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Do you have an 8 year old boy? If so, please can I have present ideas?

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spookyskeleton Thu 30-Oct-14 18:09:27

I am totally stuck for ideas for DS1's main Christmas present.

He doesn't really play with toys, just wants to be out playing sports. He bought himself a tablet with his birthday money.

Thinking about something £60-£70 smile

HexYouSoThere Thu 30-Oct-14 18:13:54

Maybe some Minecraft Lego for when he can't be outside doing something sporty? They're about £35 a set.

Rivercam Thu 30-Oct-14 18:19:33

Basketball hoop
Football goal
Tennis racket
Go kart vouchers
Go kart
Favourite team football shirt
Space hopper
Pogo stick

vulgarwretch Thu 30-Oct-14 18:21:18

My 8 year old is similar - he either wants to play RL sport or computer sport.

How about Nerf Lazer Tag?

Queenofknickers Thu 30-Oct-14 18:23:42

My sport mad 8 yo is getting his fave team rugby shirt, sports annuals and maybe a pair or running spikes....

SnowieBear Thu 30-Oct-14 18:23:58

Mine is after a Green Machine - sounds great fun, wish they had had those when I was a kid... it's about £100 though...

HarriettandBob Thu 30-Oct-14 18:25:10

Stunt bike
Stunt scooter
Anything football related
Tennis stuff
Swing ball
Spy gear
This is what my 8 year old boy wants. Spy gear was suggested by the nearly 7 year old.

HarriettandBob Thu 30-Oct-14 18:26:28

Oh yes Nerf still popular here too.

HarriettandBob Thu 30-Oct-14 18:27:56

Cool pair of headphones when watching movies on tablet?

spookyskeleton Thu 30-Oct-14 18:29:48

He can't ride a bike blush

Lego...tried it before but it involves me or DH building whatever it is and then he destroys it, all the bits get put in a big tub and don't get touched again.

Nerf laser tag - looks good but we don't have an ipod/iphone.

Football shirt - yes he would like this but I object to the cost plus I am not sure he would understand when his younger brother gets Disney Marvel Infinity and he has just got a shirt grin

Rivercam Thu 30-Oct-14 19:07:38

Roller skates

inneedofchocolate Thu 30-Oct-14 22:51:10

What about some Heelys?

starlight1234 Thu 30-Oct-14 22:53:35

My DS 7 only wants a guitar ..Not that helpful

jelliebelly Thu 30-Oct-14 23:05:26

IPad mini
Minecraft lego
Minecraft anything
Stunt scooter
Rugby kit
Football boots
Liverpool fc Rubik's cube
iTunes vouchers
Bop it Tetris

Ds just turned 9 has written his "wish list" he knows he won't get it all...

IsabellaofFrance Thu 30-Oct-14 23:10:31

One of those Y scooters?

Jollyphonics Thu 30-Oct-14 23:31:17

How about taking him to see a football match, assuming he's a footy fan and supports a big team? I'm taking my 9 year old to his first premier league game on Saturday and he is SO excited. You could go to the club shop afterwards to haemorrhage more money!

spookyskeleton Fri 31-Oct-14 06:31:12

jollyphonics great idea but I did that 2 years ago! Plus we don't live near his fave team and they have already played at the 3 main grounds near us this season.

He did mention last night about going to a match at Old Trafford but as we are Man United haters (him included), not sure why he would want to do that hmm

newpencilcase Fri 31-Oct-14 06:45:04

Marking my spot grin

Jollyphonics Fri 31-Oct-14 06:46:58

Does he have a goal in the garden for playing football?

MeanwhileHighAboveTheField Fri 31-Oct-14 20:35:25

Does he have a bike? If he doesn't get him one so he can learn!

marne2 Fri 31-Oct-14 21:19:12

If he can't ride a bike then maybe the green machine or a similar low down trike thing would be good? I think smyths toy store do a good one.

How about some science kits, hot wires or gross science set?


Tv for his room?

squiggleirl Fri 31-Oct-14 21:47:13

DS is 8. Whilst he loves Lego, he's really into sports too.

He has the Nerf Firevision, and loves it. He just plays with the ball during the day, but when it gets dark, he loves being able to use the glasses and still play. It's actually really good fun.

He also loved getting a baseball, mitt and bat set. Got it in a local sports shop, and he plays with it loads. It doesn't seem to bother him that none of his friends want/know how to play, he just practices.

Spy Net ultravision goggles have also been requested in this house this year.

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