What have you bought your children???(91 Posts)
DD aged 3 and DS aged 6.....got main presents for each but what else?!
Err.....nothing yet, tis only 2nd Nov........
I'm nearly finished shopping for Christmas, just 3 relatives still to buy for. Finished off the stuff for stocking this week, its starting to get exciting now!
My 2 DDs (3 and 2) are having a Innotab and a Vtech Kiddizoom camera as their main presents. DD1 has never seen an Innotab but I think she will love it, DD2 loves a friends vtech camera and takes pretty good photos (for a not even 2.5 year old) so I'm sure she will love that. Bought them months ago when there was a sale and I had some vouchers and put them away.
They are also getting Christmas eve pjs and in their stockings they are getting:
DD (5.9) is into creative things, so got her aqua beads, also got a polly pocket set and a pillow pet
DS (2.10) has a couple of octonauts things, a pillow pet, and probably going to get him a marble run too
My two have exactly the same (8 & 5) as they have identical interests right now.
Jewellery making kit
Squinkies - 2 packs and a squinkie salon
Sparkly mosaic set
Notepads and pens
Sparkly lip balm
Necklace and bangles
Build a Bear outfit
Most of this was bought on the clubcard exchange so I'm pretty pleased.
So far quite a strange selection of stuff for dd,
Books about space
Horrible histories DVDs
A crap barbie that claps and a dog walks!
Ds (3.5) has so far:
Playmobil pirate ship
Lego racing car
3 sets of books from the book people
Still need to get his talking Jessie doll, new trainers, main present and something crafty.
For his stocking he has:
Small lego car
Mega bloks Spider-Man car
Sponge bob flannel
Thomas bath crayons
Toy story boxer shorts
Still need to get, matching toy story socks, various chocolate/ sweets and some sort of bubble bath.
That looks a really short list but were going to Australia and don't have much room!
DS (6) is having a scooter, books, DVDs etc. DD (3) is having a Baby Born doll, the Happland fairytale castle and carriage, books, DVDs etc.
Have finished all my Christmas shopping < preen >
ummmm oliebean - you have a playmobile pirate ship, lego aeroplane, lego racing car and you haven't got his main present yet?
doesn't seem like a small list to me!!
Ok I guess not, it just looks short written down!
11 and 9 year old are both getting a laptop, not much else as a mega expensive pressie. They will still have restrictions on using them.
DH is going to America so is buying them there.
DD (2, nearly 3) is having a balance bike. Also a memory game, pop-up book, story CD, doll and a mini racer.
DS (newborn) is having the deluxe Duplo. I know this sounds mad but it's actually genius because he will let his big sister share it (she had the barn last year but you can't do much else with it), and obvs she will be v grateful to her little brother and let him share her stuff too
we live in hope. He's having some sensory toys and some similar bits to DD too.
They'll also have Christmas PJs and DD has lots if little but useful gifts for her advent calendar (play doh cutters, paintbrushes, hair clips etc).
Sorry about the minute detail - I'm excited!
I've finished DS (2.8) now, all I have to get are a couples of relatives & then start my homemade presents.
DS is having:
Wooden garage, mat & road
Play-doh candy cyclone
Fireman Sam boat & figures
Peppa pig laptop thingy
A couple of DVDs
Peppa pig wii game
Wooden fruit & veg
Play - doh
Mr Potato from Toy Story
His stocking is just random little bits. £1 shop bath crayons etc, socks & arts & crafts supplies etc.
DS has his birthday on Xmas eve (argh) and will be 2.
He will have
Few bits and bobs for stocking
Olibeansmummy - is this the pirate ship you have for DS? If so, it's really big and you could absolutely get away with it as a main present if you wanted to.
For DS, who's 4 we've bought
Imaginext batcave and gotham city jail
Batman dressing up outfit
Post office set
Small magic set (£6 in M&S, which was great as all the ones I had been looking at were bigger and more expensive!)
Octonauts Gup X (an unexpected extra present - it was a good deal and I was feeling weak at the time )
Various books/audio books
I've still to get some stocking bits and possibly some hand puppets.
For DD (5) I have
Personalised Wizard of Oz book
A nutcracker doll for her to get on Christmas Eve (she loves the nutcracker)
A couple of lovely books
For DS (almost 3) I have
Wooden ELC fire and rescue centre
Buzz and Woody
Build It set from elc
A dinosaur set
I am going to get some crafty bits for both of them and already have stocking bits hidden randomly around the house. I can't wait!
Not much as yet...DS has his birthday on 20th December too but am saving. He is getting the Lego Batcave being bought jointly by me and exH. We are also going halves on a Playmobil Castle. So those are main presents: one for Birthday and one for Xmas. I am on a tight budget this year so am planning a fun stocking with cupcake kit, paints, satsumas, selection box, socks etc.
Ds1 - kindle fire, furby and scooter
Ds2 - 3ds, art and craft stuff and scooter
Ds3 - 3ds, scooter and playdoh
Ds4 - scooter, wooden farm and happyland castle
Dd1 - dolls pram, wooden kitchen and happyland.
They also get books, DVDs and games.
We don't buy things during the year and birthdays are kept smaller. Christmas is our special time. We have a very small family so they only get 2 other presents which is why we spoil them.
dededum big red flag for you though!! If you buy a laptop in the states, and bring it back here to the UK, make sure you look at warranty information! We bought our DD a laptop in the states and when it broke, we had to actually ship it to the states, even though they had a UK company, as the warranty only fixed in the states. Was a MAJOR hassle and expense, as we had to pay the shipping (wouldn't cover shipping from outside the US). Also there's the whole customs stuff about buying there and bringing back - you get asked a fair few questions, unless of course he's having them shipped.
But definitely do your research on the warranty!
DD will be 3.6 at Christmas.
cape & crown
two Orchard toys board games
clothing for her two dolls
2 sets of necklace + bracelets
fruit + other treat
The cape & crown are custom made and is the biggest splurge.
Thanks Triggles, DH works in computers and often travels to the US so shouldn't be an issue if anything goes wrong.
I am feeling a bit bad now, as some of these lists are long - DD is only getting a couple of bits - from us she is getting a play kitchen - but it is ££ at around £80-£90. Then we bought a pushchair for dollies in Sainsbugs for £2.50 (bargain!), a peppa pig puzzle, and I might make her some play food and an apron etc for her kitchen. She has loads of toys, doesn't need anything else - she will have a small stocking with £ shop stuff and fruit etc - but we will be away for Xmas so I am struggling with what we can take with us...see my other thread about Xmas in Shanghai...
She will get a Micro scooter from the IL and will ask my parents to get her small things, Sticklebricks etc as we need things to keep her entertained on the flight to China....apart from that it is clothes from the rest of the family as it helps us out for the rest of the year.
She is 2.5 though, and we have so many toys - I think this is fair - isn't it? We do get her things for no reason during the year so she's not like some poor urchin child with no presents...
Missmakesstuff those sound like lovely presents and plenty for a 2yo
The DSes are getting a reasonable amount of things but only because there is no 'big' present this year, they are all pretty small so it still doesn't add up to that much money:
Vtech Kidizoom camera (bought in Tesco clubcard exchange)
Science Museum robot-making kit (ditto)
Laser blaster guns
Small Lego kit
Hot Wheels car
Small craft set
Plus stockings (Squashi Moshi, mini talking Dalek, magic wand, stationery set, chocolate coins, balloons, foam aeroplanes, Top Trumps).
They are 3 and 5 so still of an age where quantity is more important than size/value
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