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Ideas needed for 8 yo boy and 7 yo girl please

(12 Posts)
kimberlina Sun 20-Oct-13 12:54:55

I only have a 3 yo dd so am pretty clueless!

Budget around 10-20 for each. The girl one needs to be postable, but could order it online and deliver to her for her mm to wrap.

Thanks all

kimberlina Sun 20-Oct-13 12:55:07

Her mum!

wizzler Tue 22-Oct-13 22:09:21

My DD enjoys Hama beads.. they are quite light to post. she has played with them for hours, or bead sets.
Am struggling myself for a DS age 9. Does he have a DS or a WII that you could buy a game for? Suggest check first which he has

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 22-Oct-13 22:25:56

How about this for the boy? DS is 9 and has just had it and loves it.

Hama beads are good as mentioned or how about some lego friends?

OverAndAbove Tue 22-Oct-13 23:36:28

Can't help with idea for the boy, but for the girl, lego friends or sylvanian families are both very light to post and go down well at that age; there are plenty within your budget if you look at Amazon and Argos etc.

parrotsandcarsnips Tue 22-Oct-13 23:41:03

What about one of the flip tshirts? Or an idea I got from last years threads 2 plastic popcorn holders with the latest release DVD?

BeaWheesht Wed 23-Oct-13 00:10:07

Ds is 7 and dn is nearly 8 - things they want within your price range are:

Robo fish
Hex bug v2 playset
Lego Star Wars
Military stuff like toy soldiers and tanks etc
Avengers stuff

CoolStoryBro Wed 23-Oct-13 00:11:45

Rainbow loom with loads of extra bags of elastics. My guys would LOVE that.

hulahoopsilove Wed 23-Oct-13 09:12:16

Ds 8 loves nerf guns, lego anything, books such as David Walliams, tubes of smarties

iseenodust Wed 23-Oct-13 12:16:39

For the boy this wooden cricket set is well inside budget.

iseenodust Wed 23-Oct-13 12:17:58

Or there is a size 5 similar if he's tall.

havatry Wed 23-Oct-13 12:32:12

I can only speak for girls but dd likes lego - they do friends sets but she also likes the 3 in 1 bird and dinosaur ones.


Tesco have been doing one of the creator series houses reduced to £15 recently.

Usborne do some nice books like this one:


There are a few different ones in the series. I can vouch for the science and body ones though - they are both good.

Presents she had recently were beginners crochet set, simple origami set, craft sets, books like the Wishing Chair, Faraway Tree, Roald Dahl.

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