When Emilyn was a baby I am ashamed to say the thought of buying her something second hand for her birthday or Christmas well quite frankly I just wouldn't of done it. In my eyes I wanted the best for her... I'm going to admit now for me that's quite a silly way to think.
I've bought my children some amazing bargains from second hand websites or charity shops I'm really enjoying being a savvy shopper. It's like I'm in competition with myself for the best deal I can get:
For Christmas whilst shopping in Brighton I came across a fire engine metal car but for over £100 I just knew I would struggle to afford it.
So I searched eBay & after a few weeks I won one for just £24! Gob smacked it was in beautiful barely used condition & so worth the money it's VERY well loved!
Since then when I've wanted to buy something for my little ones I've always looked on eBay first & I've always got a bargain!
Little Tikes Truck for £18! Yes it's not in brand new condition but it will live outside & you can't argue for £18 it works fine for the children they love it!
Emilyn is almost 4 & for her Birthday she begged me for a bicycle,
|Emilyn on her 'new to us' Bike|
Luckily I found this one for just £20 on a local selling site.
It's in amazing condition for a used bike... We put the stabilisers on & off she went. I was so impressed as she's never been on a bicycle before, she's picked up how to pedal really well.
It's nice to treat them once in a while like on holiday they got buzz & Woody from America. They will be treasured toys.
I love the idea of buying them lovely things but without the massive price tag attached to them.
I recently went to one of my favourite charity shops called Fara kids in Chelsea - they had a bugaboo cameleon for sale! You can find the most amazing things in charity shops.
|Bugaboo Cameleon 2 For sale in FARA Kids Charity Shop in Chelsea|
|FARA kids have many High End designer kids things for sale incl - Bugaboo Cameleon|
|Fara Charity Shops|
I'm off to hunt down some more treasures today.