What are you getting your 4yo son?

(56 Posts)
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
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
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)

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
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
Scooby Doo figures
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
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
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

For Christmas he will be getting:
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

MarthasHarbour Sun 17-Nov-13 20:01:36

OMG i cant believe the amount of stuff some 4yo boys on here are getting hmm

Our DS also age 4 is getting from us

Spiderman Costume
Star Wars Light Saber
Some Jigsaws

He is getting loads from family so we try not to spoil him too much. (Disclaimer - i do realise some children dont have extended family smile)

Mumof3xx Sun 17-Nov-13 20:04:42

4 yr old ds is gettin -

Some lego
Leap pad game
Bean bag

Half a tv (shared with brother)

ImaginativeNewName Sun 17-Nov-13 20:09:58

We have a Scooby Doo obsession going on here so he is getting the haunted house and mystery machine and figures.

That Tecsta robotic dog I have been nagged for since the summer which will probably be in bits by Boxing Day.
Jolly Roger ship
Some kind of launcher for his Ballistiks cars

I could buy for my 4yo all day at the moment, am finding the 2yo much more difficult as he never seems to play with anything except his soft toys and a few cars. grin

floatyflo Sun 17-Nov-13 20:26:00

Yup Martha, he is an only at the moment, but am pregnant with a little sister so this will be his last Xmas alone.

He has got a massive amount this year, and we are well aware of making him know how lucky he is, and he is a thankful and polite little boy.

To be fair we have had nothing but skint Christmas the past couple of years, so am enjoying spoiling him this year!

floatyflo Sun 17-Nov-13 20:27:29

Yes and also not alot of extended family to buy for or to buy for him.

fuzzpig Sun 17-Nov-13 20:28:27

My DCs don't get presents from many people at all - jammies from FIL, a couple of tiny bits from DSCs. Other than that it's all down to us to choose

Llareggub Sun 17-Nov-13 20:30:13

I'm really struggling as my 4 year old has a 7 year old big brother so we already have most any boy could possibly want! There are some good ideas here.

I have absolutely no idea what to get. He tells me he just wants Fireman Sam stuff.

Altinkum Sun 17-Nov-13 20:34:03

My DC get presents from other people, I spoil them because we can, we restrict gifts to twice a year, they don't ask for anything, they are excelling in school, they are well mannered and polite little boys who are adored by all who meet them, both this month have won most mannered children in their class.

Don't know why I'm explaining this tbh, my children, my choice.

Kyrptonite Sun 17-Nov-13 21:09:57

If I had the cash then they would get more. I enjoy spoiling them and they are appreciative. I get a buzz seeing their faces light up at things though so I do tend to go a bit overboard. I only listed a few bits of DS's presents but the majority were bought at huge discounts.

MarthasHarbour Mon 18-Nov-13 12:07:05

I wasnt passing comment on any DC's manners or personality, I wouldnt dream of it hmm. It is just a personal view of mine that some DC's get soooo much stuff for Christmas.

Its a practical thing more than anything. DS still likes to play with his old toys (cars and planes, plastic tat etc) but will also play with age appropriate toys. We are fast running out of storage, and with another on the way it is only going to be in duplicate. i-also have those annoying friends who take photos and display them on FB of all the toys they have bought their DCs grin

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 12:27:50

DS will be 4.6yo at Christmas. He's getting:

Dressing gown
Superhero PJs
Spiderman battery op toothbrush
Hotwheels track set (one that's MN recommended not to be crap)
Solar System first reading books

And either the Imaginext Batcave or the Castle. Can't decide which. I say castle DH says batcave. We will have to decide with an arm wrestle or something.

KatoPotato Mon 18-Nov-13 12:32:34

DS will be 4 in January.

For Christmas:

From Santa:
Soft Toy Abney, Teal and Neep

From Us:
Alphablocks books with tiles
Cars 'Squinkies' gumball machine - bargain

Ozbozz Scooter

Oher Granny and Papa:
PLaymobil Cargo Ship and Loading crane terminal

Quenelle which HotWheels track is not crap? This could be useful information!

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 12:57:11

KingThistle Everything I know about Hotwheels I read on this thread.

We're going to get Elimination Race.

peachypips Mon 18-Nov-13 12:57:45

Our kids don't get loads either, we just don't have the money and I refuse to get in debt. They are 5.10 and 3.3.

Ours are having a small trampoline to share, and stockings full of things from the Range. They were a pound each, and had some really cool things like a mini lockable safe, some massive glasses, a harmonica, some finger lights etc.

They will have PJs on Christmas Eve with marshmallows to toast in the woodburner.

My mum is buying the playmobil dinosaur volcano for them to share, and they will get some bits from other family members. I find that they are happy with a few things and always play well with what they have.

The best things we have for our boys are lego, Duplo and Playmobil vehicles.

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 13:00:06

Kryptonite I'm so excited to learn the Lego Batman movie has been released in the UK! But after googling I'm a bit puzzled about which version is the normal UK one. Where did you buy it?

Kyrptonite Mon 18-Nov-13 13:37:15

Tesco. It's the lego batman and super friends movie. Run time is an hour or so. £5 for DVD £8 for blu ray with lego mini fig

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 13:52:55

Thank you. Looks like it's instore only so will have to pay a visit.

amyboo Mon 18-Nov-13 13:59:26

Wow. I'm also quite surprised how much some 4 yo's are getting for Christmas. But, I guess up to each person what/how much they buy for their kids.

DS1 (almost 4) is very much a kid who plays with the same toys over and over, so we don't get him that much as there's just no point - he would only play with 2/3 things anyway. This year he's getting:
Lego - fun with vehicles set and digger/dumper truck set
Mack (lorry from Cars)
A JCB digger
Octonauts book and jigsaw
Planes DVD and jigsaw
Some new books

- only the Octonauts stuff and planes DVD is from us, the rest will be bought by family. I guess there'll be some small stocking fillers too. We really wanted to buy him a garage for all his cars, but can't find any decent ones, so if anyone has any suggestions?

KatoPotato Mon 18-Nov-13 14:02:09

Oh will Planes be out on DVD?

amyboo Mon 18-Nov-13 14:07:50

Well, I've seen promo stuff for it coming out here (Belgium), so I'm guessing it should be out in the UK before Christmas too...

I think, having had a look through this thread that DS2 (4) will be getting:

Playmobil dinosaur stuff
Lego (probably something star warsy)
Craft stuff (because he's obsessed)
Pokemon toys

I'll probably end up delegating some of that to grandparents, who always ask what he'd like. And then I will be left wondering what we should get him because I told them to get the exciting stuff.

Artandco Mon 18-Nov-13 14:15:46

A bigger bike ( first one is too small)

And he wants bouncing feet??!?! A pogo stick? Will prob get some of those stilt walkers with rope to walk on as he wouldn't be able to use something like a pogo stick yet!

DownstairsMixUp Mon 18-Nov-13 14:16:13

His stocking has lots of things from Poundland so colouring book, crayons, chocolate coins, a wind up train that goes on a track, some cars and a harmonica.

Main presents include a chocolate xmas hamper (he loves chocolate!) special books getting him prepared for school like learning to tie laces and tell the time (both of these books come with laces to practise with and a clock to move the hands about) A light up gun that blows bubbles, a basket full of fake fruit and veg so he can learn about the different bits and pretend to shop, a xmas jumper, pants, socks, a marvel comics smellie for the bath, sants apprentice on dvd, the night before xmas book and cd.

hackneybird Fri 22-Nov-13 14:25:42

I managed to get the bat cave from Amazon for £20 which I'm very pleased about.

I like the idea of first reading books too.

Beehatch Fri 22-Nov-13 14:37:32

Mine is getting:
Stocking with Poundshop bits and pieces
Hot wheels track (only thing he's asked for, hope it isn't as crap as reviews on here seen to state)
Electric circuit set (press studs to connect the components, he'll love it)
Playmobil police car

He'll also get some presents from family jointly with his sister, garden toys or board games probably.

BlinkQuenelle Fri 22-Nov-13 15:35:42

I've just got the Amazon £20 batcave too hackneybird. It arrived at my office yesterday, to the huge excitement of some of my colleagues.

Mittensonkittens Fri 22-Nov-13 15:38:14

Beehatch which circuit set is it? The ones I've seen all look a bit too grown up.

Beehatch Fri 22-Nov-13 20:39:42

The kit is from Brainbox, I got a great deal from our local discount bookshop because they had one box which had lost it's shrinkwrap, was at least half RRP - I love a bargain!

PatTheHammer Fri 22-Nov-13 20:55:29

This is what my 4 year old has asked Santa for, it's quite a lot and he is well aware that Santa won't bring all of it. Some will be from relatives and some will be rolled over till his birthday in January. Some he won't get at all!

Star Wars DVDs boxset
Light sabre-green
Star Wars figures
Bucket of soldiers
Transformers beast hunter
Lego cargo aeroplane and truck
Lego ninjago book
Spider-Man motorbike
Sky landers starter set
Angry birds Jenga game
Batman outfit.

We've already got him an Xmas eve onesie, DVD (second hand), reindeer food and hot choc. Also got all his stocking fillers mainly from pound shop and sweets and choc santa from Aldi.

Just got to get most of the main presents now, all I've got is the Star Wars DVDs and the Lego book.

Zorra Fri 22-Nov-13 21:22:37

DS is 4.4 and I really struggle to know what to get him - he's too old for lots of things (doesn't play with playmobil any more for example) but too little for lots of the things he wants to be able to do. He's not obsessed by any of his toys, and just plays with things a bit randomly. Sigh.

I've got him, and sincerely hope he likes:
Lego coastguard helicopter
Big city garage - he got the car ramp thing last year and they should fit together
Tree fu Tom activity book
Little bits like some Peter rabbit magnets and some food things he's not usually allowed (marshmallow fluff etc)

I've made up a spy kit - binoculars, invisible ink pen, fake ID card and some other bits.

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