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I remember using some of my pocket money I saved up as a kid to buy Xmas presents for my family in Woolworths - I probably only spent Β£12 on tat, but as I was only 6 or 7 years old, it was a big thing for me back then

hspexy
4 months ago
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Janhrrs
Janhrrs4 months ago

Many years ago at 16 I started work just before Christmas. With my first week's pay I gave my mum my keep and then spent the rest on the 'Simon' game for my two younger brothers for Christmas. I still remember how amazing it felt to be able to and their faces when they opened it. ☺️

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hspexy
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4 months ago

Aw how sweet 😊 It is definitely one of those moments when you know that giving is more important than receiving 😊 thanks for sharing your story

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

We were very poor when I was a kid and I hardly had any clothes, let alone fashionable ones. So my first wage packet, after paying half in keep, went on new clothes so I did not feel like Cinderella in the office!

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296734 months ago

I spent it on myself πŸ˜‚ I loved music (still do) and my first bit of pocket money went on buying 2 Frankie Goes to Hollywood 7 inch records. We were on holiday at the time. I think my parents were hoping I'd buy seaside souvenirs

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

I started working so I could save for when I started uni. It was coming up to Christmas and I was in town with my mum, she saw a lovely bracelet that she wanted and said to me if your dad asks what I want drop some hints to this. So I went back a few days later with friends and I bought her the bracelet (dad got her earrings and a necklace to match). She absolutely loved it and was so touched, she had tears in her eyes. She still has it and wears it on special occasions. I got my dad a voucher for his favourite golf shop which paid for half of a new golf club.

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