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Clandy Mon 24-Oct-11 21:36:50

Last year was dd's 1st Christmas and although we had a wonderful time I felt that the presents I chose for her were slightly rubbish. We don't want dd to be spoilt and scrooge/DP has set a limit of £100 which I have managed to agree to as long as that doesn't include stocking presents. DD will be 2 in January btw. So I have bought some happyland farm sets to go with her existing farm plus a leapfrog laptop which was bought before agreeing to limit. The £100 is going on a kitchen. So need some little bits/stocking fillers/ideas for aunties and uncles as these Christmas/birthday toys will have to last her until she is 3 as she doesn't get much in the year. She is very bright and active and some things will probably get put away so can be a bit too old for her iyswim.....! Thanks

VoldemortsNipple Mon 24-Oct-11 21:49:04

duplo blocks
Tomy mega sketcher
Glitter and glue
an easal (sp)
Dolls buggy
play food
Story books like the gruffelo, room on a broom etc
Play tent

olibeansmummy Mon 24-Oct-11 21:54:55

Awwww I just remembered b&m bargains had peppa pig playsets! Let's go!

Clandy Tue 25-Oct-11 09:19:49

Haha you can be my personal Xmas shopper olibeansmummy!! grin

olibeansmummy Tue 25-Oct-11 09:59:55


PrimaBallerina Tue 25-Oct-11 12:23:17

I went to TK Maxx yesterday and bought some amazing sticker books, crayon sets and toys at big discounts. The toy section is brilliant and it's a good mix of famous and unusual brands.

PrimaBallerina Tue 25-Oct-11 12:24:40

I'm so pleased there's a Christmas board by the way. I LOVE it, esp the shopping.

Ho ho ho!

Lisatheonewhoeatsdrytoast Tue 25-Oct-11 12:26:53

Search Amazon for anything and you'll find it, i found some great crayons and colouring books on there for cheap!! Duplo, books?

herbietea Tue 25-Oct-11 12:28:31

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thehairybabysmum Tue 25-Oct-11 12:37:17

How come the happyland which is ££ and the leapster dont count to the £100 limit? confused

I would second Duplo, also how about a dolls/pram or buggy to push around, a 3 wheel scooter?

desnatada Tue 25-Oct-11 12:46:02

We have a beautiful wooden kitchen that we bought from IKEA. As for stocking fillers, I usually buy loads of chocolate gold coins from M&S and throw them in my children's sacks. I also buy kiddies crackers (e.g. Peppa Pig) and put a few in. Your daughter may be a little young for this but last year we bought my 5 year old the Polar Express movie. Then we purchased a Polar Express Bell off Amazon (you have to see the movie to appreciate this) and wrapped it up in candy striped paper with a green ribbon and left it out for him with a note from Santa. According to the movie only people who believe can hear the bell and we spent a hilarious Christmas telling my son that the bell didn't work, with him trying to convince us it did. Perhaps something for future Christmases! You sound like a lovely mum. I am really a true believer that you should make your children's Christmas as magical and as lovely as possible.

WhatWouldLeoDo Tue 25-Oct-11 12:57:36

Jigsaws (4 in a box type sets or big floor jigsaws)
Wooden kitchen play food (try Amazon for melissa & doug, santoys, bigjigs etc)
Orchard toys games
Easel (ikea do a pretty cheap wooden one)

Clandy Tue 25-Oct-11 12:58:53

Aww desnatada that post was really sweet. I want her to have a lovely and magical Christmas. Ooooh I love Christmas smile

Thanks for all suggestions gonna have a look in today for some bargain stocking fillers. One of her aunties is gonna get her duplo and think an uncle may get her a till. Will look in tk max for some sticker books as she loves "tickers" smile

The leaptop doesn't count as I had already bought it cheap off and bought happyland animals off eBay as stocking fillers, it was agreed that £100 limit did not include stocking fillers. Total cost of stocking can be £30 ish but gonna throw in DVD, jammies, socks ect that she would need/get regardless so around £20 to spend. After some little £2-5 items that she will get use out of now and a suggestion for another auntie and uncle.
Don't ask for much... grin

Clandy Tue 25-Oct-11 12:59:59

Hmmm.... How much was ikea kitchen if you don't mind me asking...? Might take a trip as sounds like some good stuff smile

desnatada Tue 25-Oct-11 13:24:26

Not sure as I live in Singapore. I think we paid about GBP70.00 for it from Ikea so you can bet that it is cheaper than that in the UK as we usually get ripped off here.

Clandy Tue 25-Oct-11 13:39:45

Aww thanks will have a little look on their website see if I can find it

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