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Help - present for my dad's girlfiends granchildren!

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becks5109 Fri 02-Nov-12 11:17:57

We are off to Cape Town for Xmas and will be spending most of it with my dad's girlfriend and her family. I have to buy for an 8 year old girl (watch maybe?) and boy who I think is about 11 and quite geeky, 3 year old boy and 1 year old twins - can anyone help with some suggestions! thanks

FireOverBabylon Fri 02-Nov-12 11:21:31

What's your price limit?

becks5109 Fri 02-Nov-12 12:15:32

prob about £15 for each kiddy.


ZombieBelle Fri 02-Nov-12 12:19:41

watch or young girls jewellery for 8 year old, lego set for boy (small one) and books for the 1 year olds (thats not my "books" maybe)

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 02-Nov-12 12:22:22

bargainous wooden train set for the twins?

shinybaubles Fri 02-Nov-12 12:42:01

what about this watch pretty cool and in budget.

shinybaubles Fri 02-Nov-12 12:46:46

Little People stuff is pretty good for 1 and 3 year olds, also train sets popular at any age, playdoh, this game is very popular with my almost 3 year old pirate game .

FireOverBabylon Fri 02-Nov-12 12:53:06

How about London t-shirts? I know it's a bit naff, but if you've got to get gifts into your luggage allowance, you'd be better off taking something lightweight. Alternatively, I'd go with a book of some sort for all of them for the same reason.

If you were driving up the M6, i'd say go for train sets etc but as you've got to fly to South Africa, go for practicality.

queenofthepirates Fri 02-Nov-12 12:59:25

snigger girlfiends [grins]

kiwidreamer Fri 02-Nov-12 14:36:33

I am travelling to NZ for Xmas and for my SIL's partners kids who I've never met I have got them a Harrods teddy (bobby / beefeater / scot) each and a London sticker book appropriate to their age 8 / 6 / 4 yrs. Priority is size and weight for us, I'm sure there would be loads if cool stuff I could buy them but it needs to be easy to pack and not weigh too much smile Activity books I got from Amazon smile

becks5109 Fri 02-Nov-12 15:22:19

Thanks ladies - I think definitley a watch for the girl and books for the twins, maybe a musical or puppet book, but not sure re 11 year old boy - I worry that Lego isn't cool or geeky enought. Was half thinking of something science based - what do you think?

kiwidreamer Fri 02-Nov-12 16:33:07

For the twins M&S have really lovely sound board books, 25% off st the moment to so think they are around £4.50 each and lite people love them!!

Narked Fri 02-Nov-12 16:40:00

Be careful you don't get something that causes the airport to be evacuated!

Are they doing those Science Museum gifts again this year?

Narked Fri 02-Nov-12 16:43:08

For the 11 year old

DontmindifIdo Fri 02-Nov-12 16:44:13

For the geeky 11 year old, what about something like this from the science museum - you can buy them in boots (there are other things that also might be suitable) and are in the 3 for 2 so you could get gifts for the little ones as well.

DontmindifIdo Fri 02-Nov-12 16:44:34

X post Narked!

Narked Fri 02-Nov-12 16:45:43

More here

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