What are you getting your 4yo son?

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hackneybird Sat 16-Nov-13 20:45:18

He has outgrown most of his toys so I'd really like to stock up his toy collection with stuff more age appropriate. So far I've bought:

Superman/Batman pjs
Lego city starter kit
Couple of books (DH bought them, not sure which they are)
Few cheap stocking fillers

I'd like to get a couple more things though. He doesn't get bought a huge amount of things during the year and he never asks for anything so I'd like to treat him.

PeanutButterOnly Sat 16-Nov-13 20:56:59

DS2 is 4.3. He really enjoyed planning with Georello gears the other day when we got DS1's set out of the loft. Actually this set is the one we have which is doubly good as you can decorate it with the little pegs.

He also has the Playmobil big zoo which he likes quite a bit.

Unfortunately he's getting a Furby Boom this Christmas as he covets the one his sister got for her birthday....

Ds's main present is a dressing up box with a spiderman costume, superman costume, fireman costume, doctors coat, doctors set, gruffalo costume, Captain Hook costume and tmnt weapons ( he already has the costume).
He's also getting:
Toy story remote control car
Lego emergency vehicles
Playmobil submarine
Playmobil dragon ( to go with his castle)
Tmnt figures
Cheapo meccano
Lots of books
Roller skates
Mini robosapien
Playdough icecream factory
Couple of annuals
Hand puppets
Liverpool kit
Elefun
New onesie ( he's having this on Xmas eve for our onesie party though)
Various chocolate and sweets
Monsters university characters
And stocking bits

Hope that helps, is he at school yet?

PeanutButterOnly Sat 16-Nov-13 20:57:47

'playing with' not 'planning with' - sorry (2 glasses of wine grin)

Dillydollydaydream Sat 16-Nov-13 20:58:35

Lego suitcase
Scooter
Skylanders swapforce
Julia Donaldson books - he loves them
Games to go on his leappad

DTisMYdoctor Sat 16-Nov-13 21:18:58

DS was 4 last year and popular presents were imaginext batcave plus some accessories, batman outfit, magic set and some playmobil sets.

floatyflo Sat 16-Nov-13 21:22:03

Multi level garage with track and cars - Bargain from Groupon site RRP.£80 down to £40!
Pop-up pirate.
Vtech camera.
Wooden train set.
Gruffalo word rhyming game.
Magnetic wooden letters and numbers.
Gigantic solar system poster.
Glow in the dark planets for his bedroom.
Shrek DVD.
Monster university cutlery set.
A little construction helicopter set.
Magnetic first literacy words.
Wooden pattern shape blocks.
Space projector torch.
Couple of storybooks.
Couple of hot wheels cars.
Magnetic weather board.
Nerf gun.
And the usual Xmas sweets and Chocolate!

floatyflo Sat 16-Nov-13 21:24:43

Search for.'educational toys' on amazon, but look in all departments.

Pages and pages of fantastic stimulating toys for brilliant prices.

fuzzpig Sat 16-Nov-13 21:32:39

To share with 6yo sister:
Musical instruments - planning to get lots of nice ones so we can make a band (will have to leave that til later in the day though in fairness to the neighbours grin)
More lego (stuff like wheels as well as normal bricks)
Craft supplies
Hama beads/boards
Shrinkles (although they may get one set each)
DVDs

Just for him:
Books - mostly ones he's enjoyed from the library, stuff like Julia Donaldson
Fix It Felix outfit assuming I manage to make one
Jigsaw (Melissa and Doug)
Orchard toys farm mat jigsaw (he's already got the road which is compatible)

Considering getting the playmobil penguin pool and there'll be other bits like a board game, little planes and stuff in his stocking.

That includes presents 'from nanny' etc as most family members give money to us so we choose. Very lucky boy this year! smile

Mittensonkittens Sat 16-Nov-13 21:35:15

Ds (4.5)
Some Imaginext dinosaurs
Light strike guns
Big box of loads of craft things
Personalised book about a knight
Gooey louie game
Silly moo game
Furreal daisy the cat (quite niche to my ds I suspect)
Doc mcstuffins doctor set - as above
Sprudels
Dino dig
Few books
Disco ball for his bedroom

He's having a playmobil take and play vet's clinic from my parents, and a globe, knight's outfit and a couple of other games off everyone else.

He will like the craft the best I think.

bundaberg Sat 16-Nov-13 21:36:57

i think ds3 is getting a bike.

either that or playmobil

Kyrptonite Sat 16-Nov-13 21:50:23

Sylvanian families motorbike
Plsymobil pirate ship
See inside Egypt book
Avengers books
Playmobil western set
Playmobil animal set
Avengers figures
Lego
Scooby Doo figures
Pants
Cat in the hat t-shirt
Peter Pan finger puppets
Lego batman ps3 game
Lego batman DVD
Lego Star Wars set
Lego Star Wars dvd

He wants a boy monster high doll. They're £30 so he can want on until they go down to £10 like the girl ones!

Kyrptonite Sat 16-Nov-13 21:51:23

Oh and he's got the rapunzel leapster game (he's coveted this for months)

fruitloop84 Sat 16-Nov-13 21:58:17

Octonauts stuff
hot potato game
headphones
some crafty bits

I think grandparents are getting some Lego and the planes DVD.

MegBusset Sat 16-Nov-13 22:13:20

DS2 will be getting:

Scooby Doo Character Building (Lego equivalent) Dracula's Castle
Spongebob Lego
Playmobil penguin enclosure
Hama beads
Couple of crafty bits
Some Trash Packs
A few books/annual/activity books
A toy red blood cell

Plus little stocking bits, chocolate etc.

hackneybird Sat 16-Nov-13 22:32:26

Thanks all, all very helpful ideas! He's only just 4 now so not at school til next year.

Think I'll look into fireman costume and Imaginext Batcave, and a Spider-Man figure.

Some of the toys mentioned above I haven't heard of, so I shall go and investigate.

PeanutButterOnly Sat 16-Nov-13 22:58:24

Ooh, just ordered a playmobil coach/bus from Amazon, only 22.99. Think he will love that smile

LauraChant Sat 16-Nov-13 23:04:22

fuzzpig my three year old has the Playmobil penguin pool, he loves it.

He's nearly four and will probably get a remote control robot for Xmas, think it is called Spacebot 3000, although he also wants the Deepsea Octolab...

TallyGrenshall Sat 16-Nov-13 23:10:15

He's getting

A Tablet
A Fart Blaster
Walkie Talkies
Mike the Knight playset
Clothes
Books
A couple of other things that I've already wrapped and can't remember grin

In his xmas eve bag he's getting a xmas book, xmas dvd, some hot choc and the pillow pet that lights up.

My DM has got him a bloody huge pile of stuff which is probably 50% chocolate

Altinkum Sun 17-Nov-13 06:22:07

My ds2 4.3

Imaginext batman cave (old one) batman car, motorbike joker house and superman house.
Ds1 old xbox
Disney infinity with all characters
Xbox Mickey Mouse game
Samsung tab3
Jake and the... Life sized colour cardboard boat (looks fab)
Playmobil fire station
Playmobil fire engine
Playmobil fire boat
Playmobil ambulance
Play doh animal farm
Jake and the... Treasure craft chest
Elc till with accessories (shopping basket etc..)
Flicker scooter
Remote control mini wolf car

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 17-Nov-13 07:14:57

Ds2 is 4 on the 27th dec, he's getting for xmas and birthday:

Imaginext batcave (the one that was down to £20)
Imaginext superman set
Some imaginext figures etc from aunties/uncles

Some imaginext dinosaurs

Monsters university bedding and teddies.

A push along motorbike if I can find one big enough

Some transformers

hackneybird Sun 17-Nov-13 17:59:03

twinkle which Batcave? I am looking at one on amazon and it is £42!

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 17-Nov-13 19:18:54

It was £20 at Asda then went to £19.99 on amazon too it keeps going up and down, we got the jokers house down from £40 to £20 in toys r us today they've got 3 for 2 on imaginext

DS is 4 at the beginning of December. For his birthday he is getting:
Spider-Man scooter
Marble run
Various game type things such as tap a shape, Spirograph, elc game
Fuzzy felt
Doc mcstuffins small figurine
Kapla style blocks
Books

For Christmas he will be getting:
Books
Baby Annabell
Interactive Doc Mcstuffins doll
The Lion King DVD

He specifically asked for the scooter and the baby annabell, and doc mcstuffins is his favourite tv programme, so hopefully he will love those programmes smile

Those gifts, not programmes, lol blushgrin

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