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juneau Sun 23-Sep-12 16:58:28

It's DS1's birthday in Nov and then it's Christmas a month later and everyone is asking me 'What does X want?' and I haven't a bloody clue! I asked him and he's come up with a few lego playsets, but it's not enough for at least 7 people to buy him two lots of presents. So, any ideas? He's massively into dinosaurs, but has tons of them already - Schleich ones, Playmobil play sets, dino books, dino snap, colouring books, stickers, crockery, etc. Also like Cars movie, has got fed up of Toy Story stuff. He seems to be 'between' two different sorts of presents - he's outgrown the stuff for 3-4 year olds, but is too young for the 7+ stuff.

DoubleMum Sun 23-Sep-12 17:50:30

A scooter? Hexbugs? does he like Ben 10, Club penguin or Moshi monsters?

Pancakeflipper Sun 23-Sep-12 17:52:37

What about a LeapPad , Innotab, DS etc ?

Bike, scooter, basketball hoop?

Hexbugs seem to go down well.

kekouan Sun 23-Sep-12 17:54:27

Same here. We're thinking about a bike for birthday but stuck for Christmas.

porthcurnick Sun 23-Sep-12 17:56:13

Imaginext sets here

Very solid, they do some dino sets if you want more in the house!

juneau Sun 23-Sep-12 18:20:33

Thanks! What do hex bugs do exactly? Do they just trundle around the floor? I'm a bit worried they look fragile - I also have a very destructive 16-month-old so fragile isn't good.

MegBusset Sun 23-Sep-12 18:28:08

Ds1 (5.10) will be getting a Vtech Kidizoom camera as his main present. Plus smaller bits like Lego, Science Museum robot kit, Hexbugs and loads of books.

Games like Hungry Hippos/Pop Up Pirate, or Orchard games v popular here.

Or how about a magazine subscription - we've just got Beano for DS1.

BeaWheesht Sun 23-Sep-12 19:06:06

Ds turns 6 2 days before Christmas.

Things he likes / will get:
Football goals for the garden
Bike ccessories
Moshi monsters
Star wars toys
Books along the lines of horrible histories / science etc
Magic set
Joke set
Knex
Hama beads
Batman toys including imaginext
Ds game
A second hand wii
Micro scope

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 23-Sep-12 19:15:52

Have you seen this Dinosaur Puzzle? I bought it for a friend of my DS and it was a big hit.

beanandspud Sun 23-Sep-12 22:33:26

Hex bugs are good fun.

Marble run?

Lego city advent calendar for birthday?

Flickr scooter has been a massive success with my nearly 5 yr old.

CherryMonster Mon 24-Sep-12 09:30:56

similar issues with dd2 here. she will be 7 in march but is quite young with it. massively into dino's also, but has loads. her dream present would be a duvet set in pink with dino's on (she is a real girly girl, loves pink and dinos) has a ds, cant ride a bike, has kiddizoom camera, has a scooter, no idea what main present to get for her (or dd1 to be honest)

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juneau Tue 25-Sep-12 21:13:00

Thanks for the ideas everyone. Much appreciated!

tummytickler Tue 25-Sep-12 22:49:22

Ds has just turned 5, and he is desperate for walkie talkies for Christmas. We will get him some really good ones and also a few other bits. He would really like an Omnitrix, anything to do with policemen, a new scooter as his recently broke, Schleich dragons and Playmobil boats.

Sonotkylie Wed 26-Sep-12 09:34:13

Have a look at Letterbox www.letterbox.co.uk/?gclid=CJr67pfq0rICFYXJtAod4WcAOg
I was despairing - 6 year old DS same problem - but have lots of inspiration now ... It seems to have the less obvious things for kids like mine who aren't massively into any one thing

juneau Wed 26-Sep-12 09:56:05

Ooooh I love those advent calendars! There are several different ones - knights, dinosaurs, etc.

Thanks for reminding about knights, castles, dragons, swords, pirates, etc. Lots of lovely ideas in there. That website is great too!

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