what you getting the kiddies this year !!

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lolarose2591 Fri 25-Oct-13 20:36:17

Its our first proper xmas this year and I am really excited , what you getting the children and what to do you do to make the day special ?

ChipAndSpud Fri 25-Oct-13 20:51:25

This year we are going to get DS (22months) a scooter as his main present, plus stuff for his stocking.

DM has bought him a toy kitchen which I think he will love!

I have persuaded DH to buy a real tree this year, and we're going to buy a few new decorations smile

DD is desperate for a hello kitty bike and a swimming Dora doll so I've got those as well as some books, a couple of games and a few little bits and pieces.

Mil is getting her a new doll and a skateboard and she'salso getting lots of craft bits, make your own kits and more games.

Basically, she's getting far to much but we have a huge family who insist on buying huge amounts!

To make the day special we stay at home, have a lovely lunch and just enjoy the 3 year old, in the run up we make a gingerbread house, decorate the tree, visit Santa, make decorations, take parcels to the Xmas toy appeal drop off, drop a parcel with the food bank (including some choc coins) make cards and gifts, do elf on a shelf and generally make a huge deal out of the giving side of Christmas.

proudmummyof2munchkins Fri 25-Oct-13 21:12:06

dd - 4 is getting

a tablet
dolls house
and rocking horse as main presents

then getting
hk skates
hk pogo stick
hk bike
hk bedroom stuff etc
hk is hello kitty lol
hk twister
arts and crafts sets
tetra dog
new pram and baby annabell
a easel and table for art
a Minnie mouse arm chair
ermm .... and what ever else I pick up .

we do Christmas eve pjs and movies, make cookies.

Marne Fri 25-Oct-13 21:16:57

Dd1 is getting pokemon ds game, pokemon figures, pokemon onesie, lots of books and crafty bits.

Dd2 is getting moshi monster mall, moshi monster skittles, my little ponies, playmobil pool, book and crafty bits.

We do Christmas Eve pj's and a book or DVD ( to keep them quiet ). And we are having a real tree this year for the first time smile.

Lilicat1013 Fri 25-Oct-13 21:50:59

My older son (age four in March) will be having the Leappad 2 plus game, a wooden garage, Playmobil (aeroplane and penguins), Take n Play penguin set, Schleich shark scenery set, Leapfrog Count and Scan and Leapfrog Farm Mash Up.

He has got more big presents than I usually do because they were on sale, the Leappad was £45, the garage and aeroplane were half price and the Playmobil penguin set was £5. I usually have his list a bit more balanced with one clear main present and the rest smaller ones.

My younger son (age one in January) will be having a vTech baby walker, cuddly Mickey Mouse, push along chicken, pack of three Toot Toot cars, blocks, Laugh and Learn remote control, wave drum and a 'Frog in a box'

Both will also have two books each. My older son has a sea life one with sounds and a penguin one and my young son has 'That's Not My Tiger' and 'My Zoo'

fuzzpig Fri 25-Oct-13 21:55:46

Playmobil mostly, and lego.

Adding in some family activities we can do too, crafty bits, nice puzzle, board game. Hopefully some cooking in the lead up to Xmas too.

Also making them a den hidden behind DD's cabin bed, putting light and cushions etc behind it and will probably hide their Xmas eve pjs/book (the grinch this year as they are really into dr Seuss) maybe with a treasure map to lead them there.

What I'm really excited about (but also quite nervous!) is that for the first time I'm attempting to make a couple of presents (most notably a simple costume for DS) eeek

lecce Fri 25-Oct-13 21:58:00

DS1 (6) is getting:

A telescope (National Geographic)
Playmobile Viking Fortress (Ebay)
Imaginext space Shuttle (Another Ebay bargin)
Sea monkeys
A game for his leappad
A couple of Horrible Histories battle pack sets
A Roman helmet
Lego Rameses game
Remote control spider
How to be a spy manual
Variety of books, including Usbourne book of the night sky to go with the telescope, next one in the HTTYD series, Harry Potter, a couple of annuals etc

He will also get a stocking with the usual chocolate, sweets, character underwear, some good quality toy animals, spy pen, alarm clock and some sort of card game.

Ds2 (4) is getting:

Sylvanian Families House with accessories and gerbils (!)
Hello Kitty house
HK tea set
HK breakfast toy (he asked for this specifically and I have managed to find such a thing for £4 - it is a horrid plastic bag with HK on the front and a plastic plate and croissant, but I will have fulfilled a wish!)
Set of princess flip-flops
Set of princess-type dolls
HK game for the innotab
Orchard Toys alphabet lotto game
Fluffy dog in a bag thing
A couple of the pinkest, sparkliest craft sets I can find
Variety of books - not sure what yet.

Stocking will have the usuals listed above and whatever pink, sparkly, HK type stuff I can get the cheapest - will include a tiara.

Yes, they are very different, my boys...

We will get a real tree a couple of weeks into December from local forest on a Saturday. We will bring it back and decorate it and then have fondue for tea on the floor beneath the lit-up tree. That is a very random tradition I started last year. We will then watch a Christmas film for the first time this year.

Christmas Eve, on returning from a walk, the boys will receive onsie each, dressing gown and animal hot water bottles.

Idislikemymil Fri 25-Oct-13 22:03:07

Pillow pets for my girls, books, a jigsaw each, chocolate, pyjamas, craft items, new knickers and vests.

We don't spend much, but they don't seem to mind!! I love Christmas since having children. It's magical.

I'm on the bones of my arse this year so will be trying to follow the something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. I will then do them a stocking each.

Something they want will hopefully be a second hand iPod touch each
Something they need will be a docking station/ alarm clock for DD1 and electric tooth brush for DD2 and DD3
Something to wear is at the moment undecided but might do slippers
Something to read will be a cheap book from the book people

The stocking will include a DVD each, a small Lego or Playmobil set, chocolate and maybe some socks smile

To be honest I'm not sure I will be able to afford this so might have to slim it down further. It is DD1's birthday just before Christmas and have no idea what to get her for that!

Lilicat1013 Fri 25-Oct-13 22:10:05

Lecce it is great you managed to fulfill your son's wish for a Hello Kitty breakfast toy. I would have had no idea where to start looking if I had been asked for that. I would have assumed it was a toy the child had made up in their imagination rather than something real that was actually for sale. I am sure he will be so excited, it will be lovely.

I love that they do Sylvainian Gerbils now, that sounds cute. I might have to try and tempt my son in to them. I doubt it will work unfortunately, he prefers his animals ultra realistic and usually sea creatures/penguins. He doesn't like labels on his toys I wouldn't like to see his reaction to clothes (he is autistic).

Fuzzpig, I love the den idea. That will be such a memorable Christmas present. I would have loved that as a child.

proudmummyof2munchkins Fri 25-Oct-13 22:20:43

lol leece your house sounds like mine this yr everything is to do with hk !!!!

hallowisitmeyourelookingfor Fri 25-Oct-13 23:38:54

I've got no idea! Have 2 of my DCs birthdays in November and another 12 family and friends before Christmas and always struggle to get my head around the birthdays before working out the Christmas presents.
We have got DS (soon to be 2) a balance bike from FC. We got it for him in the summer but it was too big for him so we put it away for later.
Apart from that, I have bought a few stocking bits. No idea on the main present for the DDs though.
And now feeling slightly stressed as everyone here looks like they're sorted. Aaaarrrghhh!

ZombieBelle Sat 26-Oct-13 12:28:48

DS (5)
Ninjago Lego set
some kind of robot dog thing that connects to nintendo DS
2 roald Dahl books
superhero squad figures
Cartoon network xmas dvd
cartoon network ps3 game

DD (2)
Hello kitty house and books
Caillou doll
Duplo Cake set
winnie the pooh highchair/travelcot doll set
miffy book
peppa pig soft toy

thats the list so far, got a budget of about £75 per child

dashoflime Sat 26-Oct-13 12:34:49

DS (16ms) is getting:

Fisher Price Animal Train
Push Along Duck

And we are going to the Cairngorms to guarantee snow!

ChipAndSpud Sat 26-Oct-13 12:58:41

Dashoflime good choice on the fisher price train, it's still going strong in our house! DS usually evicts the animals and piles it up with bricks!

AndHarry Sat 26-Oct-13 13:03:45

DS (3) is getting a wooden garage, a road mat and a stocking.

DD (13 months) will be getting a small wooden train set of her very own to discourage her from eating her brother's.

wonderingsoul Sat 26-Oct-13 13:33:26

minecraft torch
creeper plush
enderman plush
twister game
spiderman lego set


minecraft torch
creeper plush
enderman plush
kids monoply board game
spiderman lego set (different set from ds1)

then they have a spiderman lazer tag game to share.

also stocking withs smalls bits in.

dashoflime Sat 26-Oct-13 14:48:57

That's good to know chipandspud smile

Geckos48 Sat 26-Oct-13 14:55:22

DS1 (3) Remote controlled car
DS2 (1) sensory blocks
joint gift for them - some sort of play castle or the IKEA farmyard (which is Great)

I've also had a friend make them beautiful personalised stockings, which are so lovely and will be enjoyed for years to come.

My husband has a bespoke present which I still need to pay for (eek)

that will be it. Although we will be getting obligatory PJ's for Christmas Eve.

FixItUpChappie Sat 26-Oct-13 16:29:27

The kids are getting a costume box as the main gift - a Melissa and Doug fireman costume, a Melissa and Doug doctor costume/kit, a beautiful black velvet cape, a construction workers outfit with hard hat and tool kit, a wand and some assorted hats/masks

DS1 (3 years)

-a Battat take apart crane
-a Playdough recycle truck
-a Melissa and Doug stamp and sort mailbox
-something for the play kitchen
-Pirate Bathtub foams set by Alex

stocking: Mickey and the Beanstalk DVD, snorkel Mask, a Recorder, a book (Animalia), glitter glue, toy microphone

DS2 (10 months)

-a Musical Mozart Cube by Munchkin
-a Drum
-a tugboat by Green toys
-a Jack in the box

Stocking: a bath toy called a Plui, a clacking wood noise maker, a book (Bugs Galore), a music CD, a Schleik whale

FixItUpChappie Sat 26-Oct-13 16:32:58

Man I know that's too much!! at least one thing is going to have to go from DS1s pile to be saved for a rainy day sad

BeaWheesht Sat 26-Oct-13 18:25:00

lecce where did you get the spy manual?

Ds (7) is getting
Spy kit
Survival kit
HH battle packs and books
Lego Star Wars set

Dd(3) is getting
Tablet (v cheap)
Peppa palace
Playmobil pool
Post office set

fuzzpig Sat 26-Oct-13 19:10:02

Playmobil pool seems very popular this year! DD is in love with it having played at a friend's house, she has no idea it's coming for her though smile

lecce Sat 26-Oct-13 22:34:22

BeaWheesht Spy manual is called Spy Guidebook by Colin King and is on Amazon. Sorry I can't do links blush. Reviews seem promising and at that price it's worth the risk! I'm hoping it'll be a nice balance of stuff he can do alone and stuff we can do together.

BeaWheesht Sun 27-Oct-13 00:20:26

Thanks lecce

BaconAndAvocado Sun 27-Oct-13 08:27:51

DS15 wants filthy louca as usual
DS2 7 either Disney Infinity or Skylanders (after he's tested them out at friends houses!)
DD 5 Playmobil fairy castle

fuzzpig Sun 27-Oct-13 08:29:42

What's Louca?

snappybadger Sun 27-Oct-13 12:12:18

Lucre? I.e money?

YomAsalYomBasal Sun 27-Oct-13 12:22:53

DD3 will get
a new buggy for her dolls,
an orchard toys game
and a stocking.

DS8 will get the iPod dock thingy he wants
And a stocking

The others are babies so will just get little bits and bobs.

All you people with massive lists, where the hell do you put it all after Xmas?!

fuzzpig Sun 27-Oct-13 12:36:28

Lucre? I.e money?

Oh. blush


this year we have bought (I like to be organised)

dd1 (10)
Samsung galaxy tab 3, 100% real human hair extensions, mp4 player, case and keyboard for tablet, make up, uv nail polishes, 8 outfits, jacket, nike air max, hollister stuff, mountain bike,

dd2 (8)
Samsung galaxy tab 3, 100% human hair extensions, mp4 player, case and keyboard for tablet, monster high dolls, make up, nail polishes, mountain bike, 8 outfits, 2pairs or converse, jacket

joint 3d dvd player and 4 3d dvds, playstaion 3 and games.

dd3 (20 months)
kidkraft retro style kitchen, trampoline, 4 peppa pig sets, minnie mouse boutique, doc mcstuffins doll, doc mcstuffins wagon, tiny tears, mr tumble bag and 2 talking mr tumbles, for real dogs x2, peppa camper van, minnie and micky dvds, minnie mouse book, lelli kellys, addidaz trainers 8 outfits and a jacket.

just pj's, housecoat, slippers, perfume and sweets to get and stocking fillers thank goodness


princesscupcakemummyb Sun 27-Oct-13 14:25:04

so far dd1 aged 4 has

scooter she requested
disney princess me-reader
quinny dolls pram
tiny tears doll-original
disney princess drawing table
disney yo yo she asked for
other things im getting her are
*disney scribbler
*disney princess tent
*disney princess tunnel
*dressing up costumes & acessories
*squinkie sets

dd2 who will be 2 years old

already bought is

peppa pig trike
princess castle
things to get still

*dressing up costumes
*peppa pig laptop
*new dolly
*and what ever else i havent decided lol

lastly 3rd dc who will be around 2 months old

rattles and other toys

awakemysoull Sun 27-Oct-13 14:55:35

Dd1 (4) is getting a bike, lots of doc mcstuffins items and some lego, clothes and some other little random bits and pieces I see that she will find useful

Dd2 (she will be 6 months) will get some baby sensory toys and some new clothes. I will not go overboard like I did when dd1 had her first Christmas

I would love a new laptop I've been dropping hints at my parents and brother but I just get confused looks from them

To be honest I'd be happy with wine

RhondaJean Sun 27-Oct-13 15:25:58

My oldest is 14, she's asked for an electric guitar, a pile of steampunk clothes, band t shirts, Pokemon toys, an original Gameboy ŵith the Pokemon games (I am delighted to have managed to get them from eBay after some hassle) CDs books and DVDs. I've also bought her makeup and beauty products but she knows I do that every year. She's asked for cosmetic contact lenses (cats eye ones) but there is no chance I will buy her them. She's also after another pair of docs and a pair of goth boots but I think I'll let her get them herself out of the money she gets. I'm getting her tickets for one of her favourite bands but she doesn't know they're playing so I'm hoping for a big reaction from them.

It's not so much fun when they are teenagers sad

The littlest is 9 and she's getting nothing on my nerves with her hoarding

Possibly a hudl
Monster high school
Too many monster high, equestria girls and ever after high dolls
A furby
Lots of arts stuff (she loves making things)
Possibly an animation kit
Lego star wars - DH picked can't remember what it is
Monster high party room set
I can't remember to be honest because I've got most of it already and it's packed away!
Clothes, DVDs, CDs and lots of books

They both always get new bedding, pjs, slippers, housecoats and sweets as well.

MegBusset Sun 27-Oct-13 15:47:23

DS1 (6):

Lego Batman for Xbox (to share with DS2)
Lego Minecraft set
Playmobil Take Along Wild West Town
Hama beads
Trash Packs
Couple of craft sets
Some books

DS2 (4):
Scooby Doo Dracula's Castle (to share with DS1)
Lego SpongeBob set
Playmobil penguin enclosure
Hama beads
Trash Packs
Couple of craft sets
Some books

I try not to get loads of stuff as their birthdays are February and April so there's a steady influx of toys in those few months!

mumtoone1 Sun 27-Oct-13 16:45:53

My DS, 11.5 has so far

New Nexus 7
Capture Drive HD (something that records his gameplay..)
Ice Watch
Slush Cup
DVDs (Kick Ass 1&2 and Scott Pilgrim)
Lynx Set
Google Play £10 card
New Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book
Chocolate Orange & Matchmakers
3 months magazine subscription
Some sort of arcade machine thingy for ipod
Skullcandy Headphones

Thats about my limit. If he asks for anything specifically between now and then, then family members will get him them.

All he has asked for is the capture drive..

Mittensonkittens Sun 27-Oct-13 19:15:20

Ds 4.4 has

Imaginext dinosaurs x 3
Furreal daisy the cat
Gooey Louie
Silly moo
Some books
Army tank
Disco ball for his room (adores random lights)
Guitar jamz
Light strike gun (got one each so we can festively shoot each other)
Fire breathing toothless from. how to train your dragon
101 Dalmatians DVD
Glitzi globes set
Dinosaur dig set

Quite a random mix actually!

NeeNaaw Sun 27-Oct-13 19:34:35

DTD1 (16)- money. She's saving for a tablet and has done dog walking and babysitting so will be able to get an Ipad+case. Also:
Bath set
Tickets to ice skating for her/her friends
Some DVDs costing £1 each.
Two books.
iTunes £15 card.

DTD2 (16)- she's saving for a trip to visit her friend who moved to Itsly with her parents last year. So money.
A new keyboard.
Bath stuff.
Some DVDs.
A book.

DS (14)-
Money again. He wants to buy his girlfriend a tablet for her birthday a few months after, so all money is going towards this. hmm
Razor and some lynx stuff.
Some guitar picks.
Some guitar music.
A snapback, some tops.
Some DVDs.
A book.

DD3 (4)-
Bath crayons.
Glow in the dark face paint.
Some books.
3D draw set.
Paint your own model horse.
Spy kit.

fuzzpig Sun 27-Oct-13 19:51:45

These threads are always surprisingly educational - I keep going off to amazon to look up stuff I've never heard of grin

But I have to ask, what is the difference between a 'SnapBack' and a regular baseball cap?!

fuzzpig Sun 27-Oct-13 19:57:01

For my DSCs:

DSS (21) lego marvel xbox game, an 'ask me about my ninja' t-shirt (heard about that on mn grin), possibly a Segway driving experience? Or car related stuff if he's bought his by then.

DSD1 (15) not sure - something Asa Butterfield related, maybe converse or something, struggling for ideas this year!

DSD2 (15) manga drawing stuff, geeky hoodie, DVD box sets

Purplerain80 Sun 27-Oct-13 20:22:44

Ds-12 a couple of Xbox games, a new pair of converse,some c-d'd and DVD's,clothes and some books.
Dd-19 months a kitchen, Doc mcstuffins talking doll, Thomas the tank ride on, a couple of the Thomas trains, a tea set for the bath,clothes and some books.
More excited for Dd this yr as she's older and will b able to unwrap her pressie and I got some suprises for Ds that I know he'll love!

NannyPlumForPM Mon 28-Oct-13 16:38:52

Oh I thought a snapback was one of those bracelets that you snap blush

iheartdusty Mon 28-Oct-13 21:26:47

a snap back is adjustable, it has a plastic band with little pegs that snap into holes.

fuzzpig Mon 28-Oct-13 21:34:40

Ah right thanks. So just like the baseball caps when I was a child then. None of those fancy buckles in my day you know wink

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DSis (13- living here in foster care)- 1D tickets for June.
One Hollister top.
1D stationery and 1D fragrance.
Some money.
Phone cover.

DS1 (5)- big present is a bike.
Craft kit
New bike helmet
Some books
Cheap secondhand Lego

DS2 (3)
Play teepee
Remote controlled car
Mini snapback hat
A new helmet and extensions for scooter
HK skates
Some books

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