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Panic, both sets of grandparents said not got my dc pressies, so I need to rush out at last minute. Boys age 7, 9 & 11 who don't play with toys...

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ErnestTheBavarian Sun 19-Dec-10 22:50:54

We got 2 eldest new bike, also a couple of stocking fillers. Seems prettysad and crap for Christmas morning.

They have tons of Lego. What else could I get?

Thanks for any ideas

kormachameleon Sun 19-Dec-10 22:53:10

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nancy75 Sun 19-Dec-10 22:53:18

do they have a wii/ds/playstation type thing taht you can get games for?
stuff to go with bikes like helmet?
(slightly rubbish ideas sorry i only have a girl)

tulpe Sun 19-Dec-10 22:53:39

Books? My DS1 (10) is avid reader of the Michelle Paver books.

The Lego games are good.

How about DS games?

Balthasar Sun 19-Dec-10 22:57:15

selection box
hair gel/grooming products
'something to do' for each (origami, how to draw, modelling set, airfix)
a board game each
a puzzle game each

frazzled74 Sun 19-Dec-10 23:02:15

games for console, science kits, magnetix,beanbags, pop up tent, model kits,gumball machine, sleeping bags ,torches, sledge.cds.

MyLittleOwls Sun 19-Dec-10 23:04:30


£10 in paypal for each of them so they can choose, find and pay for something on ebay of their own choosing?

Bird feeder and food? (garden centres always seem to have these!)

Practical things like welly socks, pyjamas etc

ErnestTheBavarian Sun 19-Dec-10 23:19:57

Because they're crap, because they left it too late, cos they,re lazy, cos it snowed. They won't get any other presents other tanwhat I buy. ( both will give money, transferred into my bank acc).

Thanks for ideas. Dh got ds1 new helmet.

Shit also ds 2 birthday 2 nd Jan, so need to get him double helpings :-(

Beanbag good idea, what ese for their ( new) bedrooms? ds3 loves drawing, anything good along those lines? Ds1 would lve books, but now I also ave no time to order ( he prefers books in English which I can't easily get here).

Thanks for ideas so far.

winnybella Sun 19-Dec-10 23:23:36

My ds(8)loves Doodlebook for Boys.

dearprudenceandtheivy Sun 19-Dec-10 23:25:19

Lava lamp, DVDs, plasticine, stationery things, dartboard, horrible histories jigsaws, new football, basketball, woodwork set.

ErnestTheBavarian Sun 19-Dec-10 23:27:51

Ooh, What's doodle book for boys? Where do you get woodwork sets?

Sorry, gotta sleep, more ideas gratefully received

winnybella Sun 19-Dec-10 23:32:22

It's a spin off of the Dangerous Book for Boys- it's just lots of half-finished drawings that you can complete any way you like-they they mostly involve rockets and monsters and weapons etc- and captions like' what is emerging from the sea' and you can draw a sea monster, say or whatever. It looks like it's for younger children, but DS who is actually into more advanced lit/games really enjoyed it and I'm getting him Doddlebook 2 for Christmas.

But I guess if you're abroad it will be difficult to find. Amazon has them.

rudolpherina Sun 19-Dec-10 23:34:59

Argos do a tool set with stuff called kids wood. It has projects you can do and the blocks of wood are easily worked with. I got this for ds who is 8

ErnestTheBavarian Mon 20-Dec-10 07:55:11

Loads of good ideas thanks. Any 'big' suggestions for 10th birthday present to go with all these smaller stuff. Ds2 would love an iPod touch but dh says no, for 1st time ever I am stuck for ideas. We moved in September and I only got Internet on Friday!,so my normal Internet shopping / browsing for ideas hasn't been possible this year.

moid Mon 20-Dec-10 08:12:24

My 7 and 9 year old boys are getting:

A radio / cd player,
chelsea shirt / new football
ipod touches from GP's
joke box
toy cars
sledges (but we opened them early smile)
shred for the Wii
Wii sports resort for the Wii
Slime lab

gillybean2 Mon 20-Dec-10 08:18:26

Example of doodle pad other poster mentioned here Set-L333.htm

How about a funky clock for their bedroom. Or a make your own type clock tional-Geographic-Electronics-Kit/10000001935

stationary items? - various pens, pencils and the like.

Annual of whatever they are into (Dr who, top gear etc)

spy kits (though beware be aware of those with listening devices in which they can listen in to your conversations with!)

Game of twister (ds 11 and two friends 12 & 11 were having fun with that last night)

Toiletries gift pack for oldest boy (think nivea for men/lynx etc)

Some kind of balloon thing. This one went down well with ds and his friends last year htm

Jigsaws? ones that are more than just a straight forward make it though aw/dp/B0047CQ1X2 B001TV0A5Y

healthyElfy Mon 20-Dec-10 10:05:32

Amazon voucher rolled up like a scroll and tied with ribbon?

orangina Mon 20-Dec-10 10:09:12


tulpe Mon 20-Dec-10 10:17:24

How about Moshi Monsters membership for the youngest DS? My (almost) 7 yo loves it. You create your own online monster (kind of Pokemon type thing) and play games, "buy" things from the shop etc.

OhYouSnowySnowyKitten Mon 20-Dec-10 10:19:23

A lego universe subscription would be quite good?

Catilla Mon 20-Dec-10 10:21:05

If you now have internet, and GPs have been snow-affected, won't they understand at this age and love the idea of choosing for themselves... therefore vouchers (Amazon?) would be ideal, especially if you have now already got a few things to open on the day?

Catilla Mon 20-Dec-10 10:21:36

Or downloadable presents like music?

ErnestTheBavarian Mon 20-Dec-10 15:12:44

thanks, dh actaully sensing my panic has also chipped in. He got ds2 b'day pressie today (giant r/c car) and has bought couple of itunes cards for ds1 & 2. Can't now go shopping all day tomorrow or Wednesday morning, so will have to hold on till Wed pm and hope it all miraculously comes together. Thanks so much for your ideas!

Like the sound of doodle book for boys, will have to wait for ds1 birthday in August I think.

IloveJudgeJudy Tue 21-Dec-10 02:01:16

I know that you're abroad, but my DS really likes a very small, battery-run radio-controlled car that is sold in Hawkins Bazaar. It's so small that it fits inside a can. It's called a can racer. It might not cost much, but it's been played with more than other expensive things.

ErnestTheBavarian Tue 21-Dec-10 16:34:20

hawkins bazar is good ins't it? Will look out for that next time I'm in UK ta.

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