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Sadly most kids don’t do this no more but I always remembered the old Argos books myself and siblings would have a different colour marker and tick our Xmas gifts yeah we wonted everything just like kids today but we were happy with what was given

here is link to take you back to Xmas before

http://argosbookofdreams.co.uk

I still give mine a book but look online for cheaper

Ann1984
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
CherylParry
CherylParry4 months ago

I remember doing that, suppose they use their mobile nowadays and add stuff to the basket and then they do a screenshot to send to their parents.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19784 months ago

Oh my gosh, this site as made my day, so much nostalgia flicking through some of those old argos catalogues. We used to make our Christmas lists from them but I used to go overboard and write out the full descriptions too. I never did get a fashion wheel though.

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jcd
jcd4 months ago

As Bill Bailey refers to it, the laminated book of dreams!

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janetchamberlai
janetchamberlai4 months ago

I’ve never agreed with this.

call me old fashioned if you like but letting children choose what they want from the catalogue feels wring in so many ways .

where is the surprise of unwrapping a gift if you already know what it’s going to be?

The gift may not be as grand as they may have wanted but its good for a child to learn to receive with grace a present - ‘it’s the thought that counts. ‘

if the giver has to put some thought and effort into choosing a gift for that child it’s more individual and maybe even better than the thing from the catalogue .

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19784 months ago

I see what you mean but going through it and making a list was fun. And you never knew if you were actually going to get what you wished for so there was still an element of surprise. I would also get other things not on the list.

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janetchamberlai
janetchamberlai4 months ago
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janetchamberlai
janetchamberlai4 months ago

ClaireF1978 yes the list was I guess like writing a letter to Santa

it would have been fun and full of anticipation .

I used to use catalogues to make books of , I would cut out an item and stick it In a scrap book with the name of it a so it became a sort of spelling book .

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs4 months ago

Yes, my children absolutely loved writing lists to Father Christmas from the Argos book. 90% of the toys in it were on their lists and they used to get half a dozen presents so they never knew what they would get but were always over the moon with whatever they received. It was a great way to get them practising their handwriting and keeping quiet at the same time. 😂

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn4 months ago

oh yes, I used to do this as my mum wouldn't be able to pick presents unless she has a picture. you can't just give her the name, shop, price, she needs a photo or else she'll get the wrong thing. she's terrible like that. ~I think she doesn't listen and that's the problem. A blown up A4 photo would help. so yes as a kid I went through the Argos book highlighting.

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jackoam43
jackoam434 months ago

Me and my sisters did this every year when we were kids. We loved it now my kids do it online 3🙈

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angemski
angemski4 months ago

I never did this but it was really great to look through the books on this site - some of the prices!!! I've bookmarked it for a quiz with friends later.

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