there and then as an early birthday present for her. A very early birthday present when you consider her birthday's not until June, but I figured Father Christmas would already be bringing her plenty of stuff so why not just get a step ahead of myself in the gift planning department.
So, what was it that I just had to buy there and then? Well, Lego of course!
As if finding complete Lego sets with the box and all the pieces wasn't exciting enough, wait until you hear how much they cost. £1.49 for the Lego Technic and 99p each for the other two sets. So just £3.47 for three boxes of Lego! A complete bargain and perfect for LMC's birthday. I'm just kicking myself for not buying some of the other sets they had too.
As I was arriving at this particular charity shop there was a woman walking out with several Playmobil boxes in her arms. I'm guessing after another bargain purchase. Shame I was too late for that one, but it just goes to show that it's always worth keeping your eyes open and thinking ahead to which birthdays are coming up and storing things away until the big day.
I'm linking up with Liz over at the wonderful Magpie Monday – do pop along and see what other wonders people have found in their local charity shops and thrift sales.