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Can you tell me what your 3yo boys are getting, please?

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ziggiestardust Sun 06-Oct-13 16:51:53

So far, I have got:
playmobil police station
playmobil police helicopter
playmobil police car
playmobil bank
(He's fascinated with goodies and baddies at the minute, and keeps trying to arrest the cat)
take n play Tidmouth sheds set
4 of these take n play engines to add to his vast collection
As well as a couple of Thomas DVDs and some Thomas pj's, plus stocking with sweets and little gizzits.

And right now; that's about it!
It doesn't look like an awful lot though. I keep telling myself that if I don't limit myself though, we'll end up having nowhere to put it all.

Would your 3 yo be happy with that lot?

ziggiestardust Sun 06-Oct-13 16:53:11

I like getting him things that'll last a bit, like last year's kitchen that went down a storm and he still plays with now and utterly loves.

howcomes Sun 06-Oct-13 18:56:15

Ds aged 3 is getting playmobil too, the campervan to go with the swimming pool he got for his birthday. That's his main gift really, then the jolly postman book by Janet and Alan ahlberg, a snow globe, new pjs and a torch as he is obsessed by lights.
However if you ask him what he would like he says an alarm clock. Considering he's never slept thru the night yet and is up out of bed at 7 every day I can't see the appeal!

ziggiestardust Sun 06-Oct-13 19:18:54

howcomes DS has asked for an aeroplane, a robot and some scissors, so I've not got an awful lot to work on...

I was worried that he would be too young for playmobil, and that it wouldn't be enough. I was considering adding the imaginext castle and a few bits to go with that, but I don't know if I'm being a bit silly.

MrsPear Sun 06-Oct-13 21:21:32

My only just 4 year old is getting a tractor with Bertie the farmer (request from him for his farm which he got last year) as his main present. Stocking: little horse (request from him for his farm), 2 books - percy the park keeper a winters tale and the pirate dinosaurs -, bob the builder dvd, puzzles, a battery powered train engine and a medical kit.

He is getting a fire engine and fire station (Play Mobil) for his birthday just before hence Christmas is a little smaller in terms of cost. I will probably add some bubble bath and choc with his name as well to the stocking.

ThatsNotMyPinot Sun 06-Oct-13 21:54:28

DS will be nearly 3 at Christmas and we have got him the following so far:

Little Tikes Car Transporter
Melissa and Doug dinosaur wooden stamp set
ELC Giant scribbler
Happyland Firestation, vet, police station, post office, London bus (to share with 19 month old DD)
Happyland Pirate ship
Dinosaur baking set (bowl with dino print on, cutters spoon and spatula)
Toy Story box set of the 3 films

Planning on getting him a couple of other Disney DVDs and a couple of puzzles, and my family are buying a Micro Scooter for him, Playmobile recycling truck, and possibly some expansion pack/bridge for his wooden railway.

In his stocking (my fave thing to do!), he has the following:

Postman Pat DVD (found in charity shop)
Character pants
Chuggington torch
Gruffalo toothbrush
Cars top trumps
Chocolate coins
Few little cars
Mini VW campervan
Couple of Thomas books
Wind up toy
Satsuma (obvs)

Looking at all this stuff, he definitely does not need anything else! Especially as his birthday is quite soon after Christmas.

I will get him and DD Crimbo PJs and a jumper too.

NancyBlacket Sun 06-Oct-13 22:04:27

OP my DS would be very happy with your presents! He is getting from us a wooden garage as his main present and in his stocking:
Some little cars to go with the garage,
A frog percussion instrument,
The jungle book DVD
And some other presents... I'm hoping for inspiration before December. He is car obsessed but there is a limit to the number of cars I can put in a stocking!

ziggiestardust Mon 07-Oct-13 14:57:16

Oh thank you very much for taking the time to list everything!

The only thing I was thinking of adding (inspired by a thread on here) would be the imaginext castle here with a couple of dragons and the catapult.

DS actually turns 3 this weekend, so he'll be getting loads of Thomas engines, a couple of playsets and some bits and bobs then as well. I don't want to be buried under a tide of stuff, which seemed to happen in the past 2 years. I hate the situation where it just doesn't ever get played with!

ziggiestardust Mon 07-Oct-13 14:59:11

thatsnotmypinot the micro scooters are fab; we bought one for DS at Eastertime so he could get the use out of it during the summer, and boy did he ever!

FWIW, we found it cheapest on Jojomamanbebe with a 10% mn discount, so well worth looking into?

vix206 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:59:05

Wow I feel a bit mean now as I'm not buying my 3 yo DS half as much as you've listed. He will probably get a set of Lego (dh plays it with him and they love it), something for his brio train set, some new you cars and some books. I think the gifts you've listed out sound great.

vix206 Mon 07-Oct-13 21:01:39

Oh and I am doing a different festive book every evening for him throughout 1-24 December. A kind of book advent thingy. I've pulled out all the wintry books from his bookcase and bought some new ones as I've seen them come up on special offer on Amazon/book people etc.

AndHarry Mon 07-Oct-13 21:07:12

I feel mean grin

My 3yo DS is getting:

- a wooden garage
- a road map rug


- a couple of books
- chocolate coins
- a Christmassy DVD
- a little torch
- a handwritten/illustrated story by me
- a bell for his scooter

gallicgirl Mon 07-Oct-13 21:09:51

I saw some cool dinosaurs in Smyths Toys that talk to each other. DD was somewhat bemused by them. I wonder if the novelty will wear off quickly though.

Grotbagstwin Mon 07-Oct-13 21:11:24

My ds is getting two dvds Wreck it Ralph and The Croods
Happyland rocket
Playdoh and cutters
Various little animals
Wooden cars
Hotwheels loop the loop track
Some games

He is panda obsessed so hoping to get something panda themed

NotintheMiddle Mon 07-Oct-13 21:19:40

ds will be three in November. For his birthday/Christmas he will be getting some skis and probably a full face bike helmet.

Little bits and pieces in his stocking, hot wheels cars etc.

NotintheMiddle Mon 07-Oct-13 21:21:24

btw he is fourth dc so we have heaps of playmobil/duplo/train track etc

vix206 Mon 07-Oct-13 21:26:36

Gallicgirl my friend bought those for her dinosaur-mad DS. He played with them for about 5 minutes and now they sit ignored in the corner hmm

Even so the batteries are running out and they are making a very eerie yelping noise now!!

ipanicked Mon 07-Oct-13 22:17:02

It's ok I am definitely the meanest - last year my 3yo DS got as his present
- the hungry hippos game to share with his 2yo sister

And in his stocking
- a water bottle
- his name in wooden letters
- a torch
- a book
- some chocolate
- a couple of random bits of fake food

And that was it blush (we also already had heaps of duplo and brio)

In fact he liked it more than when we bought a £200 bike for his 4th birthday this year that we'd saved for blinking ages to buy <sigh>

ziggiestardust Mon 07-Oct-13 22:21:10

I'm selling our Brio; DS much prefers take n play Thomas. It was an expensive, well made, mistake sad

SoftSheen Mon 07-Oct-13 22:23:17

That sounds like loads- I'm sure he will be thrilled!

pettyprudence Mon 07-Oct-13 22:27:57

anyone got any links to good wooden garages - thats what i am planning for nearly 3yo ds!

He is also having some duplo, meccano, play doh, books, disney cars crap merchandise. Also need to pick him up some pj's and socks. I have picked up everything pretty cheap thanks to Reastie's christmas bargain threads!

I will be asking relatives to get him more duplo and playmobile.

CheeseAndFriedMushrooms Mon 07-Oct-13 22:32:12

Ds1 is 3.4, he loves all things Thomas related, so will be getting some additions to his take n play set (if there's anything left he hasn't got��), and in his stocking the usual, pyjamas, socks toothbrush, books, slipper socks, stationery, usually a sweatshirt/jumper and a pair of jeans to wear on Christmas Day. He gets various treats throughout the year, so Christmas is kept to low value, high volume presents.....

ziggiestardust Mon 07-Oct-13 22:32:37

this GLTC garage looks really nice. I was stuck between that and the red kitchen last year, and I went with the kitchen.

Some people have slated GLTC on various forums, but they delivered in plenty of time, I got a 10% discount from mumsnet discounts page, and the item was really sturdy and well made. They can be a bit expensive though.

ziggiestardust Mon 07-Oct-13 22:33:36

cheese I feel your pain! We now have a collection of 32 of the bastard things.

SockywockyWOOOOOdah Mon 07-Oct-13 22:33:44

Mine will be getting a wooden marble run and some magnatiles. We are doing a minimalist cheistmas!

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