What do I buy for....

(10 Posts)
RuleBritannia Thu 04-Oct-12 12:19:32

a little boy. His birthday and Christmas are less than a week away from each other so I always buy two gifts.

He has a brain and can read well but I've been told asked not to get any more books. He lives abroad so I can't get him clothes to return if unsuitable. He likes some scientific things so I have already got a thing where he will learn to make crystals but I need something a bit 'cleverer' for him, please. £25 for one gift and £15 for the other (because I already have the crystal thing). I am able to buy on the internet.

He's not into pop music thank God. Rides a bicycle but not competitively like his brother. He's a bit of an imp but I'm not going down the itching powder/stink bomb route. Any thoughts will be gratefully accepted.

lljkk Netherlands Thu 04-Oct-12 12:21:47

age?

RuleBritannia Thu 04-Oct-12 12:28:17

How stupid of me. blush

His birthday is just before Christmas and he'll be 7. blush Sorry!

Gumby Thu 04-Oct-12 12:29:23

He has a brain?!!

How about Moshi monster sticker books

ethelb Thu 04-Oct-12 12:32:33

I was a sciencey child and really liked things like bug collectors, magnifying glasses, dinosaur models, or something like sunprint paper: www.amazon.co.uk/Tobar-5038728011096-Sun-Print-Paper/dp/B000H6QSOO

I got loads of presents from the Science museum shop when I was his age: www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk/category/Kids-Gadgets/Outdoor-Gadgets.html

olympicaddict Thu 04-Oct-12 14:30:40

I think a science set with a microscope will go down a treat.

JennyPiccolo Thu 04-Oct-12 14:32:52

Maybe some sort of kids cookery stuff? Cooking uses the same sort of logic as science but a bit more creative, iyswim

RuleBritannia Thu 04-Oct-12 14:44:58

Splendid ideas! Thank you.

JennyPiccolo He already cooks. Been sanding on a chair, chopping vegetables (with proper knives) since he was 3 <I close eyes when watching because he played with his father's razor once and came into the sitting room with a bleeding cut face>. There is a Kitchen Chemistry thing on the Science Museum website so I might go that way. I'm torn between Motors & Generators and Genetics. Now I've had to add the Kitchen Chemistry one!

Thank you everyone. I never thought of looking at Science Museum website. thanks

RuleBritannia Thu 04-Oct-12 14:45:12

*standing

4forkssake Thu 04-Oct-12 23:37:44

How about a book like this? It combines cooking & science. Got it last year for my now 6 year old (but hid it so well I forgot about it & found it recently so he'll be getting it this Christmas! grin). I got mine from book people but they don't seem to have it in but it was cheaper than the Amazon price so might be worth looking round.

www.amazon.co.uk/DO-TRY-THIS-AT-HOME/dp/0330517716/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349389886&sr=1-2

Or something like this

www.amazon.co.uk/Roald-Dahls-Completely-Revolting-Recipes/dp/0224083422/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349390148&sr=1-2

Looks like fun & it's actually only £4.99 on book people website

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