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Ideas for Ds please (8)

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306235388 Sun 26-Oct-14 22:50:50

He is turning 8 at Christmas, we have a huge and generous family so need lots of ideas please for various budgets.

He has most Star Wars stuff and loads of Lego, is getting football goals and fifa 15 from us.

He likes minecraft but doesn't seem too fussed about the toys.

Ideas please? His sister is 4 and I can think of hundreds of ideas for her!

BrieAndChilli Sun 26-Oct-14 22:59:59

Ds will be 8 in December and apart from video games and books I am having a hard time thinking of stuff

I was thinking
Science kits
Marble run

Chooseyourplayer Mon 27-Oct-14 06:55:02

What about books?

Diary of a wimpy kid series?
Guiness book of records?
Minecraft clothes? There is a beanie hat in sainsburys that is a green minecraft one
Cinema tickets?

2anddone Mon 27-Oct-14 06:58:33

My DS is 8 he has asked for minecraft, Teksta and a camera

306235388 Mon 27-Oct-14 07:43:32


Cinema tickets are a good idea. Do you think 8 is too young to let him and a friend go together if I waited in coffee shop in foyer?

Ds has asked for teksta but I think he'd only be interested for a day or so....

RoadRunner123 Mon 27-Oct-14 07:53:23

How about:
Scalextric set
Sports clothes (skins seem popular with my boys)
Whiteboard and markers
Monopoly Deal
Digital clock for room
Books (they've announced book award nominations today....maybe one of those?)

Personally, I wouldn't leave an 8 year old to it at the cinema...but depends on his and his friend's personalities I suppose.

squiggleirl Mon 27-Oct-14 20:48:00

If he likes Star Wars, there's the new Star Wars Command and Star Wars Rebels toys.

There are the Minecraft books if he doesn't have those already. You can get them boxed.

Spy net stuff.

starlight1234 Mon 27-Oct-14 20:53:19

I bought my DS .. A diary of a wimpy kid game from sainsbury's and a cube game.

AriaBanjo Mon 27-Oct-14 22:35:00

Ds is 7.5 and will be getting:

A stunt scooter
Rush hour puzzle game
How to train your dragon books
Binatone Walkie talkies
A volcano maker
Angry birds jigsaw
Mario 3d wii game

306235388 Mon 27-Oct-14 23:01:59

Thanks everyone. He has a stunt scooter and minecraft books but yes, books are a good shout - he isn't the best reader - any suggestions? Was also thinking of maybe an audio book cd....

Star Wars command looks fab I think he'd like that - is there a difference between command and rebel?

Walkie talkies are a brilliant idea that I'd had a while ago and forgotten about so thank you! He plays out a lot so he'd love them.

AriaBanjo Mon 27-Oct-14 23:06:47

I have seen a recommendation for David walliams audio books. My Ds isn't a keen reader either, so might have a look at them too.

BikeRunSki Mon 27-Oct-14 23:07:37

I guess he has a bike?

306235388 Tue 28-Oct-14 07:21:26

Yeah he has a bike smile

AriaBanjo Tue 28-Oct-14 07:31:04

I forgot I also got a table tennis net to attach on a dining table - it looks a really good, sturdy one.

306235388 Tue 28-Oct-14 07:46:42

Oh that's a good idea

shoppingbagsundereyes Tue 28-Oct-14 07:52:05

DS is 8 so far I've got- horrible histories top trumps game, playdoh monsters university scare set, scooby doo mine trap, a set of hobbit figures, beano annual, Star Wars Lego, Tom Gates annual, fart whistle, whoopee cushion, Marvel avengers encyclopaedia, and some other bits I can't remember.

ScrabbledLeggsAndToes Tue 18-Nov-14 20:01:49

Air Hockey Table? I got one for my little brother. Morrisons have one for £10
Money Box
Circus stuff (spinning plate, juggling balls and diabolo)
Copperfoil art picture - Where you scratch away to create a picture. Amazon have them. I can't link as I am on my phone at the moment.
Where's Wally Books and calendar
Optical Illusion Book - Morrisons have one, about the size of the Guinness Book of Records. It is £5.

Waitingonasunnyday Tue 18-Nov-14 20:05:02

Wimpy Kid books are fab as they have little drawings that break up the text, more fun than a normal book but not babyish iyswim.

My 8 wants a guitar this week if that's any help...

Chasingsquirrels Tue 18-Nov-14 20:09:14

my 8yo wants;
- a dog (not happening)
- a blue office/swivel chair
- Awful Aunty book

My mum has got him a remote controlled helicopter (ds1 got one around the same age).

I've got the Awful Aunty book and a Slushy Cup.

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