The cheaper the better!

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  1. Buying a mate something for his birthday in May.
    I'm after something cheap & tacky!
    Not to crude, but just something that will show i spent as little as possible!
    He will find it funny! :D
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Cut out some shapes in a concertina from a piece of coloured cardboard. Tell him you've got him some wallpaper.
  3. Give him a 1p piece.
  4. But cut it in half an mount it on a scrap of wood as a tasteful, but cheap, wall decoration which signifies the value of your friendship. You could wear the other half on a chain around your neck.
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Sign him up for a buy now pay later scheme:

    i.e. a holiday - pay £5 deposit and he is due to pay the £1000 prior to going on the holiday - he will love it.
  6. Get him a Tesco "value" card.
    I've been sending them to my missus ever since we split! :D
  7. Pick some grass and form it into a bouquet with one of those sticky tags you get on bread bags.

    Look, I think Valentine's Day is about togetherness even if women disagree!
  8. terroratthepicnic

    terroratthepicnic LE Reviewer Book Reviewer
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    My best mate comes from Norfolk, so I tend to buy him books on tractors.

    Dependig on where you are from depends on what sort of gift to by him. You could always give him a years membership to badger watch or some such nonsence.
  9. Buy him an acre of land on the moon/in Scotland, somewhere obscure like that.

    Name a star after him (he'll probably think you're gay though)

    Or if you want to buy him something he'll actually enjoy, buy him a collection of obscure imported lagers.
  10. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    go to a pound shop and buy him whatever you find in there.
  11. Yep a book on sheep or membership to a strange animal support group could be fun! :)
  12. My dad and his best mate did this for years. Every birthday or christmas they tried to outdo each other with the crappest present money could buy.
    I seem to remember some really random fridge magnets, garden gnomes, and pens stolen from hotels.
  13. Knock one out into a tissue, and give him the dried remains, just tell him you wanted to give him something more personal than a standard gift.

    Or if you want to spend a little more.....

    Do the same but then have it made into a paperweight.


  14. Find the cheapest blow up doll around. Hours of pleasure & you can borrow it on occasions also, cleaned or not :)
  15. Are you still living in the dark ages - get him a Fleshlite (or Fleshlight, can't remember)