With Christmas fast approaching the newspapers were brimming with ads boasting of the best presents and services for the festive season. But who could better at giving Yuletide gift advice than Father Christmas himself?
We took a look through the archives to find Santa's best present suggestions...
Santa says... Ladies' knickers "better than ever!"
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 11 December 1951
Santa says... "Let us do your laundry!"
Bristol Evening Post - Monday 11 December 1939
Santa says... "It's easy shopping at Grimbly Hughes"
Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 08 December 1933
Santa says... "Hurry and install your television!"
Derby Daily Telegraph - Saturday 02 December 1950
Santa says... "Make sure of your Xmas cigarettes"
Portsmouth Evening News - Tuesday 14 December 1937