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A bizarre bazaar! Review with images

AdvantagesWide range of gifts at reasonable prices to suit all ages

DisadvantagesTemptation to spend too much - and a slight male orientation

"I first heard of Hawkin's Bazaar about 18 months ago, on a mailing list for home educators. This is a shop which specialises partly in traditional gifts, and also, increasingly, in the strange and unusual. The gifts are mostly aimed at children, but there is a selection for adults too. If you want an inexpensive present for someone who appears to have everything, I can highly recommend Hawkin's! They do have a web-site with a good search facility, ..." Read review

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Great Xmas gift ideas

AdvantagesUnusual gift ideas

DisadvantagesPost charges

"I first came across Hawkin's Bazaar a few years ago when someone brought in a catalogue into work and I flicked through it thinking what great gift ideas. I then went onto there website www.hawkin.com to have a further browse as they said they had more goodies online. I will concentrate on the website for this review but they do also have 46 shops around the country and if you get the catalogue (since I ordered online I seem to receive one every few ..." Read review

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BaZaaaaar Review with images

AdvantagesCheap, fun shop

DisadvantagesCan get carried away spending

"First knew about Hawkins BaZaar a couple of years ago when it opened up in Chelmsford around Christmas Time, but it only stayed open during Christmas but last year it opened at Christmas time again and has stayed open all year round and is still there now in the Meadows Shopping Centre, im currently a Christmas Temp so it will be a busy time for me but its good fun. Hawkins BaZaar have a website, www.hawkin.com! But im here to talk about the shop ..." Read review

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Have a Bazaar at Hawkins!! Review with images

AdvantagesGreat prices, Great choice!

DisadvantagesVery low stock levels, espicially at xmas!

"I only came across this shop 3 years ago, when i was walking about in Portsmouth. I went in and had a look around at all the different things they sold Toys, Games, Clockwork toys, Experiments, Musical intruments, Bath items such as ducks & wind up frogs and much more. Remember them fotune teller fish you used to get from crackers which curl on your hand? Remember a cup with a ball and string attatched to it and you had to get the ball in the cup? ..." Read review

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How Bizarre.....

Advantagescheap and cheerful, shopping is fun

Disadvantageshave to wait up to 7 days to get your stuff

"I have been using Hawkins Bazaar for a couple of years now and I don't know how I got by without it. Its great around Christmas time especially for all those people who are hard to buy for and great for any other time of the year too birthdays or maybe a little treat for yourself! Basically Hawkins Bazaar sells anything and everything! It sells a wide range of toys and gifts for both adult and children with the stock regularly changing and being ..." Read review

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Come shop with me at the bazaar

Advantagescheap and cheerful


"Hawkins Bazaar, who else’s? . The brochure/catalogue (this Christmas a red brochure with Santa surrounded by toys) is often pushed through my door or I get one inside a Sunday paper. The catelogue has been available since 1980. Hawkins Bazaar also has a web site www.hawkin.com. There are about 20 Hawkins shops around the country. I prefer to browse the30 page brochure than to trawl through the web brochure but when I decide ..." Read review

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Needs a bit of a refresh

AdvantagesStill lots of fun and some quirky gems to be found

DisadvantagesLack of updates to product range

"I've been shopping at Hawkin's Bazaar for quite a while, and it has always been a great place to go for quirky birthday and Christmas presents. Some of the best presents I have ever purchased were from this shop - however I've noticed that, over the past couple of years, the product range has lacked any real refreshment and is on the way to becoming dated. On the whole, Hawkin's Bazaar is a very fun place to go, no matter how often they update their ..." Read review

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