Present ideas for 9year old dss

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Lovemusic33 Mon 14-Nov-16 08:40:40

Looking for ideas for 9 year old dss, he will be spending Christmas Day with us (first time) and I want him to have a few good presents to open, nothing too big due to lack of space. What are your 9-10 year olds getting? I have bought him a couple Lego sets and some Lego books from book people, he likes to read but I'm not sure what books he already has, likes Star Wars and Lego ninjago (but has quite a few sets).

Avebury Mon 14-Nov-16 11:09:10

Games you can all play together - lots of threads on here about those.

Fighting Fantasy books a hit with my DS

Would he like something like Bean boozled?

Joke book?
Guinness book of records?

Pin art
Frisbee
Nerf guns always a hit

Avebury Mon 14-Nov-16 11:09:30

Table top table football

Twoevils Mon 14-Nov-16 11:12:59

My 9yo is getting (from us and various rellies) binoculars, Lego, Magformers, a gross joke kit (fake poo and snot etc), Ripleys believe it or not book, science kit. Spy stuff.

atticusclaw2 Mon 14-Nov-16 11:22:12

9yo DS2 s getting

half share in a pool table with DS1
various PS4 games (lego dimensions and skylanders imaginators)
couple of CDs
lots of books
Marvel onesie
Star wars Hoodie
DVDs x 2
character memory stick
character electric toothbrush
board game - exploding kittens
playing cards
underwear
how to draw star wars book
various bits of stationery
Tickets to see Star Wars Rogue One
Tickets to Harry Potter Studio Tour

Juanbablo Mon 14-Nov-16 11:30:07

Is he sporty? My 9yo is getting a phlat ball, a nerf howler, a kick trainer and goalie gloves. David Walliams books go down well with this age group, as do Mr Gum, Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. An annual is always good. We got him Pieface too! And top trumps.

ShowMeTheElf Mon 14-Nov-16 11:31:48

Do you have a Wi? 9YO is about right for Skylanders I think.

atticusclaw2 Mon 14-Nov-16 12:04:22

DS2 has just gobbled up the Percy Jackson series (he's nearly 10)

Would he like audio books to listen to in bed or in the car? Book People have a David Williams audio book collection. Mine (nearly 12 and nearly 10) have both loved the Artemis Fowl series (and DH and I don't mind listening to them either)

Lovemusic33 Mon 14-Nov-16 16:21:16

Nurf is a no no ( my dog is petrified of them, I can imagine her being traumatised on Christmas Day ) grin.

I was thinking Percy Jackson but my daughter has all the books and would happily lend/give them to him.

Audio books might be a good idea.

I will have a look at magformers ( sounds interesting ).

He's not very sporty but does like riding his bike and being outdoors.

Juanbablo Tue 15-Nov-16 01:29:00

A nerf howler isn't a gun, it's a type of ball. Dog might not mind that?

Juanbablo Tue 15-Nov-16 01:32:38

Geomags are really cool too.

Lovemusic33 Tue 15-Nov-16 08:17:38

I will look at the nurf howler. I know he would love a nurf gun but I would feel a bit mean if he couldn't play with it on the day, though if the weathers ok he could play with it outside. I'm going shopping today so will have a look.

atticusclaw2 Tue 15-Nov-16 08:32:08

You need quite a large space for the Nerf Howler. It goes a very long way when you chuck it.

You either need a very large garden or you play with it in a park. DS2 loves his. They're only about £6 though so it's hardly a main present.

1122christy Tue 15-Nov-16 14:24:57

My soon to be 9yr old is getting
Modelling clay
Tom gates book
Pokemon guide book
Laser pegs set - like Lego but lights up, cheaper version of lite brix.
Hamper made up with American candy mainly bought from Poundland, hamper bought from works for £1. Can fill with his fave sweets/juice/DVDs
MINECRAFT magazine subscription, £1 for first 3 issues then £20 for next 6.
Posters - Pokemon and five nights at freddys 2 for £7 at HMV
New trainers

Maryann1975 Tue 15-Nov-16 20:35:46

I'm struggling for ideas for ds, aged 8.5 too. His sisters are easy to buy for, I've got a good list of stocking filler things for them, but ds, I'm stumped once I get past chocolate coins, an orange and a chocolate snowman. I've taken a few ideas from this thread though, so thank you.

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