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What are you getting your 5yo boys?

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mootime Thu 06-Nov-14 13:30:20

I'm sure there was a similar thread but I can't find it.

My DS is tricky to buy for and this year I'm stumped.
He really wants a globe but my inlaws are getting that, and he likes lego, but still has some left from his birthday to make.
We have a train set and playmobil but it barely gets played with.

We limit screen time as it has a terrible effect on him, so no tablet.

Please help!! What are you getting yours?

disneymum3 Thu 06-Nov-14 15:45:52

My 5yo DS has asked for

Captain America things
And a robot dog

So I have bought him the dog, and asked family to get him captain America/minion related things.

Skyland Thu 06-Nov-14 16:16:34

Ninja turtles vehicles and baddies. Megazord and some powerrangers. I have bought him some trashies and the new skylander game. He likes to draw so I have bought him some crayola sets and some klutz books on fingerprint pictures. Scooby doo pillow pet and a toothless dragon. Far too many books from the book people.

4forksake Thu 06-Nov-14 16:24:45

Games (buckaroo, operation etc)
Playdoh / paints / other arty stuff
Hot wheel type car sets
Toy garage
Toy kitchen / shop

GoatsHaveStrangeEyes Thu 06-Nov-14 16:26:49

DS (4) has asked for

A go kart
A globe
Some flags
My little pony stuff

PesoPenguin Thu 06-Nov-14 16:36:58

A motorbike and hear, but that's a bit specific!

He's also getting a kidizoom watch from us and book people book set, a power ranger costume from my sis, walkie talkies from sil and a telescope from his grandparents.

For his stocking he has: a tube of jelly tots, a letting, an insulated cup, 2 sets of free-from-the-newspaper lego and some hot chocolate.

Biggamehunter Thu 06-Nov-14 16:47:52

My ds (5 and a half) is having:

Cobra attack game
Star Wars command stuff
Playmobil pirates
Books, lots of books
Some schleich dragons (gorgeous and want to keep them myself)
Obligatory cuddly toy
Few craft sets
Catan junior
Lego star wars game
Who shook hook

He really likes playing games. He's not really into many toys as such and never has been. It's quite draining to be honest because he doesn't occupy himself for any length of time even now.

spaghettiarms1 Thu 06-Nov-14 16:53:37

My ds would like a rc car (nikko vaporizer, the rechargeable one)some crayola stuff, board games, new football, football boots and bigger football goal for the garden. If he is very lucky he may get a scooter too. He was 6 last month.

Beehatch Thu 06-Nov-14 16:53:54

Mine likes transformers, hot wheels and ninja turtles, but we have loads of that kind of stuff.

I'm aiming on the Star Wars Command sets (like toy soldiers but star wars theme)
Hex bugs (just the bugs, he can build runs out of Lego)
Inevitably more Lego
A magnetic dart board
Family board games as joint present with older sibling (to try and cut down on the piles from relatives)

Biggamehunter Thu 06-Nov-14 16:55:28

The Star Wars command stuff is great. We already have a number of the 4" figures but they've been put aside in favour of the command figures. We have a couple of sets but have got the star destroyer set for christmas. Think that's going to be the santa present.

duplodon Thu 06-Nov-14 17:05:07

Lego minifigure sets. There are two Lego education minifigure boxes that are approx fifty quid each but I'm torn between one of these and a complete set of one of the minifigures series. We have loads of cheapie ebay ones. He spends about an hour every day playing with minifigures, he has 39 already. He just loves assembling and reassembling the characters into different scenes. I also got some Lego Juniors sets on 3 for 2 as sets for minifigure play. As his birthday is in December, he will get a Lego garage separately and family are buying small lego city sets.

duplodon Thu 06-Nov-14 17:06:44

Goats, my ds also likes My Little Pony and if you don't have it, I recommend the Busy Books MLP box. He got this in the Summer and it fits well with lego size wise too.

Biggamehunter Thu 06-Nov-14 17:22:19

Oh and snap circuits jr.

goldenlilliesdaffodillies Thu 06-Nov-14 18:16:36

Stomp and chomp grimlock dinosaur- found special price on amazon.
Star Wars scaletrix

fuzzpig Thu 06-Nov-14 18:20:31

Dobble game and probably some other games too

fuzzpig Thu 06-Nov-14 18:24:13

Mostly lego though TBH, mainly Technic stuff I think

lollyj84 Thu 06-Nov-14 21:36:45

I've got my son a 3ds, lego, 2x board games, 3xbooks, onsie, blendypens, how to train your dragon 2(dvd)
Stocking so far: kinder santa, magic flannel, avengers bubbles bath

MegBusset Thu 06-Nov-14 21:56:59

DS2 will be getting:

Trash Pack sewer truck (much coveted)
Couple of Lego sets
Minecraft hoodie
Orchard Toys Magic Cauldron game
A few books
How To Train Your Dragon 2 DVD
Slushy maker
Plus a selection box and stocking smile

mootime Fri 07-Nov-14 16:21:58

Thanks for the ideas. DS also struggles to entertain himself. I'm being very tempted by magna tiles with the hope that they will give me a bit of peace!
I also like the idea of the Star Wars things.

MrsPear Fri 07-Nov-14 20:45:27

Main present ~ scooter

Stocking ~ spiderman outfit, umbrella, books, fireman sam annual, wooden train, spiderman sticker book, space hopper, dino cookie cutters, puzzle and fishing game.

buzzy1 Fri 07-Nov-14 20:55:41

Magna tiles look good, does anyone know which shops sell them? Amazon sell them at high prices (£100 for 100 pieces) which is a bit steep..

Biggamehunter Fri 07-Nov-14 21:30:36

I've eyes up magna tiles before but they're so expensive I kind of want to test them out before buying them!

The reviews are pretty good but some say they collapse. Ds would get annoyed with this.

We have wedgits if that helps anyone and they're really good!

AppleAndBlackberry Sat 08-Nov-14 08:52:58

My DD who is 5 might be getting some of:

roller skates
a slide for the garden
hexbug scarab
frozen figurines
lego friends, lego superheroes, lego arctic set
a football
enid blyton book set
where's wally set
playmobil submarine
board games e.g. othello, draughts, cluedo, mastermind

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Sat 08-Nov-14 11:40:11

ds2 is 5yo and he is getting an assorted mix:

frozen dolls (he asked for)
super hero mashers (a couple so he can mix them up)
couple books
stocking stuffers
spiderman fleece for his bed

KinkyDorito Sat 08-Nov-14 13:51:09

Disney infinity 2.
minecraft lego

He will turn 6 just before.

Last year was imaginext - I love that stuff.

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