What have you bought for 3yo boys?

(26 Posts)
VforViennetta Thu 29-Nov-12 00:00:57

I'm pretty much done for ds2, just stocking things and bits and bobs to get. Although annoyingly he has totes gone off his main present hmm grr. Not sure whether to return and rethink. Just being nosy too grin.

eatingrottenapples Thu 29-Nov-12 00:08:14

Playmobile and Charley bear plane. Also wants a real life fireman Sam but then so do I grin

VforViennetta Thu 29-Nov-12 00:20:27

grin If only hey.

Ds2 lusts after those deeply crappy fireman sam toys, but if they even look shit and crappy in the adverts, then he has no chance, plus we already have 4 flipping fire engines pffft.

The main present is the Imaginext castle, which he "wanted" for weeks and weeks, he is now all meh about it and it wasn't flipping cheap. Should I take it back?

izzyishavingababyAGAIN Thu 29-Nov-12 00:23:05

elc rescue station

SANTA25 gives 25% off

izzyishavingababyAGAIN Thu 29-Nov-12 00:23:48

and yes, my DS went on and on and on about a sodding duplo castle, they are discontinued, it took me 3 months to track one down, and now he doesnt want it - so Im ebaying it.

VforViennetta Thu 29-Nov-12 00:30:17

That rescue station does look good, where on earth were you when I was choosing izzyin <shakes fist>

Will have a chat with dp tomorrow.

I'm sure he will like the castle, and imaginext toys are generally robust, but hmm that does look good. I think I may be more fickle than my 3yo.

TheElfOnThePanopticon Thu 29-Nov-12 06:48:29

Mine is getting a set of Kapla blocks (shared with his big sister), a fingerpuppet theatre, some paint, Tabby McCat and The Highway Rat.

izzyishavingababyAGAIN Thu 29-Nov-12 07:21:42

vienetta I have bought some cheap second hand playmobil figures - if you get it - I'd use what it came with now and then get some extra figures after Christmas - when they are a lot cheaper to buy

fuzzpig Thu 29-Nov-12 09:15:17

My DS (will be 3.4) hasn't asked for anything, as he has a severe speech delay, so I am enjoying probably the last year when I can get him whatever I want wink

Main present is a Playmobil castle to share with his big sister. They are also getting a big pack of Lego bricks from my very generous friend who wants to relive his childhood grin Friend's mum (also a dear friend, we are spending Xmas eve with the two of them) is still asking us to choose what to get. I'm thinking something from the 'build it' range (like meccano) at ELC?

He's getting a couple of very simple board games, a floor puzzle and a road 'jigsaw' by orchard games - it's got 20 pieces of road in different shapes and you can make loads of different configurations, and then you can drive toys cars on it. A couple of crafty bits too.

I'm getting the Haba game 'animal upon animal' - as a family present, but specifically because it is one we can all play as DS will be able to follow it.

ifink Thu 29-Nov-12 11:21:16

My DS was silent on the christmas topic and today wants a toy computer (he saw a vtech thing in a shop) which he won't get as we've already got toy phones/DD's nintendo etc.

So far we have a pirate dressing up outfit, Zog and a peppa pig DVD. Have ordered Toy Story 3 binoculars but they are coming from the States so no idea if they will arrive on time (we're in Australia)....am interested to hear any other ideas!

ChristmasCountdown Thu 29-Nov-12 12:54:56

When DS was 3 he got (Christmas/birthday) a wooden garage, marble run, some playmobil, Octonauts octopod, dressing up stuff, orchard toy games and books.

CurlsRUs Thu 29-Nov-12 12:58:43

A wooden kitchen - he heads straight for them whenever we go into any toyshop. His gran has bought him a recycling lorry.

He's inherited all his older sister's toys so doesn't want for much - firm favourites are Playmobil, Duplo/Lego, toy cars and garage, and a marble run.

thegreylady Thu 29-Nov-12 16:11:12

dgs will be 4 in Feb.So far we have got a tractor shed with tractors,combine and lowloader-all 1/82 scale,a Charley Bear Board game,Pumpazing game,a log cabin building set,Lego [not Duplo] a book [Charlie Cook's favourite Book] and some stocking fillers.Not sure what dd has bought him.

LadyofWinterfell Thu 29-Nov-12 16:18:07

Bucky the pirate ship from Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Viking attack ship from Mike the Knight
Jigsaw puzzles
Spiderman dressing gown
Hulk PJs
Hulk lego figure to go with DH's Captain America one (They're both Avengers obsessed!)
Sweets for his stocking.

cushionpad Thu 29-Nov-12 16:20:02

Kitchen
Playmobil
Camera
Some orchard board games
Reluctantly have got doggie doo this is his most wanted thing in the world

FairyPenguin Thu 29-Nov-12 16:22:14

Duplo
Pop up castle tent for his room
ELC recycling lorry with wheelie bin
Books with noisy buttons and flaps to lift
Pirate ship
Spiderman costume
Harry and bucketful of dinosaurs dvd

PeanutButterOnly Thu 29-Nov-12 22:03:15

Playmobil zoo and zoo vehicle, hope it's the right choice! (All those little bits scare me).

VforViennetta Thu 29-Nov-12 22:54:00

Your lists sound lovely, I'm chortling about the doggy doo game being the best thing ever, oh well that elc thing is out of stock so ds2 will have to lump his castle.

He also has a scooter, lego duplo, scooby doo truck, building blocks, take along thomas cheapie set and a little cash register/shopping trolley/play food. Does that sound ok?

He will get a stocking with bits in, maybe some books etc and some slippers from his nan, that will be his lot.

Who is charley bear? Think that one has passed us by.

Littlebearlost Thu 29-Nov-12 23:12:07

Ds has Imaginext batcave and batmobile (family buying jail and joker's house to go with it), playmobil camper van and fire engine, couple of games, some craft stuff and books and bizarrely one of those furreal type cats. Which he wants the most of anything. Even though its horrific and appears to be possessed.

Littlebearlost Thu 29-Nov-12 23:12:24

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ellargh Thu 29-Nov-12 23:13:32

Stickle bricks, a two wheel scooter and a remote control flippy light up wheel car.

altinkum Fri 30-Nov-12 04:34:24

My ds who is 3.5 months but very young for his age has...

Jungle junction play set
Banana n pjyamas play set
Chad valley airplane
Elc wooden fire house
Vtech motion plus console with 5 games
Cars 2 squinkie machine + 2 refills
Fireman Sam eresal
His brother old ds lite with 3 games (fireman Sam, postman pat and pippa pig)
Postman pat play set
Postman pat game
Board games

That's of us and he has a few more items from family.

And a joint present with his brother, which is a huge arts and craft set for rainy days.

UntamedShrew Fri 30-Nov-12 14:05:17

Dts1 is getting
Playmobil aeroplane
Orange tractor
A whistle

DTS2 is getting
Playmobil excavator
Green tractor with logs (how specific is that request?! I nearly fainted with joy when I saw just that in John Lewis)
A whistle

Just what they asked father Christmas for. Also new pyjamas & dressing gowns, stockings etc.
GPs are getting them v-tech cameras & cash registers.

VforViennetta Sat 01-Dec-12 00:29:57

What on earth are squinkies too? I am so behind the times, have seen these on a few lists.

We had one of those furreal cats, very odd, actually I haven't seen it for ages, wonder what happened to it hmm.

ScillyCow Sat 01-Dec-12 05:57:02

Balance bike
New car seat blush
duplo plane
books

nulgirl Sat 01-Dec-12 07:11:04

Over the past 2 years my son who is just turned 4 has amassed almost the entire fireman Sam collection of vehicles/ houses. He absolutely loves them and plays with them everyday.

This year he is getting playmobil police station, more fireman Sam stuff, jigsaws and some Lego.

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