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What are you getting your 4yo son?

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hackneybird Sat 16-Nov-13 20:45:18

He has outgrown most of his toys so I'd really like to stock up his toy collection with stuff more age appropriate. So far I've bought:

Superman/Batman pjs
Lego city starter kit
Couple of books (DH bought them, not sure which they are)
Few cheap stocking fillers

I'd like to get a couple more things though. He doesn't get bought a huge amount of things during the year and he never asks for anything so I'd like to treat him.

Zorra Fri 22-Nov-13 21:22:37

DS is 4.4 and I really struggle to know what to get him - he's too old for lots of things (doesn't play with playmobil any more for example) but too little for lots of the things he wants to be able to do. He's not obsessed by any of his toys, and just plays with things a bit randomly. Sigh.

I've got him, and sincerely hope he likes:
Lego coastguard helicopter
Big city garage - he got the car ramp thing last year and they should fit together
Tree fu Tom activity book
Little bits like some Peter rabbit magnets and some food things he's not usually allowed (marshmallow fluff etc)

I've made up a spy kit - binoculars, invisible ink pen, fake ID card and some other bits.

PatTheHammer Fri 22-Nov-13 20:55:29

This is what my 4 year old has asked Santa for, it's quite a lot and he is well aware that Santa won't bring all of it. Some will be from relatives and some will be rolled over till his birthday in January. Some he won't get at all!

Star Wars DVDs boxset
Light sabre-green
Star Wars figures
Bucket of soldiers
Transformers beast hunter
Lego cargo aeroplane and truck
Lego ninjago book
Spider-Man motorbike
Sky landers starter set
Angry birds Jenga game
Batman outfit.

We've already got him an Xmas eve onesie, DVD (second hand), reindeer food and hot choc. Also got all his stocking fillers mainly from pound shop and sweets and choc santa from Aldi.

Just got to get most of the main presents now, all I've got is the Star Wars DVDs and the Lego book.

Beehatch Fri 22-Nov-13 20:39:42

The kit is from Brainbox, I got a great deal from our local discount bookshop because they had one box which had lost it's shrinkwrap, was at least half RRP - I love a bargain!

Mittensonkittens Fri 22-Nov-13 15:38:14

Beehatch which circuit set is it? The ones I've seen all look a bit too grown up.

BlinkQuenelle Fri 22-Nov-13 15:35:42

I've just got the Amazon £20 batcave too hackneybird. It arrived at my office yesterday, to the huge excitement of some of my colleagues.

Beehatch Fri 22-Nov-13 14:37:32

Mine is getting:
Stocking with Poundshop bits and pieces
Hot wheels track (only thing he's asked for, hope it isn't as crap as reviews on here seen to state)
Electric circuit set (press studs to connect the components, he'll love it)
Playmobil police car

He'll also get some presents from family jointly with his sister, garden toys or board games probably.

hackneybird Fri 22-Nov-13 14:25:42

I managed to get the bat cave from Amazon for £20 which I'm very pleased about.

I like the idea of first reading books too.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 18-Nov-13 14:16:13

His stocking has lots of things from Poundland so colouring book, crayons, chocolate coins, a wind up train that goes on a track, some cars and a harmonica.

Main presents include a chocolate xmas hamper (he loves chocolate!) special books getting him prepared for school like learning to tie laces and tell the time (both of these books come with laces to practise with and a clock to move the hands about) A light up gun that blows bubbles, a basket full of fake fruit and veg so he can learn about the different bits and pretend to shop, a xmas jumper, pants, socks, a marvel comics smellie for the bath, sants apprentice on dvd, the night before xmas book and cd.

Artandco Mon 18-Nov-13 14:15:46

A bigger bike ( first one is too small)

And he wants bouncing feet??!?! A pogo stick? Will prob get some of those stilt walkers with rope to walk on as he wouldn't be able to use something like a pogo stick yet!

ArbitraryUsername Mon 18-Nov-13 14:08:25

I think, having had a look through this thread that DS2 (4) will be getting:

Playmobil dinosaur stuff
Lego (probably something star warsy)
Craft stuff (because he's obsessed)
Pokemon toys

I'll probably end up delegating some of that to grandparents, who always ask what he'd like. And then I will be left wondering what we should get him because I told them to get the exciting stuff.

amyboo Mon 18-Nov-13 14:07:50

Well, I've seen promo stuff for it coming out here (Belgium), so I'm guessing it should be out in the UK before Christmas too...

KatoPotato Mon 18-Nov-13 14:02:09

Oh will Planes be out on DVD?

amyboo Mon 18-Nov-13 13:59:26

Wow. I'm also quite surprised how much some 4 yo's are getting for Christmas. But, I guess up to each person what/how much they buy for their kids.

DS1 (almost 4) is very much a kid who plays with the same toys over and over, so we don't get him that much as there's just no point - he would only play with 2/3 things anyway. This year he's getting:
Lego - fun with vehicles set and digger/dumper truck set
Mack (lorry from Cars)
A JCB digger
Octonauts book and jigsaw
Planes DVD and jigsaw
Some new books

- only the Octonauts stuff and planes DVD is from us, the rest will be bought by family. I guess there'll be some small stocking fillers too. We really wanted to buy him a garage for all his cars, but can't find any decent ones, so if anyone has any suggestions?

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 13:52:55

Thank you. Looks like it's instore only so will have to pay a visit.

Kyrptonite Mon 18-Nov-13 13:37:15

Tesco. It's the lego batman and super friends movie. Run time is an hour or so. £5 for DVD £8 for blu ray with lego mini fig

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 13:00:06

Kryptonite I'm so excited to learn the Lego Batman movie has been released in the UK! But after googling I'm a bit puzzled about which version is the normal UK one. Where did you buy it?

peachypips Mon 18-Nov-13 12:57:45

Our kids don't get loads either, we just don't have the money and I refuse to get in debt. They are 5.10 and 3.3.

Ours are having a small trampoline to share, and stockings full of things from the Range. They were a pound each, and had some really cool things like a mini lockable safe, some massive glasses, a harmonica, some finger lights etc.

They will have PJs on Christmas Eve with marshmallows to toast in the woodburner.

My mum is buying the playmobil dinosaur volcano for them to share, and they will get some bits from other family members. I find that they are happy with a few things and always play well with what they have.

The best things we have for our boys are lego, Duplo and Playmobil vehicles.

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 12:57:11

KingThistle Everything I know about Hotwheels I read on this thread.

We're going to get Elimination Race.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 18-Nov-13 12:43:36

Quenelle which HotWheels track is not crap? This could be useful information!

KatoPotato Mon 18-Nov-13 12:32:34

DS will be 4 in January.

For Christmas:

From Santa:
Soft Toy Abney, Teal and Neep

From Us:
Alphablocks books with tiles
Cars 'Squinkies' gumball machine - bargain

Ozbozz Scooter

Oher Granny and Papa:
PLaymobil Cargo Ship and Loading crane terminal

Quenelle Mon 18-Nov-13 12:27:50

DS will be 4.6yo at Christmas. He's getting:

Dressing gown
Superhero PJs
Spiderman battery op toothbrush
Hotwheels track set (one that's MN recommended not to be crap)
Solar System first reading books

And either the Imaginext Batcave or the Castle. Can't decide which. I say castle DH says batcave. We will have to decide with an arm wrestle or something.

MarthasHarbour Mon 18-Nov-13 12:07:05

I wasnt passing comment on any DC's manners or personality, I wouldnt dream of it hmm. It is just a personal view of mine that some DC's get soooo much stuff for Christmas.

Its a practical thing more than anything. DS still likes to play with his old toys (cars and planes, plastic tat etc) but will also play with age appropriate toys. We are fast running out of storage, and with another on the way it is only going to be in duplicate. i-also have those annoying friends who take photos and display them on FB of all the toys they have bought their DCs grin

Kyrptonite Sun 17-Nov-13 21:09:57

If I had the cash then they would get more. I enjoy spoiling them and they are appreciative. I get a buzz seeing their faces light up at things though so I do tend to go a bit overboard. I only listed a few bits of DS's presents but the majority were bought at huge discounts.

Altinkum Sun 17-Nov-13 20:34:03

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Llareggub Sun 17-Nov-13 20:30:13

I'm really struggling as my 4 year old has a 7 year old big brother so we already have most any boy could possibly want! There are some good ideas here.

I have absolutely no idea what to get. He tells me he just wants Fireman Sam stuff.

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