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    Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Just won £100 in John Lewis vouchers for working 12 hour days for the last month and not seeing my son

    So, bit of a mixed blessing.

    Problem is, I don't know what to spend it on. Being a dad, the desire to spend money on myself has been totally sublimated. My wife insists I should treat myself (I offered her the vouchers to spend on herself). Could flog 'em, I suppose, and put the money aside.

    OR... you, YES, YOU!, could suggest cool things to buy.

    Front runners so far are: a painting or bed linen. They lack electronic components so, as a Hexus forum member, they're not terribly exciting to me. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Do John Lewis do good suits? Always handy to have one around, and if you really have trouble buying things for yourself, then wear it and take the wife out somewhere nice, so you can claim to yourself that it was for her

    If you don't need to spend them right now (check for any use-by dates), then in all seriousness, put them aside for later family needs, and take in it's place the same amount from your family funds, and get something that really matters to you instead.

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Lego: For The Win (caps intentional)

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Quote Originally Posted by Tumble View Post
    Lego: For The Win (caps intentional)
    Second that! Some of the newer Lego sets are amazing and if your son is old enough, it can become a father/son joint project to assemble it.

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    This is bunny and friends. He is fed up waiting for everyone to help him out, and decided to help himself instead!

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    Third for the Lego, it's always fun ... ahhhhh good times
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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    £100 for that? That's a bit stingy. Still, better than nothing, which is what most employers would give you...

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Really you deserve to treat yourself. If your wife has said that you best take the opportunity

    Can the vouchers be used on johnlewis.com or only instores and at waitrose?
    Might be worth getting some gadgetry? iPod / Wii ...
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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Or thats 10% off a new HDTV! :-) Plus staff discount I suppose!

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Buy food.

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    John Lewis do amazing bath towels. (The Egyptian cotton with the square detail ones).

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Another bote for lots of lego, or something like an iPod, or maybe a new digital camera if you haven't already got one.

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Yeah, it works in waitrose too.

    We have those bath towels: they were on our wedding list

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    Lego a v v v good idea, coz I can also say it's for my son. Top one. Although the idea of paying 2/3 of a wii is also brilliant.

    It's amusing: yesterday my boss gave me these for all the hard work, hitting targets, etc. Today she told me some of my files were sh1t. Go figure.

    Edit: Son is two, by the way. More "Duplo" at the moment

    Rosalina, you're also right and sensible to suggest putting aside for a while. Ah, me, a pleasant dilemma.

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    Yeah, it works in waitrose too.

    We have those bath towels: they were on our wedding list

    No shortage of suits: lawyer

    Lego a v v v good idea, coz I can also say it's for my son. Top one. Although the idea of paying 2/3 of a wii is also brilliant.

    It's amusing: yesterday my boss gave me these for all the hard work, hitting targets, etc. Today she told me some of my files were sh1t. Go figure.

    Edit: Son is two, by the way. More "Duplo" at the moment

    Rosalina, you're also right and sensible to suggest putting aside for a while. Ah, me, a pleasant dilemma.
    Bosses are like that though, your best is never good enough.

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    Put aside just the vouchers, though, not the treating yourself! Everyone deserves treats!

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    put asside the vouchers?! they will expire, and deprechate vrs base.

    nuts to that, lego!

    half a wii is also a nice novelty, espesually if your the only one of your friends who has one (you don't really want one to play on your own, much better with friends).

    could always accesorise, get a manbag and a new wallet! Or a money clip to keep the other vouchers in.

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    Re: Woo hah! Help me spend my bonus

    If the wife is letting you treat yourself take the opportunity and if you're very smart come back with something small for her and the kid. I'm sure they'll both love some lego

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