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Over two years ago my fiancé came across these Ransom fridge magnets when wandering round Topshop while wait for me trying clothes on! He hates just standing at the changing room's entrance he often wanders around talking to the shop assistants while they try to work! Luckily this Topshop was split with Topman and it was in that half he came across the gift department, a shelving unit with a few fun gifts on it and he saw these. Priced at £7.99 he was like a little kid he wanted them then and I am sure that's all we ended up leaving with.
The Ransom fridge magnets are a pack of small magnetic letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols to go on your fridge. Most of them are not ideal for actually holding anything to your fridge as they are relatively small and not heavy. Although we have managed to hold small light pieces of note paper to the fridge with a large number of letters. There are over two hundred magnets which come on two magnetic sheets. They come in a nice thin cardboard packaging that looks great as a present. There is a good range of each letter some in lower case and one or two in upper case. The letters, numbers punctuation and symbols are printed on in the style of newspaper print and come in different colours, prints and size making your message on the fridge look fun.
Removing the letters from the sheets and putting them on your fridge can take a little time as there are so many. We decided to place all of ours on the side of the fridge out of the way and then move the ones we needed to the front of the fridge to write our messages. It was also a safety thing too as we couldn't have the letters too low in fear our young son would reach them and put them in his mouth as some of them are quite small. I will admit to begin with it was a bit of a novelty for my fiancé and he was a little childish with the messages he wrote with them! But after two years the novelty has worn off and we do find ourselves using them to write reminders. My fiancé does still tend to have a bit of fun with them trying to making faces out of some of the numbers and symbols which he does accomplish quite well.
We do find when we have guests round they find them fun and often leave funny messages on the fridge. This is when we came up with the idea of buying them for my sister and brother in law last year for Christmas. They stayed a few days last year and he was often found at the fridge changing the letters! We thought it would be a fun gift for them. The thing about these is yes it is a bit of a fun novelty gift but it isn't one you find yourself stuffing under the bed for an amount of time ready for the charity bag you do use it and it does become handy. My sister and brother in law were thrilled with theirs and on a recent visit down to them we saw them in full use.
I would highly recommend them for a gift for you or for family and friends. At £7.99 I have found them well worth the money and can see us using them for many years to come. Recently my eldest son has started nursery and one of the first things he has had to learn it to recognise his own name and the letters that make it. We have had great fun using these letters to create his name and within a couple of days he had gasped recognising it from a list of names and is getting there with the spelling of his name.