What present would you like it you were a

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What present would you like if you were a:

6 year old boy
5 year old boy
3 year old boy (with SEN)
2 year old boy
9 month old girl?

I have completely forgotten what small children like! Only token gifts, so around a tenner max each.

Thanks in advance.

Takver Mon 26-Nov-12 21:36:54

5 & 6 year old - lego or playmobil. Its a little over your budget, but if you ran to it I think most 6 y/os would like this dragon. Or this one is cheaper (the green one is cool though, dd has it!)

Takver Mon 26-Nov-12 21:37:58

Depending on the children - and I suppose at that age on parents & if they like reading with their dc - books are always good of course as well. (Come to that you can combine lego and books as there are sets of book + figures.)

Queeg Mon 26-Nov-12 21:38:45

At 2, my DS loved little toy animals. This year, at almost 3, it is all about Thomas the Tank Engine.

Thank you. The five and six year olds already have lots and lots of Lego and Playmobil and I don't know which sets, so would be worried about duplicating.

Toy animals - do you mean the little plastic ones?

Refuse to buy Thomas stuff because his face scares me! smile

Books always good, I agree - but none of the boys seem to be v into reading, sadly. As an English teacher, maybe I should just buy them books anyway?!

Queeg Mon 26-Nov-12 21:47:02

Remus we started with wooden animals in an ark but he loved them so much, more were added, so yes, plastic ones too. He was into them for ages.

I hated Thomas at first too but I've been worn down into submission after repeated viewings...

MrsHende Mon 26-Nov-12 21:48:17

Definitely buy them books anyway!!

I wonder if the older boys would like non-fiction? I teach 5 and 6 year olds and all my wee boys are crazy about space books.

DewDr0p Mon 26-Nov-12 21:49:17

Not sure about the younger ones (I also have amnesia grin ) but for 5 and 6 year old boys how about:

Small Hexbug Nano set
Star Wars fighter pods
A Lego Marvel Heroes figure (compatible with Lego Bionicles I think)
A set of Rory's story cubes
Periscope
Marble run (there are some on Amazon which are around a tenner)
Top Trumps cards + sticker book combo
Shut The Box game

HanSolo Mon 26-Nov-12 21:50:19

I agree with playmobil for 5 & 6 yo, and possibly 3yo depending on type of additional needs.

My 3, nearly 4yo is having this this year.
Last year he got this car and this motorcycle which he loves.
These pirates are fun too, or knights

If they're related to one another, what about a game they can play together?
Pop-up Pirate (it was reduced at The Entertainer recently) Buckaroo, Frustration are all great, and reasonably priced. Co-op have Downfall at around £6 currently too btw. And all their games are 3 for 2.

Animals sound good.

Space books sound good too. The six year old likes Starwars Lego, so a space book might work for him, maybe?

SoMuchToBits Mon 26-Nov-12 21:56:19

Playmobil is always good, but K'nex is also good for 5/6 year olds. Do any of them have wooden train sets? You can always get more track/trains/bridges/tunnels etc to add to those. The 9 month old I would buy clothes, especially if they are not the first child in the family. 2nd or 3rd children etc are hard to buy toys for as they usually play with those belonging to their older siblings already.

DewDrop - thanks for your list but most of it appears to be written in another language: I have no idea what half of those things actually mean! smile

Hans - none of them are related, so can't do a sharing thing. Great idea otherwise though.

Can easily do clothes for the little one, thank you. That and a cloth book maybe?

Bought the 6 year old K'Nex last year.

MrsHende Mon 26-Nov-12 22:07:59

For the little one, my 1 year old loves the 'That's not my...' books, they have feely bits!

MarianForrester Mon 26-Nov-12 22:12:10

Deadly60 annual or Top trumps!

Dinosaur toys or dinosaur top trumps (a theme here)

Batman/spiderman pjs? Or slippers? Asda has some good deals.

MarianForrester Mon 26-Nov-12 22:13:16

And 9 month old girl, sleep suit, or hat and mittens?

DewDr0p Mon 26-Nov-12 22:24:17

I know I know I didn't know what half it was a year ago either grin

All easily searchable on amazon et al though

Arseface Mon 26-Nov-12 22:34:00

Can you ask their parents for a little steer as to interests for the older ones?
Love when people ask me for hints for the DC.

Books always enjoyed here and a gift should always have something of the giver IMHO.
Write a little message plus date and occasion on the flyleaf. I know some don't like to do this to books but children really like it.

MarianForrester Mon 26-Nov-12 22:36:03

O, or a ball, football or other; always fun even if they've got loads

Inthepotty Tue 27-Nov-12 10:56:25

Second space books for the 5/6 yr old. My 6yo has asked for a book about 'mountains and stuff'. Not a big reader but loves non fiction.

3yo Id say some sort of vehicle, truck etc. The imaginext ones are brill for that age, v robust.

Plastic tea pot set, or Melissa and doug biscuit/pizza set for 2yo, my DDs most played with toy.

Sweet Xmas socks/bib/bauble/teddy for the baby?

Inthepotty Tue 27-Nov-12 10:57:49

TKmaxx and Homesense had loads of soft and bath books in for babies, very cheap, bought one for all my baby godchildren/nephews (7 of em!) £2-3 each.

This is brilliant. Thank you all so much.

Carpediem2007 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:22:38

I had to get budget toys for various age range last week.
for toddlers; tunnel to crawl through it (can be part of 2 for £15 in argos)

for 5-6y: board games, twister, connect 4, guess who, jigsaw puzzles, these soft bags with some kind of robots to build in legos (£6-9), bath bombs, sticker book, star wars mask (£10ish), mecano set (as alternative to lego) , Knex, science experiment (there is a kit with several experiments to try)

9m- 3y: hard cover books, octopals (bath game)
9m girl: soft doll (get one for the other 2 for £15 in argos)

Thank you. I'd forgotten all about Argos!

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